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Postilion Restaurant

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Ash Street, Bowness-on-Windermere, England
+44 15394 45852
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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 747
    Excellent
  • 180
    Very good
  • 61
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 38
    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
Most recent review
Fabulous five star

Fabulous, very welcoming attentive staff and wonderful food, served beautifully. Made for a very memorable birthday meal, one of the nicest meals out we've had for a long time. Have already recommended the restaurant to friends and family who live in the region. Thank you for a wonderful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Sarah B
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Torquay, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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1,051 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Torquay, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Fabulous, very welcoming attentive staff and wonderful food, served beautifully. Made for a very memorable birthday meal, one of the nicest meals out we've had for a long time. Have already recommended the restaurant to friends and family who live in the region. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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North Yorkshire
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We have visited this resaurant on every occasion when visiting the area and have never experienced anything but the highest quality of food and friendly service. The food is freshly cooked to order using local ingredients where possible, is beautifully presented. The chef obviously takes great pride and care in giving a good experience of his skills. On an early... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend chose here for my birthday meal during our stay to Windemere. Looking at the menu beforehand got us very excited for our meal! And we weren't disappointed- the food was utterly delicious and were perfect portion sizes to fit in 3 courses. However, I agree with the other reviewers on here with how cramped and small the actual... More 

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Windermere, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Visited recently for my dad's birthday - we visit here quite frequently and the food is fantatstic. Had the Feta parcels and the lamb followed by a yummy gingerbread creme brullee. Service was spot on cannot fault it!

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warwickshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

Well more can I say other than WOW. Exceptional food and amazing service. First visit to Bowness and this restaurant came highly recommended by our B&B and other local bars . 3 course meal was a great idea we had poached pear and soup to start which was great, fillet steak for main which was by far the best I... More 

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Rossendale
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164 reviews 164 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Statyed for a weekend - ate here one night and Porto the next night - Porto rates higher for me even if it is a little more expensive. (see separate review). For anyone not knowing Bowness they are about 100 yards away on the same street so in direct competition. Food was excellent - couldn't fault it and had a... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I have to say I visited this restaurant as a result of its position on trip advisor and I had an enjoyable experience and liked the food but I was left completely bamboozled by the restaurant itself. It was an odd hotchpotch of differing decorating styles, had a skipping CD and had tables hugely close together so much so that... More 

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Yorkshire
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157 reviews 157 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Postillion came highly recommended by both TA and also our local hosts. It was indeed SUPERB. Set 5' stroll from Windermere, and slightly back from the centre of Bowness, the online booking process was immedate, the welcome genuine and professional and the ambience romantic. 3-course fixed price menu was reasonable...My partner had Starter: honey roasted poached pear with feta, strawberry... More 

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Workington, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Had a fantastic meal, in a lovely atmosphere. The food was excellent and the staff couldnt do enough.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

For our last night of our holiday we booked a table at the Postilion. We could not have picked a better restaurant. They offer an early bird menu of 3 courses for £17.95 - this is fantastic value for the quality of food you get. My husband had the pate, stroganoff and chocolate brownie, I had the greek parcels, cod... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ash Street, Bowness-on-Windermere, 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 - 39
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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