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The Boat House Restaurant

1A Seacliff Road, Bangor BT20 5HA, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9146 9253
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good12%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (33 reviews)
“halibut” (9 reviews)
“lamb” (17 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 21:30All hours
European, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1A Seacliff Road, Bangor BT20 5HA, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the most beautiful dinning experience here last night, both the food and service was of the highest standard. Friendly, comfortable atmosphere and those little extra touches go a long way! Great value for money as well! Thank you to David and the team, outstanding!!

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every bit as good as it was under the previous management! First class service by David. Lovely cosy set up. Delicious, beautifully presented food. A few unusual and stunning 'extras'. Wonderful wines. Not cheap but worth every penny. Excellent value Table d'hote menu available. Highly...More

Thank Louise C
Kenneth S, Owner at The Boat House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Very glad you enjoyed it and I will make sure to pass your comments on to David. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a birthday treat for my husband, and what a treat this was. I chose this restaurant and especially the tasting menue based upon reviews. And we were blown away. My husband called it a workout for the tastebuds. Combine that with total attention...More

Thank MarthThompsonNI
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this wonderful restaurant last night. This is a restaurant where they are passionate about food and service. Menu has some lovely quirky twists. Food was just superb and the service and attention to detail was outstanding. Congratulations to the chef and to Jonathon and...More

5  Thank Brenda C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for the 5 course tasting menu with paired wines and it was absolutely delicious! The food and wines were lovely, the staff explained each course, food and wine, and were professional and friendly. Extra little touches like the sour dough warm bread and...More

1  Thank Jayne M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

walked in and got a table straight away. we ordered from the a la carte menu and were not disappointed. Amazing local seasonal produce. Amuse bouche to start everything off. the menu will just have you salivating. Service is impeccable. wine list is impressive and...More

1  Thank PhilandSylv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and my celebrate our wedding anniversary at boathouse. We had the five course taste menu. They are so delicious and tasty. The presentation of each dish is beautiful. Certainly will visit the boat house again!

1  Thank DI F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently ate dinner at this restaurant and enjoyed the 5 course tasting menu. However whilst I appreciate that the waiter tries to impart his knowledge of each dish to the customer they should do it with some conviction and not just go through the...More

1  Thank BarabusBangor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant on saturday for lunch, had the 7course tasting menu. I can thoroughly recommend the food if you like high class michelin star standard food. In fact i am a bit surprised it does not already have a star. Will be returning in...More

Thank Trevor R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a superb venue this still is ... after the departure of the founding brothers a few months ago .. great menu with some fabulous ideas and slick friendly service ... well done to the team .. every thing looked fabulous.. can't wait to go...More

1  Thank CrazyDaveBangor
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Christine H
Hi....we have booked a small wedding reception with you on september 8th......are you licensed to have a registrar to carry out a wedding ceremony at the restaurant by any chance? Thanks, Christine
9 July 2016|
Response from Oktoots | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I am only a customer. I don't know what all is on offer. Best wishes
Loughlin C
do you have outdoor seating?
30 May 2016|
Response from Maceo-Storm | Property representative |
Hi there, we have a small deck outside our dining room. Our first outdoor (hardy) diners of the year had our 5 course tasting menu served there last week. Hope this helps.
Doris W
Hello, I am planning to visit Gobbins walk with some Swedish friends and family in October this year. I have not had the pleasure of dining at the Boathouse and was wondering if you had a menu with prices I can view online. I assume that it is not that far from The Gobbins walk to your restaurant? Perhaps you could advise me. Thanks Regards Doris
28 September 2015|
Response from Bob M |
Hi Doris The Gobbins walk is on the other side of Belfast lough, just north of Larne. Visited there less than 4 weeks ago and its well worth the effort. The tourist Board can advise ; but its very popular, so booking ahead... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 95
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
13:00 - 20:45
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
13:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1A Seacliff Road, Bangor BT20 5HA, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Bangor
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9146 9253
  • E-mail
The best of international cooking using great local produce served with flair.
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