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“Few better places for lunch”
Review of The Boathouse

The Boathouse
Ranked #16 of 120 Restaurants in Sale
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Sale, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
145 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Few better places for lunch”
Reviewed July 4, 2014

A restaurant with a panoramic view of the water park makes this a really good choice for lunch. A reasonably priced limited menu is available and the food is really well cooked. Service is a tad slow for those in a hurry but staff are very friendly. For a casual lunch with friends there can be fewer places 'in the budget class' better than this. However if you want fine dining at mind bending prices this is not for you,

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
Bracknell, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Eleven for dinner”
Reviewed June 2, 2014

Early June is my fathers birthday so late May we went to The Boathouse to celebrate. This was a mix of friends and family the youngest being 3 years old in total there were eleven of us. The youngest was kept busy looking out of the window at the ducks, swans and other life going on within Sale Water Park.

I have a slight problem with wheat so I try to avoid it, for this reason I started with the melon. This was good with a red berry coolie on top and two slices of orange. Out of the selections I had once the ones with obvious wheat were removed I went with the Roast Pork. Sunday dinners are available only on a Sunday. I gave the Yorkshire pudding away and for my taste there was too much gravy but apart from that it was a lovely meal with a tasty roast pork in plentiful supply.

As with so many restaurants desserts are a problem for those who suffer with wheat or gluten problems and unfortunately the same can be said about the Boathouse for this reason I had no desert.

I was not the person paying for the meal so I am not sure how cheap or otherwise it was but looking at the menu the prices did not look too frightening.

All in all a very good meal until the youngest got too tired.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Saaby665
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Nice Surprise”
Reviewed May 26, 2014

Went for a late lunch bank holiday monday with my husband and 2 children. lovely setting on a nice day. Spotless clean restaurant, service very good. We had the early diner menu which was excellent value. All the food was well cooked and presented well. The early diner is good value, the main menu is a little expensive but would be nice for a special occasion. I would of liked to of seen more choice on the menu & desert menu. However really good experience and will certainly visit again. There is a lift towards the far end of the building if you dont want to climb the large amount of stairs!

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank helen j
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“good as ever”
Reviewed May 24, 2014

returned to this restaurant for the first time since it changed hands ( two years ago).. still maintaining standrads, if a bit pricy and less choice at lunchtime.
Service excellent as ever.. same staff!
Well done.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank greeksail0r
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Ate here on a sunday afternoon and could not fault the place. Food was excellent as was the service. Will definately be back

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Jeff R
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