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Restaurant at Samling

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Ambleside Road | The Samling Hotel, Windermere LA23 1LR, England
+44 (0)1539 431922
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Dining options: Dinner, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Good, expected slightly better

A beautiful setting over looking Windermere. The restaurant is very tastefully decorated and furnished with some very fine art on the walls. Our host for the evening was Tom and he was brilliant. Very attentive and extremely knowledgeable. We both had the taster menu with the additional wine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
Richard L
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Preston, England, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
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Workington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I treated 3 of my friends to lunch here. We had the £80 gourmet menu with wine tasting. It was superb. All four of us thought it was the best meal we've ever eaten, bar nothing. Service was exceptional, our waiter, who I think was called Alistair, was so knowledgeable about the food and the wine and explained every course... More 

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Preston, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

A beautiful setting over looking Windermere. The restaurant is very tastefully decorated and furnished with some very fine art on the walls. Our host for the evening was Tom and he was brilliant. Very attentive and extremely knowledgeable. We both had the taster menu with the additional wine tasting and in the main it was superb apart from the beef... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is a food review only. The staff are very good and the venue is very nice. Now to the food. We had the gourmond tasting menu which on reflection was excessively over priced at £80 per person. First course was Ham Hock with herbs from the garden, this was almost completely void of flavour. Very very boring. Second course... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

From the room to the evening meal and breakfast everything was perfect, we enjoyed the breakaway and look forward to seeing Lake Windamere on a sunny day from our room!

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

We visited The Samling's Michelin starred restaurant on a Sunday evening. I rang on the Friday morning and suspect we were fortunate in slipping in under the radar. With only 7 tables you know you're in for a highly individual experience and even though we were like others trying the 10 course taster menu, it still felt very special every... More 

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Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Started with cocktails on the terrace along with canapés whilst we chose our menu. The 10 course tasting menu was beautifully presented and descriptions from the lovely Manuel were wonderful. We started with an amuse bouche of Morecambe bay shrimps and loved every course that followed. The meal took a good three hours and everything we had was just amazing.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Went there last night and still can't quite believe how good it was - food and service were out of this world and the setting is to die for. This was our 4th visit to the Lake District and each time we have visited a different Michelin starred restaurant. This blew the other 1 stars out of the water -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Visited last June for my birthday ......so hoping I get the same treat again this year!!! Very worthy of its michelin star! Perfect is the only way to describe it, with that kick your shoes off casual atmosphere & curl up in a chair in the lounge!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

My husband and I booked our evening meal here as a treat whilst we were on our honeymoon. The Samling did not disappoint. Canopies in the lounge to begin with then into the restaurant for the menu we had chosen. 7 different courses with a perfect matching Pinot Noir. Fantastic service but then I didn't expect anything less and even... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Simply stated, life stands still when sitting in the courtyard overlooking Lake Windermere. Stunningly beautiful! SERVICE – reception Professional and friendly. – floor staff (knowledge and presentation of food, attention to details and awareness of guests) Professional to a fault. – sommelier, maitre’d, chef, manager Young fella who took our order and was quite knowledgable regarding wine. FOOD – bread... More 

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Additional Information about Restaurant at Samling

Address: Ambleside Road | The Samling Hotel, Windermere LA23 1LR, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1539 431922
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Windermere
Average Prices: USD 135 - 135

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ambleside Road | The Samling Hotel, Windermere LA23 1LR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1539 431922

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 135 - 135

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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