With spring around the corner we are excited to introduce our new Tapas menu along side our new beautiful breakfast and daytime menu. In addition to our new menus we also have a range of 5 specials which will change daily. Breakfast is served 10am – 11.30am with tapas available 12pm – 4pm and 6pm – 9.45pm evenings.Here is a sneak preview of our new tapas menu which is available from 2nd March –
Tapas Served Tuesday – Sunday
(Open Tuesday – Sunday)
Lunch 12pm-3pm (any 5 tapas for £20)
Evening 6pm – 10pm
Celiac? no problem! 80% of our menu is gluten free, we do not use flour in any of our sauces and with prior notice any fried foods can be made with corn flour. We also always stock gluten free bread
Small dishes to begin with…..
Marinated Olives – £3.90
Selection of breads with olive oil, balsamic and pesto dipping pots – £3.80
Home -made Humous and tzatsiki dips served with warm pitta bread – £4.20
Tapenade – Home made Kalamata olive tapenade made with anchovies, capers, lemon and garlic £4.20
Panzarosalata – Diced beetroot dip with Greek yogurt and garlic £4.20
Home -made beef meatballs in a tomato and basil sauce – £5.90
Spicy Chorizo and pepper casserole – £5.90
Chicken Flambe in vodka with a creamy sauce and sweet peppers – £6.10
Slow cooked chicken strips in tomato cinnamon and red wine – £5.90
Marinated chicken and peppers on a skewers served with Yogurt and mint dip – £6.50
Beef and pomegranate tagine with pink peppercorns – £6.80
Pork Skewer marinated with lemon, garlic and oregano with cous cous – £5.90
King prawns – Pan fried in garlic butter and lemon – £6.50
Calamari – Deep fried squid rings served with a lemon wedge and parsley – £5.90
King prawns pan fried in truffle oil served on roasted chorizo £6.95
Pan fried seabass in champagne and garlic – £7.50
Mussels in garlic, white wine and tomato – £6.30
Oven baked feta cheese in oregano and olive oil – £5.10
Deep fried halloumi (Cypriot cheese) – £4.90
Warm Goats cheese on a ciabatta crouton – £4.90
Mozzarella, tomato and basil platter – £4.20
Spinach and feta filo parcels -£4.80
Stuffed peppers with Moroccan rice topped with mozzarella – £5.90
Pan fried garlic mushrooms in white wine – £4.20
Aubergine and red onion tagine – £5.70
Mixed oven roasted Mediterranean vegetables – £4.60
Marinated baby artichokes £4.30
Stuffed Vine leaves with ground nuts soaked in lemon £5.50
Grazing boards – (serves 2)
Boat house Grazing Board – Honey roasted ham, Cheddar, Double Worcestershire cheese, Brie Pickled onions, Worcester sauce pickle and bread selection £11.00
Mediterranean Grazing Board – Cured meat selection, Feta cheese, marinated olives, humous, pesto, artichoke hearts and bread selection £11.00
Vegetarian platter – Stuffed vine leaves, spinach pie, Moroccan cous cous, beetroot salad, artichokes and tzatsiki with bread selection £11.50
Worcestershire Cheese board – Hobson ale and mustard, Malvern blue, Worcestershire sauce and shallot, Horseradish and chive, served with home made apple and fig chutney £9.90
Vegetarian platter – Haloumi, spinach and feta parcels, marinated olives, tzatsiki, humous, stuffed peppers £11.50
Greek platter – Mini Greek salad, halloumi cheese, stuffed vine leaves, hummus, tzatsiki, pitta bread £11.50
Greek Style – Diced cucumber, tomatoes, olives and feta cheese drizzled in olive oil and vinegar – £6.50
Italian Style – Mixed leaves, croutons, olives, capers, shaved Parmesan and balsamic vinaigrette £5.95
Moroccan Style – Mixed leaves, spiced cous cous, peppers, onions, olives and lemon dressing £6.20
Hand cut chips – £3.00
Potato bravas, cubed potatoes with paprika and white wine – £3.50
Pitta breads – £2.00
Side salad – £3.20
Parmesan fries – £3.50
Pearl cous cous – £3.00
Celebrate Christmas in style here at The Boathouse !
There will be live music and a DJ every weekend throughout December as well as lots of special offers and fantastic cocktails available form our new ground floor cocktail bar. So whether your meeting family and friends for a meal or just visiting for a drink and a dance The Boathouse is the perfect night out for you this Christmas time. Here are our live music and entertainment nights planned for the festive period –
Friday 8th December – Fully booked
Saturday 9th December – The Ferrets 4 piece band followed by a DJ
Friday 15th December – Live music from Two Dollar Salad followed by a DJ
Saturday 16th December – Haunted Souls followed by a DJ
Sunday 17th December – Comedy Night 3 stand up comedians a night not to be missed!
Friday 22nd December – Live music from The Bones
Saturday 23rd December – An evening with The Blues Brothers! The UKs number 1 Blues Brothers tribute act
The Boathouse will also be open all day on Christmas Eve and for Lunch Christmas Day 1pm – 5pm
For more information or to book a table contact one of our team now
Due to popular demand we are pleased to introduce our New Gin and cocktail bar located ground floor at The Boathouse. Serving a selection of over 30 Gins, our very own creative cocktails and craft Ales and Ciders The Waterside bar will be open Friday – Sunday 5pm – Late in addition to our first floor Tapas bar.
With a capacity of 40 people and recently refurnished the cosy ground floor bar is perfect for a cosy get together for couples or smaller groups, We also have a tapas selection and bar snack menu available all evening.
Here is a selection of some of our more quirky Gins –
Cruxland (New Zealand) – Kalahari truffles, cardamon and coriander. Perfect served with Fever tree Tonic
Larios Rose (Spain) – Intense strawberry flavour usually served with Fever tree Mediterranean Tonic and fresh raspberries
Pothecary (Christchurch) – Hints of lavender and Tilia flowers best served with Fever tree tonic, juniper berries and lemon peel
Jinzu (Japan) – Rose petals and juniper berries served with fever tree Aromatic tonic, juniper berries and raspberries
Our Waterside bar will also be host to acoustic music nights the first of which to take place on 24th November. We will also be available for cocktail making classes for group bookings and private hire . Th bar will also be hosting Gin and wine tasting evenings every 6 weeks.
Upton Upon Severn Sunshine festival 2017 is just around the corner !
Friday 25th – Sunday 27th August
While the festival is located on Fish meadow around a quarter of a mile from The Boathouse there will still be plenty happening in and around our restaurant. We will be opening at the earlier time of 9am for festival breakfast priced at £5 with a full English or vegetarian breakfast available. We also have breakfast croissants and a range of pastries available. Lunch will be served as usual from 12pm with our balcony and river terrace open with stunning views over the River Severn from 12pm – 3pm you can enjoy any 5 tapas dishes for just £20. Enjoy one of our 30 Gins or special in house cocktails during the afternoon or early evening for our Happy hour where cocktails are priced at 2 for £7.50!
The Boathouse will also be open on Bank Holiday Monday from 10am – 5pm serving food during these hours.
Take a look at this years line up …….
Sophie Ellis – Bextor
The Three Degrees
Dont miss the tribute stage and variety stage for some more fantastic acts
To book a table or for any other enquiries contact us now email@example.com or 01684438161
The Upton Blues festival is one of the largest free Blues festivals in the country and winner of the UK’s Blues festival of the year 2015 and 2016. This years festival will take place from 21st – 23rd July and of course here at The Boathouse we will be doing our bit to support the festival by hosting some fantastic bands throughout, here is our lineup for this years festival –
Thursday 20th July – Stone Mountain Sinners 9pm – 12am
Friday 21st July – Too Dollar Salad 9pm – 12am
Saturday 22nd July – Born Healers 9.30pm – 12am
Sunday 23rd July – The Ferrets 2pm – 4pm and Bad Moon 4pm – 6pm
We will be serving food from 9am – 8pm daily and our bar will be open extended hours until 1am so come and join us for some great food, full range bar and fab music this Blue festival!
Look out for our outside bar situated by the River opposite The Boathouse, serving a range of Gins, cocktails, prosecco and locally sourced draft cider
Behind the Bar at the Boathouse
As well as serving delicious tapas the Boathouse is open 6 nights a week as a bar, we have a range of wines, Beers and spirits but the stars of our bar are our selection of Gins, Whiskies and cocktails. Here are a few of our Barman’s favourites –
Our Gin menu is growing by the week! We now have a menu of 20 Gins to choose from, here are our top 5 sellers –
Ultra-smooth distillate, which is blended with natural coconut and pink grapefruit. Best served with Fever tree tonic or try it as part of our ‘Huckleberry gin’ cocktail
Eden Mill Love Gin
Taste of strong warming spirit, juniper and rhubarb spice with hints of vanilla and strawberry
Number 3 Gin
An ‘old school’ London dry Gin with strong botanicals and a zesty finish
Koval Dry Gin
This is a small-batch, organic gin from Chicago’s first distillery since Prohibition, hints of lime and vanilla
A sophisticated South African Gin made with Kalahari truffles, cardamom, Juniper and hints of coriander goes beautifully with
Our recently updated cocktail menu features a selection of classics as well as some of our own creations such as our Boathouse Bellini and Liquid Biscuit which is a must try for those with a sweet tooth!
Take a look at some of our cocktails –
White rum, spiced rum, fresh mint and limes topped up with cloudy lemonade
Bombay sapphire, vodka, Elderflower and wedges of lemon
Dark rum, Bacardi, strawberry puree, soda, lime wedges, mint
Romeo and Juliet
Cointreau, champagne , passion fruit syrup
Vodka, spiced rum, White rum, orange juice, cranberry, grenadine, passion fruit
Long Island iced tea
Our take on a classic
Baileys, Frangelico, amaretto, dark chocolate shavings
Prosecco, peach puree, grapefruit, gin
Prosecco, coconut gin, elderflower
From the whisky cellar….
Our whisky cellar is something we here at The Boathouse are most proud of, we now have on offer a selection of bourbons and whiskies to suit all tastes. Amongst these are some of our personal favorites –
Nikka – Japan 51.4%
A double matured blended whisky. Smokey and sweet
Bushmills single Malt Reserve – Ireland 40%
Aged for 12 years, this whisky can only be purchased directly from Bushmills distillery, Ireland. The full range of Bushmills is also available from our bar
Haig club, clubman – Scotland 40%
A single grain Scotch whisky matured in a bourbon cask, a light taste with hints of vanilla
Hibiki – Japan 43%
A lighter and more fragrant whisky to the Nikka with just as much elegance
Also on offer at the Boathouse are –
Happy hour –
Every Friday evening join us for Happy hour from 6.30pm – 7.30 pm any 2 cocktails for £7.50 or any 2 bottles beers for just £5
Sparkling Sunday –
Every Sunday a bottle of our Casanova range prosecco for just £10!
Gin Club –
Join us for our monthly Gin tasting evenings for just £15 pp including 5 Gins and a 5 dish tapas
Our wine list features a range of New world and European wines with a choice of 3 Rose, 15 white wines, 12 red wines and 8 Champagne and sparkling wines. We also have a range of Casanova prosecco for the fizz lover
Your guide to eating tapas at the Boathouse
Thinking of visiting The Boathouse this summer? Tapas can be a little confusing and intimidating if you have not experienced eating tapas style before. Here are the answers to a few frequently asked questions and a few Myths but to bed ….
What is tapas?
Tapas are a selection of hot or cold dishes these dishes are a starter size and often ordered by couples or small groups of people to share, enjoy a variety of flavours based upon your personal food preferences or try something new without the expense of a fully priced main course. Our front of house team are fully trained in explaining our concept to guests and are always on hand and available should you have any queries.
Our menu here at the Boathouse is influenced largely by Mediterranean Cuisine, we have many Italian and Greek influenced dishes as well as staple Spanish dishes and chefs specials which add a British twist to the term ‘tapas’
The serving of tapas is designed to encourage conversation because people are not so focused on eating an entire meal set out before them. We encourage a relaxed way of dining, and we hope you enjoy your experience with us at the Boathouse.
But I’m hungry and tapas dishes are small….
The beauty of tapas is that it satisfies all appetites, if you’re looking for a snack, looking to celebrate with family, want a romantic meal or your simply very hungry tapas will suit all your needs.
We suggest choosing five dishes between two diners this provides adequate food for a meal out at lunch or evening and typically would cost around £25 for the two of you. Another advantage of tapas is that you can place an order, enjoy your food and then add to it if necessary. For those with the lighter appetite we suggest two dishes per person is enough.
For the larger appetite we offer our famous ‘kings tapas’ this is a selection of 11 dishes all of a taster size which include a mixture of our chefs daily specials and most popular items from our regular tapas menu. Once you have been served your 11th dish you will have the opportunity to have a reserve of any dishes you have particularly enjoyed making this option an ‘all you can eat’ offer for just £20 pp
But I don’t like spicy food….
From our 30 dish tapas menu only 2 dishes can be classed as spicy and have chilli amongst its ingredients. These dishes are pan fried chorizo with chilli and red peppers and marinated chicken skewers.
One of our group is a fussy eater …..
We believe there is no such thing! All of our dishes are made to order and so any listed menu item can be adapted to suit all pallets with any ingredients not to your liking replaced or removed. Our menu is designed to suit all ages, food tastes and preferences we have 8 vegetarian dishes, 6 fish, 6 meat dishes, vegan friendly dishes, food for those with conservative tastes and those with the more adventurous tastes.
Do you cater for Celiacs?
Celiac? no problem! 80% of our menu is gluten free, we do not use flour in any of our sauces and with prior notice any fried foods can be made with corn flour. We also always stock gluten free bread.
Are children welcome?
The Boathouse is a family restaurant and children are welcome during the day time and at evenings, they also love tapas by the way! We do however ask that children under 11 leave the restaurant by 9pm unless they are attending a private party.
What drinks are available at The Boathouse?
We are proud of our bar service and in fact boast the largest range of drinks in the town, we serve a range of cocktails which include some old school classics as well as some of our bar staffs creations ! We also have a range of 18 different flavoured and craft Gins, our whisky corner has 8 single malt whiskies and Bourbons. We also serve a selection of 5 rums and have 22 other spirits on offer.
Our wine list consists of New world, European and British wines with 12 Champagnes and sparkling wines to choose from. Not to mention 5 draft beer and cider products and a never ending choice of bottled beers and craft Ales.
The Boathouse is proud to announce a partnership with Casanova Prosecco, we are currently the only venue outside of London to sell this beautiful range of flavoured and vintage prosecco, it’s a must try!
Our most popular dishes…
We regularly ask our diners what their favourite dishes from our tapas menu are, the items that often spring up are calamari, flambe chicken with sweet peppers and vodka, king prawns with chorizo and truffle oil, pork and fennel terrine with a parmesan sauce and of course our deep fried haloumi!
Of our recent spring time specials the poached trout with caramel and braised beef in balsamic sauce have been particularly popular.
Spring has sprung and here at The Boathouse we have some delicious specials available in April and May. Our ‘kings tapas’ menu features some of our chefs new creations which have been very well received so far this spring –
- Fan fried Seabass in prosecco with pomegranates on a bed of black rice and quinoa
- Pork, fennel and mustard seed terrine with a creamy parmesan sauce (pictured)
- Stuffed baby peppers with Serrano ham and smoked cheese
- Sweet chili pork belly with pearl cous cous
- Pan fried octopus with olive oil and smoked paprika
- Warm feta cheese and chili dip served with garlic flat bread
- Oven baked Camembert with rock salt and rosemary
We also have our new ‘Worcestershire produce Grazing Board’ this is our take on a ploughman’s lunch and has been very popular with lunch time visitors to The Boathouse this consists of – Worcestershire sauce and shallot cheese, Hobson Ale and mustard seed cheese, Horseradish and chive Malvern cheese, honey roasted ham, Worcestershire sauce pickle, handmade mini pork pies all served with home baked bread.
We would love your feedback, which special is your favourite?
We have an exciting month ahead at The Boathouse this March –
Tiki Night – Friday 3rd March
Try our new special cocktails and enjoy our Tiki themed bar with disco and special themed tapas
Entrance – Free
Start time 7pm
An evening with the Blues Brothers – Friday March 17th
The UK’s Number 1 Blues Brother tribute act, one of the best acts to ever appear at The Boathouse. Music starts at 9.30 pm and is followed by a DJ.Meals served 6pm – 8.15pm
Entrance £5 (bookings are advised)
Gin Tasting – Thursday 23rd
Join us for an evening of Gin tasting with 6 craft Gins accompanied by some of our chefs special canapes
Tickets – £15
Start time 7.15pm
The Boathouse will now be open on a Sunday from 10am – 3pm serving breakfast menu and our classic tapas menu.Discounts available for tables reservations
Every Tuesday buy 2 get 1 free on all tapas dishes lunch and evenings
Friday Happy Hour
2 cocktails for £7.50! 6pm – 7.30pm
Tried our pizza yet? home stoned backed pizza available every night to take away or eat in on Thursday and Friday.
As those of you who who have visited The Boathouse recently will know we now have a large range of craft Gins available from our bar with a monthly specials board consisting of 5 different craft Gins also available. Due to its growing popularity and upon the request of some of our customers we are delighted to introduce our new ‘Boathouse Gin Club’
What is the Gin Club?
Members of our Gin club will receive monthly updates on our craft Gin specials along with invitations to our tasting evenings to be held every 6 weeks. These evening will allow members to taste up to 6 different craft Gins along with some chefs special canapes for £15 per person, at the end of the evening members will have the chance to purchase bottles of their favourite Gin to take home at trade prices.
Our first tasting evening will be taking place of Thursday 2nd February starting at 7.30pm
Members will also be issued with a discount card entitling them to 15% off all Gin drinks and Gin based cocktails from our bar at any time.
How to sign up?
To sign up to our Gin club email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and the word ‘Gin’ in the subject column and we will add you to our mailing list and issue your discount card at the first tasting evening
Here’s a few fun facts about Gin..
London’s most popular drink in the winter of 1823 was the Hot Gin Twist
British drinkers have been quaffing gin in record amounts during 2016, buying 40m bottles in a spending spree that outstripped sales growth in beer and sparkling wine.
Gin was born around 1689. The earliest known food pairing occurred in 1731: gingerbread. This became quite common and is still traditional in parts of England.
Nearly all juniper used in gin is picked wild. Almost none is cultivated.
Annual gin sales rose 16% to smash through the £1bn barrier for the first time in the UK, leading the drink industry to declare 2016 the “year of gin”.
The juniper berry is actually not a berry at all. It is a female seed cone, a highly evolved pinecone with fleshy and merged scales that give it the appearance of a berry.
At Yalta, President Roosevelt complained that there were no lemons to make twists for his gin martini. Stalin had a lemon tree flown from Georgia that day.
A growing thirst for the spirit has also caused a surge in the number of distilleries, with about 40 opening in 2016.