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Dedham Boathouse

Boat House Mill Lane, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6DH, England
+44 1206 323153
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • 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 2 days ago via mobile

We went to the boathouse on Wednesday evening to meet my brother and sister in law. We sat in the bar area first to catch up on news. A comfortable area where we were given the menu to look at and our orders taken. Gluten...More

Thank elaine p
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had our drinks outside overlooking the River Stour in a wonderful setting whilst choosing from the menu, we then retired inside for our meal. Only criticisms were the Black Olive Tapenade which came with the bread starter distinctly lacked capers and anchovies and tasted only...More

Thank Jo B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited here with friends and found the Menu very unusual and expensive. Portions are small for the price they are charging. Several had smoke salmon starters, which when they arrived at the table were VERY small portions on the plate with chopped up stale Bread...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We went to celebrate a birthday. Food and staff were excellent. Very clean. Then after had rowing boats out for row down the river

Thank Barry S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My parents used to bring me here when I was a young girl, I was very pleased to find it hadn't changed a bit. My son thoroughly enjoyed himself, we felt safe with our babe in arms (water isn't deep) I was relaxed and my...More

Thank sinderella9
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pretty setting, nice restaurant by the water. Interesting walks by the riverside with views over Constable country. Boats for hire along the river.

Thank S2693MKchristineg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As soon as we arrived the waiting staff were thoughtful and attentive. We were sat down promptly and asked for our drinks. We were given a while to decide what mains we wanted - this is what we asked for because we are quite fussy....More

Thank mhaughton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the whole family to lunch at The Boathouse a couple of days ago and we haven't stopped talking about it. Beautiful location - we were very lucky that the weather was kind to us - amazing food and wonderful, attentive staff who made us...More

Thank London522
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time I've been here and definitely recommend, excellent food and service and as we went on a Sunday they had an amazing singer too.. complimented the meal nicely!

Thank sandra m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the row and dine. We booked the rowing at 6.30pm followed by dinner at 7.30pm. It was perfect ! A beautiful early evening with only us on the river. The price with a 2 course meal including boat hire was £25 per person....More

Thank Janie1969
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
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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