Review on Boathouse Restaurant

If you fancy messing about in boats, there are few more delightful spots than the Boathouse Restaurant, a tranquil venue by the banks of the River Stour in the heart of 'Constable Country' at Dedham. Since taking over the Boathouse in 2002, Cameron and Claire Marshall have made the transformation from café to fully-fledged restaurant, although you can still call in for a drink and an ice cream, and they still hire out no fewer than 26 rowing boats from Easter to September.

Cameron's domain is the kitchen and he works to a repertoire of modern dishes that changes with the seasons. You might begin with pressed ham hock terrine, braised winter vegetables, carrot and cumin jam or carpaccio of venison with salsify and beetroot reduction before considering wild boar casserole with porcini and button mushrooms or devilled mackerel fillets with minted tabbouleh and cucumber raita. As a finale, why not go for creamed rice pudding with a confit of toffee apple or Kalhua crème brûlée?

At lunchtime, the kitchen also provides light meals of sandwiches, pasta and interesting salads (crayfish, lime and coriander with Greek yoghurt dressing, for example).

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Modern European


Cameron Marshall

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Tue-Sun
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.30pm Tue-Sat

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Facilities at Boathouse Restaurant

  • Childrens menu
  • Alfresco dining
  • Disabled access
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 80 covers
  • Family Friendly


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


Boathouse Restaurant
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5  / 5

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  • avatar
    Susan Hill
    April 2013

    16 people found this review helpful
    My experience.

    I have been many times to this lovely restaurant. Great coffee, nicely presented was my first experience. If the coffee's good and they take care then the rest will be good in my opinion. The food was excellent, although being a vegetarian it would be nice if the choice was expanded if you want to visit a lot. The service was excellent too. In all a very lovely experience.

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