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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Up-to-date brasserie cooking in a riverside setting

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At a glance

Open all year
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

The leafy banks of the River Trent make an interesting contrast to the contemporary exposed ducting, industrial-style lighting, stone floors and glazed frontage of the stylish Boathouse. The kitchen sources locally and seasonally and uses modern cooking techniques such as sous-vide to squeeze every molecule of flavour from the ingredients. Contemporary brasserie dishes run from an appetiser of hand-dived scallops with black pudding, compressed apple, air-dried ham and lemon emulsion, to main courses of fallow venison with pomme purée, marmalade-glazed onions, parsnips and confit beetroot, or smoked haddock, cod and crayfish pie. Finish with passionfruit cheesecake with mango sorbet and white chocolate mousse.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9.30


  • Chef: Luke McGowan

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 10
  • Wines over £30: 20
  • Wines by the glass: 18

Price guide

  • Starter from 5.50
  • Main course from12.95
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome


  • Seats: 120
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 120

Getting here

From A46 rdbt (SW of Newark-on-Trent) take Fosse Way signed Farndon. Turn right into Main St signed Farndon. At T-junct turn right into Wyke Lane, follow Boathouse signs

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Newark, Castle Gate, Northgate
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