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Dedham Boathouse

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Mill Lane, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6DH, England
+44 1206 323153
12:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 21:30
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106 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I belong to an all-male, friendly little group who just get together on Shrove Tuesday for each other's company and also raise some money for the President's charity. A few months before, the 'committee' meet (for dinner) to discuss where they might eat for dinner on the Shrove of the next year. Any old excuse, but to my joy they... More 

Thank Trevorg
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I have been for dinner here twice. The food is fantastic. I've eaten at more expensive restaurants but I've never eaten better. You are advised to book, as it gets busy, and for good reason. Excellent service also.

Thank hypnosis121
Essex, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for my partners birthday and had a lovely time. We ate first, which was delicious and served promptly, and then when the weather cleared we had some fun on the boats. My partner is still mad she can't row as well as I can but we enjoy it nonetheless. Thanks for a great time.

Thank Sparton1357
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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227 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great evening here, the food was excellent quality, great range too. We were virtually the only ones there so the service was superb. I had the rare peppered tuna which was great

Thank Tony B
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can i say.... Starters... Seared Pigeon.(Wikipedia- Shoe leather) smoked mackerel (Wikipedia- liquidised can of mackerel of non smoked) Mains ... Hake in a tasteless lemon parsley watery sauce ... Corn fed over cooked chicken ... Steak over cooked pepper sauce lacked pepper but the chips were good... Desserts Zzzzzzzzz Drinks... £4.50 a pint ... coke £1.85 and average wine... More 

Thank kimmySuffolk
Norwich, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing! Best food ever .. so yummy .. wish I lived closer !!! What a lovely birthday treat for David .. so full .. glad Mart driving cos white Rioja was excellent

1 Thank Karen W
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family were visiting and we wanted a nice reasonable priced meal. The food was lovely, so tasty and nice sized portions. Service was good and the music, lighting etc were perfect. Thank you, we will be back!

1 Thank Loosey75
Norwich, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't be put off by appearances. In a restaurant that look's like a cafe things don't look promising to start with but one look at the menu and things look better. I had the Lobster and crab bisque to start and my wife had smoked mackerel. Mine was superb, full of flavour, my wife's mackerel was ok but not brilliant.... More 

1 Thank ian r
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have eaten in the Boathouse last year and we enjoyed the experience. Based on this memory we booked in again recently and were very impressed with the meal. Sitting right on the river the atmosphere is fantastic and adds to the evening. We both started with the pigeon which was beautifully cooked and I had the... More 

1 Thank evo1944
Thetford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the Boathouse for my Mum's 70th birthday lunch. The staff were so friendly and helpful. Everyone enjoyed their meal and said it was the best meal out they had had for ages. Thank you to everyone at the Boathouse for helping to make the beginning of our celebratory weekend such a success. We hope to come back... More 

1 Thank winniethewee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?