The Boat House
Amazing food in a wonderful setting with complimentary amuse-bouche and fantastic wine list. The ambience was perfect and the staff were welcoming, very knowledgeable, friendly, attentive yet unobtrusive. This is the perfect place for an intimate dining experience, especially for a special occasion.
We celebrated a friend's 80th birthday and we had a wonderful time.
The food was incredible and Johnathan was particularly attentive.
Sarah (the birthday girl) said she felt very special and we are planning our next visit.
Thank you to everyone at The Boathouse.
Having been to the Boat House a little while ago, I was looking forward to a return visit.
It did not disappoint. We were made to feel very welcome, in conjunction with the food, and attentive service, made it a memorable evening.
Top class! Food and service where outstanding. Can’t wait to go back.
A hidden gem, serving fantastic food with a modern take. Presentation is itself a feast and the service completes a gourmet experience
Fantastic evening, food was stunning and service attentive.
Fantastic ambience and meal. Kudos to Jonathon and crew
Literally the best meal I have ever had. Ox and six by nico can learn a thing or two.
Exceptional food and service with a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Perfect venue when you want to treat yourself and/or someone special.
A great meal. Service was outstanding as was the food. Very enjoyable evening. Would highly recommend. We did the ala carte menu but looking forward to coming back to try the taster menu.
An unexpected amazing dining joy! The food was that kind of taste sensation that is most definitely worth paying a little bit extra for, the dining experience overall though was fantastic value as the kitchen sent us out lots of lovely complimentary tasters that were so delicate and delicious they made the whole experience that extra bit special. The service was just right too, very attentive and helpful and perfectly relaxed despite the serious top level cheffing going on behind the scenes. I can’t wait to go back!
Fantastic meal. Great menu and choice of wine. Really good service, lovely evening.
lovely setting, great service, food not worth the money. The food was nice but nowhere near £30 a course nice.
very overpriced and left feeling hungry. Mark ups on wine is ridiculous, bottles of wine that normally cost £14 being charged at £40 per bottle to make them seem special.
A+++++. Fine dining at it's best. Top class. Perfect for a date night if you want to impress.
Excellent food & service,
Would highly recommend!!
Lovely food and excellent service, however the portions were a bit on the small side which made it quite expensive.
Was very entertaining especially the people at the next table I did that a bottle of wine can cause such a big deal the staff held it well and I like they brought fresh food after the couple had their row out side . Well done to all the staff. And we loved the lovely extra between courses . Most of all thank u for my birthday surprise natalie ur writing in icing was wonderful. Thanks to all we be back again.
A very friendly welcome and a very enjoyable dining experience
Amazing evening in the boat house. From great food to amazing service. Johnny, the waiter, made the evening amazing and remembered me and my girlfriend from a visit 2 years previous. Would 100% recommend to anyone else looking for a fine dining experience.
First time at The Boat House during a visit to relatives in Bangor. Superb, focused menu with excellent wines. A most friendly welcome followed by knowledgeable information and presentation of our two courses. The food was just as good as the menu and we chose an excellent Santenay. We will visit again and highly recommend this restaurant. It's 'sister' restaurant, The Salty Dog, is also very good!
First visit since Boat House changed ownership. From online menu descriptions hoped style of cuisine had moved on from outdated ‘nouvelle cuisine’ of former owners. Disappointed. Looked forward to fresh local ingredients served in modern light fashion.
Service was friendly and efficient and ambiance was good. Restaurant not full on a Saturday night!
Interesting menu - excellent choice of dishes. Service was discrete- staff were friendly and well informed about the food and wine. Throughly recommend this restaurant.
Excellent, venue, food and wine. staff very attentive and informative.
This intimate downstairs restaurant has. Many super tables. This space is very well used so we had plenty of room in a descrete table by the window. The staff gave a good welcome and the head of house was very hospitable and knew both the food and wine menus very well.
We chose the a la carte menu. The food was delicious but the helpings were small. The wines were excellent and the cheese board of local produce was superb.
On my return I will go for the tasting menu.
Great night with superb food and excellent wine pairings from Johnny. First time of experiencing a tasting menu for our son Paul’s partner, and she loved it.
A great success, thank you to all the Boathouse Dining team.
Group of 5 at lunch - Jonathan was truly excellent, spending time talking through every course and the wine flight. His depth of knowledge across the menu and wine list coupled with his passion for the subject matter was outstanding and made for a memorable experience. The Boat House's wine list contains some really interesting options and their policy of pricing fairly is refreshing - making many different wines that would be priced normally at much higher prices accessible. Every course of the tasting menu was a delight and all within our party would be happy to return!!
Thank you very much, Simon. It was a pleasure looking after you and Steve, Mark, Adrian & Kevin. The craic sure was mighty!! Hope to welcome you back to The Boat House next time you berth in Bangor marina. Happy sailing! j
Excellent Anniversary dinner staff and food were superb
Magnificent. Brilliant food and brilliant conversation with very informed sommelier and waiting staff.
Will return. Again, and again. And again ...
Everything was superb! Would highly recommend this little gem. We were so Impressed I actually asked have they been awarded a m.star for food, which surprisingly they haven't! From the testing starter, right through to out tea and petite fours, we were treated to incredible food and service which surprise tasting courses between our ordered food.
Five course tasting menu with paired wines is excellent. A few surprises too. Lovely, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Cannot recommend it too highly.
Service and food were exemplary. Intend to book again.
Excellent menu - dishes beautifully presented. Attentive service with meal well paced. Will be back.
I booked a table to celebrate my husband's birthday. All dishes were delicious. I chose from the tsble d"hote menu which is excellent value. My husband chose from the a la carte menu. The cheese board and chutneys were excellent - the best cheese board I have had for a long time! Timing between serving the courses was perfect. Service was excellent. We will be booking a table again.
I thought the quality of the food was fantastic. I had 3 courses and none of them were disappointing. I particularly enjoyed the beef fillet with morel mushrooms which was absolutely delicious.
Always amazing. Attention to detail and knowledgable staff make this our go to for special occasions.
Excellent from start to finish. After our pre dinner cocktails we went for the 5 course tasting menu with wine pairings and we were not disappointed the food and wine pairings were fantastic. Lovely ambience, Good knowledgeable, informative and attentive staff /service without being intrusive coupled with some of the tastiest food we've tried for some time. I think it's fair to say we will definitely be back.
Excellent except for the recommended wine which turned out to cost £12.50 a glass (just Sauvignon Blanc). Have never paid anything approaching this for a glass of wine anywhere in the world!
Honestly one of the best dining experiences I’ve had. I’ve eaten in all the NI restaurants that Cathal Duncan has chefed in and can say he’s absolutely at the top of his game here. All the other staff we encountered were wonderful too. Ambience was perfect, wine pairings were sensational and the gin menu was exemplary! Can’t recommend this place enough.
Excellent service by an enthusiastic knowledgeable team. Menu was very interesting, food was great and the wine pairings really worth it.
Very attentive staff , attention to detail, top quality food & presentation.