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Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EJ , England
015394 42756
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
decent but could be better

called in when in Windermere,looked loverly outside , decent menu and prices but when the food came the veg was all cold , this could easily be fixed but we were starving so we eat some but not all , shame as we would of defo went back again

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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English first
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

called in when in Windermere,looked loverly outside , decent menu and prices but when the food came the veg was all cold , this could easily be fixed but we were starving so we eat some but not all , shame as we would of defo went back again

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Phoned to book was told , no need just come down . Thought ok as web site says open till ten . Got there at 8.15 , was given the last horrible 'table ' by the door , very uncomfortable but a ringside seat for the sort of service which would make a bad Fawlty cringe . One other couple... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A lovely restaurant located near to Windermere lake with good food, service and atmosphere. Waiting staff particularly helpful and knowledgeable. Recommended for a quiet meal for 2.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We visited The Spinnery at the end of our weeks stay in Windermere. We ordered our meals which were delivered in reasonable time. The food looked and tasted as though it had been purchased at the local supermarket. My wife's food was cold and mine was overcooked. Not happy at all with our experience at The Spinnery. Won't be going... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Superb food. Will go again , fantastic staff, and a very good , clean restaraunt, plenty of menu choice. The fish and chips were superb

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London, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The staff were very friendly and not overly intrusive. We had lamb shank which was well cooked, the mashed potato and gravy was very nice and there was plenty of it, the vegetables that came with it were a bit scarce and I would say that they were frozen veg and not fresh. We had lemon meringue and ice cream... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Looked nice outside, which tempted myself and my girlfriend in. We ordered two roast dinners, one lamb and one beef. The food was OK, certainly nothing to get excited about. Staff looked flustered and stressed. The impression we had was that customers were a hinderance. The interior is a bit grotty: garden furniture and ugly crockery. Glasses were dirty.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Food was lovely but safe. Old fashioned inside, but comfortable and service was faultless. Would go again with my parents maybe. Not a couples place.

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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Excellent restaurant . Reasonably priced food, lovely surroundings and great quality meals. Staff very friendly. Would not hesitate to eat there again or to recommend to friends. Toilet facilities slightly disappointing.

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Ireland
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Are normal restaurant was closed so we had a look round and decided to book a table . We booked are meal for 8pm as this was the latest they offer . Felt extremely rushed we had are starter & main course within the hour. We both felt there are any more restaurants that offer better food in the area... More 

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  • Address: Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: 015394 42756

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