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Summary

£61
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“On a summer's day the Thames-side terrace is a paradise” at this riverside venue. In 2019, Shaun changed tack here, adopting a more bistro style in contrast to the fine dining approach it had previously adopted. Long-term regulars say: “it’s cheaper than it used to be, but never disappoints”.

Summary

£57
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3
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4
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Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Since Shaun Dickens changed his style from fine-dining to a high-quality bistro” (in 2019, when he also changed this outfit’s name) this “lovely” riverside restaurant “hasn't looked back”; nowadays the ingredient-led cooking is simply “excellent”, with “outstanding service” too. “If you can get a seat at the front you get great views over the Thames.”

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£78
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

FKA ‘Shaun Dickens at The Boathouse’ – this riverside operation has split opinion in the past, but seems to be on more solid ground last year, winning nothing but praise for its “imaginative food” and “lovely” Thames-side surroundings. In October 2019, it relaunched and rebranded as ‘the Bistro at The Boathouse’, promising a more casual spin on its ingredient-led cooking.

Summary

£78
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

FKA ‘Shaun Dickens at The Boathouse’ – this riverside operation has split opinion in the past, but seems to be on more solid ground this year, winning nothing but praise for its “imaginative food” and “lovely” Thames-side surroundings. Stop Press – on 31 October 2019, it relaunched and rebranded as ‘the Bistro at The Boathouse’, promising a more casual spin on its ingredient-led cooking.

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Bistro at The Boathouse Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Bistro at The Boathouse Restaurant in RG9, Henley-on-Thames by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Bistro at The Boathouse restaurant.
David Y
Great river view and good buzz for Sunday l...
Reviewed 7 months, 20 days ago

"Great river view and good buzz for Sunday lunch but a short and disappointing menu . Basic food with nothing special."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£10.50 £23.80 £5.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
The Boathouse, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 1AZ
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Opening hours
Monday9 am‑2:30 pm
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday9 am‑8:30 pm
Thursday9 am‑8:30 pm
Friday9 am‑8:30 pm
Saturday9 am‑8:30 pm
Sunday9 am‑3 pm

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