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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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Colchester, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I booked this deal in conjunction with yes you got it a boat, What kind of boat I hear you ask? Well a rowing boat if you must know and it was great fun especially watching people struggle as much as yourself as it’s been a few years since I have been rowing I'll have you know, which was followed... More 

Thank David R
Colchester, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our special occasion place and it has never let us down. From the moment we arrive till we finally leave the service is always friendly, the menu continues to be inviting and reasonable. But mainly what arrives is always well presented and delicious. Long may it continue

Thank 2011npr
Colchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with friends and family and was not disappointed. Great location, great service and good menu selection. Some items were off the menu as it was between Christmas and New Year (hence only 4 stars). Menu was appropriately priced. Wine selection was good and priced well too. I had the set Christmas menu, which for around £30 was good... More 

Thank Chris H
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here a few years back in the evening. Friend looking for a venue for his wife's 50th birthday meal and this seemed a great location. Weekend before Christmas....so expected okay food and service. We were all really impressed with the quality of the food, the quality of the service and the overall experience. Will definately be visiting again. Brilliant

Thank Ohana28
Colchester, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

With my colleagues from work we had the set Christmas menu. The starter I had was soup and there was not much flavour. Turkey roast for main, I found the gravy limited and very watery. Instead of lovely slices of turkey we were presented with fatty lumps of joint. The stuffing was grisly made into a cone of bacon fat... More 

Thank Victoria P
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited the Boathouse on several occasions over the course of a couple of years and we have had a good experience nearly every time. The location is brilliant especially in the summer. However the food, for us, doesn't seem to be quite as good as some of the competition in the area, whilst the prices are broadly similar.... More 

Thank TheColchestrian
Wivenhoe, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch last week with my Mum,Dad,brother and partner. The food and service was excellent. My Dad had to eat food that was boiled or steamed because he was having a medical procedure two days later. The staff dealt with our unusual requests without any fuss. All our food was delivered at the same moment as requested even... More 

Thank Ashley B B
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Three of us had lunch here and although it was a Thursday it was a good job we had booked as the restaurant was packed. We all had starters and main courses, but sadly were defeated and desserts were a step too far, but the food was faultless. Between us we had butternut ravioli, parsnip and apple soup, two different... More 

Thank Marina P
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Visited this lovely restaurant for Christmas meal with my friends. We were greeted warmly by one of the waitress and spent some time near the bar on comfortable sofas with glass of bubbly. Our orders were taken promptly and and all our questions regarding the menu showed the knowledge of the staff. Food itself arrive with no delays considering restaurant... More 

Thank Pablo S
Suffolk, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I come to the boathouse a lot with my family and have to say its my favourite place to eat, food is always delicious and the presentation of the food is excellent. Staff are always happy and attentive. Great food, Great staff, Great restaurant! Would highly recommend!

Thank Becca2711

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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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Business meetings
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?