The Boat Inn

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

Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Lunch Closed | Dinner 18:00- 21:30
Thursday - Sunday: Lunch 12.00 - 14.30 | Dinner 18.00 - 21.30

Bar Opening Hours
Wednesday: 18:00 - 22:00
Thursday - 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

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 Monday, 15 July 2019

Stunning venue, exquisite food, and exemplary service. This surely is the best restaurant in Staffordshire with Liam as Chéf Patron in the kitchen, and the dining room under the direction of Steve Locklin. No doubt National and World wide accolades will follow, so embrace guys, and enjoy the ride. You certainly have something special, and we will be back very soon. Culinary Wishes 👨‍🍳

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Visited On Monday, 15 July 2019

We were very disappointed at the lack of inter action between your staff and my party in particular. There was also little point having the wine taster due to the fact the food arrived far too late after the drinks were dispensed. It didn,t feel like an extraordinary experience like the ones we had at Man Behind the curtain and Martin Wishart. The final straw was the service charge which always has to be discretionary and not a given. We were told to arrive at 6.30 for. 7 sit down. At 7.30 we asked if we could go to our table. On the final course we complained at the length of time the food arrived which was at least half an hour after the wine was given. Kray introduced himself to us which was a treat for us, pity Liam couldn,t find the time to do the same. Overall a let down and means we would never visit again.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 July 2019

Delightful meal, service was excellent. Only two issues, the cauliflower cheese was warm but not hot & cheese was only just warm, which I informed them off and they kindly credited my bill. My mother also felt that there should have been more ice cream with the sweet, but that's probably more to do with her expectations as older citizen!

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Visited On Sunday, 14 July 2019

10/10 sunday lunch. Mussels were something else, and rogers take on a wagon wheel was epic!!

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Visited On Sunday, 14 July 2019

Brilliant place

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Visited On Sunday, 30 June 2019

Couldn't have wished for a better experience.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 June 2019

I haven't booked reservations at all I've had this happen twice now where I've had a booking come through! I've only ever been once to the restaurant and that was 10 months ago! Please sort it out!!!!

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Many apologies for the inconvenience, I will look into this and try and rectify the problem. Once again, apologies. Kind regards Steve Locklin MIH General Manager

Responded On Friday, 05 July 2019
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Visited On Thursday, 27 June 2019

Excellent food, well presented and nicely balanced flavours, combined with wonderful hospitality from the front of house team! superb experience overall!

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Visited On Sunday, 30 June 2019

We have been to the Boat Inn a few times now and every time the food is at the same very high standard, the service is brilliant. It’s a privilege to have such a high quality restaurant so close to us. I must also say thank you as we came for my partners birthday and they pulled out all of the stops to make this day even more special for her.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 June 2019

Stunning food, equal to that at Adam's, Simpsons or Purnells but in more relaxed surroundings. Taster menu was divine, very much a 'special occasion ' meal as quite expensive overall. Would highly recommend if money is no object!!

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Visited On Saturday, 29 June 2019

Excellent quality of food and service. Atmosphere was lacking but when we visited it was a very hot lunchtime and there were few people inside the restaurant. I am sure this would be improved with more people present. It is worth a visit as I have now been three times and I can highly recommend this restaurant.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 June 2019

Was here an Saturday evening. Food, service, atmosphere was fabulous. Definitely be coming again.

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Visited On Friday, 28 June 2019

I firmly believe that The Boat is the best place to eat in Staffordshire. Possibly Derbyshire too. The quality of food and flavour is outstanding and the culinary variety is inspired.

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Visited On Wednesday, 26 June 2019

First time at the boat for our anniversary, had the taster menu and every dish was wonderful, staff attentive but not overly and they had a good knowledge of the dishes. Will definitely visit again

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Visited On Thursday, 27 June 2019

The food was unquestionably exquisite and everything else was fabulous too. My only whinge was the 3+ hours duration! That won't stop me visiting again however, just need to factor that in next time.

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Visited On Thursday, 27 June 2019

Despite being lifelong meat-eaters, my partner and I booked in to The Boat for their Vegan Lunch. We were made to feel very welcome and relaxed, the service was just right - polite, timely and never intrusive, and the food was amazing. Michelin quality food on the outskirts of Lichfield - we will definitely be back to The Boat Inn VERY soon! Thank you Liam and team.

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Visited On Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Amazing food and service! We loved every minute and will be back very soon!

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Visited On Thursday, 20 June 2019

Rather disappointing. More appearance than content for the food. Wine at approaching £30 a bottle was far inferior to a £9.50 Oyster Bay Chardonnay. Little to recommend the restaurant so we will not return in it's current regime.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 June 2019

A wonderful meal, will certainly be going again

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Visited On Saturday, 22 June 2019

We brought a vegan with us to eat - challenging on all parts and had the taster menu - you excelled yourselves Thanks Liam for the person touch and giving our guest a meal to remember

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

The stylish interior and table location provided a perfect setting for our special Anniversary meal. The staff were very pleasant and provided a professional and informative service. This enhanced the culinary delights that we chose from a top class menu. The quality and presentation of each course was outstanding and we particularly enjoyed seeing the chefs at work in the open kitchen. All in all, a wonderful experience that my husband and I will highly recommend.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

I could not speak highly enough of our whole experience, the food was exceptional, the service was even better, we as a family have eaten in numerous establishments around the area & I can say without hesitation the boat is the best by far. A huge thank you to everyone at the boat for making our day so special

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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

Fantastic menu choice, service outstanding, food out of this world, will definitely visit again

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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

Went for Sunday lunch on Father’s Day and was not disappointed.The service was excellent and staff were very friendly.The food was amazing,I have never had such well presented and very tasty food.will definitely be back.thankyou.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

Fabulous meal, beautiful surroundings, we will be back !

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