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The Boat House Restaurant

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1A Seacliff Road, Bangor BT20 5HA, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9146 9253
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 1:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Wed - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

First visit under its new incarnation. Four of us had the tasting menu with wines. The food was delicious and elegantly presented and their choice of wines ,perfect. Will return again soon.

1 Thank peter764
Aughnacloy, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

A very welcoming & cosy set up. The menu is fab & the food & service are even better. I'd definitely recommend it to friends.

1 Thank ferneross
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Just wanted to say a huge thank you, to Jasper, Joery, and the team, for some amazing experiences over the last eight years. We have thoroughly enjoyed eating some amazing food, and we, along with many others, are going to miss you. We hope whatever you do next brings you equally great success, as I'm absolutely sure it will. All... More 

2 Thank Justin S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Our last memorable beguiling meal from Joery. A tasting menu worthy of the name with high quality ingredients in sharp contrasts to enchant the palate. Over the past 8 years the brothers have provided a singular experience at their quirky basement restaurant. We wish them the very best for the future and hope they return to cooking for us later... More 

Thank Y2687IZcharless
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126 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

We have been promising to come to The Boathouse for almost a year and finally booked a table. Having eaten in many "fine dining" restaurants over the years we generally find ourselves at one of two extremes : either a total let down or an absolute triumph. The Boathouse was very much a triumph. Whilst sadly quiet on our lunchtime... More 

Thank CraigD999
Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

We have enjoyed The Boathouse since it's opening a few years ago. Beautiful food, unique little location, great service and the best chef in town. So sad to hear that The Boathouse is closing in a month. If you haven't had a chance to experience it then you are missing out! We've already booked our table for closing night.

Thank cupidz25
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

The boys are certainly going out with a bang .. Only tasting menu available but don't let this deter you a beautiful well balance choice and there is still a veggie option which my daughter went into raptures about . Get in quick before they go at the end of October otherwise you will miss a wonderful dinner experience .

Thank Janet A
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71 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

GCSE treat night for myself and the mini teen. If you've not been to The Boathouse, this is a must before the doors shut. Wow, wow, wow! The Vegetarian Tasting Menu went down a storm, totally unique. I opted for the Tasting menu parred with wines, it was refreshing that our courses were so similar and made for a great... More 

Thank Squidegy
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Could not fault it... everything was perfect. Great food beautifully prepared. Not too big a venue.. quite intimate. More than I usually spend but did not regret a penny.

Thank Richard D
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117 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Booked at short notice on a Friday night on spec and we were not disappointed. We opted for the 3 course for £35.00 which isn't cheap but it was surprisingly good. Chowder and halibut starter, Hake and Eel mains, Ganache and strawberries to follow. We sampled some thin Irish gin and enjoyed our Picpoul De Pinet. Being tourists we are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$29 - $91
European, International, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 8:45 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1A Seacliff Road, Bangor BT20 5HA, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Bangor
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9146 9253
The best of international cooking using great local produce served with flair.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?