RestaurantsOxfordshireOxfordOX2

survey result

Summary

£55
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Casual in appearance, precise in cooking, enthusiastic in service – what a relief to find that despite everything, the Boathouse remains itself!” An Oxford institution and still in operation as a punt-hire business, this unusual venue has been owned and run since 1968 by the Verdin family, who get the best out of its “lovely setting by the river on a fairy-lit terrace”. It’s also known for its “great wine list, with lots of affordable options”.

Summary

£46
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “gorgeous setting by the river” is one perfect ingredient for a “romantic lunch” in the heart of north Oxford at this veteran fixture – a working boathouse, with punts gliding past on the Cherwell – and its “super wine list” is another. The “mainly good” food and “friendly service” also make a contribution, if sometimes in a supporting role.

Summary

£46
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “gorgeous setting by the river” is one perfect ingredient for a “romantic lunch” in the heart of north Oxford at this veteran fixture – a working boathouse, with punts gliding past on the Cherwell – and its “super wine list” is another. The “mainly good” food and “friendly service” also make a contribution, if sometimes in a supporting role.

Summary

£48
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A legend for its “wonderful wine list” since the 1960s – this “delightful and unique” north Oxford venue is “a reliable old favourite” set in a working boathouse on a tributary of the Thames – so you can work up an appetite with an afternoon of punting. The solidly rated food doesn’t aim to set the world on fire, but is “good value and well-cooked – something that is quite hard to find in this overpriced city”. Top Tip: “The occasional set dinners with chosen wines are a highlight”.

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Owner's description

The Cherwell Boathouse is beautifully located on the banks of the river Cherwell close to the center of Oxford . The restaurant serves modern English food complimented with an award wining wine list . Al fresco dining is available , alongside Oxford largest punting station .

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £27.00 £33.75

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£11.80 £24.30 £6.75
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £20.75
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu,Portions
Yes
120, 75
No dress code
65

Cherwell Boathouse Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Cherwell Boathouse Restaurant in OX2, Oxford by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Cherwell Boathouse restaurant.
Tracey W
We had a very average meal here, the servic...
Reviewed 5 months, 2 days ago

"We had a very average meal here, the service was not anything to write home about... however a lovely location right on the water watching those come and go and the odd person going overboard on their rowing boats. I have had worse meals... but prefer better"

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David Y
Great Valentines Day tasting menu with wine...
Reviewed 7 months, 16 days ago

"Great Valentines Day tasting menu with wine pairings. Imaginative food."

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Bardwell Road, Oxford, OX2 6ST
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:15 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:15 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑8:45 pm

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