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Cedar Manor

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British, Contemporary
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Ambleside Rd, Windermere LA23 1AX, England
+44 15394 43192
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: First built in 1854 as a private country retreat and housing an unmissable...
First built in 1854 as a private country retreat and housing an unmissable 200 year old cedar tree in its grounds, tradition and a sense of place are important to both the look and the food at The Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant. You will find Cedar Manor offers a seasonally changing a la carte and table dhote menu of classic British food on which all produce is sourced from providers based in the surrounding Lake District. Open to guests and non-residents, one might want to relax with a book in the cosy hotel bar and take in the views of the nearby Lake Windermere before taking a seat in the restaurant which has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes.
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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 7
    Average
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Deserves the 2 Rosettes

A clever menu well thought out. All ingredients appear to be locally sourced. The head chef has a local reputation for excellently cooked meals. These are well presented and the service was excellent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Kevin W
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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214 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

A clever menu well thought out. All ingredients appear to be locally sourced. The head chef has a local reputation for excellently cooked meals. These are well presented and the service was excellent.

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CedarManor, Owner at Cedar Manor, responded to this review

Thank you very much for reviewing dining at Cedar Manor. Really appreciate such great feedback and hope to welcome you back again soon. Best wishes Caroline and Jonathan More 

Bedale, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Very friendly and helpful owners, who spent a good half an hour trying to find accommodation elsewhere for someone who had randomly knocked on the door at 2230 genuine caring people.....oh and nice food too!

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CedarManor, Owner at Cedar Manor, responded to this review

Thank you very much for reviewing! We are very pleased that you enjoyed your evening. We are always happy to help and traveller that has arrived late into the area and is struggling to find accommodation. One day the Tourist Information Office will join the 21st Century and stay open after 5.30pm, in the meantime, we will always do our... More 

Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Went to Cedar manor for dinner last Saturday and was amazed at the high standard of every aspect. The building itself is stunning and tastefully decorated, the staff are friendly and incredibly helpful and seemed to care very much about making everyone's experience the best they could. We were given appetizers in the lounge then bread and more appetizers at... More 

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CedarManor, Owner at Cedar Manor, responded to this review

Thank you very much for reviewing you recent evening at Cedar Manor. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal and look forward to welcoming you back again in the not too distant future. Best wishes Caroline and Jonathan More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Despite a slightly limited menu the food was great. Good choice of wines too. The hosts were very informative and service was impeccable. Price reasonable.

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CedarManor, Owner at Cedar Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Cedar Manor and reviewing. We are pleased that you enjoyed your evening and hope to see you again on a future visit to the Lakes. Best wishes Caroline and Jonathan More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I was lucky enough to book a table at Cedar Manor for March 14th (my better half's 30th Birthday). The service and food made the experience so special, there was no need to even mention the fact we were celebrating. The evening was only made better by the bill. Yes it wasn't as cheap as a local pub, but this... More 

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CedarManor, Owner at Cedar Manor, responded to this review

Thank you very much for reviewing, we are delighted that you enjoyed your evening and found the whole experience good value for money. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the not too distant future. Best wishes Caroline and Jonathan More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My partner and I booked in for his birthday this weekend. In the Lake District for a holiday, of course we used Tripadvisor to find somewhere to go! As usual, you lot have seen us right! I called to book and told the lovely lady on the phone that it was my partner's birthday - she said she would arrange... More 

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CedarManor, Owner at Cedar Manor, responded to this review

Thank you very much for reviewing your evening at Cedar Manor. We do sometimes take a little time to take you through from the lounge to the restaurant as everything is cooked freshly to order and never rushed, we should have let you know that up to 30 minutes can be expected from arrival to being seated at the table.... More 

Windermere, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

we were treated like royalty from the moment we stepped throught the fornt door, we had our own little lounge to sit in and relax whilst we were brought some treats and wine, the dinning room was beautiful, thetables were dressed with fresh starched table cloths, napkins and the cutlery and wine glasses simply sparkled, the meal was top quality,... More 

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CedarManor, Owner at Cedar Manor, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your very special anniversary dinner at Cedar Manor. We are all delighted that you enjoyed the evening and hope you won't leave it too long to make a return trip. Best wishes Caroline and Jonathan More 

2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

We visited Cedar Manor for the second time after a spectacular first visit last year and once again Cedar Manor proved outstanding in every way. The host/ owner is wonderfully friendly and so knowledgeable about all the food, wine and local produce on offer and will happily spend time answering questions and chatting to you about it. The food itself... More 

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CedarManor, Owner at Cedar Manor, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing Cedar Manor for your recent Birthday dinner. We are delighted with your feedback. We are very keen on working with local suppliers and keeping the menu seasonal and we are glad that is reflected in our current menu. We are really pleased that you enjoyed the pace and ambience of the restaurant and look... More 

England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

One thing I love in a good restaurant is a comfy lounge area to have pre-dinner drinks, especially one which matches the restaurant's capacity for guests (none of this - "and here's a bench" or "you're welcome to stand" - stuff), and then in particular one which is intimate and where you feel a part of the atmosphere. Cedar Manor's... More 

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CedarManor, Owner at Cedar Manor, responded to this review

Thank you very much for reviewing your recent evening at Cedar Manor. We are all delighted with your feedback and pleased that you were able to relax and enjoy your dinner. You certainly did have a local ale, not sure which but it was either Collie Wobbles (golden ale from the Watermill) or Hawkshead Lakeland Red (darker ale). They are... More 

Windermere, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

All I can say if you are ever in the Lake District well actually travel to the cedar Manor and have an evening meal or even stop the night. The food is out of this world served by some the best waiting on staff in have been lookedmafter. Not only is the food excellent the wine menu at accompanied the... More 

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CedarManor, Owner at Cedar Manor, responded to this review

Thank you very much for reviewing you recent evening at Cedar Manor. Wow, what feedback. We look forward to seeing you both again soon. Best wishes Caroline and Jonathan More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ambleside Rd, Windermere LA23 1AX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 43192

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 60
  • Cuisine: British, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

First built in 1854 as a private country retreat and housing an unmissable 200 year old cedar tree in its grounds, tradition and a sense of place are important to both the look and the food at The Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant. You will find Cedar Manor offers a seasonally changing a la carte and table dhote menu of classic British food on which all produce is sourced from providers based in the surrounding Lake District. Open to guests and non-residents, one might want to relax with a book in the cosy hotel bar and take in the views of the nearby Lake Windermere before taking a seat in the restaurant which has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?