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The Boat House Cafe Bar

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Mill Stream Approach Castle Street | Just off Castle Street, Salisbury SP1 3TA, England
+44 1722 414782
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed in Salisbury for my first time on a business trip and was very hungry. I decided to stop off at the Boathouse. The stuffed mushrooms resembled a soup and had burnt offerings of previously served food on the edge of the dish and gravy dribbled stains. The mixed grill was so greasy. I cut the steak and grease poured... More 

1 Thank Robert L
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place nice settings by the river. Polite staff and what we ate was lovely but we were a bit limited as before going there we looked on Google at their menu which stated gluten free bread etc as we are both gluten free that's why we chose to go there especially but when we went to order the girl... More 

Thank debbie A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

Had lunch at the boat house today. Really nice location right on the river, there is also plenty of parking. The service was efficient. The menu is quite limited. The food was average nothing to get excited about. The portion size was good, which does make it good value for money.

Thank Andrew H
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

Took my girlfriend here for a meal, although the service was quick. The food was definitely frozen Iceland nonsense. The calamari (pictured here) was the worst. All in all, pretty good service. Bad food

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

My partner and I took a stroll into town, for lunch, our route takes us passed the Boat House, we had heard from family the Sunday lunches were good. So we decided to give it a go. We have had the tapas before on a few occasions and have not been disappointed so decided to try something more traditional. We... More 

Thank whitesj2
Swanley, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed February 2, 2017

Having recently visited Salisbury for the Christmas Market we had noticed The Boathouse when we met our coach in the car park, so when we arrived for a short comfort stop adjacent to the restaurant we headed straight in, as it was a very cold foggy day. Access was difficult for one of our guests but the staff were very... More 

Thank John M
Blackford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2017

My daughter-in-law booked a meal for four of us for 6.00 pm.on the Tuesday before Christmas. She was told they had a party coming that evening but that was upstairs. She asked if that would affect our meal and was assured that it would not. The restaurant looked pleasant, the waitress was polite and we ordered our meals, having drinks... More 

Thank nickyhenning
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed December 31, 2016

We decided to take my mother-in-law for a pre-Christmas meal. We were happy with the location and online menu of The Boat House in Salisbury. When we rang to book a table we were told that the restaurant was not busy that evening but there was a party booked for the room upstairs, although we were assured that this party... More 

Thank Salisbury_PAH
Southampton, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed December 9, 2016

Situated alongside the River Avon slightly out of the city, and next to a large car park this cafe/restaurant seems to be in a great location. We were greeted upon entry to the cafe and shown to a table overlooking the river. It was a pleasure to watch the swans go back and forth feeding on the bottom of the... More 

Thank KristianHus
milton keynes
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60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

First visit to the quaint place of Salisbury. Had a good walk around and came across this place. Beautiful setting right next to river. Just had a drink place quiet but staff were polite and friendly. Didn't eat here so can't comment on food.

Thank cactusstud

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mill Stream Approach Castle Street | Just off Castle Street, Salisbury SP1 3TA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Salisbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1722 414782

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?