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All 69 Windermere Restaurants

Restaurant at Samling

Ambleside Road | The Samling Hotel, Windermere LA23 1LR, England
+44 (0)1539 431922
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Ranked #25 of 69 Restaurants in Windermere
Price range: $135 - $135
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Preston
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93 reviews 93 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

From driving up to front door, having followed signed for "guests" received a cold and firm reception from member of staff instructing me to park my car round the back. Better signage would have avoided this very bad first impression. Parking at the rear is inadequate for hotel I ended up down a narrow single track lane and was expected... More 

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Kazuno, Japan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We had a "three course" a la carte dinner which is in fact five courses (canapes, amuse bouche, starter, main, pre-dessert, dessert). SETTING It was a Monday evening on the 5th January so couldn't see much of the grounds/hotel but what we could see was very nice. Just be careful of the turning from the main road - not really... More 

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Lake Placid, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

12 of us. Dry nice ladies went for afternoon tea inthe summer of 2014. We were greeted with a young man with outstretched hand saying the word " keys". . I assumed he wanted to move out cars out of the way but could have been a bit more polite, We were put in a narrow side room and given... More 

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Lancashire
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70 reviews 70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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