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The Boathouse Restaurant

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1A Seacliff Road, Bangor BT20 5HA, Northern Ireland
02891469253
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12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
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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Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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.

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Thank cupidz25
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 .

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Belfast
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5 of 5 stars 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 

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Hillsborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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.

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oxon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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Belfast, N Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars 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 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars 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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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Superb cuisine. Not big portions but suited me. Delicious food cooked to perfection Fish is excellent.

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Thank mcqruth
Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Everything is meticulously made and a true food tasting experience. There is a food-wine pairing menu or you can pair it yourself. Service was wonderful - attentive and engaging when needed, and giving you time and space to enjoy your meal in peace when that is what you want. Cannot recommend more highly!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
European, British, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
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?