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Bar & Grill at Waterhead

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Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0ER, England
+44 (0)1539 432566
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
High quality food

This restaurant provided us with the best meal of our 5 day trip to the lakes. Excellent quality of food - we had dinner for four, which proved to be a very enjoyable affair.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
chris s
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London, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I was looking forward to eating here with my husband, based on the reviews and the position of the place. However, we were met by the most rude and obnoxious front of house that found it impossible to answer basic questions with a civil tongue or attitude. I have had many lovely, respectful experiences from many restaurants from the Ritz... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This restaurant provided us with the best meal of our 5 day trip to the lakes. Excellent quality of food - we had dinner for four, which proved to be a very enjoyable affair.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Our family of 8 visited whilst away on holiday. We walked 20 minutes down the road from Ambleside especially to visit this place. First impressions were very good, comfortable seats and good atmosphere. The menu looked interesting but when our meals arrived we were a bit disappointed. Although well presented the pairing of flavours was over complicated, food was either... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Although this restaurant is beautifully decorated and in a wonderful location, it is incredibly pricey for the area and the food we received, which included a burger, was not as good as it looked. The burger was dry and flavourless and my meal of chicken was dry and also lacked any flavour. We also had to wait for an hour... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The food was certainly 5* and the price was reasonable for the quality of the food. A few quirky interesting touches. It would have received a 5* except for a sloppy front of house manager, who was rather rude when we asked for another table. Only a couple of tables are by the windows overlooking the lake.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

After a short walk we decided to try the pizzas at the Waterhead they were excellent. I had the pulled pork with bbq sauce and my partner had the chicken one they were both brilliant. The weather was really hot so we sat in the empty garden area now I am not sure if it was the fact someone was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Dog friendly and very welcoming staff. Lovely food, scallops were amazing. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Lake District
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Love the new outdoor pizza oven they have! They are really tasty, you get to watch them being cooked too! Nice idea Waterhead!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

To pee, or not to pee--that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to avoid The slate and pebbles of an outrageous fountain Or to take aim against the ornate walls And by pausing cleanse them.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The weather was wonderful so eating outside here was really great with amazing views over Windermere - very relaxing

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0ER, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1539 432566

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 65 - 65
  • Cuisine: Seafood

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