Tapas Menu

(Open Tuesday - Sunday)

Lunch 12pm-3pm (any 5 tapas for £20) every day!

Thursday - Saturday 2 cocktails for £10 available from our groundfloor bar

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

Taramasalata - Home made with cod roe and fresh lemon served with pitta bread - £4.20

 

 

Meat Dishes

Home -made beef meatballs in a tomato and basil sauce – £5.90

Spicy Chorizo and pepper casserole – £6.30

Chicken Flambe in vodka with a creamy sauce and sweet peppers – £6.50

Slow cooked lamb with Moroccan spices, aubergine and sultanas - £7.50

Slow cooked chicken strips with chorizo, fresh chilli and garlic - £6.30

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

Tempura prawns with mango chutney - £6.95

Pan fried seabass in champagne and garlic – £7.50

Deep fried whitebait with lemon and chilli mayo - £6.50

Cheese Dishes

Manchego cheese with Serrano ham, honey and thyme dressing - £5.00

Deep fried halloumi (Cypriot cheese) – £4.90

Warm Goats cheese stuffed with sundried tomatoes, paprika and flaked almonds – £5.00

Mozzarella, tomato and basil platter – £4.60

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 (vegan)

Aubergine and red onion tagine – £5.70 (vegan)

Mixed oven roasted Mediterranean vegetables – £4.80 (vegan)

Cannellini beans with chillis, peppers and basil sauce - £4.60 (vegan)

Stuffed Vine leaves with ground nuts soaked in lemon £5.50 (vegan)

Grazing boards – (serves 2)

Boathouse Grazing Board – Honey roasted ham, Cheddar, Double Worcestershire cheese, Brie Pickled onions, Worcester sauce pickle and bread selection £11.50

Mediterranean Grazing Board – Cured meat selection, Feta cheese, marinated olives, humous, pesto, artichoke hearts and bread selection  £11.50

Vegetarian platter - Stuffed vine leaves, spinach pie, Moroccan cous cous, beetroot salad, artichokes and tzatsiki with bread selection £11.50

Vegan platter - Stuffed vine leaves, Morrocan cous cous, beetroot salad, artichokes, sun dried tomatoes, cucumber sticks, toasted pine nuts, hummus and bread selection £12.50

 

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

Tuscan Style - Mixed leaves, sun dried tomatoes, dried figs, pine nuts and shredded mozzarella - £6.50

 

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 

 

Our tapas menu is also available from 12pm – 4 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

Gin , Cocktails and Wine

Gins

Our Gin menu is growing by the week! We now have a selection of over 70 Gins to choose from. Here at The Boathouse we love work with local distillery's and independent suppliers we stock some fantastic local Gins including Piston (Worcester), Siblings (Cheltenham) , Hussingtree (Worcester) Hubbards (Worcester)

We also sell Gins from further afield, here are some of our most popular

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

Chase Rhubarb and Bramley apple

One of our range of 6 Chase Gins this deep flavoured, slightly sweet gin is a winner with all ages particularly suited to Fever Tree light tonic or lemonade 

Elephant 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

English country garden

Hendrix Gin, Midori liquor, sugar syrup, fresh strawberries, mint and cucumber topped with strawberry syrup and soda

 

Pornstar Martini

Vanilla vodka, passoa, passion fruit puree, sugar syrup

Negroni

Every cocktail menu needs a classic Negroni!

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

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.

Salsa night every Thursday first floor!

Lunch time any 5 tapas £20 (every day)

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

2 cocktails for £10 every Thursday - Saturday (ground floor cocktail bar only)

 Gin Club –

Join us for our monthly Gin tasting evenings for just £20 pp including 5 Gins and a 5 dish tapas

Whats On

Salsa Nights every Thursday

Beginners & experienced dancers welcome or  just come and be a spectator.Amazing music and a fantastically fun evening.Tapas and drinks are available as usual

Acoustic Nights - Last Sunday of the month,ground floor bar

Sunday September 1st - Chris Huchison acoustic night on our groundfloor Gin bar 'The Piano Man' 8pm

Saturday October 26th - Diamond Dinner with the amazing Neil Diamond tribute act supported by a fab 5 piece band £20 pp includes 2 course dinner and late night DJ set to follow the entertainment

November 1st - Knight and Hodgetts, the amazing duo will be performing groundfloor with songs from Bruno Mars, David Bowie, Rolling Stones and many more 9pm  

We will have live music every weekend throughout December as well as our famous Gin tasting evenings and cocktail master classes . Contact one of our team for details 

 

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

Last year we hosted 12 weddings and over 30 private functions as well as several organisations breakfast and networking events making The Boathouse a diverse, flexible and professional venue to suit 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.

To request our function and private hire brochure contact us now 01684438161 or email info@theboathouseupton.co.uk

The Boathouse can also provide our own in house DJ for a price of £100 (first floor only)

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

2019 – Another Win for Gin?

Ten years ago, two men by the names of Fairfax Hall and Sam Galsworthy opened London’s first traditional copper distillery since 1820. This endeavour was the result of a successful legal battle, in which the two men were granted the first small-scale distilling license in 200 years. It was this quaint distillery which brought Sipsmith gin into the world, an independent brand which would lead the charge in a gin revolution. Within a decade, most of the UK had raided Granny’s drinks cabinet in search of their new favourite spirit.

Gin’s popularity really bloomed in 2018 – sales of the drink had tripled since Sipsmith’s debut in 2009, with more gin sold last year than in 2014 and 2015 combined! The Morning Advertiser reported a total of more than 66 million bottles sold, whilst pubs, bars and restaurants saw a 56% increase in gin sales. The growth hasn’t stopped there, however! Once an underdog of the alcohol trade, gin has fought to become the UK’s second most popular spirit (behind vodka). In recent months, the Wine and Spirit Trade Association have recorded total gin sales surpassing £2 billion.

So, what is it about gin that’s fuelling its enduring popularity? Traders have attributed the recent boom in sales to 2018’s infamous summer heatwave, with many folks searching for a cooling, refreshing beverage that’s light on the calories. Another reason for its success leads us back to Sipsmith’s launch in 2009. The endearing story of the founders fighting to produce craft gin on a small scale contributes to the character of the brand, separating it from mass-produced corporate brands. Many independent distilleries would follow the path paved by Sam and Fairfax, with the UK seeing its number of distilleries increasing from 152 to 315 between 2012 and 2017. Many of the brands that emerged from this increase began experimenting with their gins, using a wide range of botanicals and flavourings to keep their market contributions varied and exciting.

Here at the Boathouse, we really couldn’t pass up an opportunity to get ‘gin’ on the action. The instillation of our downstairs bar in 2017 brought with it a range of over 65 craft gins. Whilst that may seem like an intimidating number to any casual gin drinker, our team have created a handy ‘Gin Passport’ to lead customers through our assortment of dry, pink and flavoured gins. The passport contains a page for 30 of our most popular gins, and when you try one we’ll stamp that page for you. Once you’ve collected 30 stamps, you’ll receive a bottle of your favourite gin for free! For more information on how to sign up for a passport, ask at our bar or contact us as info@theboathouseupton.co.uk. For now, here are five of our favourite craft gins from the passport.

  1. Sipsmith Lemon Drizzle (40.4% abv)

It seems only right to begin with the brand that started it all. Sipsmith’s Lemon Drizzle uses fresh lemon for a zesty, warming zing with an underlying hint of vanilla.

  1. Malfy Blood Orange (41% abv)

Malfy’s Blood Orange uses a twist of bitter-sweet Sicilian blood oranges to provide an intense, refreshing sweetness, which is balanced by hints of vanilla and tart grapefruit.

  1. Chase Sloe and Mulberry (29.1% abv)

Chase hand-picks sloe and mulberries and ages them in oak for a year to gain a sweet and syrupy liqueur with notes of figs, dates, prunes and redcurrants.

 

  1. J. J. Whitley Elderflower (38.6% abv)

This handcrafted gin is dominated by the essence of elderflower, aided by orange blossom, honey and fresh green grass.

  1. Gin Mare (42.7%)

This Mediterranean blend is distilled from olives, thyme, rosemary and basil. A perfect compliment to our extensive tapas menu… if we do say so ourselves!

With such an extensive and ever-growing collection of gins just waiting to be tried, there’s no time like the present to call in and join us for a glass… or three! Let’s drink to another great summer for gin!