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“Lovely afternoon tea” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Linthwaite House

Linthwaite House
Crook Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JA, England
(015394) 88600
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $53 - $68
Cuisines: European, British
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Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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.
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Lovely afternoon tea”
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 to be very honest the balance was just too much on the sweet side for me. Three whole tiers of cakes/scones plus the yoghurt. Personally, I like a couple more finger sandwiches to and maybe a couple less cakes. Lovely as they all looked we just didn't have sweet enough tooth(s) to get through them all.

Also, it would be nice if the waiter could let us know the sandwich fillings before bringing them out as waiters have done at other places I've had afternoon tea. Because if there's egg I have chance to say we don't eat it and request it be replaced, which some places have been happy to do.

However, still thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would recommend.

The bonus being that a little robin landed on our table and stayed with us for a couple of minutes!!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Princeton, NJ
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63 reviews 63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“We dined our way through the menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

After enjoying dinner the evening of our arrival, we decided to book the next two nights as well, since it seemed unlikely that we would find any dining substantially superior and the advantage of being able to retire after a few glasses of wine—rather than drive on the narrow, winding roads—was obvious. By the time we finished, we had sampled nearly every dish on the menu (except the desserts) and found them all to be at the same high level.

Visited July 2014
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Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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“Excellent hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Cannot fault this hotel. Excellent, professional staff who all remember your name. Managers always present, in particular during meal times. Food superb with good choice. Bedrooms and public areas beautifully furnished. Lovely setting and beautiful gardens.

Visited June 2014
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“Scrummy Afternoon Tea”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Popped in for afternoon tea on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Staff were very friendly and gave us a choice of sitting in or outside. We went outside and ordered our afternoon tea. A delicious tray of sandwiches were presented beautifully but obviously the best bit was the scrummy cakes! Well, 2 scones with cream and home made damson jam, carrot cake, mini Victoria sponge, pistachio brownies, a strawberry tart with amazing cream AND a delicious fruit compote with vanilla yogurt - well we rolled out of there! Beautiful place, excellent food and stunning views, well worth a visit.

Visited June 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful setting ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We stayed here with the kids and booked two rooms for the long weekend. The hotel oozes Lake District charm and the views from every angle are simply breathtaking. The afternoon tea was delightful. Staff attentive and catered for the kids well. We both had in room massages which were sublime.

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