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Dedham Boathouse

Boat House Mill Lane, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6DH, England
+44 1206 323153
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (37 reviews)
“hake” (11 reviews)
“chicken” (16 reviews)
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Boat House Mill Lane, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6DH, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Recently visited with family and friends. I had the Chicken in pastry. Very nice but quite large. Vegetables were very 'al dente' which might not suit some. Surroundings lovely but a little noisy (the restaurant was full). Faultless service. I think it's a place that...More

Thank Bungy81
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited for dinner on a Friday evening, the restaurant was fairly busy but service was very good, attentive and all the waiters were on the ball. We skipped starters and each had the steak, it was excellent, generous fries for two of us, one had...More

Thank AdmiralGant
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited with friends for lunch and selected the taster menu which had a good selection of choices and the dishes were all well prepared, presented and balanced with interesting flavours and taste. Comfortable dining room with great friendly service at affordable prices. We shall...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and service was very good. Wonderful waterfront location, especially during the warm weather when outdoor seating is available. Will definitely return there.

Thank donna1chief
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us ate here on a Wednesday evening recently and had a very good meal. The service was excellent and efficient, the choice of food on the menu was interesting (which made it difficult to choose!) and we had a thoroughly enjoyable dinner. As...More

Thank Newburyboy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant, we have booked here for New Year’s Eve. Fantastic food and great service Chris was a great help .

Thank Janie1969
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit to the Boathouse. We met with friends for lunch. We were greeted by a warm and friendly host. We all ordered different dishes from the three course set lunch menu. Every dish was perfect, delicious and outstanding in terms of...More

1  Thank Enola_Collins
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first visit and I was really impressed. The tables are well spaced and the location is great, overlooking the river. The food was well presented and tasty and the menu is varied. They also do a fixed price lunch menu. The staff...More

Thank EricEssex2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for a business meeting and had supper. It was very good with lovely views of the River Stour. The building is a timber building with glass sides and I can imagine it might be cold in winter and hot in summer but...More

Thank infoking68
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I attended with my partner for my birthday and can honestly say the whole experience was phenomenal. The food was exceptional with the pork belly dish being the best pork belly I’ve ever had and the staff were excellent! Will definitely recommend to all my...More

Thank Tom P
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21 April 2016|
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Response from AlanAutostrasse1 | Reviewed this property |
I think its alwas best to book to avoid a problem on the day. Hope you enjoy and the weather is kind to you
7 December 2015|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, yes you can purchase vouchers. My wife and I had vouchers bought for us as a wedding gift.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boat House Mill Lane, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6DH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester  >  Dedham
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 323153
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