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Dedham Boathouse

Boat House Mill Lane, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6DH, England
+44 1206 323153
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (38 reviews)
“the river” (149 reviews)
“taster menu” (21 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Boat House Mill Lane, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6DH, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nothing much to say other than an excellent visit on a summer evening sitting on the terrace on a beautiful river location. Very good food with friendly staff. Our Norwegian business colleagues thoroughly enjoyed it as did we, their English hosts.

Thank UnclePablo54
Reviewed 5 days ago

Some time since I last visited and my memories were that the location was better than the food but I was encouraged to return with friends who wanted to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine. The setting is great although the sail cover that appears...More

Thank Ian G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went last night for a birthday dinner. Perfect summer evening and we ate outside by the river while the sun set. Tasty food well presented. Service could have been better. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our evening

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely restaurant that ticked all the boxes -good menu, lovely freshly cooked meal, great service and a nice location.

Thank Mike-and-Lynne1234
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky that on the day we came it was a sunny beautiful day so a table outside was a real treat. The views overlooking the river and fields make this restaurant a real find. The menu was interesting and the portions quite big...More

1  Thank LuvvySuperStar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good service and excellent food. A lovely place to have a family meal. Tables set out well and staff friendly and helpful. Will definitely be a returning customer.

Thank hazza12016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with a large group of colleagues for a mid week evening meal. Beauty setting by the river with the opportunity to dine inside & out. Very nice food, good service & friendly staff. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Tiptree76
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been spending quite a bit of time touring East Anglia as we have friends who have moved out of London this way - and we can see why. Dedham is a nice village. Lovely church and quite traditional - complete with cream teas. We...More

Thank shellyfarthing
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Come summer or on a frosty winter's day, this restaurant is a gem with fantastic food, relaxing ambience and great views over the Stour river and Constable countryside. It's not cheap but it is well worth the extra. Great selection of gins and wines as...More

Thank _pilpd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As you will see from my previous notes, I can at times sound harsh..albeit, always fair! In addition, why is it in my interests to extol the virtues of anywhere when the consequence is they get more business and I find it more challenging to...More

Thank Adrian C
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi, it's my husbands birthday Friday 29 April and was interested in having lunch here. Would like to see a lunchtime menu and do we need to book
22 April 2016|
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Response from AlanAutostrasse1 | Reviewed this property |
I think its alwas best to book to avoid a problem on the day. Hope you enjoy and the weather is kind to you
Is it possible to purchase gift vouchers
8 December 2015|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, yes you can purchase vouchers. My wife and I had vouchers bought for us as a wedding gift.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boat House Mill Lane, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6DH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester  >  Dedham
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 323153
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