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The Bathwick Boatman

#11 of 395 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
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Forester Road | Bathwick, Bath BA2 6QE, England
+44 1225 428844
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Florence, Italy
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Unfortunately we arrived in Bath on monday and this wonderful restaurant on the riverside was closed. So we could taste its dishes only once. Everything was perfect and the staff are very friendly. The prices are well balanced with the quality of food.

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Wells, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I chose this restaurant because of the location, you could eat sitting on a balcony over looking the river, lovely. Service was very friendly but the food was very disappointing. I had the fillet of fish grilled with lemon veg, I was told it was sea bass? Bland, over cooked on a bed of spring cabbage and frozen chips. All... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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304 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff and they did not rush us to make our menu decisions. We started off with a shared platter of squid. That was delicious. We then had the fish dish of the day which was tweaked for us (it was meant to be plaice with samphire, greens and new potatoes and we requested sea bass instead - sea bass... More 

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Westbury sub Mendip
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely lunch in a beautiful setting. Sunday set lunch menu, very good food , friendly service , lovely atmosphere.

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1 Thank 0Joyce
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great restaurant with lovely food! We punted on the canal before going upstairs to the restaurant. Good selection of varied plates, and really tasty. We were a group of 9 people and the service was good and polite. We sat on the porch that overlook the water, and it was just wonderful. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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2 Thank caap12
Hertford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attracted by location on river which didn't disappoint. Food was familiar but different emphasising different tastes. My husband loved the kedgeree arancia for starter & we both enjoyed the mutton curry with melt in the mouth meat. Our desert choice of banana pudding with banana ice cream & chocolate sauce brought back memories of banoffee pie which we thoroughly enjoyed.... More 

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1 Thank CPJT54
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To start with, we were impressed by the familiar style, the excellent service and the quality of the food. With touches of influence italian and spanish cuisine adpated to local tastes. It is a must when you visit Bath. 100% assured you will spend an unforgettable time.

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1 Thank Jcggs
Bath, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This afternoon we held a family lunch to celebrate our 40th Wedding Anniversary. All our guests were impressed with the location, the food and the excellent service. It certainly made our day very special. We will certainly be back again, our guests also said that it was a hidden gem in Bath and that they were very impressed with the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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333 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked to the restaurant from town and found many places of interest along the way. The restaurant is a bit tucked away in a suburban area on the river over a rowers' boathouse. It is quaint and the staff seem a bit like a group of friends working together rather than a driven team. But they were friendly and... More 

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1 Thank Ascott150
Coventry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A real find! A beautiful setting right next to the river where you can hire boats. The meal we had was gorgeous- 3 courses for a very reasonable price, especially considering portions. Service was also excellent despite being very busy. I would imagine you'd have to book early to avoid disappointment as we did. Highly recommend! Also very family friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Forester Road | Bathwick, Bath BA2 6QE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 428844

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?