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“Passion on a plate”

The Bathwick Boatman
Ranked #16 of 587 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Bathwick Boatman is a tranquil slice of gastronomic heaven, located just 10 minutes stroll from Bath's city centre on the picture-perfect banks of the River Avon. Run by husband and wife restaurateur team Ben and Rosy Hall, the restaurant is set in an old rowing club with beautiful river views and a cosy, rustic ambience. After training in Italy and Spain, Ben worked in Miami before returning home to Britain, and his simple, seasonal menu is full of robust flavours and represents good old-fashioned value for money. The Bathwick Boatman has a divine summer terrace, and is perched just above Bath's historic boating station, where you can hire a punt or a rowing boat for a post-meal paddle.
Reviewed June 2, 2013

Loved this place. Decor unpretentious, view gorgeous, quite boutique in feel. Most importantly a varied menu and a kitchen that can cook! The owner chef loves food. It's clear with every mouthful. And the front of house is fab with friendly chat and wine suggestions. Gorgeous place, summer or winter.

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Reviewed May 24, 2013

We didn't actually eat here this time, but hired a boat. It is the most wonderful location for a boat trip, and the boats themselves are beautiful. This place is a gem within walking distance of the city. Looking forward to eating here. The friendly dogs were on added bonus!

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Reviewed May 18, 2013

We visited the Bathwick Boatman on Friday evening and really enjoyed our meal. The menu was fresh and exciting and you could see it was created with passion. The food itself was great and delivered with happy and friendly service. It appeared to be a bit understaffed but this did not have a negative impact on our evening.
Very enjoyable and would highly recommend it to everyone.
For anyone who thinks it is a bit too far out of town, it is worth the walk (it is only 5 minutes walk from The Holburne Museum).

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Reviewed May 13, 2013

We visited the Bathwick Boatman for the first time on Sunday for lunch. The atmosphere is great, staff are very warm and friendly and to top it off the food was delicious. We would certainly recommend it! Thanks Leigh & Helen

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Reviewed May 10, 2013

We visited the Bathwick Boatman on Friday evening (we hadn't booked) and were warmly greeted to a table. The food was all excellent! The restaurant itself was very nicely set out and would definitely recommend it for a relaxing evening with good food & smashing service!

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