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“Lively pub restaurant but very average food”
Review of The Boathouse

The Boathouse
Ranked #325 of 736 Restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $12 - $20
Cuisines: Pub
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed December 1, 2013

Visited this pub as we wished to hear the live band that was playing so decided to book a table and eat here too. On arrival the pub was very busy (Thurs eve) so we were glad we had a table reserved. We ordered our food and it then took half an hour for the starters to arrive which were incorrect! Tomato soup had been ordered and mushroom soup arrived. We were then told that tomato soup was not available! Another half an hour passed before our main courses arrived - by this time we had been in the pub over an hour!! One of our party decided to order a dessert only to find that after yet another long wait he had to ask the waiter where his order was - it arrived shortly afterwards but had clearly been forgotten! On going to the bar to order drinks items being advertised for Christmas on the tables were not available and staff clearly didn't realise that the advertising was incorrect. The one saving grace was that the "Freddie Hall" band we had gone to see were excellent. The atmosphere was fun due to the music. A good place to go for a drink but don't bother with the food!!

Thank HelenAnnThomas
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

We were isiting the area and managed to get a table on a busy Friday night without a reservation - really good atmosphere and wide selection of food on the menu - made even better by "meal deals". Food was served promptly and seemed good value for money.

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Thank Barbara M
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

Managed to get a late table there on a busy Friday night. Excellent and cheap food promptly served hot and plentifully washes down by a tasty range of real ales. Thoroughly recommend this place for a meal or just a casual drink.

Thank Michael W
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Visited this restaurant without booking and very hungry. We didn't know what to expect. Food was good but service erratic and it's noisy. Would go again for the food - if in the area

Thank Jeanne S
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

We visit here ad-hoc and always enjoy it.
When the weather is good enough you can sit outside with a view of the river Cam.
The staff are always friendly and helpful.
The food is the usual pub stuff, but it is served fairly quickly and you get a fair amount for your money - the wine and beer choice is also pretty good.
So, if you can't be bothered to cook or just want a bite to eat as you pass, this is a good choice.
Occasionally they have live music which can add to the atmosphere.
There is plenty of space inside so booking isn't normally required for just a few people but you can book if you wish. I also like the fact that they give space between tables so you don't feel overcrowded.

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Thank DRHCambridge
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