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Dedham Boathouse

Boat House Mill Lane, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6DH, England
+44 1206 323153
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Boat House Mill Lane, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6DH, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

On a beautiful day you just can't beat this spot for an alfresco lunch. Its so nice to sit by the river on a sunny day and the food is excellent - cooked with care - using quality ingredients - by a chef who clearly...More

Thank alison h
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked this venue to accommodate our party of 30 for a family get together to celebrate my mum's 80th. We had adults, children and babies. We took over the conservatory area of the restaurant which was perfect so we were all together. The venue was...More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a table for 16 of us for our daughters birthday and were thoroughly spoilt from the moment we arrived to our departure. We were a mixed group with the children well catered for and the food fantastic. An excellent culinary experience in beautiful...More

Thank Mark E S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been several times now and always really enjoyed everything. I took my parents for a day out in Dedham to show them around and the food we had was to die for. Good portions and everyone really loved it, good quality food for a...More

Thank Ruth L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lunch with friends midweek and the restaurant was busy. They have a 2 course special menu for March which looked great but didn’t offer the option to have main and dessert so I chose from the a la carte menu. Moroccan lamb with harissa, cous...More

Thank mglrowan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just across the road from Dedham weir. Ample sized car park. Lovely airy dining area with views of the river Stour and Constable Country! Friendly polite staff. Relaxed atmosphere and service. Excellent food. Served hot and fresh and together as a table. Obviously quality fresh...More

Thank NottmFoody
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a note in haste to say thank you to Chris and his staff at the Boathouse for the excellent food and drink which our little party enjoyed yesterday evening! The venue, as always, had a great atmosphere and was all that one could wish...More

Thank Jamie B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice weekend lunch at the boathouse, service was friendly and sufficiently attentive. Food is above average, looks great on the plate but slightly overpriced for the quality I would say. For 3 courses each it is about £30-35 a head before drinks,...More

Thank staycationer2013
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Very pleasant surroundings, linen, etc but service, on a not very busy day, slow beyond belief, possibly spoiling dishes waiting to be served. Excellent chicken liver parfait to start and smooth coffee panacea to finish, but main course of chicken dry and tasteless.

1  Thank tommillerjones
Reviewed 12 March 2018

My 3 friends and I meet and eat out for lunch every 2-3 months. Finding a venue that is really nice and not too pricey can be a task at times but I thought the Boathouse looked nice and hoped it was reasonably priced. There...More

1  Thank Mackie1967
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22 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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