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Ambleside Road | The Samling Hotel, Windermere LA23 1LR, England
+44 (0)1539 431922
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  • 83
    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
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
DougMirtle
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Lancashire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Bank holiday weekend, celebratory lunch which did not disappoint and made the day even more special. Staff we're welcoming and knowledgeable with the focus on customers service.opted for the a'lacarte menu which was superb. One would recommend The sweetbreads and venison which were on par with dining at the fat duck/enclume/ yorkeArms all were culinary delights.wine menu was extensive and... More 

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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Dined here as part of a wedding. Michelin starred restaurant. Excellent food, amazing service, the champagne was flowing what more can i say. Cant wait to go back!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Food was absolutely fabulous each dish got better than the previous one The service was 2nd to none. I had the £65.00 5 course menu and it was worth every penny attention to detail by the staff and the food was excellent A truly wonderful experience from booking on the phone to eating the meal Will definitely return

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Workington, United Kingdom
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258 reviews 258 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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267 reviews 267 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
303 helpful votes 303 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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