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The Boathouse

$$ - $$$, British,
Rifle Road | Sale Water Park, Sale M33 2LX, England
+44 161 962 0118
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (36 reviews)
“soup” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Bar, British, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Rifle Road | Sale Water Park, Sale M33 2LX, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had my dad's "wake" here. Hot food buffet was delicious. home made Steak pie, Chilli, Salmon with a dill sauce and Chicken in a white wine and mushroom sauce. Side orders of chips, rice and new potatoes. Everyone enjoyed it. Staff were efficient, polite and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family treated me on my 50th at The Boathouse last Saturday. A fantastic evening. There were about 20 of us. Adults, teens, kids. All the food came out at the same time. Waiting staff always hovering about asking if we wanted more drinks/sauces etc....More

2  Thank Shane
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has the potential to be great if it wasn't pretending to be something it's not. It has great views over sale water park and great tables to make the most of this. However the place is trying to be more upmarket than it...More

1  Thank Ericpixiecats
Reviewed 12 February 2018

The Boathouse is a very nice restaurant which serves average food at inflated prices.Having said that we have just been there for a family get together and had a lovely time..Nobody left hungry the food was perfectly OK,but you leave with the feeling that you...More

1  Thank raypauline2015
Reviewed 8 February 2018

If you want posh nosh go somewhere else, if you want proper English great food, go book yourself a table. We visit about 3 times a month and have done for a few years now - never had a bad meal and it’s far nicer...More

1  Thank Jax998
Reviewed 7 February 2018

Family meal here, arrived without reservation but were seated no problem. All members of staff we came across were friendly and welcoming. All of our meals were delightful and our sons loved their steaks, cooked as they had ordered. I was impressed at the reasonable...More

1  Thank Jon C
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Had the most lovely meal in this restaurant. Not only was there a great select to choose from, but the staff were so friendly and happy to answer question regarding food options. Our starters were lovely (salt & pepper chicken wings, and the black pudding...More

1  Thank 998Lelly21
Reviewed 31 January 2018

Our first visit was a disappointment. My wife and I visited for lunch and selected from the "Early Diner" fixed price menu. The restaurant is situated on the bank of Sale Water Park and overlooks the lake - a lovely spot but unfortunately the food...More

2  Thank 1256Rob
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Food and service OK but please beware soft drinks prices as they are so expensive , 2 blackcurrant and soda £4.70, note to owner, no one likes being ripped off... I will not be back on principle

1  Thank Scottparty
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Went here for my friends birthday and there was quite a large group of us. The staff were very friendly and quite attentive when we were there. All the food that arrived was well proportioned and tasty and in decent time without too much of...More

1  Thank Joanna W
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Questions & Answers
3 December 2016|
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Response from ManchesterMANKS | Reviewed this property |
Yes via a lift and the lift is on the same deck as the tables
3 December 2016|
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Response from Vic H | Reviewed this property |
I agree there is a lift and a car park to the rear which is gravel covered so not ideal
Delia R
19 June 2016|
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Response from Maria R | Reviewed this property |
The Boathouse has a small function room. You go in the main entrance and the door opposite to the bottom of the stairs it how you access the function room. It is locked unless there is a private function happening. I had a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rifle Road | Sale Water Park, Sale M33 2LX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Trafford  >  Sale
  • Phone Number: +44 161 962 0118
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