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The Boat House Cafe Bar

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Mill Stream Approach Castle Street | Just off Castle Street, Salisbury SP1 3TA, England
+44 1722 414782
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Wimborne, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2015

We've made several visits and the reception, service and food is always excellent. It's best to be on the waterside terrace if the weather is favourable. The young lady who usually serves us is simply a delight ! Very useful spot, post Salisbury Market and best at lunch time. We went one evening (prior to Playhouse) and it was a... More 

1 Thank MARTIN B
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

Sitting here in the boathouse with my other half .....having a lovely glass of wine ...watching the staff watch an elderly lady struggle up the stairs on her own listening to what i can only describe as up tempo ska music 😕 when it would be lovely if it was not quite so intruding especially for the 50th birthday party... More 

Thank Meekon666
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

Visited the Boat House for the first time and I was pleasantly surprised at the standard of service. We received a friendly welcome and although the menu is small the quality of the food is excellent. The beer was well kept and a good selection. I will definitely go back.

Thank Joe1723
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015

I have lived in Salisbury 17 years, this venue has been through a few changes, I think Afon was the best attempt, today was enjoyable, lovely welcome from the bar staff, menu was suitable for lunch and dinner, great beer, tried the American style craft beer ( by Greene King), had a chicken and bacon brioche and my wife had... More 

Thank Ian C
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2015 via mobile

Nice surroundings river running past. Nicely furnished. Didn't seem very clean beneath surface in bar and toilet area. Very poor patronage possibly due to the fact that staff were a little surly and it's pretty expensive compared to most other places in town. Would think its only a matter of time before it shuts again and reopens in yet another... More 

Thank Johnniegun1
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

We used out Tastecard for this visit which gave us 50 percent off. I can honestly say they couldn't be more obliging so helpful and said we could have anything off the menu. My husband had the belly pork - his verdict delicious. I had the sirlion steak lovely cooked to perfection. We will definitely be going back.

Thank Karen E
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2015

I've given this three stars on TripAdvisor, but in reality it deserves three and a half. It's a spacious building next to the river; with some seats for drinking but most of the floor space for dining tables. I didn't realise until I arrived (it's not obvious from the website) but it had a Greene King sign outside. Normally that... More 

Thank JonRambo
Frome, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2015

We booked the dining room upstairs for an evening dinner party for 24. A nice size room for a small gathering. I will start by saying what a super evening we all had and there were no complaints. We were greeted with a smile and helpfully shown to the dining area. We were pleased with the layout of the tables... More 

Thank Crs C
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2015

Very enjoyable lunch today. We hadn't booked but even though they were busy we were given a nice table. Set menu was good value and great tasting. All topped off with excellent service.

Thank Lyndsey NC H
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

I booked a table for a family of 4 on Sat 14th Feb, so expected that it would be busy with Valentine's night. We were offered a erservation at 6 and were told that the restaurant would need the table back by 8pm, but the place itself wasn't at all busy and including us there were 20 people seated for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mill Stream Approach Castle Street | Just off Castle Street, Salisbury SP1 3TA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Salisbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1722 414782

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