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Ambleside Road | The Samling Hotel, Windermere LA23 1LR, England
+44 (0)1539 431922
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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 9
    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
Most recent review
Afternoon Tea food excellent, but.....

Booked for afternoon tea, on mothers day as it was also my wifes birthday on that day. Read all about hotel and food, so was expecting something really special. Arrived and walked in, looked really nice, lovely view over the lake from the terrace. went and sat down in large room, with a few sofas... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Workington, United Kingdom
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English first
Workington, United Kingdom
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258 reviews 258 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Booked for afternoon tea, on mothers day as it was also my wifes birthday on that day. Read all about hotel and food, so was expecting something really special. Arrived and walked in, looked really nice, lovely view over the lake from the terrace. went and sat down in large room, with a few sofas and tables. introduced our selves.... More 

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Glasgow
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263 reviews 263 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
299 helpful votes 299 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

We arrived to find that we were the only guests for lunch so we had the lounge, the dining room and the staff to ourselves. Sadly, we couldn't enjoy the view as it was pouring outside but the food more than made up for it. We had the tasting menu which was excellent, a hugely enjoyable experience with every course... More 

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Recently had lunch here and unfortunately was somewhat disappointed. Had expected that the Michelin Star would guarantee a better than average meal but sadly this was not the case. The food was fine but not what I have experienced in other fine dining establishments. An overall air of pretentiousness and gimmicky aspects to the menu spoiled the overall experience. The... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Amazing, creative food, so tasty. If you love your food you will not be disappointed. Attention to detail, just fabulous.

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The location and the warm welcome started the evening off on a good foot with the front door being opened upon arrival. The interior and the attention were excellent with a warm and comfortable lounge to sit and view the menu. We opted for the 3 course menu. Dinner was preceded by a drink and canapes which were varied and... More 

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Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We had the Sunday lunch tasting menu here recently - this being the only Michelin starred establishment in Cumbria we hadn't visited! We were expecting a real treat - and largely we weren't disappointed. Attentive staff greeted us (although finding the car park is a test - let them valet park for you instead!) and we had some nice canapés... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My wife and I started a 48hrs gastronomic experience with lunch at the Samling and were overwhelmed at the quality of the food. A beautiful setting for an amazing dining experience and definitely get us in the mood for the rest of the day. The staff were especially attentive without being overly intrusive and the food was out of this... More 

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Torino
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Had lunch last week at Samling - was in area and wanted to try top notch restaurant! Overall very good - hospitable welcome by friendly staff, superb modern stylish décor and comfort. High quality food, but perhaps style over substance. Main course of venison delicious, perfectly cooked juicy and full of flavour. But starter of freeze-dried foie gras poor, crunchy... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visited The Samling on Valentine's Day for afternoon tea, it was a gift from a family member. As it has such a good reputation we were really looking forward to visiting, especially as I had been ill for a couple of weeks and hadn't been out for a while. The hotel is beautiful, with fantastic views and friendly welcoming... More 

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We booked into the Samling for an overnight stay and a meal in the restaurant as part of a wedding present that we received. The food was among the most wonderful I have ever put in my mouth. We went for the tasting menu with wine pairing. Every course was superb and the wine complimented the food, very well. There... 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

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