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The Boat Inn

Walsall Road, Lichfield, United Kingdom, WS14 0BU
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Opening Information

Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Saturday: Lunch 12.00 - 14.30 | Dinner 18.00 - 21.30
Sunday: 12.00 - 16.30

Bar Opening Hours
Wednesday - Sunday: 12.00 - 22.00

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Business Lunch
  • Dietary Needs Catered For
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About The Boat Inn

The Restaurant will provide dishes of the highest quality. To include the 'Pub Classics', Sunday Lunches and further introduce a style of cooking influenced by fine dining restaurants from London to New York and Sydney to Copenhagen.

The goal of the restaurant is to provide the highest quality, locally sourced produce cooked with great care and presented in an innovative style to please the eye and satisfy the pallet.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Lovely food . Lunchtime menu is particularly good value

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Visited On Saturday, 20 April 2019

An excellent lunch as usual, Thanks

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Visited On Saturday, 20 April 2019

Lovely evening. Attentive and knowledgeable staff.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 April 2019

Fantastic restaurant, attentive staff and amazing food!

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Visited On Saturday, 20 April 2019

It was our first proper date night in years and we felt like the staff were really attentive and friendly. There weren’t many other tables filled (it was early) so we felt like we had a whole section to ourselves and that it was super intimate. Loved the decor and the extra food bits! The only downside was that there wasn’t really a choice if you’re vegetarian. I’m only a month into being veggie and decided to have a “cheat day” because there was only one choice for starter and main, and i wasn’t sure i’d like the main. Overall we had a really lovely time and would come back on the future! Hopefully there will be at least another veggie option ☺️ Oh! And the chickens by the car park were a super cute addition!

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Visited On Thursday, 18 April 2019

A very satisfying and enjoyable few hours... the ‘tasting lunch’ was excellent, as was the service. Highly recommended.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 April 2019

Another great lunch at The Boat with the family. The halibut and choc/malt dessert were especially delicious.

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Visited On Thursday, 18 April 2019

Outstanding food as always and the service was excellent too. The front of house colleagues were welcoming yet professional and it was lovely how the chef team were involved in bringing out the courses to help explain the components of the dishes. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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Visited On Thursday, 18 April 2019

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 April 2019

A superb dining experience. Fabulous food and great customer service. Thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

Absolutely Michelin quality without the price tag. I would absolutely visit again, and it would also be great to just go for a drink if you didn't want to eat

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Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

The food was very good but I felt it was very expensive at £40 each for two courses with drinks for Sunday lunch. Two bottles of still water £7. Service charge added automatically. Will not return. The difference between this and other restaurants offering very similar food doesn’t warrant the difference in prices.

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Visited On Friday, 12 April 2019

I was particularly impressed that my allergy needs had been passed on from my previous visit. Well done!

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 April 2019

We came here for a birthday treat. The desert what’s the best I’ve ever had, and I have been to some amazing restaurants over the years. Unfortunately, I was a bit annoyed at the fact that the service charge was added to the bill and I also went to leave a tip. If I’d not looked I would’ve paid twice. I think it’s very unprofessional for them to add a tip for two people when actually I would’ve left a bigger tip on this occasion. Had they not put the service charge on I’d have given 5 stars The main course was very average and the triple chips were Al dente to say the least

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Visited On Sunday, 07 April 2019

Fabulous food with great service. Loved watching the well organised kitchen operate. Great family afternoon out.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 April 2019

Absolutely excellent. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Our waiter Michael did a great job. The food was out of this world. Thank you for a great experience.

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Visited On Friday, 05 April 2019

Impromptu lunch was very nice. Tried the set menu and thought was good value but felt service was quite slow which for an evening wouldn't be a problem but lunchtime was more so. Liked the limited choices of fresh items felt items were well presented and tasted very good. Thought service be could be more attentive ordered drinks that didn't come, had to wait too long for order to be taken and between courses plus problem with bill in that we were charged for drinks from table next to us but was quickly resolved. Very much liked the hand made petit fours especially Turkish delight.

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Visited On Friday, 05 April 2019

The tasted were very confused and spoilt the main ingredient

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

A lovely treat for Mothering Sunday. We were expecting a 'full' tasting menu and weren't in any way prepared for the HUGE plate of delicious roast beef with all the trimmings!

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

We were at the end of a frustrating weekend of travel; my son had blown us out for this lunch even though it was Mothers day. We were grumpy on arrival. Your food coupled with your knowledgeable and attentive staff restored us to a very good place indeed. So much so that despite the service charge we left an additional £40 tip - larger than any we have left in the past. Fantastic. We hope to return (we live in Suffolk so it wont be anytime soon!)

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

We came for lunch on Mother’s Day when they served an amazing taster menu (advertised as 5 courses but in fact more like 7!) Everything was delicious - the quail’s breast on butterbean Houmus, cod loin and mussel chowder and carrot cake with candied walnuts and walnut ice cream were particular favourites. Truly original and delicious food presented as a work of art - up there with the likes of Pollen Street Social but in rural Staffordshire and at very reasonable prices for the quality. The staff were very friendly and helpful - a really unique experience. Thank you!

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Visited On Thursday, 21 March 2019

What a little gem of a place that I didn't even know was on my doorstep! From the moment you walk in to the moment you leave the staff, ambience, food and drink were just outstanding. Thank you and I'll be back again with family and friends x

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Had the taster menu. Was superb. Looked after brilliantly by our waitress and will definitely be going again

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 March 2019

What a Wonderful place to eat the boat is. Everything about it is superb. Polite, attentive service,friendly atmosphere, great range of drinks,& the food is out of this world, easily the best place to eat. We will definitely come here again & would totally recommend. Thank you Liam & all your staff, for what was a special treat for us.

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 March 2019

The food was exquisite, the atmosphere relaxed and the staff charming. Thank you!

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