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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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  • 805
    Excellent
  • 195
    Very good
  • 65
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 42
    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
Relaxed atmosphere and great food

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
davehelen1709
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England
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Cardiff, Wales
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

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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England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 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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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

During my recent visit was shocked to see this quality restaurant has ceased trading. A sad loss and no further information posted on what is now an empty premises.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Unsure as to which restaurant to visit we did a process of elimination by 'window shopping' the restaurants in the area. Chose Postilion for its choice of menu and 2 or 3 course offers, couldn't have been more pleased with reception, décor and most importantly the food. Presentation, quality and value for money all excellent.

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Silchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Dropped by without booking , they managed to squeeze us in , food good but a bit pricey . If in Bowness again , would I go back ? Probably not but that's nothing against the restaurant , just like to try a different place as never been to Bowness before

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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

went here for the first time last Saturday 11 July, booked in advance and our table was ready at 8pm. It is a bit of a tight squeeze round the tables as it's quite a small restaurant. For starters, I had the Greek parcels which were v nice and the Mrs had sea bass which she loved. For mains I... More 

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Windermere, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We wanted to have one last meal at this restaurant as we have enjoyed several really high quality evenings here before and didn't want it to close without us experiencing it one last time. I have no idea what the reviewers who have added negative comments about the Postilion where expecting or are used to but our experiences have always... More 

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant had a hidden kind of class. The food was exemplified by the quality of service. The choice and range of wine was second to non. It was hard to believe that such a small establishment could produce such wonders. As a table of 4 we tried to sample as much as we could. Starters of salt beef, Greek... More 

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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 11 - 40
  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?