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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 98
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
the samling - gourmet dinner

the location, the staff and the service were fantastic. we were staying the night as well as dining and everything was slick and very enjoyable! the dinner itself was very good. some interesting dishes, served in innovative ways made for a very enjoyable evening. the staff were knowledgeable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Boxmoor
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108 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Just absolutely superb!! Our second visit after literally just popping in last tear. Certainly worth a visit the whole meal is an amazing experience, with superb attention to detail and amazing service by highly trained staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Having chosen the lunch tasting menu I was impressed to find each of the six courses a miniature work of art. The care shown in the meticulous preparation of each plate of food and the knowledge, service and passion demonstrated by the Restaurant Manager meant the 3 hours spent at the Samling went by in a flash. My only recommendation... More 

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

We visited The Sampling for lunch as an Anniversary treat. The restaurant didn't disappoint us in any way. On arrival we were seated in the library whilst we perused the menu choices, and enjoyed the view of Windermere lake. Despite it being a weekday lunchtime we had three lunch menus to choose; we chose the lunchtime tasting menu and enjoyed... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I really don't get the negative reviews. We had the Prestige menu and thoroughly enjoyed it. The chefs are obviously extremely skilled and talented, clean and interesting flavours ( the suckling pig was magnificent), clever and beautiful presentation and friendly and knowledgeable staff. The lounge and dining room were just right and the views over the lake breathtaking. Special mention... More 

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Portsea, Australia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A bit 'try hard'. No atmosphere because small dining rooms with no background music. Disappointing service. Food good, cvertainly class as fine dining, but let down by everything else! Very much overpriced.

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London
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Needless to say a faultless meal that tasted delicious and had just the right level of drama. Would return in a heart beat.

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I took a friend to this restaurant for her birthday lunch one Friday in April, and when booking I asked for a table with a Lake View. On arrival we sat outside on the terrace and had a drink and amuse bouche as we marvelled at the glorious lake and lakeland landscape views. We decided to eat indoors as it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We visited the restaurant for Lunch and had one Taster and one Gourmand Menu but I was a little disappointed with some of the arrangements on my plate. We also had coffee in the lounge and expected at least some petits fours with it but did not appear. But the staff were very good and helpful

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

the location, the staff and the service were fantastic. we were staying the night as well as dining and everything was slick and very enjoyable! the dinner itself was very good. some interesting dishes, served in innovative ways made for a very enjoyable evening. the staff were knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble for them! we would happily go... More 

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Workington, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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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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