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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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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 7
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Trendy buzzy place.

Really enjoyed my visit here. It had a great atmosphere with good food and large portions. The cocktails were lovely. The staff very attentive and friendly. The manager was lovely and managed to fit us in even though it was very busy and we hadn't booked. Good for families, friends and couples. A... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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Astley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Ordered a mojito cocktail. It came out of the fridge in a pre-mixed single serving plastic pouch. For the price, I would have expected the barman to create the cocktail from scratch. We also noticed as we were sat by the window near the door that the bottom of the window frames were filthy and there was dust/dirt and cobwebs... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

we had a meal in the restaurant, and it was ok, but for the price I would expect better, also the choice was not to our taste. The staff were lovely and helpful, its a pity we didn't enjoy the food

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Northampton
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Booked here due to the good reviews but unfortunately our visit didn't live up to expectations. The restaurant is nice with views of the lake but service was way too slow. Our food took an hour plus to arrive despite the restaurant being half full. The main courses were ok but not great. My trio of pork was more of... More 

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Really enjoyed my visit here. It had a great atmosphere with good food and large portions. The cocktails were lovely. The staff very attentive and friendly. The manager was lovely and managed to fit us in even though it was very busy and we hadn't booked. Good for families, friends and couples. A tad on the expensive side maybe with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We decide to go here for Lunch due to us having a voucher. There was 4 of us 2 adults, 2 children age 12 and 7. The food was fantastic and the portions were ample sizes. I had the platter for 1 and really enjoyed it. The prices were excellent, very reasonable. We will return.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Visited here on Easter Sunday and enjoyed an early evening meal and drinks. The chilli burger was well presented and acceptable. I tried the two local beers on tap and they were instantly forgettable for lacking in flavour. The beer garden has good views over the lake, the staff are pleasant and there is a nice background jazz music. The... More 

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Scotland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Food ok, beer ok, ambience ok, value ok, ok! I like to write positive reviews when possible and don't shy away from poor reviews where appropriate but you know when you get a place that is just ok...this is it! Nothing wrong with it, staff pleasant, nice decor, great views but in all important areas (food), it's just ok. My... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We'd been here before for a snack lunch so we stopped here for a sandwich on a wet afternoon. The food was fine, not sensational but a good cheese & pickle sandwich with the usual garnish was a little on the pricey side. But either the chairs are too low or the tables too high to be comfortable. They are... More 

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leeds
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Has a lovely outlook onto the lake. food is great with a good choice. Prices are justified and excellent value too as the price range is wide

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Me my wife and little lad were looking for some good food in a relaxed environment. First thing that made me like this place was the view from the bar. You have a great view of the lake from any seat at the bar. We both had a burger and they were amazing. These burgers are meaty..I recommend the waterhead... More 

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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

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