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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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  • 93
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  • 34
    Very good
  • 25
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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
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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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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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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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England
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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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60 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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