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Postilion Restaurant

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Ash Street, Bowness-on-Windermere LA233EB, England
+44 15394 45852
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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  • 810
    Excellent
  • 196
    Very good
  • 65
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 41
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
OMG! Can't believe what I'm reading

Absolutely gutted to read that this establishment has closed! Myself and partner were planning to re visit this weekend as we have just booked a night away The last time we visited the meal was stunning Wishing the Best of luck to management and staff of this now deceased business

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 6, 2015
Charlotte F
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Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food was typical Italian and was reasonable with no adverse comments, however, the staff were very rude. A training session on customer care wouldn't go amiss. Needless to say I will not be returning to this restaurant.

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Thank Bluey2016
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely gutted to read that this establishment has closed! Myself and partner were planning to re visit this weekend as we have just booked a night away The last time we visited the meal was stunning Wishing the Best of luck to management and staff of this now deceased business

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6 Thank Charlotte F
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We found this restaurant and were intrigued by their menu. It was a very elegant and atmospheric place. The floor upstairs was full of amazing features including their toilets hidden behind bookcases. Their food was really tasty and very classy. It is a great shame to see this place go.

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1 Thank LevKallos
Halifax, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

After years of superb dining it is so sad that the Postilion closed summer 2015. However I can understand how family fun is a hard balance to acheive with such demanding work.

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3 Thank RamblerAtHeart
Lake District
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Lovely little Italian friendly restaurant. Great ambiance. Good food. Friendly service. A need to book as popular and busy.

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1 Thank codown10
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Very disappointed that one of my favourite restaurants in the Lake District has closed. I have had so many great evenings at this place and lots of fantastic memories. I hear the owner is enjoying a new venture in the food industry after devoting 22years to this restaurant loved by locals and visitors alike.

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7 Thank PABA1965
Cardiff, Wales
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The meal was actually fine on a recent visit, but they raised concerns and frustrations by refusing to give us tap water as it 'wasn't clean'. What on earth were they cooking with?! I was prepared to give it a second chance as the food was decent but can see that they've closed down, and the restaurant looks gutted. If... More 

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10 Thank LawsOfPhysics
ownerBowness, Owner at Postilion Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Laws of Physics.....So so sorry that the tap water was not drinkable. Bowness has some very old pipe work and as you say Laws Of Physics what goes up must come down and sometimes H2O pipes contaminated.....We "did "cook with GAS, What do you cook with !!! Perhaps for the best I SOLD up so I can sleep at... More 

England
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130 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Small restaurant with a good wine list and freshly cooked food. Flavours were great and the crime brûlée was awesome. Portion sizes just right and we cleared our plates. Would recommend highly. Great restaurant.

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4 Thank davehelen1709
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

Very surprised to find this excellent restaurant completely closed down. I am a very regular visitor to Bowness with family living nearby and I will miss it.

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3 Thank Janet G
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I booked this restaurant for my partners birthday a month in advance due to good reviews. I have email confirmation of my booking and on attendance the restaurant was closed. There was no note on the door and no answer to any of the contact numbers to offer an explanation for this. I think its very poor service that they... More 

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5 Thank austen452

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ash Street, Bowness-on-Windermere LA233EB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 45852

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 38
  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?