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Crook Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JA, England
(015394) 88600
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $54 - $70
Cuisines: European, British
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Linthwaite House Hotel restaurant overlooking Lake Windermere in the sublime Lake District is a very special place indeed. With views that would have thrilled Wordsworth, Linthwaite House Hotel has chosen luxurious, tasteful interiors to please even the most jaded urbanite and the kitchen, under chef Simon Bolsover, is daring and modern too. Fresh, local ingredients conspire in a signature dish like 60 Degree Herdwick Lamb with braised neck kataifi, cep and kidney risotto. Choose from light lunch menu on the terrace, daily changing table d’hote menu or simpler a la carte in the elegant dining room, with its vast mirror collection, in the evenings, vegetarian menu, or trad Sunday lunch, all accompanied by a blistering global wine list.
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Yorkshire, UK
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Wonderful food - we ate in the restaurant (rather than the less formal terrace area) on both nights of our short break at the hotel this time, sampling most of the menu between the four of us, and everything was excellent, though once again fish dishes were particularly outstanding. This is assured, confident cooking; the careful thought which clearly goes... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The setting is fantastic with views over Windermere, the service was very very good, the dining room had a great ambience and the £24.95 3 course Sunday Lunch menu was great value anywhere in the world. I almost don't want tot score it so high and keep it as a hidden gem off the beaten path.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

My wife and I visited the Linthwaite house Hotel for dinner on Sunday evening. Unfortunately, arriving after dark meant that we missed the impressive views from the hotel overlooking the lake. However, I was attracted by the prospect of the fine dining experience, the reputation of the chef and of the restaurant and a special offer from the hotel for... More 

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

During a long weekend enjoying some excellent food in the lakes, I visited Linthwaite House for Saturday evening dinner with my wife. The venue itself is quite traditional but we liked it, and the service was warm and professional, no issues at all on that front. The website recommended smart casual for the dress code; whilst there were a number... More 

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Staveley, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Visiting Linthwaite House a few weeks ago made me realise that we don't go out and enjoy a leisurely Sunday lunch often enough! We enjoyed the ambience of an autumn afternoon with the sun shining through the golden foliage with views of Lake Windermere as we sipped our pre luncheon drinks in the conservatory. Lunch was an elegant event, catering... More 

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Malpas, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

A family meal, to celebrate it being Wednesday....indeed any excuse to sample the delights of this lovely place. Service is impeccable and standards of cooking are high! Six of us sampled a range of dishes, all were delightful. The home made breads - 3 types - are a wonderful treat, served with starter course. Great wine list with some at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Really nice hotel service and food are excellent , the bedrooms are spacious and we'll equipped. I left my earring behind and they have managed to find it and post it back to me. Nothing is too much trouble for them. Will love to go back soon

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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We were a little disappointed with our afternoon tea at Linthwaite House. The sandwiches were average and the scones little better. The service was good but overall a disappointment. One thing that can't be faulted is the location. The hotel overlooks Lake Windermere and has its own tarn within its grounds which can be reached by a short walk.

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Went with friends for a special celebration meal. Had the tasting menu. The hotel is in a beautiful situation, and having pre-dinner drinks with the sun setting over the Coniston fells was lovely. Staff varied between friendly and a little bit too formal (more smiles in the dining room please), but attentive throughout. The layout of the dining room is... More 

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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Arrived to drinks outside and canapés wonderful staff and views I had ham and pea starter and rump, Husband had carpazicco and halibut, Loved staff , wine , Only thing I don't like are the plates, seems to be a trend on the earth coloured plates, I'm not a fan. Had a gorgeous evening will defnetley be back

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Address: Crook Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JA, England
Phone Number: (015394) 88600
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
Average Prices: USD 54 - 70
Cuisine: European, British

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