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Boaters

4.4
4.4
823 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
The Boaters Inn is situated on the Thames in the beautiful Canbury Gardens, just a ten minute walk from central Kingston. We feature a riverside beer garden that also backs directly onto the park and a quiet sunset balcony. The interior is a mix of classic and contemporary with a 65 seat riverside raised dining area opposite the bar and a smaller dining space by the back garden.

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2 people

21:30


Booked 10 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, British

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 10:00–22:30 Thu–Sat 10:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–22:30

  • Phone number

    020 8541 4672

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Kingston upon Thames

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Kingston train station 15 minutes walk away Bus numbers 65, 671 and 691 stop Latchmere Road, Woodside Avenue a 2 minute walk away

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

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What 823 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South West London

    Scenic View

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  1. CB

    ClareB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food in with a lovely view of the river. Great service!
  2. JE

    JackE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    A great pub situated on the Thames just north of Kingston. A lovely place for lunch, classic pub grub, really enjoy my visit there.
  3. MC

    MonicaC

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Even though we had a booking we got the worst table as we arrived. The impression was that they just placed us in the corner behind the reception as we had children with us so I would not recommend it if you are looking for a place that caters to kids. They had no suitable cutlery for them and one of the icreams at dessert time was served in a water glass. Poor value for our money.
  4. IG

    IanG

    London

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    A great location and lovely staff. Only poor item was the rather tough steak.

    BoatersResponded 2 days agoThank you for your feedback! I’ll make sure to look into the issue with your steak to make sure all that go out are great quality.

  5. m

    merlotdog

    Oxford

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Boaters turned out an inspired for our boat trip on a hot day. Plenty of shade at a very comfortable table. All members of our group really enjoyed the food and all said they would like to return. Please keep up the high standards.
  6. SG

    SimonG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely table outside under the covered area looking at the Thames. Service was excellent and the food and drinks just right for a leisurely lunch with a friend. Recommend.

    BoatersResponded 4 days agoThank you so much for the 5 stars and feedback. Looking forward to having you back!

  7. DD

    DeniseD

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great river views. Clean, tasty food. Efficient and polite staff.
  8. JS

    JoannaS

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best location, fantastic service, great food - love our local pub!

    BoatersResponded 6 days agoJoannas, thank you for your kind words and this wonderful review!

  9. g

    garyp

    Surrey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Nice pub with good outside areas overlooking / Close to the thames. Good food, but quite expensive.

    BoatersResponded 6 days agoHi Garyp, great to hear you enjoyed your visit to our pub. We complete regular competitive price surveys to ensure we are in keeping with the area and other local businesses . The Boaters Team

  10. PH

    PeterH

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pub, good location, nice menu and tasty food

    BoatersResponded 6 days agoThanks for taking the time to let us know how we did. The Boaters Team

  11. T

    Tina

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening outside by the river. My booking special requests were taken into account.My father us hard of hearing and the boaters did a nice job keeping us away from a large group so he could enjoy the dinner. The food was lovely. I had fish and chips. My father had the Sea Bream and my partner the Chicken and Avocado Ceasar Salad. We had a couple of the cask beers which were also very good and the overall price was what you'd expect in this part of London. No complaints.

    BoatersResponded on 5 August 2022Thank you so much for the feedback, lovely to hear our team have you such a great service. I hope we’ll see you again soon!

  12. CB

    ChrisB

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Venue, Great Location and Great Food. Would recommend to anyone

    BoatersResponded on 2 August 2022Lovely to hear you’d recommend us Chris, thanks for the great feedback!

  13. LM

    LynnieM

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Great place fantastic views of the Thames have to say first impressions were amazing as soon as our food came we were left with no other follow up had to keep putting our hands up for someone to come panna cotta was awful but overall enjoyed my evening

    BoatersResponded on 3 August 2022Thanks for your feedback and the 4 star rating. Sorry to hear a couple of aspects of your visit weren’t great, I’ll make sure to look into this!

  14. KA

    KATIE

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely lunch and staff were very accommodating and helpful. Food was delicious. Will definitely return.

    BoatersResponded on 3 August 2022So happy to hear you enjoyed yourself and you’ll be returning!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been here before,took friends along with our two dogs.Quality of food high, at prices you would expect from a "gastro pub".Outside areas,great views of river

    BoatersResponded on 1 August 2022Thanks you so much for the great feedback from your visit. I hope you’ll see you again soon!

  16. DT

    DT118

    West Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First visit but great location by the river. Friendly staff, shade outside very welcome! Great food and drink.

    BoatersResponded on 1 August 2022Great to hear your first visit was a good one! Thanks for stopping by.

  17. AM

    AmandaM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service. Quiet and relaxing. 1.15 pm on a Friday.

    BoatersResponded on 1 August 2022Thanks for the 5 stars Amanda! Great to hear you enjoyed your visit on Friday.

  18. NL

    NickL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    High quality pub food. Good value and friendly service. Great location by the river. Been there loads of times. Wheelchair access good.

    BoatersResponded on 3 August 2022Hi nick thanks for the 5 stars and your feedback on your visit!

  19. C

    Commodore

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hats off to The Boaters!! Eight guests seated and served on Sunday afternoon and not a single thing to fault!! Booked a table in advance and requested an outside spot, we arrived by boat and the table was perfect! Lottie looked after us initially then Charlie took over - both of them charming and attentive (and the place was super busy!). Drinks order arrived promptly and the food didn't take long at all. The roasts were excellent along with one fish & chips and a delicious Caesar salad. We all took a guess at the final bill (jugs of Pimms and several bottles of wine notwithstanding...) and it was significantly less than all our estimates - amazing value for money! We'll definitely be back!

    BoatersResponded on 27 July 2022Thank you so much for this review. I’m really happy Lottie and Charlie made sure you all had a great time on Sunday. I hope we’ll see you again in the future!

  20. HE

    HappyEater

    London

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    We booked but left shortly after arriving. The table we reserved despite being a special occasion was inside, the room was dark unless you were eating on the terrace. Slightly too loud to hear each other comfortably. The staff were polite but they didn't seem able to help with switching tables. The outside dining area was walk ups only. This would had all been fine but we were facing £20 for a roast and between that and the average table plus the noise it just didn't seem worth it. I can't comment on the food but overall the dishes looked pleasant.
  21. MA

    MonicaA

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lovely and delicious! If you want a place with a nice view, warm ambiance and great food this is the place for you!

    BoatersResponded on 26 July 2022Thanks for the great review Monica, we appreciate it!

  22. NB

    NicolaB

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening spent at Boaters and a special shout out to our waitress Bella who was an absolute delight. I had the hake with the white bean mash which was delicious. My daughter said the green apple and blood orange sorbets she had for dessert were some of the best ever and she has tried a lot!! Thank you Boaters - we will be back!

    BoatersResponded on 21 July 2022Hi Nicola, Thank you so much for this review from the team. We’ll make sure to let bella know about your feedback and I’m sure she’ll be delighted! Thanks again and we look forward to your next visit

  23. LE

    LyndsayE

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely cool terrace on a hot day. Excellent service and good selection of dishes on the menu.

    BoatersResponded on 21 July 2022Fantastic you enjoyed our balcony and our menu. Hope we’ll see you again soon!

  24. a

    andrewg

    London

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    It’s a lovely location, lots of energy, good food but the service was shambolic: our drinks order came twice, food for another table arrived on ours, it took several attempts to get the attention of the staff and then when the first bill came it was for another table, then they under charged us ( we pointed this out). But the third bill was correct. I’d still go back but the staff clearly need training or better management and it’s a shame the Sunday music has stopped

    BoatersResponded on 21 July 2022Hi Andrew, Thanks for the feedback and I’m sorry you had an uneven service and not our usual standard. We have hired alot of new staff who are still learning the ropes in a particularly busy time for us, I’m sure if you give us another try we can improve on your experience!

  25. CD

    ChrisD

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Lovely spot by the river. Friendly staff, food was slightly overpriced but then I guess it is London. Overall would definitely go back.

    BoatersResponded on 21 July 2022Thanks for leaving us this feedback and it’s great to hear you enjoyed your visit to our pub!

  26. K

    Kevin75

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I had a roast chicken Sunday lunch and it was very good. My daughter had a Ceaser's salad with prawns and felt the quality was not good enough. Service, ambience and everything else was good.

    BoatersResponded on 21 July 2022Hi Kevin, Thanks for reviewing us, it’s dissapointing your daughters Caesar salad wasn’t up to standard but it’s lovely you enjoyed everything else. We hope you’ll be back soon!

  27. CR

    CarolineR

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Lovely food, good prompt service with a smile and lovely view. Thoroughly recommend.

    BoatersResponded on 21 July 2022Thank you for the 5 stars! Happy to hear you had a great time with our team.

  28. EM

    EMNP

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were welcomed when we arrived and staff were very attentive. They were also very patient because we were slow to make decisions about what to eat. I had a salad which was excellent, and my friends were very happy with their choices. Staff were very pleasant and helpful. We all love this pub. It has a great riverside atmosphere.

    BoatersResponded on 21 July 2022Thanks for leaving us this review and giving us 5 stars, lovely to hear our team looked after you well and I hope you’ll be back soon!

  29. SS

    StephanieS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely pub right on the river with plenty of outdoor seating. Dog friendly. Food significantly succeeded expectations but still very reasonably priced. Highly recommend!!

    BoatersResponded on 21 July 2022Hi Stephanie, Thanks for leaving this wonderful feedback. I love to see that you would recommend us. Hopefully we’ll see you again soon!

  30. FM

    FrancescoM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice food but a little pricey. Great service throughout

    BoatersResponded on 29 July 2022Thanks for your feedback!

  31. BB

    BethB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    Good food but terrible service. Waited ages to be served. Were not served all our order and had to chase for all courses. Asked for more drinks which never arrived. State of the ladies toilets was absolutely disgusting.

    BoatersResponded on 14 July 2022I’m really disappointed to see this feedback from your visit. I’ll make sure to address this with our team from the day to make sure our service and standards are what we expect going forward. Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your experience and I hope you’ll give us a another try in the future.

  32. JS

    JaneS

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely venue by the river with a great atmosphere and good pub food. The wine list is excellent and waiting staff very pleasant and efficient. A perfect place for lunch or dinner in the summer.

    BoatersResponded on 14 July 2022Thanks for your feedback Jane, happy to see our team looked after you well during your visit!

  33. FM

    FMzR

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    Very nice location and atmosphere. Very well managed and efficient service. Food is nice and you can tell the chef is properly trained. Will definitely go back even though I found prices quite high for a pub: 4 dishes and 4 cokes = £100!

    BoatersResponded on 14 July 2022Thank you for leaving us a review even though it’s a shame we didn’t get more stars. We’ll make sure to take a look at our pricing to ensure it’s in line with the industry standards for our area!

  34. AR

    AlexandraR

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    A lovely setting by the river. Friendly service. Main criticism is whether its table service or buy you own drinks. We waited a while for someone to serve us and in the end went to the bar. It was very crowded but it was a warm Saturday night
  35. d

    debp

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My elderly mother and I had a very pleasant lunch at an accessible table. Staff were lovely and food delicious. We might have liked there to be cheaper options, but what we chose was fresh, attractive and very tasty!
  36. AB

    AlexB

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Perfect setting overlooking the river on a lovely summer's day! Service was efficient and friendly, and the fish and chips very tasty!
  37. B

    Beeper

    London

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Excellent starter (lamb belly), tasty main (though advertised as caesar salad with asparagus and avocado and had 1 spear of asparagus, a tiny smear of avocado and was mostly lettuce). Dessert (choc mousse) was actually quite unpleasant. Great location and vibe, potential to be great but just falling a bit short on the food (which is not cheap).
  38. 1

    1234567890

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice restaurant, with tasty food, good views and a good buzz.
  39. MB

    MissB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Lunch - we all had a great time & really enjoyed the Sunday Roast. Thank you to all staff for giving us a lovely experience
  40. PT

    ParulT

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The staff were absolutely lovely and so helpful. The pub was busy as it was Saturday so it took time sometimes for the drinks orders to arrive outside. Food, ambience, views and all that was just great!

    BoatersResponded on 5 July 2022Thanks for leaving us your feedback from your visit, I’m happy our staff made sure you enjoyed our pub. Apologies if drinks did take a little bit longer, we are working on making sure service is speedy even on our busiest days. hope to see you again soon Thanks again!

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Boaters does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Boaters is rated 4.4 stars by 823 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

21:30


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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Google Map for Boaters

Canbury Gardens, Kingston upon Thames, Greater London KT2 5AU

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Kingston upon Thames

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 10:00–22:30 Thu–Sat 10:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–22:30

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Kingston train station 15 minutes walk away Bus numbers 65, 671 and 691 stop Latchmere Road, Woodside Avenue a 2 minute walk away

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

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