The Boat House.

4.6
191 reviews
£25 and under
British
The Boat House is Kent’s premier Restaurant, Wedding and Entertainment venue. Our aim is to provide the best in dining and entertainment experiences for all ages. We pride ourselves in making The Boat House a safe and friendly place. Situated in Strood, Kent beside the banks of the beautiful River Medway.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 191 People Are Saying
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DonnaH
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time at the Boat House after hearing it advertised on the radio. Went for an early lunch so not overly busy at that time. Nice clean restaurant, comfy chairs & a lovely view. There were a couple of things on the menu that weren’t available which was disappointing but the food we did choose was very good & the mashed potato was particularly yummy. The staff were very friendly and attentive but not overly so, which is nice. Their timing was impeccable so they were monitoring from afar which I prefer. There’s nothing worse than being constantly asked if everything’s ok! After our starters we were asked if we wanted our mains straight away, or to wait a while which I thought was a nice touch. But I guess in busy periods this, would probably be less of an option.
So in summary a very enjoyable lunch with good honest, value for money food presented beautifully and a lovely atmosphere. We would definitely return & I look forward to trying one of their roast dinners.

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SYLVIAL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food and generous portions also reasonably priced

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RosalindA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening meal with wife and grandchildren.
Couldn't fault it.Wish I had discovered the boathouse before.
Big portions,we couldn't eat it all!
We will definitely be back.

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HarrietD
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding service and atmosphere. The staff were efficient, friendly and kind. I was concerned about my lively 1 year old, but they engaged with him and actively put me and others at ease.

The menu had some great choices and were presented nicely. I had a chicken burger, husband had the house burger. Both were delicious with soft brichoe buns, good flavour and nicely cooked. Cocktails went down well as well!

It would be great to see more homemade desserts on their menu.

Can't wait to go back.

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GillW
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, understand is homemade... definitely tastes like it... delicious. Staff fabulous. Can't fault Boathouse at all👍

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Hilda
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal as usual..we went for lunch on a school day, so it was very quiet but really nice... Christmas tree already up and the meal was lovely... will boom again..

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Adam
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pub food, welcoming and friendly staff and a nice location. Will definitely be back.

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RussellP
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Well-decorated, beautiful location, friendly staff (particularly the two guys serving the buffet) and a good range on the menu.

We came to have lunch with friends and all went very smoothly until we were ordering dessert. Our server went to check on pudding availability and came back to inform us that unfortunately we would need to move to the bar for dessert - our table was only ours for an hour.
As nobody had informed us on arrival we were somewhat perplexed, particularly as there were other clean empty tables around us that could have been used for newcomers. Staff had not even been quick to serve us or take our order.

We made our way to the bar area and finished with dessert and coffee.
It was a pleasant afternoon and a pleasant place to visit - but a table for only an hour is an issue that would mean we could not bring guests in the future without worrying.

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MandyT
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we had eaten here, will definitely be back. The carvery was excellent cooked to perfection. Staff very friendly and accommodating. We went early and glad we did, as it got busy very quickly, sign of a good restaurant

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Krissy
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue, great location , easy to find, welcoming staff, value for great tasting food to make an enjoyable evening , Thank you Danny & Team

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good roast, offers more veg if wanted (sufficient on first fill) pleasant, frendly. All in all a good place to go

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very welcoming, excellent dining room and food was good. We were there for Sunday lunch and we really enjoyed the experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Sunday roast great friendly service

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Peter
Jersey
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Been for Sunday Lunch Nd during the week both times good food and value for money. Staff attentive and polite will be going again.

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LeanneF
Kent
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 for the whole experience and just no other place does any other Sunday roast anywhere else that beats the boat house and what makes the experience even nicer is the outstanding friendly caring nicest owners themselves Danny and luke thanks guys your food is amazing you never let your customers down its a pleasure to come to your restaurant for your amazing food.

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KarlS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb Sunday Carvery as we have come to expect. Super friendly attentive professional service as usual. A highlight of the week. See you next Sunday.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here 5 or 6 times now always good food and good service.
Very friendly and welcoming

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very pleasant meal

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The staff were very friendly and welcoming. We were not pressured into ordering food or drinks and left alone with relevant checks for things being okay. Sadly the food did not come out together for our table or others we observed and this meant my 11 yr waiting the longest for the easiest cooked meal and we nearly finished our meals by the time theirs was served. That being said the food was good and they dealt with the issue being pro-active about a resolution rather than seeing if there was a complaint forthcoming.
Good experience- just needs more parking availability. We would go again if we were local!!

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TracyC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ran out of vegetable tart but offered me plenty of vegetarian alternatives. I had mushroom they were delicious. The choice of vegetables was excellent

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RoseA
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, very polite staff, the decor is calming. I will be going again and will recommend to friends and family.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food

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JaneG
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot fault the food and service. Staff were very friendly and the chef couldn’t be more attentive.

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GaryA
Kent
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent family lunch out. We also needed room for a pram which was easily managed. Food was lovely and service/price were great as well. The kids loved the view of the river as well. Highly recommend visiting here.

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JohnWH
Kent
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prompt but I rushed service. Helpful and attentive staff.

Food was excellent. Very reasonably priced.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been a few times now, on recommendation of friends ~ Rachael and Glen, who also had a wake held here back in the summer. The staff are very friendly and accommodating, food is fabulous, something for everyone on the menu without being overwhelmed with too much choice. This is fast becoming our local/go too place to grab a lunch or evening meal.

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Stadtkanzler
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great view and nice atmosphere

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AngieL
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious as usual. All staff very friendly & excellent service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place so friendly and food is the best nothing is too much for these guys 😊

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Jackiec
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot express enough how delighted I was my first visits & it won’t be my last
The staff made you feel very welcome the food was delicious and the restaurant was very clean.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely carvery, good service

KS
KarlS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food, service, ambiance was spot on.

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TerryS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice place, really clean, not a bad view and great staff! Definitely going back

DH
DebbieH
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The potatoes were under cooked but the rest was very nice, we will definitely be dining there again

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ElaineP
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't wait to go back again. Food was lovely and service was good . Well recommended .

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rooroos17
Kent
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, friendly staff. Great atmosphere! Love going to the boat house!

KM
KarenM
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Another lovely evening at the Boathouse !
A warm welcome , good food and friendly staff .

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Molbox
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely setting very smart inside, food and cocktails were lovely, just a shame we were the only ones there, although that's not their fault.

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Jo77
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first visit to this pub/restaurant and I'd definitely recommend it and will be returning soon.
The staff were friendly and helpful.
The menu offered lots of choice. We ate from the set lunch menu and were really impressed with what great value it was - the food was very tasty and portion size really generous.
Looking forward to returning to try more of their menu and to give their Sunday lunches a try.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great service as usual at the boathouse, all the staff are friendly, caring and helpful. The food is always presented with good quality ingredients. Highly recommended++

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Boat House. using the Order Online button. The Boat House. also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. The Boat House. also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01634 719949.

The Boat House. is rated 4.6 stars by 191 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.