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Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EJ , England
015394 42756
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cute and comfortable restaurant

This restaurant was only a few steps from our hotel so it was natural to try it. Most of the tables are upstairs in a cozy room. The menu had some interesting choices. The serving staff were efficient and charming. The food was tasty and we eenjoyed chatting with the service staff and the people... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
JERRY690
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Pasadena, California
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English first
Pasadena, California
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was only a few steps from our hotel so it was natural to try it. Most of the tables are upstairs in a cozy room. The menu had some interesting choices. The serving staff were efficient and charming. The food was tasty and we eenjoyed chatting with the service staff and the people at the next table. All... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Looks lovely from the outside but we were really disappointed with the food My husband and I ordered the steak pie and mash it was totally tasteless , my mum ordered a BLT and asked for the bacon to be well done, it came barely cooked she could not eat it, the chips were disgusting and tasted like they had... More 

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The building was purportedly the oldest in Bowness, in fact the history at the front of the menu was very interesting indeed, unfortunately for us that's where anything good stopped. The food was served on cold plates, my husbands potatoes were stone cold, he asked for them to be replaced and it took so long his whole dinner was going... More 

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Horley, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Very quiet when we we went in with only half tables taken. Service was good without being intrusive. Good menu we both struggled to decide what to have. When it came the food was excellent and the bill was far less than expected. Only downside they were quick to get rid of us as they were quiet and wanted to... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We spotted the Spinnery Restaurant whilst out exploring Bowness on the afternoon of our arrival. The building is very old and hides a wealth of history, which is what attracted us to take a closer look. The menu's looked very wholesome and interesting so we booked a table for that evening. We were not disappointed. The food was first class... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We were struggling to find a place to eat, and after looking around we thought The Spinnery looked quite cozy, and we were right. Very nice indoors, downstairs. Comfortable without being too claustrophobic. Lovely lady that served us, was very friendly and open to chatting which made the visit all the more enjoyable. The service was quick and the food... More 

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Wales, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

They were very accomodating to our three young children despite the children's menu only being served until 6.30. Delicious food though somewhat dated menu.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Visited this restaurant pm on Thurs 9/4. The starter I chose consisted of sausage, mushroom and black pudding. It was warm when served and tasteless. Very poor. Reminded of the left-overs of a full english breakfast. Main course was also not good. Tasteless meatballs. All in all a very bad experience and I shall not be returning. Told the staff... More 

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UK
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We had lunch at The Spinnery on Tuesday 7th April - there was four of us and a baby. We all had some for of soup and sandwich and all thoroughly enjoyed our food. There were two soups on offer (which makes a nice change) both were very tasty, the sandwiches were fully loaded and also delicious.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Meal for 7 with no booking. Staff very accommodating. Food was straight forward, reasonably priced and well received by all. No complaints everything freshly cooked and tasty. Nice atmosphere allowed to sit and relax not rushed.

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Restaurant Details

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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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