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  • £17.95 - 2 Course Early Bird Meal

    Enjoy a two course early bird meal for £17.95 per person or £20.95 per person for a three course meal. Available Lunchtimes Monday — Saturday | All night Sunday - Thursday & between 6-7pm on Friday and Saturday evening Book online for free text confirmation or call 01636 316 218.

  • £9.95 - Lunch For Less

    Enjoy a delicious Lunch at The Farndon Boathouse for just £9.95. Available Lunchtimes Monday-Friday 12-3pm. Book online for free text confirmation or call 01636 316 218.

  • £9.95 - Express Lunch

    Enjoy a delicious Express Lunch at The Farndon Boathouse for just £9.95. Available Monday - Friday Lunchtimes 12-3pm. Book online for free text confirmation or call 01636 316 218.

  • Special Children's Menu

    Treat your little ones to a delicious special Children's Menu at The Farndon Boathouse. Book online for free text confirmation or call 01636 316 218.

  • Sunday Lunch

    Enjoy a delicious Sunday Lunch at The Farndon Boathouse and choose from their delicious Sunday Lunch Menu. Book online for free text confirmation or call 01636 316 218.

  • £20.95 - 3 Course Early Bird Meal

    Enjoy a three course early bird meal for £20.95 per person. Available Lunchtimes Monday — Saturday | All night Sunday - Thursday & between 6-7pm on Friday and Saturday evening Book online for free text confirmation or call 01636 316 218.

Review Summary

9 based on 57 reviews
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    We all enjoyed our Sunday lunch, the food was excellent & combined with the service a venue we will certainly come back to.

    The food was delicious and using a Travel Zoo voucher outstanding value.

    Food and ambiance to the usual high standard. Thought the service very slow this time despite not many customers.

    Beaytiful meal and very good service

    Food & Riverside views excellent!

    Starter was excellent. Main course noodles overcooked, starchy and inedible. Medium steak was overdone. Bar staff excellent. Person who took our order needs lessons in people skills argued that I did not know the difference between boiled and crispy noodles. Also overheard her argue with next table who had waited over an hour for their food.

    A lovely dining experience. Thoroughly enjoyed the Prosecco Afternoon tea experience with my neighbour sitting outside in the sun! We both love it!

    A lovely dining experience. Thoroughly enjoyed the Prosecco Afternoon tea experience with my neighbour sitting outside in the sun! We both love it!

    Didn’t pour our wine or clear glasses. Plus never got a steak knife and chips weren’t cooked properly. Apart from that was good ??

    Excellent service. Lovely setting. Will recommend

    We weren’t placed in the main dining room bit, so the ambience wasn’t as nice. There was a wedding party in so we were late being shown to our table. Booked for 8.30pm, sat down at 9pm. The overall service was very slow.

    Good food and well presented. The main restaurant faces west and it was a hot evening with the sun blinding so we had to keep on shuffling our chairs. We asked if they could open the patio door but since they were serving on the terrace this was not possible. They did turn on the air conditioner.

    Lovely setting and great value lunch.

    Excellent service and food, nothing was too much trouble and staff were friendly and polite. I highly recommend the Farndon Boathouse.

    Excellent as usual!

    We had a great night with excellent service and 3 of our party had specific food needs which were easily catered for, will be going again soon!

    Absolutely fab meal definitely revisit

    Delicious meal for 6 of us on Easter Sunday. 4 roast beef, a burger and sausage and mash were very well cooked and served with a smile by the excellent staff. A bit disappointed to be sitting next to a very large, noisy family of around 16 people.

    Brought my parents for a birthday treat and they had a great time. Lots of choice on the reasonably priced menu and the service was excellent too.

    Very nice meal and brilliant service.

    Very enjoyable meal in a lovely location watching the River flow past

    Really nice place and the staff was excellent, will go again!

    Excellent service and food was amazing!

    All good will be seeing you again very soon.

    Excellent meal in lovely surroundings. Good value for money and great service. Thank you.

    Excellent venue with food and service to match. The Boathouse turned out to be a perfect place to meet up with friends that we hadn't seen for some time. Would recommend and will definitely visit again.

    Really good food, nice setting and attentive friendly staff. Will be coming back. Thank you

    Great quality food and lovely ambience!

    Great steaks.

    Everything was great apart from my main course, I had the Venison.

    Lovely food and good service. Reasonably priced.

    Definately visit again. Food was delicious. Although I did check the menu online and there was a vegetarian burger but when I got there it had been removed from the menu.

    Service excellent and food very good as always

    The food was excellent.

    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-9:15pm
12pm-3:00pm and 6pm-9:15pm
12pm-3:00pm and 6pm-9:15pm
12pm-3:00pm and 6pm-9:15pm
12pm-3:00pm and 6pm-9:15pm
12pm-3:00pm and 6pm-9:15pm
  • Ranked #15 of 515
  • 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.

last updated: 26 Mar 2018

last updated: 26 Mar 2018

last updated: 26 Mar 2018

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last updated: 26 Mar 2018

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last updated: 26 Mar 2018

last updated: 26 Mar 2018

last updated: 26 Mar 2018
5 North End, Farndon, Newark, NG24 3SX
01636 316 218