The very best thing about THE BOATHOUSE is that it really IS a boathouse. We were lucky enough to be able to snag a canoe for 3-- lightweight, easy to row, and such a gorgeous stretch of water and scenery. So make your reservations before you go and don't be disappointed. Now for the food: basically, the specialty here is dessert. Unfortunately my tea came almost an hour before I could wave down the waitress and get the scone and no, folks, that is NOT clotted cream but plain old whipped cream and ordinary jam. They can do better, though the scone was quite delicious. Nice quiche. Sandwiches are fairly ordinary. The service is a tad slow and disorganized but it was a busy lunch time and the place is certainly sweet and inviting. Ideal for a ladies' tea, for a child's birthday lunch or party, and we saw plenty of happy looking young couples. The average entree was about $9.00 for lunch, so it's not inexpensive but the food is home-made and there are lots of nice choices-- especially for dessert. They had a 4 fruit tart that day, carrot cake, and some gluten-free choices. My suggestion? Share one entree, order a few desserts and then head for the boats. Oh, and the maple tea is yummy! Served in eccentrically pretty teacups and teapots.
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