Harden's survey result
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“With wonderful views across Windermere”, this “formal” dining room is part of an old-fashioned hunting lodge – nowadays a luxurious country house hotel. Despite being one of the better-known culinary destinations in the Lakes, it inspired strikingly little feedback this year: such as there was however, avoided the critiques of last year, praising its “romantic” style and “creative menu”.
“A magnificent, peaceful situation above Windermere” creates a “marvellous” impression at this luxurious, “slightly old-fashioned” former hunting lodge. Its ratings have waned in recent times however – what is still “a special treat” to many reporters has to some former fans “scored more misses than hits”.
“The views are just amazing”, from this “sumptuous” former hunting lodge, overlooking Windermere; for the most part, reports are a hymn of praise to its “superb” cuisine and “professional” style, but some reporters do find the style “a little starchy and traditional”.
“A superb location overlooking Windermere” helps make this “stylish Arts & Crafts hotel” a “special experience”; it’s “pricey but worth every penny” for the “exquisitely presented” traditional cuisine – “the lady on the next table actually cried when she started her chocolate dessert!”
Holbeck Lane, Windermere, LA23 1LU
lunch noon - 2 pm, dinner 7 pm - 9.30 pm
Last orders: 9.30 pm