The Boatman

4.4
1081 Reviews
£25 and under
British
We can’t take advance bookings for tables on our Terrace as these tables are open to the elements. However, we can make a note (please specify in the "guest request") on your reservation that you would prefer to be seated outside and, weather permitting, we will do our utmost to accommodate you on the day.

The Boatman, is Windsor’s only pub on the river at the foot of Windsor Castle overlooking Eton Bridge. Serving freshly cooked food all day everyday from midday to 9pm at night, in the cosy bar, restaurant or in the stunning riverside all-weather conservatory, there is a fine selection of wine, ales, cocktails to choose from.

The bar area and terrace is dog friendly, we cannot accept any pets in the conservatory or restaurant.

The restaurant can seat up to 80 covers and the conservatory with it’s retractable roof can also provide dining for up to 80 people. Perfect for both private and corporate events; parties, birthday celebrations, anniversaries, and family get-together.
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Rups
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Location and place is lovely.

I was disappointed with the food this time. The lamb was really fatty and think next time will opt out of the Sunday roast!
Staff and service was good.

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AliHK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Sunday lunch yesterday - fabulous roast dinners including a lovely vegetarian roast. Amazing desserts . Staff faultless as always welcoming, helpful , and well presented . Even found candle to decorate daughters desert for her birthday . Timings perfect . The perfect dog friendly pub on the river - that’s why we keep coming back !

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Kristiew
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went very last minute on a Saturday evening, got seated at a lovely table for 2. It had a slight wobble but the waitress fixed it for us right away and then did light a candle for us.

Drinks for served quickly. One beer, one cocktail and water for the table.

Food order taken soon after both ordered the Honey Duck with crushed new potatoes. Was lovely. Very filling and also came out from the kitchen in good time. Well done to the chefs on a busy Saturday.

Also had pudding. One sticky toffee pudding and one brownie. Both delicious.

Our waitress was lovely and checked back on us making sure the food was ok and that we had enough drinks.

Will be coming back soon

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IsabelZ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant for children. My one year old was very well catered for. Including getting her food out earlier. Lovely waiting staff to! Will be back again.

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RobS
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Not sure I'd revisit in a hurry.
Yes it was a Tue evening and we were the only ones their but whenever others arrived, rather than spreading us out across the ample sized room the waiting staff insisted on leading people to the tables right next to ours.
Staff not particulalry attentive, on table knowed over a glass which smashed and they didn't so much as turn their heads.
Food average at best, not what we'd been expecting.

JF
JoannaF
London
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3rd visit and they are very lovely and accommodating!! I finally settled on the third table - I felt like Goldilocks !!! The staff are friendly and polite. We had roasts 2 lamb and 2 beef as usual they were delicious and extremely large portions!! Delicious toffee pudding and chocolate coconut brownies finished our meal!! And as added extra it started to snow big fluffy flakes beautiful!! Thank you very much and we will be back soon !!

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KerrieT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really lovely meal, tasty and a good portion. Coffee was lovely and friends who had alcohol ended their drinks. Only downside was we were told we couldn’t order desert as it was time to leave … but would definitely return 😀

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Pickle
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Very average burger, lamb was ok, terrace restaurant cold as automatic doors kept opening. Rubbish on the floor from previous guest. Very average

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WestLondonLady
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Very enjoyable meal with lovely river view. Only slightly spoilt by the noise level from a large group of men. The service could have been better though and one thing we asked for never arrived.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was average, staff was great

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JanG
London
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Staff were very friendly and helpful. Food was well cooked and presented. Conservatory on riverside gives nice views.

But menu is rather uninspiring - basic pub food.

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SueC
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from our waiter. Wonderful food. Good value. Lovely atmosphere. Would definitely go again.

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SarahC
London
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday Roast!
A lovely toasty warm conservatory to walk into on a cold afternoon.
No complaints.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friendly service and good foid

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GailG
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The venue was fantastic and everybody loved both the quality, taste and size of the portions. An amazing place to eat - highly recommended

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SueS
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our coeliac guest had little choice, she was told the chips were GF but not sure they were?

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AnnieC
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As soon as you arrive you get a good welcome from the staff, the service was good and the food was amazing. Brilliant spot right by the river. Can’t wait to go back.

PM
PenM
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, and we managed to get the 35% off Win-Win

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Pete
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food great with lovely views over the river. Puddings were delicious

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LucyD
Cambridge
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Quality of food below average. The burger was one you’d expect at a van after a night out. Apparently fresh crab tagliatelle…. No chance. Over flavoured with chilli and spring onions. Crab not fresh and tasted a little like mashed up tinned tuna.
Friendly staff, it’s only saving grace. Sorry.

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fizzfiend
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous location, great food and excellent service - what more could you want?!!

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DavidM
Surrey
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We had a mid-week lunch, sitting in the covered outdoor dining area. The setting and service was very good but unfortunately what we chose to eat wasn’t. We had fish and chips, both of which seemed to have been double fried and were therefore overdone and too crispy, plus tasted heavily of oil. A shame as it’s a nice place.

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Mummafish
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked the Boatman for my husbands birthday after reading great reviews. I can honestly say the reviews were spot on .Great views over the Thames delicious food beautifully presented and very attentive staff.
I would highly recommend booking as the Boatman seems to be a popular destination.

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Jenny
London
22 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Chose this pub for lunch before our trip to the theatre. A bit colder outside these days so entering the warm restaurant area with a view of the river was a pleasant surprise.

Ordered the lamb shoulder and wasn't disappointed. Warm and hearty meal, much needed at this time of year. Very happy.

Would recommend to anyone looking for a spot of lunch in Windsor.

MM
MickeyMouse10
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit to the Boatman . And we will definitely be returning again soon.
Overall I will give everything 10 out of 10 .
Excellent ! Couldn’t fault anything.
👍🙂

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ALS25
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Was really excited to try here but didn’t think much of it. The venue and location are gorgeous - can’t complain! But the service was pretty slow and the food wasn’t great. The king prawns were more like squid in a bowl of oil. Had 35% off though which eased the blow. Love this place for drinks but won’t be returning for food

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MariaQ
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, good choices on the menu. Affordable prices. Staff are friendly, attentive and accommodating. Thank you so much.

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WendyA
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely delicious food with very attentive courteous staff

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Foody
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Booked for a Sunday for a reason a roast was called before we arrived to say no roasts my friend had chosen your restaurant to be taken for her 60 th birthday so she was disappointed and I was angry
And £177 for 2 people way too expensive I ate at the Dorchester for less and your menu is limited
And close at 9pm really

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SharonS
Bristol
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was outstanding as always however service was disappointing. The waitress forgot to put the ticket through for our mains so we waited nearly an hour for our meals. Water was put on table but no glasses and plates weren't cleared away. It seemed that there were inexperienced staff on shift and not the experience we had on our last visit.

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Joel
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The roast was pretty dry, also the chips were like dust. Maybe it is because we went late afternoon. The waiters were nice, but overall just a but ‘meh’. Nice location.

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ChaTp
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Wasn’t happy with the pork roast today

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SteveS
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a nice place, first time at the boatman, great pub, nice staff, overlooking the thames in the middle of Windsor, went there before visiting the Castle, generous portions so needed a walk around the castle to let lunch go down. We had sunday lunch and thought it was super

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BuckinghamBelle
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and setting. Good (not excellent food), very good value for money. Affordable and good service. All in all a pleasant evening.

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EmSK
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We had the lunch menu, the pork should melted in the mouth and was delicious but those within the party who had the burger were underwhelmed. The service, ambience and overall experience would good. We will be back again soon

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Ang17
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good meal and service was just as good, definitely recommend.

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BinnieC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time we have traveled to London and eaten at the Boatman Pub. This place does not disappoint. We always have the best cocktails, beer and the absolute best Fish and Chips plus the atmosphere and river views are amazing. If we are ever back in London, we will most certainly go there again!!!

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ChrisH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Arrived on Sunday night and we both chose a Sunday roast we had been out walking all day and were famished. Plenty of waiters around but seemed ages before they came over with menu's. Eventually a waitress arrived to take our order
The meal came and we asked for extra gravy when it came it was in a container the size of a egg cup.by then the meal was cold, we told the waiter but he wasn't bothered about it and said so to us .Very bad service and won't recommend or return

MR
MicheleR
New England
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Sunday Roast. Our chicken was plentiful and deliciously tender with an abundance of roasted vegetables.

CB
CarolineB
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good as usual. Slightly cold and noisy in conservatory and menu has changed and felt slightly limited but quality of food was great.

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The Boatman is rated 4.4 stars by 1081 OpenTable diners.

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.