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The Boathouse Bar & Restaurant

The Boathouse The Marina, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JQ, England
+44 15394 22785
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“pizza” (19 reviews)
“fish and chips” (11 reviews)
“calamari” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
The Boathouse The Marina, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On holiday in Windermere had a fab week, the food at the Boathouse was exceptional. Lovely fresh cooked and very reasonably priced. Family friendly comfortable.

1  Thank Hazel G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'll start with the good points the staff are friendly and helpful the veiw is brilliant looking out over the marina while you eat the food is nice but a little expensive but for me my meal and evening out is ruined by the fact...More

Thank Connie R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The boat house was on the way to Bowness from our hotel so we initially called for a drink. It is a lovely bar with friendly service and good food. All are welcome here including families and dogs. The atmosphere was good and we called...More

1  Thank louise m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just a short walk outside Bowness but worth every step. Lovely menu, lovely location, lovely staff. The food is AMAZING! Thought I loved Jackson’s bistro the most but this place wins hands down. Just a little diamond of a place with beautiful food n beautiful...More

1  Thank jodavo77
Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

Had the from the sea platter it was really lovey had lot fish and lovey bread and the staff was lovey be come again this week as food is lovey and a warm welcome

1  Thank Adam G
Reviewed February 28, 2018 via mobile

We came here for the first time as we staying near by. We only had a drink here but the views was lovely. Not many in as it was early afternoon. It was very peaceful and would definitely return if we came back to the...More

1  Thank Lisa R
Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

I visit The Boathouse very regularly and the standards are always very high. I would definitely recommend it to anyone! The food is always excellent, the atmosphere is always great. It’s a lovely building inside and out with seating indoors and outdoors. The staff are...More

3  Thank woody3012
Reviewed January 21, 2018

Went here for a private party and used the upstairs space which was perfect for the number of people to wine and dine leaving plenty of room for a dance floor and the musician. Service was good, food very good indeed for a group event...More

3  Thank Gillian L
Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

Just about any time of day or night, the food and drink and atmosphere are great. There are bands on regularly and now even a regular pub quiz (but don't come to it or we won't stand a chance!). The menu is tweaked but has...More

3  Thank ScareyClott
Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

I went here with my partner and his family last night and they squeezed us in despite booking last minute. The staff were lovely and very attentive. The restaurant is beautiful. The good was outstanding , everyone loved their meals as the food was of...More

3  Thank slocker1
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Traveller S
February 28, 2018|
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Response from NellieWood | Reviewed this property |
Yes I would say so.
Hazel S
September 26, 2016|
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Response from David G | Reviewed this property |
There is a menu on the website, search for the Boathouse at Bowness on Windermere, it is located in the Marina Village
August 4, 2015|
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Response from TheBoathouse-Bowness | Property representative |
Hi, We are about a mile from the centre of Bowness. The Tourist Information would be the best source of info on B&B's. Regards.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Boathouse The Marina, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 22785
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The Boathouse Bar & Restaurant is located at Windermere Marina and is open to the general public. Serving breakfast from 9am, food is served all day with last orders at 9pm. The bar is open until 11pm.
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