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Dedham Boathouse

Boat House Mill Lane, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6DH, England
+44 1206 323153
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Boat House Mill Lane, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6DH, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely al fresco lunch. Food fantastic and staff incredibly attentive and helpful. Hadn't been for a while but will definitely return soon.

Thank Chris E
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great location, good service and generally good food. However the tempura prawn starter was the meanest I’ve ever had with just FOUR Small prawns for nearly £8. They were the same as the ones you get in M&S, where 12 will cost you just a...More

Thank SiameseTomCat
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited this restaurant on several occasions and it never disappoints. The food and service are excellent, staff are always very helpful and obliging. It is in a lovely position by the river especially on a warm summer evening.

Thank Mary190735
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is excellent - imaginative menu, dishes look good and taste even better. Bit slow coming out of the kitchen but we were a table of 12 when it's harder to assemble everything together, especially as diners can choose individually from the main menu,...More

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I booked the row and dine deal for a Friday evening, which gives you a two course meal off a set menu and one hours rowing for £26.95. The owner/manager was absolutely lovely when we arrived and allowed us to get a...More

Thank Claudia L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found it nearly impossible to buy ice cream on a hot day when visiting Dedham but happened on the Boathouse restaurant. Their kiosk next to the River Stour provided us with single ice creams for £2.20 but we were astounded at the minuscule portion...More

Thank ArchCritic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we turned up on speck and had a fantastic afternoon and the food was amazing, especially the desert - Chris and his team were brilliant and made us very welcome and we would definitely go back again. A gem of a place and would recommend...More

Thank spicerlife
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit here regularly and love the food so we were not disappointed with our meal. Service is usually excellent but unfortunately was a little less efficient on this visit and my husband had a glass of wine tipped in his lap. The young waitress...More

Thank KJDowsett
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time staff friendly and very helpful! It was definitely an experience rowing harder then it looks but great fun ( prepare to laugh at yourself ). Only down side is you have to queue to pay for the boat hire then...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked a table 6 weeks ago to make sure we could get in, however, despite there being 3 Blue disabled bays, there wasn't 1 single space left out of some 30+ spaces. My husband dropped me off at the door and on looking at the...More

Thank Sheila H
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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
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, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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