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“One of the Best!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Boathouse Restaurant

The Boathouse Restaurant
1a Seacliff Road, Bangor BT20 5HA, Northern Ireland
02891469253
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Ranked #3 of 133 Restaurants in Bangor
Cuisines: Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Belfast, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“One of the Best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Having tried a number of times to book was glad we persevered and had a great dining experience. The food was superb and the staff both friendly and attentive. Looking forward to returning.

Visited January 2012
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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Amazing again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012 via mobile

We visited again this year on a trip home, were pleased to find the boat house under the same ownership, visited on a Wednesday night, place was full, food fantastic, innovative and damd tasty. Service was supurb, friendly and prompt. Keep it up.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Lobster tasting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Finally decided to try the lobster tasting menu with matching wine arrangment when there for a special anniversary. Was it worth £175 for two? Hell yes!

Only critisism is Jasper was intiially be very attentive and kept our glasses full and then he seemed to lose interest in our table and spend more time at the tables of what appeared to be regulars.

Overall, for a special occassion, it is worth spashing out on the lobster tasting menu.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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UK
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Always excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Amazing food and service. Have never had a bad experience in this restaurant. It is always welcoming , the service and food are consistently excellent.

Visited July 2012
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Belfast
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“My favourite restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Since discovering the Boathouse last year I have made a point of going as often as I can, and tell everyone about it! Unassuming from the outside (a small stone house in Bangor Marina car park), the service is always friendly, and the food is, without fail, amazing. Visually, this is the sort of cooking that you see on Great British Menu and think "Wow!". Taste-wise, the chef puts together combinations of food that sound odd but taste delicious!

I've noticed people say the menu isn't the biggest. The restaurant isn't the biggest either, there aren't many more than a dozen tables, and so I doubt it would make sense to have a massive menu and keep all ingredients fresh. There is enough choice, and every dish I've tried is wonderful. If you're a fussy eater then check it out online before you book. I would highly recommend the tasting menu as a special treat. The front of house staff have a friendly but not OTT manner, and Jasper knows all there is to know about wine!

If you have a Hi-Life card, this place becomes an absolute bargain. If you don't, then book it for a special occasion.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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