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The Boathouse at Boulters Lock, Maidenhead, Berkshire

The Boathouse at Boulters Lock

4.6
4.6
677 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Situated on our very own island, we’re very fortunate to benefit from Maidenhead’s finest al fresco dining and drinking spot, where everyone is welcome.

Eat, drink and indulge, from classic gastropub favourites to modern, healthy dishes – and weekend blow-outs from our chefs’ specials that make an occasion memorable.

True hospitality is about making you feel you’re at home away from home. We cherish our regulars, but are just as welcoming to first time visitors, so if this is your local, don’t be shy in recommending us to your friends. We’ll give them a peachy welcome too!

From a decent flat white, to a great value lunch, an indulgent treat to a well-made cocktail, there’s always a reason to visit.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 50 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 10:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 09:30–23:00 Sun 09:30–22:30

  • Phone number

    01628 621291

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Phil Hughes

  • Private party facilities

    If you’re looking for a private room our Private Dining Room hosting up to 18 guests is perfect for you. If you’re after a party space, or larger area our terrace bar is a great venue hire option. Holding between 40-120 guests The Terrace is the perfect spot for drinks parties, buffets or sit-down meals.

  • Area

    Maidenhead

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

What 677 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  • Berkshire

    Best Ambience

  • Berkshire

    Best Value

  • Berkshire

    Brunch

  • Berkshire

    Outdoor Eating

  • Berkshire

    Scenic View

  • Berkshire

    Sunday Lunch

  • Berkshire

    British

  • Berkshire

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  1. JD

    JohnD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great view from the dining area. Excellent service
  2. MN

    MartaN

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been couple of times for a breakfast and must say-loved it every time! Food is very good quality, prices are reasonable, location is beautiful, staff is friendly and atmosphere very good. Highly recommended! will be back :)
  3. GA

    GuyA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    A very nice brunch for our small group. I would very much like an All-Day breakfast option, as breakfast stops at 10:45. We did request an outdoor table to enjoy the view, but were placed inside away from the window which was unfortunate for our overseas guests.
  4. HD

    HannahD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful scenery with good food and very kind people. Will definitely come here again.

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded 7 days agoThank you for your wonderful review Hannah, we are thrilled you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    With family for my sisters birthday. Food was awful waitress had to bring me a steak knife to cut my muffin on my eggs Benedict. The eggs were like rubber. Everyone said the food could have been hotter. There was no garnish and no Care involved. Was awful !! We’ve been before no issues. The restaurant was empty on a Saturday morning for breakfast. That’s saying something

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded 7 days agoWe are sorry to hear you felt this way regarding the food, this just isn't good enough - we are sorry! We would really like the chance to have a chat, if you wish, do get in touch with us at reservstions@peachpubs.co m

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Lovely views Nice food 40/100 service

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded 7 days agoThank you for your lovely comments regarding the food and views, we are sorry that you found the service less than great. Please contact us at reservations@peachpubs.c om if you would like to discuss this further.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Consistently good

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 24 June 2022Thank you for your lovely comment and 4 star review!

  8. G

    Goodwife22

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Booked a table for a celebratory lunch, however, our order took too long to arrive. We then decided to skip mains and had small plates and desserts. Small plates were disappointing but the desserts were very good and saved the day. We have been before and been very satisfied so will put it down to it being short-staffed. In the current climate and high prices we cannot give it more stars.

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 25 June 2022Thank you for taking the time to let us know, this is really useful feedback and we will take it on board going forward. We are sorry we didn't quite meet your expectations on this occasion and hope we can welcome you back again.

  9. T

    Tricia

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first visit and although we were a little disappointed that our table didn’t give us a clear view of the river our meal made up for it. The staff were very pleasant and when we asked to have our coffee outside on the terrace they were only happy to oblige! Great location, lovely venue and excellent food! We will certainly be returning.

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 22 June 2022Thank you so much for such kind review, we are sorry about your table view, we never promise window seats as you can imagine all guests ask for the same request, we are pleased we were able to make this up to you and hope to welcome you back again soon.

  10. MS

    MikeS

    Berkshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding Customer Service from all we met; add to that outstanding food and it says it all!

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 21 June 2022Thanks for the 5 stars, Mike! We are so pleased with your kind words.

  11. MJ

    MargieJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    One criticism - we celebrated a 90th birthday party - 7 people, three of whom are hard of hearing, so I requested a quiet table. We were seated at an enormous, rather wide table in the centre of the restaurant, which made conversation with anyone other than the people sitting either side of you rather difficult. Otherwise we could not fault the service or food. Will definitely go back.

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 18 June 2022Thank you for taking the time to let us know, this is really useful feedback and we will take it on board going forward. We are sorry we didn't quite meet your expectations on this occasion and look forward to welcoming you again soon.

  12. D

    Diner1

    Berkshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Service was terrible so we left without ordering. Went to Bel &the Dragon in Cookham which was lovely service

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 18 June 2022We are sorry to hear you felt this way regarding the service, this just isn't good enough - we are sorry! We would really like the chance to have a chat, if you wish, do get in touch with us at reservstions@peachpubs.co m

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really appreciated the warm welcome excellent table and service from the restaurant staff.

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 18 June 2022Thank you for your kind words and 5 stars!

  14. r

    ryanf

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    great as always , food and service were spot on - even though it was busy!

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 13 June 2022Thanks for joining us Ryan!

  15. S

    Superdobby

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Welcomed by greeter at the entrance. Aware of our reservation booked via OpenTable we were given instructions to head up stairs so all was well there. Further warm greetings followed upstairs and we were offered our choice of table. We chose one out the balcony that overlooks the river and channel to the lock. The tables are provided with comfy cushions and a quality rug to keep any chill off. Some tables also have a parasol. Very friendly and informative service throughout the meal. The staff are highly trained, enthusiastic about what they do and all very polished; one hand behind their back when pouring the wines and champagnes etc. Food all of an excellent quality and expertly cooked and attractively plated. I feel it's like being in a Michelin star restaurant if measured by the service and the food. We both had the fish of the day. Next time I'm tempted to try the steak as it is sourced from renowned butcher Aubrey Allen who supplies meat to the Royal Household so what could be better as my nod to the Jubilee Celebrations - well that's my excuse anyway. Thanks Team Boathouse - great job :))

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 13 June 2022This is such a wonderful read, thank you so much! The team will be absolutely over the moon with your kind comments and we really hope to welcome you back again soon.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our time here. Sit outdoors to feel like you’re on holiday. Food was delicious! And reasonable!

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 18 June 2022The Boathouse definitely has that holiday feeling! Thank you for the 5 stars!!

  17. NF

    NFiF

    Berkshire

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful setting by the river. Lovely restaurant. The food was delicious and brilliant service. Will be back soon!

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 11 June 2022Thank you for such a wonderful review, we are thrilled you enjoyed your visit so much and we can't wait to welcome you back.

  18. FA

    FARESO

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Pleasant greeting and nice table for a last minute booking for (5).. Great and energetic service throughout with good food & consistent standard we’ve always experienced from this lovely restaurant.

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 9 June 2022Thank you so much for your wondeful review. We are thrilled that you had such a great experience with us. We hope to welcome you back soon.

  19. FL

    FoodLover77

    Berkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding experience always!

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 7 June 2022Thanks so much!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely roast and lovely staff!

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 13 June 2022Thanks for the 5 stars!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tomahaek lamb was amazing - beautiful 'butter' sauce vierge and green bean salad accompaniment. Fish snd chips were delicious too. Alcohol free pineapple mojito is highly recommended. Lovely service from Danni too.

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 5 June 2022Thanks for a cracking review- the lamb dish is delicious, so glad you enjoyed it. We are very proud of Danni, shes a Peach! Come back and see us again soon!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Birthday Celebration with family and friends. Lovely place and we were looked after very well.

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 3 June 2022Thanks for the 4 stars and kind comments!

  23. M

    Melman

    Kent

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 31 May 2022Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us, if was our honour to have hosted you! Please do come and see us again soon.

  24. LR

    LoraineR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hi - this is such a special place - beautiful location, great food, friendly professional staff, good value for money. Highly recommend it - but you must book as it is popular.

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 27 May 2022Thank you Loraine, your kind words have put a huge smile on our faces! We hope to see you again very soon.

  25. P

    Pitzi

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and staff and great location.

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 25 May 2022Thank you for the 5 stars Pitzi!

  26. JR

    JonRH

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Just not a good Sunday lunch. Staff are lovely, location is good. But the food is really very poor.

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 24 May 2022Oh no, this does not look like we have hit our usual high standards at all! We are sorry to have let you down on this occasion. We are always striving for pub perfection and would love to hear more about your experience. Please do get in touch with us at reservations@peachpubs.c om

  27. LE

    LucyE

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, lovely setting, staff were friendly, helpful efficient! Would recommend to anyone!

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 23 May 2022Thanks for the 5 stars and kind words Lucy!

  28. P

    Parrog

    Berkshire

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very welcoming staff, great authentic atmosphere based on people chatting and laughing rather than intrusive music that many restaurants tend to do to try and create atmosphere. Lovely menu, could have more options for vegans and veggies, especially for repeat customers, but overall we really enjoyed the evening.

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 21 May 2022Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your meal and that the service was great! Thank you for your feedback, we will be taking your comments on board. Please come and see us again soon!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful restaurant, we booked for a hen party lunch and it was amazing, the staff were brilliant and so knowledgeable of the menu, and so accommodating. The food was incredible. Would recommend for a special treat. ☺️

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 21 May 2022Thank you for the amazing review and kind comments, we are so glad we could be part of such a special occasion. We hope to welcome you back soon.

  30. SR

    SuzetteR

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    Service was friendly and very acceptable. Pork dish was a bit salty. The Indian curry was tasty but the chapatis were a bit thick and dry. Overall I would highly recommend the Boathouse, where the staff make you welcome.

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 20 May 2022Thank you for your lovely 4 star review Bernard. Sorry that you found the chapatis a little dry but we are so glad you enjoyed the surroundings and the curry. We hope to welcome you back the The Boathouse soon.

  31. LG

    LG12

    London

    120 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    120 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    beautiful setting by the river and service was friendly and efficient.

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 19 May 2022Thank you so much, please join us riverside again soon!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just another fantastic evening at this gorgeous place, everything from table to food to the most amazing waitress Gloria was outstanding and it will forever be a night to remember for my Dad 💕

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 16 May 2022Thank you for the glowing review! We are thrilled to hear that Gloria made the night so memorable for you all and that you enjoyed your food. We hope to welcome you back soon.

  33. NI

    NINeil

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great experience at Boulter's. Never fails to impress!

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 16 May 2022Thank you for your wonderful review and lovely comments. We hope to welcome you back soon!

  34. NM

    NagarajanM

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The "High top" option should be removed for breakfast as they don't have that option in the morning. It was a bit disappointing and also we initially offered in Bar. With kids, we wanted to sit outside or have a better view location.

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 9 May 2022Thank you for the 5 stars and your feedback, we are so pleased to see that the breakfast was delicious and we hope to welcome you back again soon

  35. BC

    BobC

    Houston

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Dinner was to celebrate our granddaughter’s ninth birthday, as noted on the reservation form. Also noted same to hostess when we arrived. At end of meal we again noted it to the waitstaff who finally rushed about and produced a birthday card and prepared a hot chocolate to go and apologized for overlooking it. If not for that would have give 5 stars across the board.

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 4 May 2022Thanks for your review Bob, we do apologise the birthday oversight and hope to welcome you back again soon.

  36. BL

    BernardL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    At the Boat house you will enjoy the peaceful view and the romantic surrounding landscape. Weather permitting, sitting on the terrace facing the Thames you will admire the boats leaving the lock amid swans and ducks. Service was very friendly. Our starters ( salted peppers and green asparagus) were a little undercooked to our taste, though this tends to be fashionable in may restaurants. Main course ( coq au vin) was very good.

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 11 May 2022Thank you for your lovely 4 star review Bernard. Sorry that you found the asparagus a little undercooked but we are so glad you enjoyed the surroundings and the coq au vin. We hope to welcome you back the The Boathouse soon.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Their” special” seemed a little controversial.. a chicken burger.. no substance and a medium side of chips placed on a very large plate.. a little underwhelming.. Apparently the miso cod was nice..

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 8 May 2022We are sorry to hear you were left feeling a little deflated with your recent visit. We pride ourselves on our high standards of food and service so it saddens us to hear we didn't get it right on this occasion. If you would like to chat with you further about your visit, please do get in touch with us at reservations@peachpubs.co m, so that we can pick this up with you directly.

  38. j

    jamesm

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly staff, great location

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 1 May 2022Thanks for the 5 stars and kind comments James!

  39. S

    Sally

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful, food was pleasantly good too! Really loved the service. Staff are a credit, very attentive, warm and friendly. Will definitely be back again.

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 1 May 2022This is a wonderful review Sally, we are thrilled you had such a great time!

  40. J

    Jombo182

    Surrey

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and ambience - I would go back!

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 30 April 2022We would love to welcome you back! Thank you for your kind words.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Boathouse at Boulters Lock is rated 4.6 stars by 677 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 50 times today
Google Map for The Boathouse at Boulters Lock

Boulters Lock Island Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 8PE

Additional information

  • Area

    Maidenhead

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 10:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 09:30–23:00 Sun 09:30–22:30

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Phil Hughes

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    01628 621291

  • Private party facilities

    If you’re looking for a private room our Private Dining Room hosting up to 18 guests is perfect for you. If you’re after a party space, or larger area our terrace bar is a great venue hire option. Holding between 40-120 guests The Terrace is the perfect spot for drinks parties, buffets or sit-down meals.

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