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The Boathouse

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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Rifle Road | Sale Water Park, Sale M33 2LX, England
+44 161 962 0118
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely food . Great atmosphere. Staff are so attentive. We had the earlybird menu which was fabulous . My family just love this place . Always come on all our birthdays and special occasions . Restaurant looks out over sale water park . Lovely especially on summer evenings .

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Thank Alexandra B
Warrington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My family took me to this restaurant as a birthday treat. It is located on the upper level of the building, however there is a ramp and lift for wheelchair users like myself. There is an early evening menu, but as choices were limited, I chose off the main menu. For my starter, I ordered the salt and pepper chicken... More 

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Thank millymallymoo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A former council owned facility, which has been subcontracted out, and perhaps even sold - it is alongside Trafford Watersports Centre, and overlooking Sale Water Park. The views are great, if somewhat sparse, and the full length glass is a nice feature. The building, service and atmosphere still feels a little like "a night at the dogs!" - but the... More 

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Thank Mark S
Manchester, England
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food good value for money. We dined as a family with young children who were all catered for. The steak was cooked to perfection i recommend!1

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Thank laura K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We Went here for a joint birthday meal for my wife and son ..nine of us in total including two babies .. when we arrived it was extremely busy as was to be expected as we had booked the early bird slot !! We were seated immediately on arrival and our drink order was then taken and served within 8... More 

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Thank Bryan T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with our son and daughter-in-law and 2 year old. The waiter (Italian?) was fantastic with her and we had a really good meal. 2 of us g Had the roast lamb which was very succulent and the girls had the the steak pie which was packed with meat. My granddaughter had fish and chips (cod goujons) which was also... More 

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Thank Geoffrey J
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of five old friends booked in for lunch and were warmly welcomed. We booked in advance as one of our party has to use a wheelchair but hat was no problem. We were advised how to reach the Restaurant via a lift and were shown straight to our table. Menus were given with a an explanation of Specials... More 

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Thank hottoddy0
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to feed the ducks with our grandson and decided to have a hot drink and a snack. We have always sat in the bar area & eaten & there has never been an issue but on this day the manager did not want anyone to eat in the bar area I told us if I serve you other... More 

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Thank sheilarollason
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Lovely surroundings overlooking the lake. Smart and spacious inside. We were seated quickly and the staff were very attentive all night I just wanted something light so ordered olives to start – not a lot you can say about them. They were olives. Mrs V. had a black pudding stack which she described as “ok” if a little oily. Her... More 

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Thank JohnVegasHG
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Have been here on numerous occasions & always been more than happy UNTIL TODAY. Called in around dinner time with my wife & 2 year old Grandson, asked to sit & eat in the bar area as normal as our 2 year old likes to move around, could not believe the answer. "You cannot sit in the bar area as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rifle Road | Sale Water Park, Sale M33 2LX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Sale
  • Phone Number: +44 161 962 0118

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?