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The Boathouse

$$ - $$$, British,
21 The Groves, Chester CH1 1SD, England
+44 1244 328709
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
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“sunday roast” (7 reviews)
“jw lees” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
21 The Groves, Chester CH1 1SD, England
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1 - 10 of 571 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food at reasonably prices. Lovely views and pleasant staff. Portion sizes modest but I'd rather have quality than quantity. Tables a little sticky and could do with a little more TLC on the cleaning front. Overall though a very nice place to eat in...More

Thank jdybnsn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quiet, so decided to dine. Roast dinners were ok however why is there no kids Sunday lunch option? We suspect there was however the waitress who was disinterested, distant and ilmamnered likely couldn't be bothered to check. Didn't even offer us cutlery or condiments, got...More

Thank LewisEB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Location for a drink is great food average. White baits were tasty and mushroom with blue cheese too, Sunday roast was not too great. Not much meat and gravy tasted ok but was too congealed, Yorkshire pudding was flat and chewy. I would go back...More

Thank ffort
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited in August Tables disgusting Staff disinterested ( probably due to management) Management where even are you? Sent back chips and salads for them to come back the same. Not even a sorry or an apology. Then only reason this place gets trade is because...More

Thank Paulbenn86
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal and the steak were cooked perfectly... The setting, on the riverbank is nice and the staff are accommodating Would have rated this a 5 - But! The TEA ☕️ is so poor (even with 2 teabags in the pot)...

Thank Jezloe
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Stayed for 4 nights at the Boathouse and was delighted with the accommodation. Clean, comfortable, lovely views as we were on the second floor. Great lay out and a lovely location. We also had a couple of evening meals with them, we have to mention...More

Thank Island50
Reviewed 6 September 2017

went there for my dads birthday after a day out around chester. good selection of alcoholic beverages. terrace menu a bit small but had nice items. the fish finger bap was definitely filling and the pancake and ice cream dessert is very tempting. did wait...More

Thank phillip k
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful setting that I took visiting family to. The young staff are incredibly friendly and accommodating. However, they are harassed by a management team who's behaviour, let alone management skills, are a disgrace to humanity. How these young people are able to...More

2  Thank benjwashere
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Our family visited the Boathouse for a meal on Sunday 20th August. Nice riverside settting but that is all that is good about the place. Overpriced, Cold, Disgusting food. Staff not interested not sure if any supervision. Far better places to eat in Chester

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely setting looking over the river but that where it ends. Food arrived and it looked like it had been thrown on the plates , absolutley no presenation skills it just didnt look apetising at all I had a burger which was chewy and dry...More

3  Thank Ding D
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21 April 2017|
Response from Simon A | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is, there were a couple of dogs on our visits last week.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 The Groves, Chester CH1 1SD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 328709
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