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Summary

Taken over by South Africa’s Leeu Collection, who replaced longtime owner Mike Bevan, in April 2016, this “perfect hotel” in a fine Lakeland location is set to reopen in November 2017 after a £10 million, 5-month renovation set to add new interiors, a more informal dining area with a terrace.

£80
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Change may be in the air at this Edwardian country house hotel – set in 14 acres, with a fine Lakeland location overlooking Lake Windermere – which achieved solid ratings in this year’s survey. In April, it was acquired by a South African group (the Leeu Collection), and August 2016 saw the appointment of a new chef, David Aspin.

£77
Good
Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

A fine Lakeland location sets the scene at this well-known Edwardian hotel, overlooking Windermere, where the ambitious cuisine is well-rated (if, sometimes, “varying – often extremely well done but occasionally missing its mark”).

£77
Good
Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Still fewer reports than we would like, but this hotel above Windermere is tipped as an “enjoyable” destination in “traditional” style, where the cooking is of a “very high standard”.

£75
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Owner's description

Our award-winning restaurant serves up 'modern British' food and is under the stewardship of talented young chef Chris O'Callaghan. The restaurant has been listed in Michelin, awarded 3 AA Rosettes and has a high 5 in the Good Food Guide.

We're open daily for restaurant lunches, terrace lunches, afternoon tea and dinner.

Restaurant details

Highchair, Menu, Portions
Yes
16
9 pm
No jeans
50
7+ at D

Private dining

The restaurant comprises three dining rooms, The Mirror Room, The Billiard Room and the Boardroom (two of which can be used for private dining), and also serve as stunning function rooms for weddings at Linthwaite.

Crook Road, Windermere, LA23 3JA
Opening hours

lunch 12.30 pm - 2 pm, dinner 7 pm - 9 pm
Last orders: 9 pm

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