Tapas Menu

(Open Tuesday - Sunday)

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

Sunday evening 2 for 1 on all tapas dishes

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

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

style

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 

 

(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 70 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

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!

 

Sunday evening tapas special 2 for 1 on all our tapas!

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

March 31st - Mother's Day

Choose from our regular tapas menu or enjoy a feast of 7 family friendly tapas dishes for only £17.50 pp. Food will be served from 12pm - 9pm

Acoustic Night - March 31st (Groundfloor)

The first of our monthly acoustic nights in our groundfloor gin bar, this month we will focus on the 'Blues' genre with local musician Vo Fletcher. The evening begins at 6pm with an 8pm finish however our bar will be open until 10pm!

Acoustic Night - April 31st (Ground floor)

Eric Clapton covers and much more with our monthly acoustic nights at The Boathouse 6pm start

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  

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.

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

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

Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet

By Will Hewlett (Food blogger and commis chef at The Boathouse)

Can you believe it? The curtain’s only just risen on 2019 and the January blues band is already in full swing. As the new year fires up, I’m still clinging to the Christmas season. My January routine goes something like this – I stare into my empty fridge a couple of times a day, wondering what happened to the turkey, cheeses, mince pies and chipotle sausages. It seems like just yesterday I couldn’t shut the fridge door properly because of the lorry-load of food that was crammed in there. Sure, it may seem like a mystery, but let’s be honest here. It wouldn’t take Columbo to figure out where all that food went!

The New Year is a time where many see fit to make changes to their lifestyle. If, like me, you are searching for a way to re-adjust your eating habits after some Christmas feasting, the thought of wading through diet plans may seem a little intimidating. However, the team here at The Boathouse Upton may have a solution for those January blues! Why not consider a Mediterranean diet?

The Mediterranean diet’s positive impact on health is well documented across the internet, so I won’t rattle on for too long about it here. If this blog entry attracts you to the idea of a Mediterranean diet, I’ll throw in a few useful links at the end that you can explore at your leisure. For now, I’ll just gloss over a few reasons why many people are taking to these lifestyle habits.

Many people promote the Mediterranean diet for the simple reason that there is no real Mediterranean diet. Rather than forcing you to stick to a rigorous day-by-day plan, the diet operates from a food pyramid with basic ingredients that can be adjusted to suit you and your palate. Here is a list of these components, provided by the BBC Good Food website:

* Fruit and vegetables

* Wholegrain food variants (including pasta, bread and brown rice)

* Beans

* Fish

* White meats

* Dairy (in small amounts to be enjoyed once or twice weekly)

The Mediterranean food pyramid limits red meats, sugary and processed foods to special occasions only. This allows for potentially harmful saturated and trans-fats to be substituted with healthy fats such as mono-unsaturated fat (found in olive oil) and poly-unsaturated fats (found in assorted nuts, seeds and oily fish).

The Mediterranean diet’s fresh, non-processed components bring with them a variety of proven health benefits for both body and mind. In 2008, the NHS reported that diets rich in fresh fruits, vegetables and fish offer protection against conditions such as heart disease, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. These findings were the result of several studies conducted by Dr Francesco Sofi and the University of Florence, examining over 1.5 million subjects worldwide. The Health website reported a separate study, finding that women who followed a Mediterranean diet were 25% less likely to develop heart disease.

These health benefits are partially down to the diet’s inclusion of omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to help moderate blood pressure and prevent blood clots. However, I would regret not mentioning the importance of olive oil in a Mediterranean diet! Antioxidants contained within olive oil have been known to prevent mental decline, and its anti-inflammatory effects are thought to help fight oxidative damage linked to ageing. The University Health News website reported that those who followed a similar diet had a 40% reduced risk of cognitive impairment, and suggested that

compounds found in olive oil may even help to preserve bone density.

Although many health outlets praise olive oil for its benefits, the Dr Axe website suggests that those looking to pursue a Mediterranean diet should seek out ‘extra virgin’ olive oil in shops. This is due to some olive oil products being harvested in such a way that removes many of their nutrients. The article’s author Jillian Levy also suggests that a person should consume one-to-four tablespoons of olive oil a day within the diet in order to fully experience its benefits.

Well, adopting a Mediterranean diet certainly seems fruitful. It’s a relaxed diet plan that inspires creativity whilst promoting good health, and the benefits don’t stop there! According to the Harvard Health Publishing blog, getting into the Mediterranean diet later in life isn’t a problem. The blog reported a 2013 study, showing that middle-aged women who adopted the diet were 40% more likely to reach later life without severe health issues. I’d like to point out that the blog’s author, Heidi Godman, includes a number of useful DIY tips for those looking to ease themselves into the diet.

If you think that adopting a Mediterranean diet seems like an appealing way to improve your 2019, or even if you’d like a taster before you dive in, then we at The Boathouse Upton invite you to take a look at our extensive tapas menu. Our menu is heavily inspired by the Mediterranean diet and can be found on our website. In many Mediterranean countries, it’s common for meals to be enjoyed with family, friends and a glass of red wine. That being said, why not call in to our restaurant with some good company and experience a slice of the Mediterranean diet for yourself?

Below are some of the links I used whilst researching for this blog. Happy eating, and I hope you have a great 2019!

* Why are Mediterranean Diets So Healthy? by Victoria Taylor – BBC Good Food

* Benefits of Mediterranean Diet – NHS

* 7 Health Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet – Health

* 6 Major Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet – University Health News * 9 Major Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet (+ the Retracted Study Controversy) by Jillian Levy – Dr Axe * Adopt a Mediterranean Diet Now for Better Health Later by Heidi Godman – Harvard Health Publishing