The Boat House Bistro
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Our Head Chef and his team use the finest local ingredients, including freshly caught trout from the reservoir to produce mouth-watering dishes every Saturday and Sunday.
Offering nautical theming and unparalleled views, the beauty of Bewl Water reservoir and nature reserve takes centre stage whilst you relax and enjoy a glass wine on The Terrace or a delicious meal in The Boat House.
I was a little apprehensive when I booked for Sunday lunch and took my two parents who live locally. However, the location was outstanding as was the food and service. Very friendly waiting staff and the food was excellent, with plenty of meat and fresh vegetables and, unlike many places, plenty of very tasty gravy. Will definitely visit again.
I just love it here. I love to sit at a window seat and look out over the reservoir. It is so relaxing and peaceful.
The food is great as is the service. Very clean and good choice of food.
We really enjoyed our visit to the Bistro. The food was excellent and reasonably priced.
The staff were attentive and friendly. Over looking the reservoir creates a sense of space and calm which is mirrored in the restaurant. We will definitely be back!
How nice that you don't have to drive to the coast to have these amazing views of the water. The staff are really warm and friendly and the food is excellent. What a find! Cannot wait to go back. If you go on a sunday, there are lots of boats and windsurfers to sit back and watch too.
Beautiful location, great staff and good food overall
We had a Saturday lunch for 3 in the bistro, which has a panoramic view out onto Bewl Water. Slightly surprised that only 3 tables were taken, given the setting, so there wasn’t much ambience. The menu is sensibly limited to 4 starters, 4 mains and 4 deserts. The food was very good and we plan to return for another meal.
A very good Sunday lunch. Maybe not the quickest of service and it wasn't that busy given the size of the restaurant but all in all it was very good, nice location and decent food
Excellent in every respect, you need to try and not miss out!!
Been here several times before always good service good food and friendly staff.Prices are reasonably for this type of establishment.
Looking forward to our next visit.
Great staff even when the power went out!!
Absolutely lovely lunch here on Saturday. Will definitely going back very soon.
This was our first visit and we were impressed, will definitely be going back
We had a really good all round experience, staff were extremely good.
Beautiful setting, we had a delicious roast dinner here on Sunday and the service was excellent.
Lovely setting with views over the reservoir. Pretty restaurant. Excellent service with delicious food.
Outstanding Sunday roast, attentive service and a view I didn’t want to leave. We watched the sunset from our table. Truly wonderful experience Thankyou.
Delicious food in beautiful setting. The service was just right, attentive but not excessive. The food was presented well and tasted really good. The skate was better than I expected and served with a variety of vegetables. The chocolate crime brûlée was divine.
Very disappointed with our meal. My father did not eat the steak as it was too chewy for him. As a vegetarian, only one option for food and the burger was ok at best. We ate the chips which made this a very expensive meal.
Food excellent whole experience worth the visit
Excellent Friday fish and chip lunch, delicious food, welcoming and courteous staff. Fantastic fresh food, well presented and good value.
Absolutely delicious food with a gorgeous view. We had New Years Lunch and we thoroughly enjoyed it .
Lovely setting for a Sunday roast with family, the views of the sun going down across the water were amazing and the food was incredible too. Unfortunately a couple of mistakes were made by the staff serving us which wasn’t a complete disaster but they just seemed to be a bit of confusion at times and they weren’t overly confident. But it didn’t ruin our meal and I would definitely go back.
Third Xmas day we have been for our Christmas dinner.
Pleasant experience from start to finish. Parking seating view service food a great place to eat
Food as always is to a very high standard, excellent service and a lovely atmosphere.
The only critisim I have is a little more time is needed between each course. Just felt a little hurried but otherwise fantastic.
Fantastic view of the scenery.
Lovely menu and food.
Very friendly staff.
We loved it!
Had a lovely meal here with a nice view, despite the weather not being the best. Service was pleasant but a little slow at times. Overall would definitely recommend as food was of a high quality and difficult to find places in England with that sort of view.
Excellent food in a lovely venue with a gorgeous view. We will be back!
Fantastic Sunday roast set menu for both adults and kids! Beautiful view too.
Excellent food and experience plus a beautiful setting.
The story you have to go far find a really special place to enjoy a meal is not true.
We found the Boat House Bistro to be everything one wants in one place.
Good food, really friendly staff and very attentive to your needs. Great location with plenty parking. Good Prices as well to top it off.
Have been a few times and will certainly return....
Excellent well presented food. Polite and charming service. Wonderful views. We all thoroughly enjoyed lourselves
Excellent fish and chips, but the peas were not good, maybe they should in future serve mushy peas.
We have dined here several times and are never disappointed - good food, good value, served and presented by a young and friendly team.
Wonderful views and wonderful food and service and very good value what more could you want? Perhaps a more menu options on a Friday, but that’s far from essential
The venue is great, looking out over the water with the sun setting, very relaxing. What is not so relaxing is the service, the attention to detail is awful. Our main course was delivered and the waiter stated he would now bring our vegetables, we then witnessed him taking drinks orders from other tables and talking to others. By the time we had attracted his attention another (much more efficient) waiter had seen this and brought the vegetables, during this time the plates our main course were on were now cold and the beef I had ordered was too.
It’s a shame because this should be a top place to eat if only they could sort out the service.
Excellent in every way. Now there’s an extra choice on the friday menu it’s even better
Sunday lunch with friends, delicious menu with good choices and excellent value. Staff attentive and courteous.
It was my mum’s 87th birthday and she felt completely spoilt. Thank you. We will return.
We booked a table for 3.15pm, we were asked what we would like to drink and order at 3.50pm. We had been sat for 35 minutes before we had any service. The waiter brought 3 of the 5 drinks ordered after another half hour of waiting. We had to wait another 15 minutes for the other 2 drinks. A jug of water was placed on the table but no glasses, we waited patiently for these that came after all the drinks were served.
Two of four meals came out, the other two we had to wait 5 minutes for and then another 5 minutes for the vegetables to arrive for us all.
It took me to go to the bar twice to receive the bill. I had asked and told it would come to the table, we waited 10 minutes for it and eventually I went to the bar and paid.
We left the restaurant 2 hours after arriving. We only booked for a late lunch. Awful never again.
The Boat House Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 162 OpenTable diners.