Review on Boatyard Restaurant

The name says it all: this purpose-built contemporary restaurant occupies the shell of an old boatyard by the Thames Estuary, and you can gaze out over the river towards Two-Tree Island Nature Reserve from its panoramic glass frontage. Even better are the views from the stunning wooden deck that juts out into the water.

Inside, a grand sweeping staircase links the two floors of the restaurant and you can watch chefs at work in the open kitchen. Fixed-price lunches offer an assortment of straightforward dishes based around fish, steaks, pasta and so on, but the main event is dinner.

The emphasis is on brasserie-style cooking with a modern British slant and a bias towards seafood – as in char-grilled scallops on smoked pancetta with thyme sauce, monkfish and pineapple kebabs with cardamom rice and dill sauce or peppered tuna steak with aubergine relish. Hearty meat dishes add some more zest to proceedings in the guise of braised lamb shank in honey and red wine with Savoy cabbage or pork belly with caramelised apple and red wine jus, while desserts range from Drambuie parfait with toffee sauce to a fruity version of Tex-Mex chimichanga filled with peaches and Mascarpone. There's live music every evening.

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Modern British / Mediterranean


John-Paul Paduano

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 5.00pm Mon-Sun
Dinner: 6.30 - 11.00pm Mon-Sat

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at Boatyard Restaurant

  • Alfresco dining
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 200 covers
  • Family Friendly


Boatyard Restaurant
8 - 13 High Street
Leigh on sea

Customer Ratings on Boatyard Restaurant

4.4  / 5

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  • avatar
    Christine Cross
    July 2018

    1 people found this review helpful

    My daughter and I chose this restaurant after watching The Jersey Boys at The Cliffs Pavillion. We arrived around 6pm without a reservation. They accommodated us, even though they were extremely busy, which was evident later in the evening when everyone poured in. The food was very reasonably priced and tasty. My daughter couldn’t get over the fact that the starter and pudding were complimentary. The setting is perfect and the staff, although very young were polite and efficient. We enjoyed listening to the live music and our non-alcoholic Pina coladas were to die for. Would be a nice place to eat for a family/friend’s party.
    Wonderful views from the deck too!

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