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The Boathouse Restaurant Dedham Essex
The Boathouse Restaurant Dedham Essex
Address Mill Lane
Town/City Dedham, Colchester
County Essex
Postcode CO7 6DH
Tel No. 01206 323 153
Website http://www.dedhamboathouse.com/
Opening Times 12 - 2.30pm, 6.30 - 9.30pm (10pm weekends), Sunday 12 - 2.30pm
Ave. Price per couple 55.00
Facilities Parking • Disabled Facilities • Garden • Bar/Lounge

The Boathouse is located on the River Stour in Dedham and provides a beautiful location to dine. The Boathouse also features al fresco dining in the Summer along with boat hire if you fancy a little excercise before lunch.

The Boathouse in Dedham is known to many locals and visitors as the place to hire a rowing boat or enjoy an ice cream down by the river, but there have been quite a few changes since Cameron & Claire Marshall bought the business in March 2002.

The Boathouse Dedham

Cameron and his kitchen brigade produce a fusion of style and flavours with items on the menu changing every 6-8 weeks, while Claire and her ‘front of house’ team endeavour to serve good food & drink with efficient friendly service.

The Boathouse sits on the banks of the River Stour surrounded by beautiful countryside. During the Summer months you can work up an appetite by hiring one of the 26 rowing boats the Boathouse own. They also have a large covered patio area so you can dine al fresco during the Summer months too.

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One of the best restaurants locally - bad reviews

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Reviewed by Terry Hall
May 30, 2017
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

Been going 10 years with vegetarian wife and never disappointed. Staff excellent, main 2 managers could not be more helpful. Sitting by the river while eating is great. If chilly they put the heaters on. We sometimes eat in then go out by the river for coffee if table free. MUCH better value than the other very expensive restaurants locally. Always busy which tells you something. Don't usually do reviews but couldn't believe the low rating on this site. Reviews far too old. Best to book, it can often be full including lunch.

 

Excellent Venue

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Reviewed by David Conner
November 21, 2013
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

Much Improved Restaurant. A bit pricy but food is delicious and surroundings very pleasant being by the river.

 

Much improved

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Reviewed by Jonny T
January 09, 2012
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The service was fast and the waiters/waitresses friendly and attentive, the food was of an excellent standard and the portion sizes good. The resturant itself is indeed a boathouse, but has been converted tastefully and unpretentiously. I was also pleasantly surprised at the low bill. I will definately be returning and would wholeheartedly recommend this restuarant to you.

 

Dedham Rowing

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Reviewed by John williams
September 02, 2010
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Lovely location but let down by poor staff attitude.

What a pity. Lost my parties business by being rude.

 

Great Food but....

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Reviewed by J & M
March 24, 2010
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The quality of the food is excellent, and this is reflected in the prices. The menu has a good range of dishes, and a wide wine list that includes some available by the glass.

Unfortunately the skills of the kitchen are let down by the front of house staff. Certainly, they are polite and reasonably attentive; but it is clear they have little or no idea how to wait and serve in a restaurant that aspires to be more than the usual run of the mill establishment.

 
 
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