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The Boat House Restaurant

1A Seacliff Road, Bangor BT20 5HA, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9146 9253
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good12%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (33 reviews)
“halibut” (9 reviews)
“potatoes” (18 reviews)
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European, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1A Seacliff Road, Bangor BT20 5HA, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant immediately promises to be different. It's a former harbour masters office and exudes a bygone charm. The staff are just great and shared their knowledge and enthusiasm for their menu. They take great pride in locally sourced food and interesting stories about their...More

1  Thank Bluejaydawn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small intimate restaurant. The menu was interesting with local provenance. The wine menu was varied. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience on a Friday evening. The service was attentive but not over powering. The food was exquisite and well presented . It was...More

1  Thank suenstu1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic!! An adventure in food!. Would definitely recommend and return to the Boat House Restaurant.

Thank Darren271269
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant,staff attentive,descriptions of food a bit over the top for me.Seven course taster menu bought as birthday gift . Waiter was to advise re up coming courses as I am not a great meat lover.However he omitted to do this and I was presented...More

Thank Sharon E
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Had the most beautiful dinning experience here last night, both the food and service was of the highest standard. Friendly, comfortable atmosphere and those little extra touches go a long way! Great value for money as well! Thank you to David and the team, outstanding!!

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Every bit as good as it was under the previous management! First class service by David. Lovely cosy set up. Delicious, beautifully presented food. A few unusual and stunning 'extras'. Wonderful wines. Not cheap but worth every penny. Excellent value Table d'hote menu available. Highly...More

Thank Louise C
Kenneth S, Owner at The Boat House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Very glad you enjoyed it and I will make sure to pass your comments on to David. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 5 June 2017

This was a birthday treat for my husband, and what a treat this was. I chose this restaurant and especially the tasting menue based upon reviews. And we were blown away. My husband called it a workout for the tastebuds. Combine that with total attention...More

Thank MarthThompsonNI
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Visited this wonderful restaurant last night. This is a restaurant where they are passionate about food and service. Menu has some lovely quirky twists. Food was just superb and the service and attention to detail was outstanding. Congratulations to the chef and to Jonathon and...More

5  Thank Brenda C
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We went for the 5 course tasting menu with paired wines and it was absolutely delicious! The food and wines were lovely, the staff explained each course, food and wine, and were professional and friendly. Extra little touches like the sour dough warm bread and...More

1  Thank Jayne M
Reviewed 30 May 2017

walked in and got a table straight away. we ordered from the a la carte menu and were not disappointed. Amazing local seasonal produce. Amuse bouche to start everything off. the menu will just have you salivating. Service is impeccable. wine list is impressive and...More

1  Thank PhilandSylv
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Christine H
9 July 2016|
Response from Oktoots | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I am only a customer. I don't know what all is on offer. Best wishes
Loughlin C
30 May 2016|
Response from Maceo-Storm | Property representative |
Hi there, we have a small deck outside our dining room. Our first outdoor (hardy) diners of the year had our 5 course tasting menu served there last week. Hope this helps.
Doris W
27 September 2015|
Response from Bob M |
Hi Doris The Gobbins walk is on the other side of Belfast lough, just north of Larne. Visited there less than 4 weeks ago and its well worth the effort. The tourist Board can advise ; but its very popular, so booking ahead... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$97
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
13:00 - 20:45
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
13:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1A Seacliff Road, Bangor BT20 5HA, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Bangor
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9146 9253
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The best of international cooking using great local produce served with flair.
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