The Boatman

4.4
1126 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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DenisaM
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding.
But the fairy lights on the terrace created such a beautiful ambiance.

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EileenA
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant gorgeous food excellent service

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Datchet
Berkshire
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've been several times now for a Sunday roast because it's the best we've found in the area for the price. The roast beef and roast lamb are both really good. The vegetables are done really well and the yorkshire puddings are also very good. Overall we've been consistently impressed and not had any disappointments or bad experiences. I can recommend the Sunday roasts, but I think you really must book a table in advance, don't just turn up.

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Buzz
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Location, Service and food good. Over half of serving staff not wearing masks. Other restaurants provide better protection from COVID

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IanG
Berkshire
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always made to feel very welcome when ever we dine at the boatman . The Service and attention can not be faulted . Food was cooked to perfection .

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CAz1
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service would definitely recommend!

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LitaG
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great spot on the Thames. Friendly staff and good food at a reasonable price.

JG
JanetG
London
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the 3rd time I’ve been here in the last month and I absolutely love it. Food is amazing and good value and the service is perfect. It is noisy but not unbearable, I look forward to the Summer when it will open up and be a great place to eat.

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RuthG
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The roast dinner on a Sunday was so tasty and great that vegetarians and vegans are catered for without missing out.

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PeterO
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Second time here but the 1st time seated in the glass dining area. In the winter the room clearly has some drafts it needs to plug. Indoor dining was and is more preferable. Overall grub great and pate/king prawns/ crab linguine and fish cakes really enjoyable. Staff very attentive and no complaints at all.

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IanG
Berkshire
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food . Highly recommend .

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DavidJ
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely location next to the river in full sight of Windsor Castle. It was a very quiet day when we were there but I imagine it gets very busy.
We thought it great value for money with good lunchtime food and have no hesitation in recommending it

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Rachel
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved it! Great food and lovely service. The setting outside by the river is fab would return / recommend

Only comment is that the chicken burger could do with some kind of sauce

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Bonnie
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Each visit has been excellent been here approx 8 times now and will keep returning

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SteveJ
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Turned up on time and we were escorted to our table. First impression was that we were surrounded by families with small children. That fact was true to start with but they were no bother at all. Disappointed at the Rose wine choice of only four choices the one we liked unavailable and the second and third we do not like and the third we did not know and at £42.00 a risk, so we had to choose alternative and only had one drink each. After the delay in relooking at the drink available we decided to order our meal at the same time as the room was filling up and others ordering prior to us. The pate was very good but could have been a little more solid as may have been standing as while, but was very good. The bread and oils was different dish and the balsamic and oil was spoiled by the amount of oil within the dip. The main meal Sirloin steak ordered by us both had a slight problem only maybe a communication between the waiter and the kitchen on the steak finish we wanted pink. So the restaurant manager we called over acted very professionally changed the meal and we would state the the steak was spot on the second time the chunky chips were perfect both times and the green beans very good too, however the peppercorn source was one of the best we have both tasted, excellent and we would love the recipe as it must be chef made, another excellent. Have to say we were sufficiently full up and could not eat anymore but to confirm at £102.00 for two of us with only one drink each mine being a coke only we would say it it a little expensive!

On a final point we note that when we booked we noted the booking was my partner special birthday which was completely forgotten on the night.

So to summarise we will return when in town again love to attend in the summer it was nice.

Thank you for the help from the manager as it made the night, the waiting staff were very good too.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good food, great setting on the river.

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deborahh
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We booked a table for early on New Year's Eve and were pleased that a number of the tables were occupied both inside and outdoor in the covered area which allowed for some atmosphere. We had the option of the normal al a carte menu which was also a bonus. Staff were friendly, polite and attentive. Food was good and overall we had a really nice evening. Were told that the restaurant would close at 11.00pm which suited us.

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TaruP
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, service was great and lovely atmosphere

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Alistair
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family meal between Christmas and New Year. We ate in the conservatory - airy light, spacious, with great views of the Thames.

Welcoming, polite and attentive staff.

Delicious meals at a reasonable price.

Easy parking at the station car park adjacent to the pub at £5 for the day off-peak.

I would certainly book again.

Thank you!

DP
DavidP
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Four of us dined here on my wife's birthday, lovely food arrived hot .Served by three different staff during our meal all friendly . There was a large party behind us a bit loud but nice to see people enjoying their night was given the chance to move when we arr


ived, no need too! Lovely evening .

OT
OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was very good, the waiting times between meals felt a bit slow and a few of our requests were forgotten and we had to prompt to resolve. Overall, a very good experience.

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Andy
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent and nice view to the river from the marquee.

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LisaW
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent meal as always , such a shame the restaurant wasn’t full so the atmosphere was lacking a bit

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DeirdreE
London
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Friend had lamb which was excellent. I had the burger which was tasteless, overcooked and dry, wasn’t seasoned and lacked any sauces. Essentially a dry toasted bun with a tough inedible party - very disappointing - chips good though. Good wine list and friendly service. Lovely location.

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AlexS
London
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good food, nice place to go to eat. Service was a bit slow and taking plates and glasses away took a little while. But would still go again and would recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service an issue with food was resolved quickly and efficiently. Really lovely atmosphere great customer service & food. Would definitely recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Food fantastic

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JohnP
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for Sunday lunch and both the service and food was excellent. Staff very friendly

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and good service- will definitely be booking again

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LeeB
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a great location.

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AndrewM
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

A charming pub, excellent location right in the banks of the Thanes beneath Windsor Castle.

Good food & choice of drinks (although odd no tomato juice available?).

Service left a little to be desired especially as it was not busy due to the Vovid panic.

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JanetG
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely evening and the food was really nice but I could have done with a slightly bigger portion, I would have had a starter as well if I’d know. Have to say it was quite noisy and was only half full so not sure how it would be filled to capacity. I also would have liked some windows open considering the current situation but all these are minor concerns and I’m booked to go again in a couple of days so happy to recommend it.

JB
JaneyB
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Very pleasant area to sit overlooking the river.
Staff very nice but service was a little off - passed the meals across the table and just left the bottle of wine up one end of the table when he knew that it was for the other end and had to be asked to put it there.
Food very good and would certainly return.

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IndiB
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had a lovely experience at the Boatman, Food was good and the décor was Christmassy. This is our second visit to the Boatman in one week, It was good we could pre-order too. Thank you!

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PaulW
London
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great location. We were in the outside conservatory which was heated well and comfortable. The service is friendly and prompt.

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EllisW
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really warm and welcoming pub! The staff were very warm and nothing was too much to ask for. Very lovely and happy with the level of service. I would like to say a special thank you to the lady who served us with pigtails and brown hair (I am sorry I forgot your name!) She was so happy and was a pleasure to speak to. Really reccomend this resturant if you are going there!

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Narikomaya
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. nice location and friendly service. will go again.

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SimonR
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best pubs in Windsor! Will be going back until I’ve tried everything on the menu!!!

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TimJ
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening birthday dinner, very friendly staff , we will definitely recommend and be coming back with friends so thankyou for making our meal great.

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Heid
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great lunch with family. May be more staff needed but a lovely time

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The Boatman is rated 4.4 stars by 1126 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.