RestaurantsCumbriaWindermereLA23

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Summary

£67
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Few venues enjoy as stunning a location as this hotel within a Victorian mansion, overlooking Lake Windermere (which for a year now has been part of the House of Daniel Thwaites hotel and pub portfolio). Feedback was too limited for a rating this year, but such as we had was all positive, including for afternoon tea.

Summary

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

“The views of the gardens and Lake Windermere are stunning… even when it’s raining!” at this “spectacularly located” Victorian mansion – ideal in particular as an afternoon tea location. The hotel was sold mid-survey by the owners of the last 25 years to become part of the northerly Daniel Thwaites portfolio.

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Owner's description

Positioned on the edge of Lake Windermere, the restaurant at Langdale Chase offers impressive views of the picturesque Lake District. With a range of options to choose from, your perfect spot to wine and dine could be the outdoor terrace, the sunny conservatory or the elegant restaurant.

The menu at Langdale Chase Hotel offers you a true taste of The Lakes with local suppliers and artisan produce being featured. Open from early morning to late evening; let our head chef Daniel Hopkin’s two AA Rosette restaurant serve you for any occasion. Pop in for a coffee, a light lunch, an afternoon tea or a delicious dinner and enjoy fantastic hospitality in spectacular surroundings.

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
SundayLunch   £25.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£8.95 £19.25 £3.75 £7.95
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £29.00
Filter Coffee £4.30
Extras  
Service 10.00%

Restaurant details

No dress code

The chef

Chef: David Bewick

I started working in catering over 20 years ago, within a hotel on the outskirts of the Lake District. My passion for cooking soon took me to the Savoy in London where I was fortunate to train amongst great chefs such as Gordon Ramsey and Marcus Wearing.

 An opportunity to work under Nigel Howarth, a chef I had always admired, brought me back up North to work as Sous Chef at Northcote Manor in 2006. In this Michelin star kitchen, I refined my cooking skills and learnt many new techniques that have stayed with me throughout my career. 

Working in the Lake District has always excited me as I truly believe it is at the forefront of culinary excellence in the UK. We are fortunate to have excellent local produce and a network of fabulous chefs with contrasting styles to gain inspiration from. I have enjoyed working in some of the best kitchens in the area such as the Rampsbeck with 3 Rosettes and the Lindeth Howe with 2 Rosettes.

For six years, myself and my wife were proud to run the Porto Restaurant in Bowness where we consistently achieved 2 rosettes.  We loved providing award-winning dining, delivering freshly-prepared food and using locally-sourced seasonal ingredients from the best regional suppliers. When we started a young family, we decided to leave the Porto to get a better work-life balance, but I now feel that I am ready for the next exciting chapter of my culinary career with Langdale Chase.

I love working with presenting the different flavours and textures of food. I am consistently inspired by the culinary world, which is constantly evolving through the progression and development of new ideas, new trends and new techniques. I believe in simplicity and expression through food dishes and hope to create meals that people can relate to.

Seasonality is key, with our menus in the bar and restaurant changing to reflect the time of year and the produce available. I hope to get involved in local food festivals and culinary cooking courses from the hotel. I am proud to be developing a team that is motivated and passionate about the food that is produced from Langdale Chase, and I hope to take it from strength to strength.

Private dining

Private Dining

Small Sitting Room (14 people)

Oak Room (36 people) - intimate party: tailor-made menu can be made with the chef.

Restaurant (100 people) - Hire of the restaurant is available during breakfast and dinner services.

Ambleside Road, Windermere, LA23 1LW
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑9:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑9:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑9:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑2 am

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