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The Boathouse

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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Rifle Road | Sale Water Park, Sale M33 2LX, England
+44 161 962 0118
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely meal, lovely atmosphere and great music - what more do I need to say. The staff worked very hard and nothing was too much trouble. We had a Christmas set meal and the food was lovely and it was not over priced. Definitely will be going back there.

Thank JennyI2
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Initially booked a birthday meal for 5 of us but it ended up turning into 6. Had forgotten to warn them of the additional person but without any problem they moved us to a bigger table with ample space. Starters were ordered. King prawns in garlic, mouth watering. Meatballs in sauce, delicious. Mains were of the same standard, sea bass... More 

Thank 2BsinaPod
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the chicken wrapped with bacon and Stilton and a creamy cheese sauce very nice would recommend it my girlfriend had the home made cheese & onion pie which had lots of filling and a nice pastry and the taste was nice

1 Thank Chris I
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We had a wonderful meal. It never fails to produce good food and the setting is beautiful. If any friends come to see us we usually take them to The Boathouse as we know they won't fail to provide good food and service.

Thank jeanniejbholdings
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I visited this restaurant for the first time, for a family lunch, there were eight of us, and I must say, we were all very impressed with the lovely food, every thing we ordered came hot, and without the long wait we have experienced in other places, and everyone agreed, the food was delicious, and the staff, very friendly. As... More 

Thank June50158
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I ordered a ribeye steak..I received a lump of steak that was nothing like a ribeye. The meat was tough..chewy...dry..god awful...my husband had chicken stroganof...meat was dry...chips were awful..the best part of the meal we the onion rings...so very disappointing as we use to eat here regularly. .

1 Thank colonel57
Level Contributor
56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The appeal here is the location. The food is always good, and prices reasonable. Service is sometimes excellent, although a few nights it was very slow. But we'll still go back again.

Thank Bernadette K
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
132 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

6 of us went out for a birthday lunch.we all ordered something different but all said that the food was very good.the young waitress was a good sport and we had a laugh and joke with her.this nice atmosphere ,company ,food and nice staff made lunch a success.

1 Thank ALD20
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Visited here for a birthday meal with my husband we ordered starters which were pretty average I can't say they were great. Then we ordered our mains which was the steak again it was just ok. I've had better. The staff weren't very attentive and friendly.

Thank sevz87
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Good choice of food and drink,the food is cooked to your liking and good value for money,the staff are friendly and always at hand if needed,The boathouse is also in a great location with relaxing views from your table,Enjoy your Christmas lunch at the Boathouse,We have been a couple of times,also New years eve is value for money,we have already... More 

Thank knarf4200

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?