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Summary

“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”.

£94
Average
Average
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“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”.

£94
Average
Average
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“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”.

£94
Very Good
Average
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“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!”

£91
Very Good
Very Good
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Menu, Portions,
Yes
Yes
9.30 pm
No jeans
Holbeck Lane, Windermere, LA23 1LU
Opening hours

lunch noon - 2 pm, dinner 7 pm - 9.30 pm
Last orders: 9.30 pm

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