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The Boathouse

$$ - $$$, British,
Rifle Road | Sale Water Park, Sale M33 2LX, England
+44 161 962 0118
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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“steak” (36 reviews)
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Bar, British, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Rifle Road | Sale Water Park, Sale M33 2LX, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Boathouse is a very nice restaurant which serves average food at inflated prices.Having said that we have just been there for a family get together and had a lovely time..Nobody left hungry the food was perfectly OK,but you leave with the feeling that you...More

1  Thank raypauline2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want posh nosh go somewhere else, if you want proper English great food, go book yourself a table. We visit about 3 times a month and have done for a few years now - never had a bad meal and it’s far nicer...More

Thank Jax998
Reviewed 1 week ago

Family meal here, arrived without reservation but were seated no problem. All members of staff we came across were friendly and welcoming. All of our meals were delightful and our sons loved their steaks, cooked as they had ordered. I was impressed at the reasonable...More

Thank Jon C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the most lovely meal in this restaurant. Not only was there a great select to choose from, but the staff were so friendly and happy to answer question regarding food options. Our starters were lovely (salt & pepper chicken wings, and the black pudding...More

Thank 998Lelly21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first visit was a disappointment. My wife and I visited for lunch and selected from the "Early Diner" fixed price menu. The restaurant is situated on the bank of Sale Water Park and overlooks the lake - a lovely spot but unfortunately the food...More

1  Thank 1256Rob
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service OK but please beware soft drinks prices as they are so expensive , 2 blackcurrant and soda £4.70, note to owner, no one likes being ripped off... I will not be back on principle

1  Thank Scottparty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for my friends birthday and there was quite a large group of us. The staff were very friendly and quite attentive when we were there. All the food that arrived was well proportioned and tasty and in decent time without too much of...More

Thank Joanna W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have just had another wonderful lunch here at the Boathouse with my dear friend to celebrate my birthday. Once again the food was spot on and so was the service that we received. We both had 3 courses the Chicken Skewers were off the...More

Thank Val W
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Two days ago I made a booking fro 16 people for our 40th wedding anniversary. I asked if we could have an area at the top end of restaurant suitable for round tables so that we could talk to each other. I was told it...More

4  Thank marykate83
Reviewed 23 December 2017

The food was average, had been here before with a group of friends and the food was fabulous, so was surprised at the hit and miss with the different meals. The same group of friends attended again and we were all disappointed with the service,...More

1  Thank jackc52
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Questions & Answers
3 December 2016|
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Response from ManchesterMANKS | Reviewed this property |
Yes via a lift and the lift is on the same deck as the tables
3 December 2016|
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Response from Vic H | Reviewed this property |
I agree there is a lift and a car park to the rear which is gravel covered so not ideal
Delia R
20 June 2016|
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Response from Maria R | Reviewed this property |
The Boathouse has a small function room. You go in the main entrance and the door opposite to the bottom of the stairs it how you access the function room. It is locked unless there is a private function happening. I had a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rifle Road | Sale Water Park, Sale M33 2LX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Trafford  >  Sale
  • Phone Number: +44 161 962 0118
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