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Stunning views on the shores of Lake Windermere - The Boathouse | Bar & Restaurant, Windermere, Cumbria

The Boathouse | Bar & Restaurant

4.2
4.2
125 reviews
£25 and under
British
** From 1st October the marina car park will be available for Boathouse guests! ** The Boathouse Bar & Restaurant is a stunning restaurant and bar, overlooking the shores of Lake Windermere, providing a picturesque environment for dining. Serving fresh, original, everyday eating on the shores of Lake Windermere, the menu includes traditional British favorite's. Enjoy a coffee, light lunch or something a little more substantial as you unwind with a drink overlooking the boats on Windermere Marina. Why not join us for simply great fresh food and fine wine in a contemporary, relaxed and informal setting.

The restaurant is open Thursday - Monday from 9am serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Tuesday & Wednesday from 11am serving lunch and dinner.

Parking - Ferry Nab car park is only across the road.

Any bookings over 10 please contact us directly online or by phone and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Contemporary British, Steak
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Thu–Sun 9:00 am–11:30 pm Tue, Wed 11:00 am–11:30 pm Breakfast Mon, Thu–Sun 9:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    015394 22785
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Ben Ashworth
  • Private party facilities
    We can cater private events for upto 60 people (i.e Birthdays / Baby Showers/ Corporate Events) Please contact us at eat@theboathouse-windermere.co.uk to discuss your requirements further.
  • Private party contact
    Jade McMurray: 015394 22785
  • Area
    Windermere
  • Cross Street
    From October 1st the marina car park will be available for Boathouse guests
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Vegan

What 125 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Cumbria

    Great for brunch

  • Cumbria

    Child-friendly

  • Cumbria

    Good for groups

  • Cumbria

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Cumbria

    Good for special occasions

  • Cumbria

    Most Booked

126 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my family had a fantastic time here yesterday for a birthday lunch. The food was exceptionally good and the service was relaxed but efficient. They were great with our dogs too.

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  2. DEBORAHD

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service , friendly staff, amazing cocktails

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. Our meals came out nice and hot. We ordered lamb chops and they were delicious and flavourful.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing only down side no overnight parking for vans like quite a few pubs and restaurants in the area so very sad we could not sample the alcohol menu as we had to drive. Service amazing super fast and great portions sizes. View is lovely too

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  5. JanetB

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited the boathouse on a Thursday night. We shared prawns to start then both had the steak fries. The food was excellent and very friendly service.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food were really good. All staff were really helpful and attentive. Will definitely return when in the lakes next!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fabulous. Service, food, setting….spot on! Thank you so much to Dan, Ollie & Lorna for making our visit so special. Definitely recommend.

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  8. IanD

    London

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We nearly did not go to the Boathouse for dinner, as we were put off by some of the negative reviews we had seen. That would have been a shame. The service from the time we walked through the door was friendly and very efficient. We had a table in the restaurant upstairs with views over the marina. Our pre-dinner drinks came quickly, a prosecco for my wife and a real ale for me. Our order was taken quickly. I ordered the lamb, which if cooked properly would take a little time, my wife ordered the prawn curry. The food came in good time, and was excellent. My lamb was tender and full of flavour, and nicely presented. My wife was very pleased with her food, which had plenty of prawns. I had a large glass of Malbec to go with mine, which was good. We shared a sticky toffee pudding, which was excellent and a decent portion. Overall we had a very good meal and excellent service. The restaurant was fairly busy, with a lot more people in the bar downstairs drinking and some eating on a Friday night.

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  9. Disappointed

    Cumbria

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Unable to give a fair review of the food etc as we didn't stay. We booked the restaurant at the time of booking the accommodation (months in advance) only to find on our arrival to the boathouse they had seated us in the bar area. This was highly inappropriate as I was overdressed thinking we were eating in a nice restaurant. Ruined our evening as it was a birthday weekend celebration for my husbands birthday. We left, went back to the accommodation to get changed and had to go to Windermere to find somewhere else to eat

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  10. James

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Plenty of choice and the food was AMAZING! Could not recommend this place enough. Amazing service as always too! Thank you so much.
    The Boathouse | Bar & RestaurantResponded on 22 April 2024
    Hi James, thank you so much for your wonderful review - we're SO pleased to hear that you enjoyed your food! We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

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FAQs

The Boathouse | Bar & Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 015394 22785.

The Boathouse | Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.2 stars by 125 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Boathouse | Bar & Restaurant

The Marina, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 3JQ

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    From October 1st the marina car park will be available for Boathouse guests
  • Area
    Windermere
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Thu–Sun 9:00 am–11:30 pm Tue, Wed 11:00 am–11:30 pm Breakfast Mon, Thu–Sun 9:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Contemporary British, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Ben Ashworth
  • Additional
    Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Vegan
  • Phone number
    015394 22785
  • Private party facilities
    We can cater private events for upto 60 people (i.e Birthdays / Baby Showers/ Corporate Events) Please contact us at eat@theboathouse-windermere.co.uk to discuss your requirements further.
  • Private party contact
    Jade McMurray: 015394 22785
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