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Linthwaite House

Crook Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JA, England
(015394) 88600
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $57 - $73
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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English first
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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Yorkshire, UK
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Very good, ambitious cooking which must surely be on course for a Michelin star - it is certainly as good as the nearby Holbeck Ghyll which boasts that accolade. Highlights included a wonderful starter based on a kind of blue cheese roulade which I would happily eat every day for ever, and some impeccably timed fish dishes - always a... More

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The attitude and welcoming of the staff was arrogant (dislike)! But the food was great (like). Didn't like the room view though!

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Durham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Dinner for a special occasion. This food is lovely and pretty - portions are well sized as it's quite a rich menu. For us the winning choices were the pea and ham combination and the rump of lamb. Extra vegetables are offered willingly if you ask for them - you only get decorative ones on the plate. The cheeseboard makes... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The seven course taster menu was a delight. The wine selection to accompany it was also great. Portions were surprisingly big for a taster menu but not overpowering. Service was friendly and informative.

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Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Superb menu, fantastic complimenting wines, excellent service by very attentive staff. Taster menu was amazing and the accompanying wines perfect.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Liked all of it,it put us in the mood for Christmas,decorations were up and the meal at night was excellent

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Derby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The food was good as was the dining experience however watch out for the price of the drinks! Outrageously expensive in my opinion, taking advantage is the most polite phrase I can use.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We found Linthwaite House through the afternoontea.co.uk web site, a great resource for those who don't know it (I have no connection to it other than as a happy user). We dropped into Linthwaite House around 4pm on the way back from a drive, and they had one table left in their conservatory, which we grabbed. We ordered afternoon tea,... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We were lucky to visit on an afternoon we could sit outside. Such a gorgeous setting. Afternoon tea was delicious. And service quintessentially english! Like a butler! The highlight was the yoghurt and compote shot glasses. Just delicious! And an unexpected addition to your typical afternoon tea. Cakes (carrot cakes, victoria sponges, brownies and more) lovely, but if I had... More

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