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All 68 Windermere Restaurants

Restaurant at Samling

Ambleside Road | The Samling Hotel, Windermere LA23 1LR, England
+44 (0)1539 431922
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Ranked #24 of 68 Restaurants in Windermere
Price range: $135 - $135
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We booked the Samling as a treat for our honeymoon both being avid eaters. The experience delivered on every level. We had a superb pre-lunch cocktail, followed by a highly recommended gourmand lunch taster menu. Each course, was beautifully prepared and delivered so much flavour. Notably there wasn't a course which I would describe as being less than very very... More

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The setting and views were fantastic, the service we received from our waitress was knowledgable however from the outset we felt that the Samling was not in tune with either their clientele or the fantastic produce of the Lakes. The gentlemen of our party asked about the local ales as an aperitif' only to be told they didn't stock any,... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This place is lovely for a special meals but is very costly, which you expect when you are getting food at the quality this place produces. The staff were very attentive and explained each course to you in great deal which added to the experience.

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Derby, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

An exciting menu...slightly concerned to begin with...having told them I was a non meat eater, I was offered black pudding as a replacement for beef...however....the food was absolutely superb...and the lovely lady serving us could not have been more attentive....we had the Gourmand menu with with wine pairing...then coffee and port on the terrace ...the setting is glorious....expensive but well... More

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

While our experience staying in the hotel was less than satisfactory (see review of hotel), we could not complain about the food. The dinner was very good and the service throughout the premises was excellent. Breakfast was also very good. I heartly recommend the smoothy. We found the prices to be a bit dear but I guess that is to... More

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Hong Kong, China
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We learnt of this restaurant from many websites and reserved it for lunch one day. It seemed standard in UK that you would be seated in a lounge area serving drinks first before you were shown to your table. I personally do not like the low coffee tables, especially for ladies with short skirts. Anyway, the lounge here is nicely... More

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We were given a voucher for afternoon tea at the Samling. The afternoon tea was taken in the lounge of the hotel. Sofas were very comfortable. We were given a selection of around 12 teas to choose from. The sandwiches were open (as per other reviews on trip advisor) but had a good enough of filling on top of each.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Really disappointed with The Samling Hotel. We went for afternoon tea. no sandwiches just half a slice of bread with the crust still on with a choice of salmon,egg,ham and cucumber. the cakes were ok but the scones were stale.Service very mediocre. We just didn't feel welcome at all. We had to ask for more tea and coffee.We never saw... More

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Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were staying at the Samling for two nights on a dinner bed and breakfast package. The two 3 course dinners were great. We had a pre dinner drink and canapés in the lounge before, then into the dining room for dinner. Amusee bouche-guinea fowl terrine, truffle oil infused croutons, caviar and greens. Very pleasant. Appetisers- steak tartar with a... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We were given afternoon tea here as a present a couple of months ago. The experience was so good we booked to stay for a couple of nights. We were given an upgrade of room. The suite was unusual in that it was on two floors. Very well appointed (I particularly like the esprsso coffee machine!). The furniture was a... More

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