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Birch Street | Windermere, Windermere LA23 1DS, England
015394 44854
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Very nice little place out of the way . Would advise booking as it seems busy.. We booked as we got recommended from Family ... Service was good and food was too ! Bar area isn't really a bar area more of an extra seating area so wouldn't go here looking for a drink or three ... Cocktail bar just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Hoyboy86
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

This is a charming little Italian restaurant in the heart of Windermere. The staff were all friendly and efficient. We enjoyed bruschetta and garlic mushrooms to start and I had a superb salmon fillet for the main course. My husband had salmon tagliatelle which was plentiful and delicious. All in all the quality of the food was very good and... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Very nice little place out of the way . Would advise booking as it seems busy.. We booked as we got recommended from Family ... Service was good and food was too ! Bar area isn't really a bar area more of an extra seating area so wouldn't go here looking for a drink or three ... Cocktail bar just... More 

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Horwich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We ate quite early, outside as it was a beautiful evening, the maître d was attentive and the service was good as was the ambiance, that said however the food could have been a lot better for the price. Maybe they just had a bad batch of steak, I'll leave it at that. I may try again sometime as I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Good food, friendly service and reasonable prices. Book early as it is a popular place - early bird (pre-1830) deals are also very good value.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Really enjoyed our meal here. The special steak was delicious as were the pizzas. The staff were delightful .Would definitely go again.

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Ledbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Tucked away down a side street, this is well worth seeking out. Rather somber decor belied the quality of the food which was fresh and tasty. We only had pizzas, but both were well stuffed with tasty ingredients and the thin, crispy bases had a hint of woodsmoke about them which confirmed the claim of using wood fired ovens. Worth... More 

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Nottinghamshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We have eaten here four over four years and have previously left good reviews. However, on our last visit booked a month in advance for a special occasion, things didn't go as expected. On arrival we discovered that our favourite dish wasn't available as they had run out of fillet steak. So we had to choose another, which was a... More 

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TX
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Creative interior! Romantic! The staff is friendly and the food delicious, ranging from pizza to fine dining! It is tucked away, so look for it!

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A busy time of year. We arrived and advised that they were full but they reconsidered and said if we were patient a table would be ready in 15 min. Asked to wait in bar. Although waiter v busy he served us a drink. Food good. Excellent risotto.. Good service given they were serving a tourist town. Overall no complaints"

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West Midlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The food here was OK but i wouldn't rush back. The night we went there was not much atmosphere and the decor seemed dark - lots of brown. Our waiter was really friendly. We paid around £70 for 4 main courses, a bottle of house wine and three other drinks - which I thought was quite expensive for one carbonara,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Birch Street | Windermere, Windermere LA23 1DS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Windermere
  • Phone Number: 015394 44854

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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