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Dedham Boathouse

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Boat House Mill Lane, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6DH, England
+44 1206 323153
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12:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 21:30
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Manningtree, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Food is always fantastic, it's in a beautiful location whatever the weather, there's always a fantastic view. The atmosphere is always so welcoming, and the staff especially Grant are always so helpful, attentive . If you haven't visited then do, you're missing out!

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Thank frankiemw12
Chelmsford, England
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49 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great restaurant beside the river in Dedham. Food is always amazing. Booking is necessary. Boats for hire.

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Thank Maggy1349
Lancashire, England
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966 reviews
558 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 433 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made a reservation for a Tuesday lunchtime after hearing several positive recommendations and then reading TA reviews. (They are closed all day Monday!) We received a warm welcome and were taken directly to our table. Despite the Restaurant being full and as well as a party of 40 arriving just before us, service was very good without any long... More 

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Thank OldBear
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A 70th. Birthday celebratory party was held here recently, a Saturday evening, the atmosphere was excellent, a busy restaurant, staff attentive and smiling, service was just right, not rushed -- not too slow.The menu offered a wide ranging selection of food, which - after twelve various orders being placed -- arrived simultaneously at the table.Congratulations for achieving that, no mean... More 

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Thank Colin T
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a late call for my wife and I. Glad we went as food was lovely, all 3 courses were fabulous and generous portions to boot. Staff friendly and a good atmosphere, would thoroughly recommend it. Definately going again soon. This time give the lunch menu a look.😀

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Thank MBoy62
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've just come home from a really gorgeous meal at the Dedham boat house. It was lovely to be welcomed at the door by friendly polite staff. I was pleased with all three of my food choices, they were all beautifully presented, tasty and a decent portion size. The waitress service was also attentive but not interfering. I would definitely... More 

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Thank susannah C
Colchester, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location and nice food when we went the car park was fall and had to pay to park down the road not bad after paying £140 to eat The food was to a very good standard but not great i ordered the garlic bread as a side dish it came size of small loaf of bread ( why ?... More 

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Thank lostboy2
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited as a huge party of 17 people. Even with such a big number we were looked after very well. All meals came out at the same time and were hot and staff were all friendly. There was a superb singer in there - the live music in such a lovely interior made the meal special. The food was... More 

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Thank Toby N
West Buckland, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very lovely spring or summer venue, which a beautiful river walk and old trees surrounding it. Staff were very welcoming and friendly, and the room is an airy and light place to eat. It had a consistent warm buzz of conversation as well. Although the food was mixed, with some really excellent plates such as the pasta starter, some... More 

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Thank lazboy52
Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful setting, attentive staff, food very good. Would definitely be going back in the summer to make the most of the river and the opportunity to take out a rowing boat.

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Thank Rottiejae

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
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
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 21:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?