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 

Light Bites

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

Meat Dishes

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

Seafood dishes

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

Cheese Dishes

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

Vegetable Dishes

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

Salad Corner

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

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Side orders

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

Breakfast – served 10am – 11.30am

Try our new Sunday Brunch menu served 10am - 3pm

Boathouse breakfast – £6.50

Bacon,pork and sage sausage, vine tomatoes, grilled mushrooms and double scrambled egg

Vegetarian Breakfast  – £6.50

Grilled haloumi, pan fried mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, free range scrambled eggs and toast

Chorizo Hash

Pan fried chorizo, cubed potatoes and mushrooms topped with a fried egg and served with toast £6.50

Haloumi Hash - Pan fried halloumi, cubed potatoes and mushrooms topped with a fried egg £6.50

Crushed avocado - fresh avocado, cherry tomatoes and feta cheese served on farmhouse toast £4.50

On toast – £4.00

Pan fried mushrooms and tarragon

Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs

Bacon and eggs

Scrambled Eggs

Pan fried tomatoes in olive oil

Lunch menu 

(Gluten free bread available)

Baguettes

Feta, cucumber, tomatoes and olive oil

Salami, mozzarella, tomato

Mozzarella, tomato and walnut pesto

Bacon and haloumi

Smoked salmon and salad

Salads –

Goats cheese, sweet balsamic and red onion on a bed of mixed leaves – £6.50

Classic Greek salad – Cube feta with diced tomatoes, onions, cucumber and olives drizzled with olive oil and lemon dressing – £6.50

Italian Salad – Mixed leaves, shaved Parmesan, capers, olives, cracked pepper, croutons and balsamic vinaigrette – £6.50

Smoked salmon – Scottish smoked salmon, cucumber, tomato, lemon dressing £7.25

To share…..

For 2 £ 9.90    For 4 £17.90

Boat house Grazing Board – Honey roasted ham, Cheddar, Double Worcestershire cheese, Brie Pickled onions, Worcester sauce pickle and bread selection

Mediterranean Grazing Board – Cured meat selection, Feta cheese, marinated olives, humous, pesto, artichoke hearts and bread selection

Worcestershire cheese board - 5 locally made cheeses served with home made fig and apple chutney 

Vegetarian platter - Stuffed vine leaves, spinach pie, Moroccan cous cous, beetroot salad, artichokes, tzatsiki and bread selection

Greek platter - Mini Greek salad, Halloumi cheese, stuffed vine leaves, hummus, tzatsiki and pitta breads 

Afternoon tea

Pre order only

For 2- £18.00      For 4 -£32.00

A selection of traditional sandwiches, and cake selection of the day served on a tiered cake stand and served with your choice of tea or Regular coffee

(Substitute your tea or coffee for a glass of Prosecco for £3.00 per person)

Our tapas menu is also available from 12pm – 3 pm ask your waiter/waitress for details

3 Course Menu Options

For private parties and weddings we offer the 3 menu choices below, in addition to this you could also choose our tapas which is becoming an increasingly popular choice particularly for weddings with you guests served a selection of ten different dishes to share, should they require more additional dishes are served at no extra charge!

Menu 1 – 

Starters

Chicken liver pate with caramelised onion marmalade and home baked bread

Roasted tomato and basil soup (v)

Sweet melon and Parma ham served with Rocket and balsamic

Main courses

Roasted chicken breast with a creamy dolcelatte cheese and pancetta sauce served with baby new potatoes

Blade of beef slow cooked with gratin potatoes and horseradish  jus

Scottish filet of salmon with a lemon and dill sauce scattered with baby prawns

Stuffed peppers with Moroccan cous cous and a pea and feta sauce (v)

Mushroom, Cranberry and brie wellington (v)

Dessert

Dark chocolate tart served with red fruits

Homemade white chocolate profiteroles

Amaretto panna cotta

Menu 2 

Starters

Spiced butternut squash & sweet potato soup (v)

Salmon fish cakes with lime wedges and rocket salad

Goats cheese and beetroot filo tart (v)

Main courses

Roast rump of lamb served with thyme and white wine sauce and saffron infused potatoes

Breast of chicken with a wild mushroom and tarragon sauce served with potato Gratin

Sea bream filets served with a champagne and lemon sauce with fresh roasted vegetables

Stuffed Aubergine with baby artichokes and baby new potatoes

Dessert

Mini passion fruit pavalova

Raspberry and white chocolate cheese cake

Chocolate and Cointreau mousse with red berries

Menu 3

Starters

Pea and mint soup with Crème fraiche (v)

Cornish crab and dill mousse with samphire and tomato concasse

Goats cheese and asparagus bruschetta with sweet balsamic

Main courses

Slow roasted sirloin of beef with braised red cabbage, sweet roasted garlic and potato Gratin

Lamb shoulder with roasted vine tomatoes and red wine jus served with sweet potato Gratin

Grilled seabass with lemon and garlic served with samphire and pan fried Mediterranean vegetables

Stuffed Portobello mushrooms with pistachios and creamed leeks (v)

Desserts

Limoncello cheese cake

Baileys and white chocolate tart

Strawberry and passion fruit panna cotta

Menu 4 

Starters

Baked whole Camembert with rosemary and garlic served with ciatbatta bread (v)

Tuna Carpaccio with beetroot pesto and rocket salad

Classic Greek salad with feta cheese and olives (v)

Pumkin and sweet potato soup (v)

Main courses

Braised rump of lamb with thyme and white wine sauce served with potato gratin and pea and mint puree

Rainbow trout with a butter and almond sauce served with potato gratin

Home made gnocchi with a parmesan, spinach and wild mushrrom sauce (v)

Breast of chicken slow cooked in redwine with a rich basil and chorizo sauce

(All main courses are served with seasonal vegetables)

For private parties and Weddings we also offer a design your own menu service, ask one of our team for more details

Wine / Bar Menu

Gins

Our Gin menu is growing by the week! We now have a selection of over 50 Gins to choose from! here are our top 5 sellers –

Hoxton

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

Cruxland

A sophisticated South African Gin made with Kalahari truffles, cardamom, Juniper and hints of coriander goes beautifully with

Cocktails                                    

Our recently updated cocktail menu features a selection of classics as well as some of our own creations such as our Boathouse Bellini and Tokyo Martini which is a must try for those with a sweet tooth!

Take a look at some of our cocktails –

Mojito

White rum, spiced rum, fresh mint, lime and Angosturas bitters

Strawberry Daiquiri (also available with peach or passion fruit)

Dark rum, Bacardi, strawberry puree, soda, lime wedges, mint

Romeo and Juliet

Cointreau, champagne , passion fruit syrup

Long Island iced tea  

Our take on a classic

Huckleberry Gin

Prosecco, coconut gin, elderflower

Espresso Martini

Vodka, Kahlua, white creme de cacao, espresso, sugar syrup

Tokyo Martini

Vodka, sake, ginger, cucumber, fresh lemon, sugar syrup

Pornstar Martini

Vanilla vodka, passoa, passion fruit puree, sugar syrup

Lemon Meringue pie

Vodka, lemon curd, fresh lemon, sugar syrup

Margarita

Tequila, triple sec, lemon also available in strawberry

Bramble

Gin, fresh lemon, creme de Mure, sugar syrup

Rosemary Blueberry smash

Gin, blueberries, lemon, sparkling water and rosemary

Mocktails

Fairytale 

Strawberry syrup, chocolate syrup, soda and lime

Shirley Temple

Ginger ale, grenadine, fresh lime

Mango Mule

Honey syrup, mango puree, lime, ginger beer

 

From the whisky cellar….

Oualer 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 –

  • Jamesons
  • Glenmorangie
  • Bells
  • Bullet bourbon
  • Gentleman Jack
  • Makers Mark
  • Jim Beam

Wines

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

HOUSE WINES

1. Paniza Tempranillo/Garnacha, Cariñena, Spain £12.50 Soft, fresh easy juicy red fruits with good character

 per 175ml £3.50 per 250ml £4.75

2. Paniza Macabeo, Cariñena, Spain £12.50 A light, crisp and fresh dry white with attractive lemony fruit.

per 175ml £3.50 per 250ml £4.75

WHITE WINES

3. Blue Ridge Chardonnay, Domaine Boyar, Bulgaria £14.00

A fresh, crisp Chardonnay with lemony fruit from the plains of the Danube in Bulgaria.

4. Paparuda Sauvignon Blanc, Estate Selection, Romania £14.00

An exuberant Sauvignon with attractive, juicy tropical fruit aromas and flavours.

5. Paparuda Pinot Grigio, Estate Selection, Romania £14.00

A great Pinot Grigio packed full of ripe honeyed fruit, and juicy freshness.

6. Wide River Chenin Blanc, Robertson, South Africa £14.50

Aromatic Chenin, with ripe fig and melon aromas and flavours, crisp and refreshing.

7. Sancerre, Les Chataigniers, France £25.00

Elegant with hints of elderflowers on the nose, clean and crisp on the palate with good weight of fruit and a lovely succulent finish.

ROSE WINES

8. Amanti del Vino, Pinot Grigio Rosato, Veneto IGT, Italy £14.50

Soft, easy Pinot Grigio Rosé with juicy red strawberry fruit. From near to Venice and ideal to drink by itself or with a meal.

per 175ml £3.95 per 250ml £4.95 9.

Lovells Vineyard Sonatina Rosé £17.90

From a vineyard that lies beneath the Malvern hills. Refreshing light and fruity.

RED WINES

10. Blue Ridge Merlot, Domaine Boyar, Bulgaria £14.00

A soft, fruity, easy going Merlot, from vineyards on the plains of northern Bulgaria.

11. Select Pampas del Sur Malbec/Shiraz, Mendoza, Argentina £15.00

A full, meaty wine with lots of spicy plum fruit and soft tannins providing the structure. Nice weight.

12. Arjona, Rioja, Spain £18.00

This has lovely cherry fruit flavours and a hint of vanilla.

13. Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG, Geografico, Italy £19.90

A nose of cherries and spice. Medium body with gentle tannins.

14. Château Cru Cantemerle, Bordeaux Supérieur, France £22.50

Mellow red and black fruits, followed by an appealing nose of toasted oak.

CHAMPAGNE & SPARKLING

15. Prosecco, Borgo Frare, Frizzante, Treviso, Italy – 20cl £6.00

A gently sparkling wine with lovely peachy fruit, the palate is deliciously juicy.

16. Prosecco, Vetriano, Italy £18.25

An attractive nose leads onto a bright fruity palate with hints of pears and melon.

17. House Champagne £30.00

18. Ayala Brut Majeur, France £43.00

This has a wonderfully fine mousse, is well balanced, with finesse and complexity.

19. Laurent Perrier Brut, France £55.00

A delicate, fresh style with good citrus fruit and toasty notes.

20. Ayala Rosé Brut Majeur, France £50.00

The nose and palate are full of gentle red fruit character with hints of strawberries.

Now open Sundays 10am - 10pm!

Lunch time any 5 tapas £20 (every day)

All you can eat 'kings tapas' £23 pp every evening

Afternoon cake break - Coffee/tea and any home made cake £3.50 (3pm- 5pm)

Happy hour –

Every Friday evening join us for Happy hour from 6.00pm – 7.30 pm any 2 cocktails for £10 

Kids eat free 6pm - 7pm (kids under 12, 3 dishes per child)

Gin Club –

Join us for our monthly Gin tasting evenings for just £15 pp including 5 Gins and a 5 dish tapas

Whats On

Gin tasting

Sample a selection of 5 craft Gins with a range of mixers each served with a seasonal tapas dish

Date - June 21st

Price - £25 pp

Champagne tasting

A selection of 5 champagnes and sparkling wines with a 'blind tasting' can you tell your Cava from your Champagne ?! 

Date - 5th July 7pm

Price - £25 pp

Moroccan Night

A selection of 8 Moroccan tapas dishes made using authentic Moroccan herbs and spices (vegetarian options available)

Price - £23 pp

Date - 12th July 

Greek Night 

A Greek Mezze consisting of 12 Authentic Greek dishes (vegetarian options available)

Date - 17th August

Price £23 pp

Sunday 24th June

Join us at The Upton Jazz festival live Jazz all day at The Boathouse, food served 12pm - 10pm

Thursday 19th July

The Upton Blues Festival here! we are starting the weekend early with Live music from Two Dollar Salad!

Start time 9pm

Friday July 20th

Live music from 'The Haunted Souls'

Start time 9.30pm

Saturday 21st July

Live music from London based Blues band 'Born Healers'

 

Sunday July 22nd

Live music 1pm - 9pm!

Featuring The Ferrets, Two Dollar Salad and many more!

Hire with The Boathouse

The Boathouse is available for private hire, we offer tailor made packages to suit all budgets and provide unique events to give that ‘wow factor’ to any occasion

We have two rooms for hire over looking the River Severn each with its own bar and outside River terrace our first floor has a capacity of 110 and our ground floor a capacity of 35, for larger events and weddings both floors can be included in your package. Contact one of our team now for pricing and menu options.

The Boathouse can also provide our own in house DJ for a price of £100

Other additional extra services include - 

Candy cart

Churro station

Personalised cocktail bar  with your favourite cocktail available for guests on arrival 

Catering options

For private parties we offer a free consultation with our Head chef who will guide you on menu options and tailor make a menu to suite your event but more importantly fit in with expectations and personal tastes catering your event can come in one of the following formats –

  • Buffets
  • Canape receptions
  • Tapas
  • 2 or 3 course meal
Behind the bar at The Boathouse

Behind the bar at The Boathouse

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 –

Gins

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 –

Hoxton

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

Cruxland

A sophisticated South African Gin made with Kalahari truffles, cardamom, Juniper and hints of coriander goes beautifully with

 Cocktails                                    

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 –

Mojito

White rum, spiced rum, fresh mint and limes topped up with cloudy lemonade

English Martini

Bombay sapphire, vodka, Elderflower and wedges of lemon

Strawberry Daiquiri

Dark rum, Bacardi, strawberry puree, soda, lime wedges, mint

Romeo and Juliet

Cointreau, champagne , passion fruit syrup

Hurricane

Vodka, spiced rum, White rum, orange juice, cranberry, grenadine, passion fruit

Long Island iced tea  

Our take on a classic

Liquid Biscuit

Baileys, Frangelico, amaretto, dark chocolate shavings

Boathouse Bellini

Prosecco, peach puree, grapefruit, gin

Huckleberry 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 –

Jamesons

Glenmorangie

Bells

Bullet bourbon

Gentleman Jack

Makers Mark

Jim Beam

 

Special offers

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

Wines

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

Your Guide to eating tapas

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.

Casanova prosecco

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.

Special dishes this spring

Special dishes this spring

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?

Whats on in March…

Whats on in March…

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

Lazy Sundays 

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

Tapas Tuesday

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

Pizza time…

Tried our pizza yet? home stoned backed pizza available every night to take away or eat in on Thursday and Friday.

 

 

Join our Gin club

Join our Gin club

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 info@theboathouseupton.co.uk 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.

Tapas by the River – our food blogger review

Tapas by the River – our food blogger review

Here at the Boathouse we always appreciate customer feedback, tripadvisor is the obvious review site that springs to mind but we are also lucky enough to be visited and reviewed by food bloggers from time to time. We had a visit from @eatwithellen over the summer months, here’s what she had to say – If you haven’t been to Upton-upon-Severn, it’s definitely worth a visit. A lovely riverside town that’s home to several annual festivals, the most famous being its Blues Festival. If you can’t make it to the seaside, it’s a great alternative and a fab place to spend a day. Boats cruising up and down, riverside walks, lovely little antique and independent shops (including a great wine merchant), and several pubs and restaurants along the banks of the river. These include The BoatHouse – a bit of a break from the norm of riverside pubs that seem to make up a lot of the eateries in Upton. It’s a cafe, tapas restaurant, and wine bar. Sounds different right? It certainly looks a bit different and its appearance definitely didn’t smack of Spanish tapas. The cafe is downstairs in the perfect spot to grab any passing trade keen for a coffee, ice-cream, sandwich etc. And upstairs is the restaurant along with a large terrace with beautiful views over the river – the perfect place to wile away a few hours and pretend you’re on holiday (providing the good old English weather complies!). Of course, we all know rural Worcestershire isn’t quite one of the Spanish Costas, so Mr M and I were intrigued as to how good tapas could be in a quintessentially English setting. Very good, it turns out, hence the fact The Boathouse managed to knock our socks off. It’s an extensive tapas menu and not strictly Spanish I don’t think. More an appealing mixture of Mediterranean dishes from homemade dips and pitta to meatballs, fish dishes, veggie options, and some huge grazing boards. They also do an option called the ‘Kings Tapas’ where, for £20 a head, the chef basically picks you 11 dishes that might be from the menu, plus whatever specials he happens to have on that day. Not just that, if there are any you absolutely love you can just ask for more – for free! Now, I know this might sound like a bit of an ‘all you can eat’ gimmick that might put you off, but trust me, it’s the way to go. The perfect way to try lots of dishes, including those you might not ordinarily pick, and it also means you can enjoy them coming out as and when they’re ready, in a steady flow of food just like it would be if you’re abroad. Perfecto. Our foodie fun in someone else’s hands, we sat back and let the party begin. First up was homemade humous and tzatziki served with warm pitta bread. Ironically, I’m writing this sat in Kefalonia where the tzatziki and pitta are plentiful and oh-so-good. But I can safely say The Boathouse’s offering can easily hold its own against any I’ve had in Greece. Forget bland supermarket-style yoghurt with a bit of cucumber suspended in it. This was deliciously flavoured and delicately seasoned to allow the yoghurty cucumber-y ness to sing. Decent seasoning proved to be an ongoing theme throughout our meal at The Boathouse. You see it all the time on things like Masterchef, don’t you? Chefs banging on about seasoning and taste, and it makes you realise that inadequately seasoning a meal can make or break it. Not so here – even the simplest of dishes were made delicious by a careful use of seasoning and spice, and filled you with faith that you’re in the hands of someone who knows what they’re doing with food. Next up was deep-fried halloumi, something I always enjoy though rarely order as I’m always on a quest for new and exciting things. As I look on this dish with the benefit of hindsight, with such an indulgent party of flavours on their way it was nice to have something so simple as one of the dishes. Third on the list were these pan-fried garlic mushrooms in champagne. Sounds simple, looks simple, right? Yes, but do not underestimate how good this can be. The texture was just right, still a bit meaty without a hint of slime and again, beautifully seasoned in their buttery sauce. Never before have I so underestimated a dish as I did these mushrooms. Alongside them came calamari – one of Mr M’s firm favourites and something we’ve ordered more times than I can possibly say. Jamie considers himself a bit of an expert on decent calamari and was prepared to be unimpressed. Not so here. Wide-eyes, he declared The Boathouse’s to be some of the best he’s ever tasted. Light, delicate batter, with meaty yet not rubbery squid inside. Again, brilliantly seasoned and a delight to eat. Four dishes in, we were wondering if our meal had peaked early. Perhaps it was fluke they’d managed to hit the spot with the early deliveries? Surely they couldn’t keep it up for seven more dishes? Oh how I love to be proved wrong. The next plate raised the bar yet again. Artistically-presented, it held two dishes – one from the menu and one a creation purely for that day. Pan-fried king prawns cooked in truffle oil and perched on chorizo were rich and reminded me a bit of the pintxos mum and I enjoyed in Bilbao. But it was the special – salmon cooked in caramel on a bed of lime-infused courgette spaghetti that stole the show for me. The generous portion of salmon was sweet and sticky on the outside and flaked apart beautifully, its richness perfectly counter-balanced by the citrus freshness of the courgetti. I’ve never had these flavours together and they’re not anything an amateur like me could ever dream up, but they just worked. If that had been the end of the meal, I can safely say I’d have been happy. But there was more, far more to come. Chicken flambeed in vodka with a creamy sauce and sweet peppers was another different one, and I loved the spicy creamy sauce, though Jamie wasn’t quite so enamoured by it as some of the other dishes. And homemade meatballs – something you see on pretty much every tapas menu anywhere, ever – were another perfectly-executed classic. The meatballs were, again, perfectly seasoned to allow their own taste to shine through, while the sweet tomato sauce provided the perfect co-star. Two courses to go. And we were pretty excited. Even more so when the beef and pomegranate tagine with pink peppercorns was put down in front of us. Simple in appearance but complex in taste, it stole the show for Jamie as he declared it his favourite of the day. The beef was tender and set in a sauce with a slight warmth punctuated by starbursts of heat from the pink peppercorns. The pomegranate seeds, in contrast, added little pops of sweetness that brought that stereotypical fruity flavour to the tagine. And finally. Patatas bravas. Something I never want to order because it’s so often a few lumps of underdone potatoes with a nondescript tomato sauce on top. Not so here. Crispy little cubes of potato, crunchy on the outside and soft inside, salted and spices with paprika, and served in a sweet, deep sauce. Not a hint of greasiness and probably a dish that has changed my view of patatas bravas forever. It was one of those meals where we sat for a few minutes in stunned silence afterwards, trying to compute how this low-key spot in a little Worcestershire town could have just served up such a feast. Are you wondering whether they were expecting me and so pulled something amazing out of the bag? Yeah, I did too. Sounds crazy in hindsight – I mean, if a chef’s crap they’re not exactly going to be able to suddenly come up with the goods for one occasion. And having met Kyle, the chef, after a meal, I can safely say he seems like the kind of guy who would rather go out of business than lower his standards. Even so, I did my due diligence and checked, and it seems it’s not just me whose been impressed. “Exceptionally good”, “fantastic”, “delicious” – all descriptions from different people – and I’ve got to agree with them. On top of this, the setting’s great and the staff are helpful – both things you know I value in a place. As we sat digesting our little banquet, both physically and mentally, we both started planning our return when we could show off our little find to friends with the same love of food as us. The term ‘hidden gem’ is one of those overused phrases – including in this blog I imagine. But The Boathouse really does fit that description. I’m just glad I’ve been lucky enough to try it. And not just once, because we’re definitely going back!