In spite of it being 2pm and not really peak hour it was still busy and I think given our location was tucked away it had its cons in that service didn't always reach that far back so ordering food and trying to organise the bill was somewhat delayed. Speaking of delays, our food wasn't the quickest to arrive either but the chatter and conversation helped and we didn't feel that it was too dragged out but don't go expecting a quick bite.
Steve and I decide to go back to childhood and had a milkshake each. They're presented in sundae glasses with a touch of nostalgia and as milkshakes go they were ok but not amazing. I found that mine wasn't cold enough.
Our friends had a pizza each and they looked yummy. I think I'd have liked the topping to reach the edge more as there seemed to be a lot of crust but no complaints from the eaters!
Steve had the fish and chips which were again average. I had the salmon with tomato, black olive and skordalia. The salmon was cooked well and nice and rare inside. The olives complemented the fresh tomato but the ratio salmon to tomato was a bit off with more tomato than salmon.
The Boathouse is less about the food and more about the family friendly surroundings. The food is acceptable but it's more about location.