“ Address: The Riverside / Farndon / Newark, / Notts NG24 3SX / England „
I have to agree with the previous reviewer. The quality of food and service on offer here is simply not good enough at this price point.Had it been 10 pounds per head, it would have passable, but at over 100 pounds for 4, I was sorely disappointed. I won't be back either, especially when you can get MUCH better food and service at places like Cafe Bleu in the centre of Newark for the same price. There really is no comparison.
Below average food. Awful service.There were 2 of us eating. It took 15 minutes to get served, the starters arrived 30 minutes after we were seated and the mains were over an hour! The restaurant wasn't even particularly busy! Soup was watery, bread was stale.Duck spring rolls were bland.Pork burger was disappointing - tasted like it was bought from sainsburys!Chicken Kiev was ok although slightly dry!All in all we are 2 extremely disappointed diners.Needless to say, we will not be going back!
Fantastic place, my daughter and son-in-law had their wedding reception there and it was brilliant, superb food, and nothing was too much trouble for Nathan and his team, a good time was had by all and I would recommend it to anyone.There is plenty of car parking space, and the outlook over the river is great. There is a large outdoor verandah area with seating, and even rugs provided if you get a bit chilly. All in all, a great place to eat, and the staff were excellent.
The Farndon Boathouse opened around six months ago. It used to be the New Ferry Restaurant but has been completely refurbished and extended. The decor is traditional with beams and lots of wood and stone and it is overlooking the river trent.
The menu is generally traditional food with a twist. For example when we went for my boyfriends birthday, I had Seabass with crushed minted new potatoes, sundried tomato and red pepper pesto. This dish was delicious and full of flavour. My boyfriend decided to have the butcher's block which is a 16oz T-Bone. It looked more like a dinosaur steak, it was huge but really tender. Starters are around £4-5 and mains are around £9-£16. The t-bone was £25 though and although he managed to eat it all somehow, I think it was more of a challenge and one of the more normal size steaks is more that enough.
The service was good and the staff were friendly. I would definately recommend this restaurant. We normally try to drag our friends and family there if we go for a meal and everyone else has been impressed too. The early bird menu is great value, its £12 for two courses or £15 for three courses. I think this is available at lunchtime and from 6-7pm which is especially good in these credit crunchy times.
Feel like your dining in a boathouse with modern style.