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The Waggoner's Restaurant

Keswick Road | The Swan Hotel, Grasmere, England
+44 844 879 9120
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Ranked #17 of 33 restaurants in Grasmere
Price range: $38 - $60
Cuisines: British
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
Description: Set within the Macdonald Swan Hotel this AA rosette restaurant offers dinners the chance to relax and unwind with stunning views across the local fells and hotel gardens. Our head chef and his team only use the finest ingredients and it is there passion that shows in each dish. We have a wide selection of wines from around the world which a recommendation can be made by one of our passionate team members Myself and my team look forward to welcoming you to the Swan in the near future Scott Davies Restaurant & Bar Manager
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
Description: Set within the Macdonald Swan Hotel this AA rosette restaurant offers dinners the chance to relax and unwind with stunning views across the local fells and hotel gardens. Our head chef and his team only use the finest ingredients and it is there passion that shows in each dish. We have a wide selection of wines from around the world which a recommendation can be made by one of our passionate team members Myself and my team look forward to welcoming you to the Swan in the near future Scott Davies Restaurant & Bar Manager
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English first
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

All in all we enjoyed the food, the dinner bed and breakfast is reasonable value. We ate with our 10 month old and it was refreshing to see a relatively clean high chair. The service was friendly and welcoming, my only gripe was paying for veg which was forgotten and had browning cauliflower, other than that the food was very... More

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Scott D, Manager at The Waggoner's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Matthew S Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I regularly share this feed back with the team whether it be positive or constructive I was pleased to read your review and our head chef sends his apologies about the vegetables. If you are booked in on the Dinner, Bed & Breakfast package you can either... More

London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I dined here at very short notice, but the friendly receptionist was able to find me a table. The food was truly excellent, displaying a lightness of touch and understanding that would be envied in "posher" restaurants. It was not expensive for the quality of food. Service was pretty good: friendly and observant. It's clearly a hotel restaurant, so the... More

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Scott D, Manager at The Waggoner's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear LondonCapulet Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Myself and the team regularly discuss the feed back we receive were it be positive or constructive. Our Head Chef would like to say thank you for your comments about the food, it is our dedication to serving the finest of ingredients and providing a warm welcome that... More

Lanark, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Have stayed at the hotel on several occasions and always with the dinner included. Whilst there is not a large choice the food is varied and always of a high standard.

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Scott D, Manager at The Waggoner's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear David S I want to thank you for taking the time to post a review about the Waggoner’s restaurant I regularly share these reviews with the team on a regular basis I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kindest Regards More

London
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

The quality of the food was excellent. The 3 course menu was just right for choice - not too much or too little. The ambience was brilliant and the service was spot on - not over pampered. A 3 course meal was around £28, but, if you pre-booked, that was reduced to £20. The wine, I thought, was expensive, but... More

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wales
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15 reviews 15 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

lovely staff and good was perfect. Didnt have to wait long for the service. nothing seemed to be too much troble for them.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

My wife and I spent three nights in Grasmere . We did not stay at the Swan, but decided to celebrate our wedding anniversary at their restaurant . We were not disappointed. We were welcomed by a very pleasant young man who was probably the Head Waiter. We had a really nice two course meal with wine, which by Lake... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

visited the waggoners again after the staff re-training and found it to be a most pleasant experience. every member of staff were welcoming helpfull and friendly the menu was very varied and good value all the food we had was cooked to perfection will definatly visit again well done!!!!!

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Tynemouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We had booked a table for 3 at 7 15. The restaurant was very quiet with only 4 other tables occupied (Easter Sunday - we thought would have been busy!) Non the less- we ordered drinks and food from the hotel reception area as we waited for our table, and 45 mins later, we hadn't received any drinks, and we... More

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o.c. california
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

We stayed for one evening in the off season - February 27 - at the Swan Hotel and were given a credit towards our dinner bill at the hotel restaurant. So it was nice to be able to enjoy a pre-dinner drink in their lounge and then to move over to the dining room for dinner without ever having to... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

We had a lovely meal here on Saturday. Our food was extremely well presented and very tasty. My salmon was particularly good. The deserts were scrumptious and filling. Alex, our waiter was delightful, and deserves a pat on the back for his good service and likeable manner.

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