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West End, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EE, England
015394 46264
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert

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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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English first
Holland-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

A party of 13 was well handled by this moderate sized restaurant at short notice and the waiting staff friendly and helpful. The reasonably priced menu was both extensive and varied in nature. Wines were well priced and again varied. The cottage style furniture went well with the old premises and the coal fire welcoming. The evening went well apart... More 

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Manchester, England
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Three courses for about £18. Good quality, well presented food and friendly unassuming service. Nice wine too. For a low key relaxed evening dinner this was perfect.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We visit for our anneversary every year. I'm guessing the owners were away as it was average....last 4 visits were excellant. We adied for a particular wine on the list..sold out, asked for a different one...sold out...4 times in total? The staff seemed rushed and flustered during the busy time and calmed down as the bistro calmed down My partner... More 

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wakefield england
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Would highly recommend this restaurant. The food was top notch as are the staff. In the words of my boys - Well Good. Thank You

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We had dinner here last week. Lovely food, attentive waiting on staff, very pleasant, enjoyable evening only slightly spoiled by a fall out in the kitchen involving the chef and the waiter/waitress, professionally recovered by these 2 members of staff who behaved impeccably both during and after in the restaurant. Would still recommend in spite of this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

We are at the Bistro for my 50th and the food was excellent! Very highly recommend, can't speak highly enough!

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Great menu with a 3 course special. 2 ate from the specials menu trio of meats with peppercorn sauce which they said was delicious. Another friend had lamb Henry which she said was superb. I had the vegetarian stroganoff which was full of flavour. The service was excellent. My husband spilt some chips on the floor which the owner quickly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Visited this restaurant after not having been to it for 18 months. Pleased to say the food & service was excellent. My friend had the 3 course fixed menu which was excellent value. I had Lamb Henry & it was beautifully cooked. Looking forward to our next visit in spring.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Me and my wife had a lovely meal here on New Year's Day! First we shared a starter of scallops and blackpudding which was delicious then for our main I had the special which was a T-bone steak which was cooked to perfection with a beautiful creamy garlic sauce which the owner reccomended mmmmmmmm. My wife had a rump steak... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Really nice little bistro with a vast menu, specials boards etc. Great wine selection. My friend had stuffed mushroom starter, he's a fussy eater, but he polished this off & said he could eat it every day. My fanned melon starter with fruit coulie was delicious. I had steak, perfectly cooked (med/well) my friend the chicken breast in bolognese sauce.... More 

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Address: West End, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EE, England
Phone Number: 015394 46264
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere

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