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Holbeck Ghyll

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Holbeck Lane, Windermere LA23 1LU, England
+44 (0)15394 32375
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Dining options: Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 189
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A lovely lunch

We booked in for lunch at Holbeck Ghyll. We enjoyed drinks and appetisers in the lounge, a pity the log fire wasn't on! The service was very good throughout and we enjoyed our starters. I had the crab and my partner had the terrine of duck. The presentation of the food was beautiful and the beef... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 13, 2013
66pete
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

We booked in for lunch at Holbeck Ghyll. We enjoyed drinks and appetisers in the lounge, a pity the log fire wasn't on! The service was very good throughout and we enjoyed our starters. I had the crab and my partner had the terrine of duck. The presentation of the food was beautiful and the beef and brill mains were... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Michelin Stars are awarded for exception food and service and quality etc etc, this place should have more than one in my opinion... The views from certain dining room windows is to die for, the wine is of the highest standard, this place has been consistantly outstanding for over a decade now, tried and tested, you simply cant go wrong,... More 

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Runcorn
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Michelin * Food ! Best food I have ever eaten at any restaurant either in UK or overseas!! Superb, Excellent, Sumptuous, Delectful!!!!!!

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manchester
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We were lucky enough to secure a reservation before Christmas for dinner at the Holbeck Ghyll. Having dined at many top restaurants we thought we knew what to expect but it was so much more. The property is stunning, warm and beautifully decorated. The staff are welcoming and not too fussy but attentive. We ordered drinks in the lounge to... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

3 choices for each course. Incredible depth of flavours. You simply don't eat like this except on very special occasions

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uk
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

We had the gourmet menu with wine. It was first class in every respect. The service was also impeccable. Highly recommended.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012 via mobile

We went here for my birthday treat. It was fantastic. The staff were all helpful. The food was spectacular, the wine list fabulous and the cheese doubly so. A class act

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Very good for pre dinner drinks with 'nibbles'. Excellent service from the sommelier to assist with wine choice. Beautifully presented food which is very well cooked and uses lots of local produce. Pudding range from the light to the comforting and each is a delight to eat. After dinner coffee will ensure you leave feeling wanderfully replete.

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Well people who know me would say i am bit of a cheese connoisseur. This place doesnt dissapoint on the cheeses. A good selection of local and french cheeses with great explantion from the staff. My wife and I went for her Birthday and we had heard a few mumblings from previous reviews about the staff and service which i... More 

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Leeds, UK
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We visited HG with a group of friends and while the food was very high quality the overall experience was not the best. we had the set menu, 3 choices of starter and main, good value for the price when you consider petit fours, the amuse bouche, coffee is included. However to have supplements on one of the starters and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Holbeck Lane, Windermere LA23 1LU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)15394 32375

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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