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“Great place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse
Main Road, Windermere LA23 1DY, England
+44 15394 88260
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Ranked #31 of 67 Restaurants in Windermere
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Great place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Had a dinner there with my wife and three other couples,it had a good atmosphere and was welcoming,the service was quick and efficient. The menu was good with plenty of choice,we all enjoyed our food which was well cooked and presented,will definately eat there again.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Shocking! avoid at all costs”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Ate at The Lighthouse this weekend, don't be fooled by the menu which looks very promising, the food presented was the worst I,ve ever had. Started with scallops & black pudding, oily scallops, too much b/pud, limp salad.Then tried the stuffed chicken breast, miles too much sauce, which killed all the taste of chicken, cold veg & chips. My wife's soup was Ok, but salmon was over cooked & served with a huge amount of potatoes.side serving of veg was tasteless. No attention to presentation of food just dumped on plate, do yourself a favour give this place a miss.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Not again its over rated and way over priced”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

Well if your willing to put your money into this establishment maybe it is to pay for the refurbishment this building has had . Because the food just did not justify the price we paid for our very basic meals. In one word DREADFUL

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Not what we expected”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Popped in here one lunchtime on a rainy day for something to eat.

I ordered Nachos - with assorted dips, this came in a bowl topped with a minimum amount of cheese on the top layer, underneath were just a mass of salty crisps. The dips were mayonaisse, guacamole & salsa. The 'nachos' were salted dorritos & the salsa from a jar, we asked for soured cream, but although saying several people had asked for this, they had none.

Staff were great, but the food not so.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Really good restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

This restaurant is set in a really unusual building, with floor to ceiling windows on both levels. There are cute little lights in the ceiling which look like stars :) The atmosphere is great, it manages to retain it's intimacy despite not being the smallest venue. The decor was looking a bit tired but I understand that it's being refitted soon anyway. The staff were lovely, attentive and polite but not annoying.

The food was average, the menu could perhaps do with a bit of refreshing when the refit is done, but it was not unpleasant and I would definitely visit here again.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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