The Boathouse at Boulters Lock

4.6
533 Reviews
£25 and under
British
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DomR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Had pre-booked an outside table for a special occasion, but no consideration of that was ever mentioned by the staff & disappointingly we were placed on an outside table in the corner with a limited view.
Service was friendly, but not attentive, we were not brought tap water when asked.
Food was good but the overall experience could have been so much better

The Boathouse at Boulters Lock
Responded a day ago

We are sorry to hear that you were felt feeling disheartened after your recent visit Dom. We always try our best to honor table requests but with riverside tables being in short supply and with us being a celebration pub we can never guarantee which table you will be seated at. As for your experience with the service you were provided, this is not up to our usual standard and we would like to pick this up directly with you. Please contact us at reservations@peachpubs.co m to discuss further.

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LouiseB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated here with 2 friends. Never been before and we sat outside. Had hoped having booked an outside river view that we'd be upstairs, but a function was on. We could see the river though! And an outside heater and blankets were most welcome.
Oscar our waiter was personable, patient, knowledgeable, polite and could have a laugh! He also wore a mask throughout. His care of our table made it most enjoyable.
The food was amazing, serloin steak cooked as ordered and to perfection. large portions, we were stuffed! It is expensive but once in a while, its worth it. Fish is fresh, not frozen but caught, put on ice then cooked for us.. about 12hrs old so you can't get better locally to Maidenhead IMHO.
The luxury hot chocolate are wonderful.. but too far towards luke warm for our particular liking! One thing... please stock malibu - kokokanu is NOT Malibu! Lol!
Thank you for having us

The Boathouse at Boulters Lock
Responded 5 days ago

Oh wow Louise this is such an incredible 5 star review, thank you from the entire team here at the Boathouse. We are overjoyed to hear that you had such a memorable visit to us and we would love to welcome you back again very very soon!

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Mervetheswerve
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never ceases to amaze me! It was very busy and I was happy to sit quietly with a beer milling over my thoughts. It was so quiet earlier they had let some staff go home early! I was there for mussels a d did not disappoint another beer whilst I waited and a glass of white Rioja to go with mussels. Amazing bowl of the molluscs arrived quickly with a liberal quantity of “dipping” broth for the chips. Had to have more chips and followed by an amazing plate of 5 cheeses. Declined the glass of Port!
A bout 3 hours and I did not want to leave.

The Boathouse at Boulters Lock
Responded on September 11, 2021

Thanks for another lovely review Mervetheswerve. It is great to hear you enjoyed the mussels and Rioja on this occasion! We hope to see you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

They thought we hadn’t arrived. I have a receipt to prove we paid.

Also I have a blue badge. Before when I have visited we could park outside the restaurant. This time we could not and had to walk up the road from the car park which was difficult. This should be stated on the website.

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RogerBK
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has so improved its food, service, especially the barman, just exceptional ..a delicious delight..applause to all. Booking again👍

The Boathouse at Boulters Lock
Responded on September 11, 2021

Aw thanks Roger, we really appreciate your fab feedback, and can't wait until your next visit.

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HannahE
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious roast dinner, amazing setting over looking the river, really attentive staff and generally a lovely experience! Would definitely go again.

The Boathouse at Boulters Lock
Responded on September 6, 2021

Oh wow Hannah thank you for your kind words! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was recommended this place and I must say was very impressed, lovely scenery. I booked the place 3 months ago to celebrate my birthday with friends had requested to sit by the glass windows overlooking the lock but was not given that option and was put at the back of restaurant. Overall good and service was very good but only that was disappointing especially booking 3 months in advance and coming from a town quite far away

The Boathouse at Boulters Lock
Responded on September 6, 2021

Thank you for your 5 star review! We hope you had a wonderful Birthday. Sadly we can never guarantee a window table but we always to try our hardest when we can. Please do come and see us again soon!

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DeborahD
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food,fabulous location,great service and superb company what more could you ask for.

The Boathouse at Boulters Lock
Responded on September 6, 2021

Oh Deborah, this is such a wonderful 5 star review thank you! Please do come and see us again soon.

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ElaineS
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent as always and the service efficient and friendly. Lovely setting on the river - great views from most tables. New decor makes it a light and airy space.

The Boathouse at Boulters Lock
Responded on September 3, 2021

Oh Elaine thank you from the whole team! Such lovely words, we hope to see you again very soon.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner outside on the terrace, the service was friendly and professional and the food was delicious. We’ll definitely be back soon!

The Boathouse at Boulters Lock
Responded on September 1, 2021

What lovely words to read thank you so much, we look forward to welcoming you back!

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Steven
London
24 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The waitress was bubbly friendly and efficient.

The Boathouse at Boulters Lock
Responded on September 1, 2021

Thank you Steven, so pleased to hear that our team gave you a fantastic impression! Please do come and see us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fab visit to The Boathouse, this time for breakfast on a lovely outdoor table. As usual, lovely, efficient and friendly service and a very nice full English. This combined with reasonable pricing makes the Boathouse a favourite destination.

The Boathouse at Boulters Lock
Responded on August 30, 2021

Oh what a wonderful review thank you! We are overjoyed to be a favorite of yours and can't wait to welcome you back again soon.

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Mervetheswerve
Berkshire
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is funny how you have the same dish for breakfast and each chef makes 4 ingredients taste and appear different and then one puts in something you had not imagined!
The sourdough with cheese and Marmite onions has been my favourite here on a Sunday morning for weeks and it is my wind down time with a superb view of the Thames. Then the chef adds mayonnaise and that alters the consistency of the “oozing” from the sourdough holes!
Love this place and due to staff shortages had to be curtailed this week but have booked for dinner on Thursday for mussels!
Can’t wait for that

The Boathouse at Boulters Lock
Responded on September 11, 2021

Hi Mervetheswerve, What a lovely review, thanks for your kind words and understanding regarding missing your breakfast this week. We really appreciate your positive feedback and hope you enjoyed your visit with us on Thursday for the mussels!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views, very friendly and helpful staff. Wonderful ambience.

The Boathouse at Boulters Lock
Responded on August 30, 2021

Thank you so much, so pleased that the team made you feel right at home! Please do come and see us again soon.

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LuisP
London
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Excelent location

The Boathouse at Boulters Lock
Responded on August 30, 2021

Thank you so much LuisP, please do come by again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to the Boathouse. Lovely setting on the river. Great fish and chips. The fish was flaky and the batter thin. Puddings were decadent we had the lemon posset and banoffee cheesecake. Will definitely be back

The Boathouse at Boulters Lock
Responded on August 30, 2021

Thank you so much for this glowing review! We can't wait to welcome you back again soon.

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MarkM
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Welcoming and friendly waiters, excellent food, shame the service was very slow and we has to ask for the dessert menu, chase for the coffee and bill.

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BrianS
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely location although no parking on site. Nicely furnished restaurant without being flash and had a nice buzz about it. Staff were very friendly, efficient and helpful

The Boathouse at Boulters Lock
Responded on August 27, 2021

Thanks for your kind words Brian, we hope to see you again soon.

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AliceP
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall a really nice experience having lunch here. The views are great with the doors open and the sun pouring through.

The Boathouse at Boulters Lock
Responded on August 27, 2021

Thanks Alice, we appreciate your kind words and hope to see you again soon.

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vipHelen
Berkshire
168 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Fabulous location - upstairs outdoor seating with lovely view of rover. Friendly efficient service, good food overall though chicken breast was rather dry.

The Boathouse at Boulters Lock
Responded on August 27, 2021

Thanks for the kind words Helen! Sorry to hear the chicken breast was a little dry, do let us know on the day and we will be happy to rectify this for you.

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susanh
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The vegetarian roast option - ours was sweet potato and kale pie - with all the trimmings, allowed us to have a proper Sunday roast, which is something that we have missed since becoming vegetarian

The Boathouse at Boulters Lock
Responded on August 25, 2021

Thank you for your review Susanh, so pleased that you loved your Sunday roast and felt well catered for as a Vegetarian. Please do come back and see us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were lovely and attentive, the food was delicious, and the views of the river were spectacular.

The Boathouse at Boulters Lock
Responded on August 25, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review! We look forward to welcoming you back again.

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MaurizioB
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place sensinle priced
Good service love it !!

The Boathouse at Boulters Lock
Responded on August 25, 2021

Thank you so much Maurizio, so pleased that the team made you feel right at home. We would love to see you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable meal at Boulters and fab setting - we even had sunshine today, which was a joy.

The Boathouse at Boulters Lock
Responded on August 25, 2021

Thank you fro this lovely review, do come and see us again soon!

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RichRobbins
London
13 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful setting and really appealing layout and decor. We were fortunate to have a table overlooking the river, a perfect position on a sunny day. The waiter was delightful and helpful. We were there for Sunday lunch. As well as the traditional roasts there were interesting specials on offer. Our party included 2 coeliacs and the staff were very conscious of their needs - there is even a GF menu. Excellent starters all round, especially the special - the crab meat crumpet. Very good main courses, 5 of us had roast meats - 3 lamb (the special) and 2 pork. Excellent and copious portions. Delicious desserts including a GF Bakewell tart for those who needed it. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole lunch, finishing with coffees taken out on the terrace to enjoy the sunshine. Wonderful!

The Boathouse at Boulters Lock
Responded on August 25, 2021

Oh wow RichRobbins, what a glowing 5 star review! We are overjoyed to hear of your recommendation worthy experience with us here at The Boathouse. Wonderful that everyone felt catered for with and without dietary requirements. We hope to see you again soon!

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ILIANAE
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

One of my favourite places in Maidenhead! Stunning location, good food and very friendly staff. Will always go back.

The Boathouse at Boulters Lock
Responded on August 25, 2021

Oh what a lovely review thank you Ilianae, we are honored! Please do come and see us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our daughter turned 13 today and she requested to go to The Boathouse for her birthday. Food was was delicious, drinks were superb and can’t complain about the view. Staff were fantastic as well. Looking forward to our next meal there.

The Boathouse at Boulters Lock
Responded on August 25, 2021

Oh wow what a wonderful 5 star review thank you! So pleased that we helped make your Daughters birthday that extra bit special. We would love to see you all again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

👍 wonderful lunch thanks

The Boathouse at Boulters Lock
Responded on August 25, 2021

Thank you so much for the 5 stars!

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MIKEWJC
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The location is stunning, outstanding; but as usual the food was adequate -fairly good even - but does not match the rest of the offer. The fish was good but the accompanying ratatouille was awful; the lamb was good but the accompanying veg was poor; the apple crumble was bland and the accompanying custard excellent. I want to rave over it all but can't. The staff are willing and warm, but not polished. Perhaps I'm looking for a style and atmosphere that Peachy wants to avoid whilst striving for a more casual and down to earth offering.

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chris
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

yes
have lived in maidenhead for 20 y0 odd years...and boulters have now finally got a team in that is doing it right

The Boathouse at Boulters Lock
Responded on August 17, 2021

Thank you Chris! We are so pleased you had such a good time. We love our pub and the people in it- so its good to hear we are doing a good job. Please come back and see us again soon

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GiovanniS
Berkshire
20 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

As usual good service and an outdoors table on the top floor with a good view on the Thames, all food was good and the only reason why I’m not opting for a 5-star rating is the “fillet medallion”, a fairly thin slice of meat which neither recalls a fillet nor it looks like a medallion. My wife and my sister in law were very happy with their dinner and my only faux pas was to order that meat which was an utter let down. Decent, but at least way overpriced. I’ll go back to either fish or burger when I’ll have dinner again here. Since I’m living at a 10-min walk from Boulters Lock, I will most likely be back quite soon.

The Boathouse at Boulters Lock
Responded on August 17, 2021

Thank you for your feedback and taking the time to send this review GionvanniS. Glad to hear the team were lovely but I'm sorry we didn't get your meal quite right. We look forward to seeing you again soon as you are our neighbour.

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Vivian
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always. Very helpful attentive staff as we had 2 children with us

The Boathouse at Boulters Lock
Responded on August 17, 2021

Fantastic news- thank you for the lovely review Vivian and I am gland the team looked after you and the children. Do come see us again soon.

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PaulG
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice lunch, tasty vegan options for those in our party.

The Boathouse at Boulters Lock
Responded on August 17, 2021

Thank you PaulG! We are so pleased you had such a good time and your guest enjoyed the Vegan meals too. Please come back and see us again soon.

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MartinF
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent alfresco lunch by the river. Fare, service and ambiance all very good.

The Boathouse at Boulters Lock
Responded on August 17, 2021

So glad you had a good time MartinF, we appreciate your very positive feedback, please come back and see us soon

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JNB34
Berkshire
8 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Generally good food reasonably well prepared and served.
Three criticisms:
Downstairs is very noisy.
There was far too much bread with the burgers.
The salmon starter was delicious, but slightly too small.

The Boathouse at Boulters Lock
Responded on August 17, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to send this review JNB34. We love to listen and we appreciate the feedback which we will take on board. Please come back and see us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely setting with lovely views. Really good quality Sunday roast that everyone enjoyed. The staff were very friendly & made you feel very welcome.

The Boathouse at Boulters Lock
Responded on August 11, 2021

Thank you so much for your review, so pleased that you had a quality and enjoyable Sunday roast with us and our fantastic team. We hope to see you again soon.

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vipSophieS
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A lovey setting! The meal was very nice.

The Boathouse at Boulters Lock
Responded on August 11, 2021

Thank you SophieS, so pleased you had a 5 star experience with us. Please do visit us again soon!

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PRSR
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting with view over the lock. Ots of choice on the menu including vegan and vegetarian options

The Boathouse at Boulters Lock
Responded on August 9, 2021

Thank you for his wonderful 5 star review - we pride our self on ensuring dietary requirements are well catered for and are pleased this was received so well with your party! We would love to see you again soon.

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Manorian
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff were friendly and attentive without being intrusive. The service was also very good and all our party of eight said that they enjoyed both the meal and the location.

The Boathouse at Boulters Lock
Responded on August 8, 2021

Thank you so much for this, we really appreciate it. We love it when our guests love us and are delighted you enjoyed your meal with us. We shall look forward to welcoming you back again Manorian.

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Lorraine
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I had booked a table on the ground floor as one of our party is disabled and once seated we were told that this table wasn't given table service, we had to order at the bar. We were obviously really disappointed by this, as we had gone on my recommendation and I was a bit embarassed. However, once we explained the situation, everyone was lovely. We received table service and all the staff couldn't have been more helpful.
Fabulous place, great atmosphere and good food.
Thanks again for a lovely afternoon

The Boathouse at Boulters Lock
Responded on August 8, 2021

Thank you for the feed back and the review Lorraine. So please it all worked out and the team looked after you. We look forward to welcoming you back again.

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The Boathouse at Boulters Lock is rated 4.6 stars by 533 OpenTable diners.

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Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.