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“Very Very Good but just in parts” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant at Samling

Restaurant at Samling
Ambleside Road | The Samling Hotel, Windermere LA23 1LR, England
+44 (0)1539 431922
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Ranked #23 of 67 Restaurants in Windermere
Price range: $135 - $135
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
seascale
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
“Very Very Good but just in parts”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Reviewing not a stay here, but just experiences of a lunch.

Firstly, access to the front door: it really isn't acceptable to have several handrail-less steps between ground level and front door. I suffer from mobility problems, and the access here is both hazardous and causes needless indignity. I do feel very strongly about this matter; not sure how present laws regulate such a problem, but would have thought that I had some rights under the 2010 Equality Act.

Anyhow, the food was little short of exquisite and the ambience and the service most accommodating too. Price of incidentals, including drinks and coffee and tea is very steep
indeed, though, eg £50 for a typical bottle of wine or nearly £6 for a cup of coffee and a couple of confections is a bit too much, for anywhere short of Ritz or Savoy territory.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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English first
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Good food with beatiful views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

Wonderful lunch, attentive service and fantastic views. Once into the dining room, which may just be used for luncheon, it was quite souless. Maybe trying to be too contemporary for wht is not a contemporary hotel. Beautiful lounge with wood panelling in the drawing room gets you in the mood with appetisers then you are taken into a very grey dining room. As I noted before this may only be used at lunchtime and I really should have asked to see the main dining room to allay my fears, there were only four other diners too which didn't.t help. Take note of the directions, we were at our timeshare in Underscar and you cannot turn left into The Samling off the A591' much better to go to Low Woos and turn around. House champagne far too expensive by the glass better off buying a bottle. Overall a little disappointing for its michelin rating.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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english lake district
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109 reviews 109 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“fabulous welcome,food to die for.delightful experience.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

Decided to treat my wife of 41 years to a fine dining experience as the yanks say.Great welcome very comfortable lounge and restaurant and very attentive and pleasant staff.The lunch menu is not extensive however we had one of each choice of course and it was simply delicious.£35 per head plus drinks gave a bill of £91 £10 tip £101 very happily spent.Well worth a visit for a special treat.The view is worth half of the bill, the service the other half.this makes the food top value !!.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Northumberland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Sublime Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

This is a really special foodie experience. The staff are lovely, the food incredible and the wine list extensive. Well worth a visit.

Visited March 2012
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“samling restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

fantastic food in every way-delicious! Not huge portions but great quality

Visited August 2011
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