Always popular because of the location, The Boatman is one of the only pubs or restaurants in Windsor where you can sit right next to the river and eat. In the past this popularity was a problem. the pub (donkey house) became a restaurant (river house) but small cramped kitchens often led to long delays, especially at weekends in summer.
To fix this the kitchens were ripped out this winter, doubled in size and upgraded . The menu is totally different too. Armando the manager told me that they were as committed to quality produce as ever, but the dishes themselves focus on simplicity, tradition and value for money. I took a group there last week and have loads of positive feedback. It seems that the New improved Boatman is a good option for eating out in Windsor.