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All 66 Windermere Restaurants

Restaurant at Samling

Ambleside Road | The Samling Hotel, Windermere LA23 1LR, England
+44 (0)1539 431922
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Ranked #24 of 66 Restaurants in Windermere
Price range: $135 - $135
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We came here for the £45 tasting lunch after a glowing recommendation from my parents. The Samling is in a stunning location - the house is set above Lake Windermere with glorious views and a charming garden. Despite its Michelin star and high prices, there isn't a trace of pretentiousness about the Samling (and the staff didn't even raise an... More

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Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Everything about this place was great apart from the taste of the food. My wife and I had the 7 course taster menu and the only 2 dishes we liked were the deserts. The other 5 dishes were just too over complicated and things that I would normally like, I didn't. I cant stand goats cheese and when I saw... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

So you know it all, you've been to the Lake District and you've walked the walks, climbed the climbs and seen the sights. But do you always eat where you always eat? I recommend you try something different. Make no mistake, you will have to open you purse or wallet (or both!) for this place and you have to use... More

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Newcastle
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

It's been a few years since we stayed here so we thought we would return and have afternoon tea. We asked for a lake view and it was a beautiful setting. We enjoyed the experience as a whole but we did have a few issues. First of all, the table was way too small. We had to put things on... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We booked the Samling as a treat for our honeymoon both being avid eaters. The experience delivered on every level. We had a superb pre-lunch cocktail, followed by a highly recommended gourmand lunch taster menu. Each course, was beautifully prepared and delivered so much flavour. Notably there wasn't a course which I would describe as being less than very very... More

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The setting and views were fantastic, the service we received from our waitress was knowledgable however from the outset we felt that the Samling was not in tune with either their clientele or the fantastic produce of the Lakes. The gentlemen of our party asked about the local ales as an aperitif' only to be told they didn't stock any,... More

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nottingham
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This place is lovely for a special meals but is very costly, which you expect when you are getting food at the quality this place produces. The staff were very attentive and explained each course to you in great deal which added to the experience.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

An exciting menu...slightly concerned to begin with...having told them I was a non meat eater, I was offered black pudding as a replacement for beef...however....the food was absolutely superb...and the lovely lady serving us could not have been more attentive....we had the Gourmand menu with with wine pairing...then coffee and port on the terrace ...the setting is glorious....expensive but well... More

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Toronto, Canada
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98 reviews 98 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

While our experience staying in the hotel was less than satisfactory (see review of hotel), we could not complain about the food. The dinner was very good and the service throughout the premises was excellent. Breakfast was also very good. I heartly recommend the smoothy. We found the prices to be a bit dear but I guess that is to... More

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Hong Kong, China
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We learnt of this restaurant from many websites and reserved it for lunch one day. It seemed standard in UK that you would be seated in a lounge area serving drinks first before you were shown to your table. I personally do not like the low coffee tables, especially for ladies with short skirts. Anyway, the lounge here is nicely... More

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