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Garden Restaurant and Bistro

Best Western | Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 9BX, England
(01539) 432244
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Ranked #41 of 92 restaurants in Ambleside
Cuisines: British
Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

FOOD We ordered Chicken Supreme and what was effectively a posh Cottage Pie - both OK, but not especially inspiring. The chicken was well cooked and tasty - oddly presented with the potatoes lined up around it. The asparagus on the menu turned out to be a single spear - felt a little stingy, and didn't come with any other... More

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Northampton
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

What can I say. I went out to eat for two evenings and decided to try the hotel for the third evening. I wish I hadn't gone out the first two evenings. The food quality was excellent and the service was very good. One grumble was a boisterious group, but that has been sorted out by Paul to satisfaction.

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Bury, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

As part of our friends 10th Wedding Anniversary celebrations we booked into The Ambleside Salutation Hotel mainly because of the excellent location of the place. Because the members of our group were arriving at different times and from locations we decided to pre-book a table in the hotel’s Garden Restaurant. Normally this kind of thing can be “hit-and-miss” when staying... More

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west lancs
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

The sun was shining and we sat on the front patio enjoying a glass of wine. Its a great spot to watch Amblesdie go by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012 via mobile

Great food and service was excellent. Would recommend the bistro and would go back. Great for adults and kids.

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lancashire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

We visit the Salutation three or four times a year. The staff are fantastic and are always happy to help you.Everytime we go they are changing or updating the hotel making sure that everything is fresh. This time it was new beds where even the managing director was helping to bring them in. Although it is only three star AA... More

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Braintree
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Ate here for three nights and the food was all excellent, varied and interesting, superb staff, one gripe dont serve dressed rocket leaves with beef casserole

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Newcastle
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Had two breakfasts with a great selection to help yourself to and two evening meals, taking advantage of the two different menues, all very good with great service.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Cannot fault the food here. The breakfasts are exceptional, with a good selection of fresh fruit, cold meats, and traditional english breakfast fare. Bar Meals are also good and everything is cooked beautifully and service is friendly and quick.

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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

As I live in Ambleside now use this more. Like the relaxed atmosphere and the staff are always friendly. Lunch /brunch always been good and value for money. The bistro to lets it down a bit. The menu appears good but the food seems to have been pre cooked and then heated,which makes it a bit bland and not so... More

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