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The Boathouse

1 The Parade, Parkgate CH64 6RN, England
+44 151 336 4187
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
1 week ago
“Lunch with father in law”
2 weeks ago
“Evening Meal.”
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Bar, British, Pub, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1 The Parade, Parkgate CH64 6RN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Read some of the reviews they seem cruel, the food was fine, beer fine, and service friendly and attentive. A very pleasant lunch with nice view of the estuary

Thank bigdogbarney
BoathouseP P, General Manager at The Boathouse, responded to this review

Dear bigdogbarney, Many thanks for your kind review. I am very glad you were able to enjoy the services we provide. Hopefully see you again in the near future. Kindest Regards, The Boat House Management

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for late lunch at The Boathouse today. Sat down with a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc for company, very nice. Went a little off road and had the shellfish sharing platter but adapted for one. Lucy sorted things, no problem, had a bowl of chunky...More

2  Thank 19Charlie57
Reviewed 1 week ago

I organised lunch for 17 people, mainly walkers, a few days ago. We were not asked to pre-book, and following our orders the food arrived surprisingly quickly. A variety of dishes were ordered, and all were considered to be very good, or better. Service was...More

Thank pvardy
Reviewed 1 week ago

i love the quaintness of The Boathouse, the alcoves, the decor, the conservatory with it's vista of north Wales and the river Dee. The coffee is alright too.

Thank JohnTripAdviser
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Boathouse looks very inviting from the outside; it's been recently refurbished and gave the impression of an upmarket gastropub. However, it's very much on a par with the likes of All Bar One or Pitcher & Piano: the menu isn't adventurous at all, but...More

Thank Peripateticus
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and my wife and I have visited the Boathouse on many occasions after a walk in the area and enjoyed our meals. However last Wednesday we had a very disappointing meal. We went with some reservations as we had had a very poor...More

1  Thank welltravelled354
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Boathouse in Parkgate has recently been refurbished so we decided to give it a try for lunch. First impressions were ok, decor and layout improved. We booked for 13:00 and the table we were given was good. There was a specials menu from which...More

Thank JimandDot_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were keen to try out the Boathouse again after its long overdue refurb which looks brighter and a bit more inviting. There is a real issue with the service though. No real sense of urgency or interest in what each other was doing and...More

Thank greeneyedmonster2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited the Boathouse before refurbishment a few times being local to the area and have always thought it to be...average, a little dated (menu and decor) and alright service. We were delighted when we heard the Boathouse was going to have a well...More

1  Thank Gemma H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely Evening meal whilst watching the sun go down after a sunny day. Great views of the Wales and The River Dee. They found us a table on a Friday evening without pre booking after about 25 minutes. Very good food and service.

Thank Callyscross
BoathouseP P, General Manager at The Boathouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments and we look forward to you joining us again in the future, Kind Regards Wayne

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 The Parade, Parkgate CH64 6RN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Parkgate
  • Phone Number: +44 151 336 4187
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With magnificent views of the Dee Estuary its no surprise that Parkgate has a reputation as somewhere to eat whilst enjoying the beautiful British coastline. As could be expected, it’s our fish and shellfish selection that we take a particular pride in, the offerings extensive, the produce fresh and the preparation lovingly cared for.