Floating restaurant to return in Northampton as The Riverboat

The Riverboat is set to open in the moored vessel previously occupied by The Ark.
The Riverboat is set to open in the moored vessel previously occupied by The Ark.

A floating bar and restaurant on the River Nene in Northampton is set to reopen today with a new name, new menu and new management, following a complete refurbishment.

The Riverboat will take over the 75ft long custom built vessel moored by Misdummer Meadow, which was formerly home to The Ark restaurant.

The new venue will open its doors from 3pm today (Friday, July 24) serving free champagne and canapes.

However when the bar and restaurant gets fully underway it is set to offer an “Indo-Chinese” menu in the evenings alongside a tapas-style lunchtime selection.

An extensive refurbishment will see a new seating area on the front of the premises and a new look inside, which will include a bar area in the bow of the boat.

A grand opening is expected within the next fortnight.

For updates, head to the Riverboat Facebook page www.facebook.com/TheRiverboatNorthampton.