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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
Snacks Available all day

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 Thursday, 14 February 2019

Excellent food, well presented, the atmosphere of the restaurant was calm and relaxed, the staff were pleasant and attentive. We will be going again.

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

Food lovely although almost chocked on oyster shell that was loose from having oysters.

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

The food was outstanding! Service was top quality. Loved the open kitchen as well. I Will 100% be coming back.

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

Fantastic food, attentive and friendly service in a lovely setting - a new favourite

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Food and wine were both excellent. However it was very difficult to get hold of the vegetarian options - the Set menu did not have any - and it took 15 mins to get the vegetarian menu delivered to our table. Vegetarianism is now mainstream and there should be veggie options on all the menus. The actual dishes were great! Service was a little erratic.

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 February 2019

My husband doesn’t drink alcohol at lunchtime so decided to try the seedlip non alcoholic spirit. Unfortunately nothing was explained to him when ordering and it came with just a slice or orange. He thought it tasted just like water so was disappointed and he also only wanted a small one but was given and charged for a large one. Also I had the breast of pheasant where one half was delicious but the other was very undercooked and made it uneatable.

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Visited On Thursday, 07 February 2019

We were not as pleased with the food as we hoped, starters,crab,pigs cheek, mains lamb, venison lacked depth of flavour (venison sausage flavoursome but more that two small pieces would have been nice). Desserts OK. Quantity OK for me but husband still had room at the end of the meal. We thought it was expensive for the amount of food on the plate. We have been to comparable restaurants in the Midlands and on holiday which were considerably less expensive, but of a similar standard.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

Our first time here since the team took over. We were hugely impressed. The menu is relatively short and definitely not run of the mill. The staff encourage ‘adventurous’ not just the ‘usual’. Don’t be put off by this, there is still scope if you just want a steak. The food we chose was perfectly cooked and presented. The staff were friendly and knowledgable. There was not the formality that you sometimes experience in restaurants of this quality. Prices are about comparable with higher end Birmingham restaurants. Definitely a tremendous boost to the local restaurant scene and we look forward to our next visit.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

I booked the taster meal as a gift for my wife and daughter and I have to say the entire experience was an absolute dream. The staff who dealt with me were excellent and my wife and daughter were blown away by the service and the quality of the food Many thanks for a wonderful experience

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Visited On Friday, 08 February 2019

We had an excellent experience, the food was of the highest standard and presented beautifully. Each team member was polite, friendly yet professional and we will certainly recommend to others. Having dined at a few other fine dining establishments, some comments/suggestions that I would share are the following to make slight improvements: main course of pork was smaller in size when compared to the other main dishes and when considered against the generous size of the starter and dessert courses. A service charge is to be expected on a table for 6 plus, but a preference would be to make this optional for a table of 2. The pre-start pigs head was a lovely gesture, as was the delicious home made bread. A truffle/chocolate on presenting the bill would have just topped the experience. These are just my personal thoughts, but don't in anyway suggest I feel negatively about our lunch here. It was truly exceptional and we enjoyed every minute of being there, thank you to all the team.

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Visited On Friday, 08 February 2019

First visit all very impressed, could not fault the meal and presentation We will definitely return

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Visited On Thursday, 07 February 2019

Everything about our experience at the Boat was outstanding. We all thought the quality of food and the cooking was first-class as was the accompanying wines,all as good as we've had in top-notch restaurants anywhere on our travels. All the staff were welcoming and knowledgeable and clearly showed a passion and pride in what they are offering. We all anticipate returning very soon. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

After two great evening meals at The Boat recently, we booked Sunday lunch for our family of five. As always - top class food, wine & service for us grown ups, but our (youngish) children also enjoyed the food on offer and the overall experience. The Chef’s Table was an added bonus for us as the children (all of us) were fascinated by the activity in the kitchen and entertained by “Chef” and rest of the (excellent) waiting staff. Compliments again to Liam and the team - we’ll be back soon!

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

Lovely Sunday lunch, excellent service, relaxed atmosphere and great food. Would highly recommend.

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Visited On Friday, 01 February 2019

The food was fantastic last night. Drinks also very nice but took a long time to arrive each time (probably 15 mins) when it was relatively quiet. Staff very friendly.

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Visited On Thursday, 31 January 2019

Excellent food and service

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Visited On Sunday, 27 January 2019

Excellent service, amazing food. Will definitely return.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 January 2019

First visit for Sunday lunch, we were so impressed. Friendly staff who went out of their way to help with menu, every course was interesting and tasted amazing. Our daughter wanted to eat Sunday lunch there every week! We will return very soon.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

Thank you for a truly memorable meal. We enjoyed the tasting menu paired with some superb wines. I think this meal will be one that I remember for the rest of my life. I couldn’t fault the food, wine or service.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

We had a wonderful night! Staff were lovely, food was amazing...Will definitely be back xxx

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Visited On Friday, 25 January 2019

Fabulous birthday celebration at The Boat, everything was excellent

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Visited On Friday, 25 January 2019

Excellent service and the food is exceptional. Will defiantly be returning.

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Visited On Thursday, 24 January 2019

Exceptional service and sublime food ! Absolutely faultless!

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Visited On Friday, 18 January 2019

Faultless.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 January 2019

We had Sunday lunch at the Boat. The food and service was off the highest standard and enjoyed by all our party. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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