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The Boathouse Restaurant

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1A Seacliff Road, Bangor BT20 5HA, Northern Ireland
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Tue - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wed - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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120 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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70 reviews
61 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
Hillsborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 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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105 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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 

Thank OXON111
Belfast, N Ireland
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45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Saddened to read in today's Belfast Telegraph that this fine establishment is to close in October to give Joery a break.. here's hoping he will find it in his heart to return with batteries recharged

Thank JimGBelfast_NIreland
Derry, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

This was an amazing experience of the finest food. It was a taster menu with lobster salad starter, and plenty of other fish with choices for the mains of lamb or hake cooked magnificently probably one of the nicest meals I will ever experience, such attention to detail. It was served with the finest wines from around the world by... More 

Thank colum_13
Bangor, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

For those that have been to the boathouse before you know it is expensive but you are going to get good food. We went to celebrate a birthday and had the seven course tasting menu. All of the food was excellently presented and in the main well cooked but we both found most of the courses lacking in flavour and... 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
European, British, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 8:45 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 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: 02891469253

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