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  • £16.95 - 2 Course Early Bird Meal

    Enjoy a delicious 2 course early bird dinner for just £16.95 per person when choosing from the specially crafted, seasonal set menu packed with delicious dishes. Or choose 3 delicious courses for only £19.95 per person. Available lunchtimes Monday - Saturday, all night on non-music nights and Friday + Saturday 6-6.45pm. Please note this offer may not be available during December, Valentines Day or Easter. Book online for free text confirmation or call 01636 316 218.

  • Exclusive January Sale A La Carte Menu

    Why not treat yourself this January at The Farndon Boathouse and enjoy a delicious exclusive January Sale A La Carte Menu! Some amazing offer! Available every lunch except Sunday. All night Monday - Thursday 6pm-6:45pm Friday and Saturday Book online for free text confirmation or call 01636 316 218.

Review Summary

8.6 based on 23 reviews
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    Excellent food, professional friendly service

    The meal was lovely, good sized portions and a good choice from the party menu. Was quite expensive but food of good quality. Service was pleasant and not rushed. The dining room was very busy so not a quiet evening but then it was Christmas so was expected. Overall a very enjoyable experience.


    Food was good.

    Busy restaurant, but staff were always available and very helpful. Pleasant atmosphere. Sunday roasts were all very tasty.

    Really lovely restaurant, excellent food. Service was good but not very attentive after food was served.

    Fabulous meal, well presented by very courteous and knowledgeable staff. The wine list is very good, as is the menu.

    Amazing food and fantastic stuff as always!

    Food was really well presented and tasty. Service was friendly and efficient. Overall a dining experience I will be repeating in the near future.

    Really enjoyable evening, great service, great food, great value.

    We visited the Boathouse a year ago and decided this would be a lovely venue for another special birthday. We were not disappointed- in fact everything exceeded our expectations. Lovely friendly staff who were very attentive and went that extra mile to make this a meal to remember. Beautiful food in a lovely relaxing atmosphere. Very much looking forward to our next visit. Thank you to you all

    Once again a lovely setting to meet up with friends & enjoy Sunday lunch.
    The service & food were excellent, we look forward to returning in the near future.

    Service/help at Bar very good. Food well-presented and tasty. The dessert however, a de-constructed Eton Mess, was disappointing: far too much cream piped onto a PLATE, with too few strawberries (why, when they are so cheap and plentiful now?), and meringue shards that were too thick and un-meringue-y. £25 per head with all drinks and food was good value, but more than one vegetarian dish on the main course would be good. The pasta I had was delicious though.

    Was talking to friends at work and looking for a nice restaurant for a special birthday meal the Fardon Boathouse Resturant was recommended and as we were travelling from Leicester they all told me that it was a lovely place for that special meal and I can only say that they were right a lovely place by the river with excellent food.staff and service no complaints at all as you can see I gave it 5 stars and can only say if it could be given more I would have.

    Nice meal, quality food nicely presented. Paid more than expected as restaurant did not honour offer for Mondays on their website because it was a bank holiday. But nothing mentioned on the website so misleading offer.
    Staff could handled it better. After that though service was good

    Beautiful food, friendly staff and a great atmosphere

    The food was disappointing, however staff were very friendly and the atmoshpere was very good.

    Great stylish atmosphere, good service with very polite, attentive staff without being too intrusive and very nice tasty food.

    Great food. Great setting.

    Enjoyed our meal service was good had a slightly long wait between the starter and main course however it was very busy at the time cleaniness of the resturant was excellent and the toilets were spotless atmosphere was also good will go there again.

12pm-3:00pm and 6pm-9:30pm
12pm-3:00pm and 6pm-9:30pm
12pm-3:00pm and 6pm-9:30pm
12pm-3:00pm and 6pm-9:30pm
12pm-3:00pm and 6pm-9:30pm
12pm-3:00pm and 6pm-9:30pm
  • Ranked #19 of 295
  • Avg. main course: £15
  • 2.1 miles from Newark-on-Trent
  • British

We say…

Formerly known as The New Ferry Restaurant, The Farndon Boathouse went through a major refurbishment in 2008 before being opened in 2009. Situated on the outskirts of Newark-on-Trent, just off the A46, it boasts tranquil views across the River Trent and the accompanying rolling countryside.

Built using as many natural materials as possible. The entire restaurant is clad in wood and features chunky exposed roof trusses, stone floors, quirky bar and wall décor and enough floor-to-ceiling windows and folding doors to make it feel like you're outside, without feeling the chill. With a rustic charm that is kept contemporary through the use of warehouse-style light fixtures and simple furnishings and fittings, The Farndon Boathouse could quite happily sit side by side with a London eatery and not look out of place. 

Champions of local produce, the kitchen even grow their own herb and salad leaves and smoke a lot of their own cheese and fish in their own, on-site, smoke house. The menu is vast and varies on a daily basis depending on what is seasonally available. With a fantastic a la carte menu as well a brilliant value for money early-bird set menu, you really can’t go wrong with the delicious British cuisine on offer. You can expect to see dishes such as seared seabass with homemade pesto and parmesan gnocchi with a squash puree, roast tomatoes garnished with peas and shoots; pan-fried pheasant breast with a potato terrine, crispy ham, confit garlic and peas and jus roti; and confit duck leg with fondant potato, braised red cabbage, pickled carrot and a rich cherry jus gracing the menus. If they don’t have your mouth watering, then the homemade desserts most definitely will!

After being open for under a year, The Farndon Boathouse was voted runner-up for the ‘Best Out of Town Restaurant’ and ‘Best Newcomer’ award for their total commitment to great food and quality service, so if you are looking for incredible food and a stunning venue, you can rest assured that The Farndon Boathouse will deliver.

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5 North End, Farndon, Newark, NG24 3SX
01636 316 218