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The Boathouse

) #16 of 96 Restaurants in Sale $$ - $$$ , British,
Rifle Road | Sale Water Park, Sale M33 2LX, England
+44 161 962 0118
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (33 reviews)
“roast dinner” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Rifle Road | Sale Water Park, Sale M33 2LX, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Came for a family meal and would not return. The views are lovely and if you want to go for a walk and feed the ducks then this is the place for you but don't bother if you want to be served edible food by...More

Thank charbowden613
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the function room here for our 40th wedding anniversary, and I'm so glad that we did. Everything, from start to finish, was excellent. The staff couldn't do enough for us and our guests, and everyone commented how great the location, food and staff...More

Thank carollivingstone
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I like this place, it is quite surprising how nice some of the food is. Nice view and very relaxed atmosphere. Friendly staff. Chicken in pepper sauce is nice and spicy. Starters are okay.

Thank Jacqueline O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is always very nice and fresh, restaraunt overlooks the water park so great views. The service is normally very good and all of the team are very friendly.

Thank Kieran M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a party of 37 retired people for lunch there last Thursday, we had been there before and were returning by popular request, so our expectations were high and we weren't disappointed. The food was good and there was plenty of it, the only disappointment...More

Thank Caroline F
Chris L, Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Great to hear that you had an enjoyable visit and will be returning soon. We pride ourselves on the quality of our food and service, I will pass your comments on to the team. Regards Alistair

Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Something has changed. I don't know if it's the chef, management or something else, but this was a disappointing visit. First to explain the service. The restaurant door was opened at 11:50 and held open for us to come in. Upstairs as no-one else was...More

1  Thank CB001_11
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

We haven't been here for a long time, and visited on a Sunday night as a family, the person seating us made a big deal of the fact we hadn't booked and rushed us to a seat by the window ! The waiter who looked...More

1  Thank VickiWedgbury
Reviewed 15 May 2017

great restaurant, food is lovely and nice staff we visit a few times a year with our family that dine regular and we enjoy it every time i am a massive fan of the lamb chops and the baileys bomb both delicious

Thank Lauren3487
Reviewed 13 May 2017

My husband and I popped in mid week. Upon looking at the menu, we decided to have a collection of starters instead of a main course. Between us we had 4 starters and a side of order if chips. All of them were very nice....More

1  Thank Paula B
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Tried the boathouse for the first time in a long while..quite a limited menu and quite pretentious ,fine dining it isn't..ordered a starter which was ok then came the main ,over £20 for the steak which was good but why o why do they chuck...More

Thank Shamus1965
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Questions & Answers
3 December 2016|
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Response from ManchesterMANKS | Reviewed this property |
Yes via a lift and the lift is on the same deck as the tables
3 December 2016|
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Response from Vic H | Reviewed this property |
I agree there is a lift and a car park to the rear which is gravel covered so not ideal
Delia R
20 June 2016|
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Response from Maria R | Reviewed this property |
The Boathouse has a small function room. You go in the main entrance and the door opposite to the bottom of the stairs it how you access the function room. It is locked unless there is a private function happening. I had a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rifle Road | Sale Water Park, Sale M33 2LX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Sale
  • Phone Number: +44 161 962 0118
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