The Boat House is housed in one of the most unique and historically interesting buildings in North Down, dating back to 1849. The Harbour Masters Office as it was known, has been home to The Harbour Master, Billy Caufield’s Boats, The RNLI and more recently various restaurants culminating in 8 years under the Castel Brothers.

Under the cooking of Joery Castel The Boat House won numerous awards and accolades, both locally and internationally. With the Castel brothers deciding to pursue other challenges the team from The Salty Dog have now taken over the task of flying the flag for fine dining in Bangor.  Combining the existing staff with some new is allowing the restaurants’ philosophies to be combined.  There will be a focus on providing great wines at affordable prices. There will also be an emphasis on the finest local ingredients, prepared and cooked to the highest levels and presented and served with flair.


A meal experience to remember … the perfect gift. Whether you want to give a full 7 course Tasting Menu with Wine Matching or a bottle of wine vouchers are available from The Boat House or The Salty Dog when we are closed. Vouchers for monetary amounts are also available. Click here to order online.