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All 67 Windermere Restaurants

Restaurant at Samling

Ambleside Road | The Samling Hotel, Windermere LA23 1LR, England
+44 (0)1539 431922
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Ranked #23 of 67 Restaurants in Windermere
Price range: $135 - $135
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Lancashire
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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Booked a lunch for two on a Saturday. The sitting room had a lovely open fire where we had lovely cocktails and canapés. Only choice was the £65 taster lunch, the food was superb. It was prepared in the Heston Blumenthal style. I had dried moss with frozen fois gras which was spectacular. All of the dishes were well prepared... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Three of us had lunch at this beautifully located country house hotel/restaurant with lovely views across Windermere. The choices were £45 or gourmet £80 tasting menus or £65 3-course a-la-carte, and we decided on the a-la-carte. No need to list items in detail, all done in other people's reviews or look at their website. Suffice it to say that between... More 

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Yorkshire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Food was very tasty but hit and miss. A bit heston bloomentall . The beef cooked for 24 hours was not helped by the deliberate addition of black burnt bits that were meant to give a BBQ flavour but were OTT. Some of it was amazing e.g. fruit granola, halibut in a soup and some I would have sent back... More 

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Llandudno, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

Visited on the 21st November to celebrate my wifes 40th birthday with 10 members of our family and friends. We had the 7 course lunch tasting menu and it surpassed our expectations in every conceivable way. Attentive but not intrusive service, food, wines and attention to detail was quite simply faultless. Amazing experience. Full marks to all involved at the... More 

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This was our second visit to the Samling for the seven course tasting menu; our first was back in January and it was truely incredible in every way. This time around the food and service was still very good, but the tasting menu didn't match the excellence of the one back in January. Each course seemed a little rushed; we... More 

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I visited recently for Saturday lunch with my wife. I'd originally tried to get a dinner reservation more than three months in advance, but as they hold tables for hotel guests, lunch was the only option on the date we were coming. The good news is that I confirmed when booking they offer the full tasting menu at lunch and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We came here for the £45 tasting lunch after a glowing recommendation from my parents. The Samling is in a stunning location - the house is set above Lake Windermere with glorious views and a charming garden. Despite its Michelin star and high prices, there isn't a trace of pretentiousness about the Samling (and the staff didn't even raise an... More 

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Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Everything about this place was great apart from the taste of the food. My wife and I had the 7 course taster menu and the only 2 dishes we liked were the deserts. The other 5 dishes were just too over complicated and things that I would normally like, I didn't. I cant stand goats cheese and when I saw... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

So you know it all, you've been to the Lake District and you've walked the walks, climbed the climbs and seen the sights. But do you always eat where you always eat? I recommend you try something different. Make no mistake, you will have to open you purse or wallet (or both!) for this place and you have to use... More 

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Newcastle
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

It's been a few years since we stayed here so we thought we would return and have afternoon tea. We asked for a lake view and it was a beautiful setting. We enjoyed the experience as a whole but we did have a few issues. First of all, the table was way too small. We had to put things on... 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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