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Bar & Grill at Waterhead

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0ER, England
+44 15394 32566
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Brisbane, Australia
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94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined with friends from the area who recommended the place. And how pleased we are to have dined here. Using a lot of local produce the entree's gave us a slight inkling of what was to come. The mains, excellent. My wife's dietary requirement meet without hassle. I had a medium-rare cut of local steak. Everything was served without fanfare,... More 

Thank Ps_Phil
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had to wait over a hour for our main course there was apoligy we wont be returning otherwise the food was good

Thank johnj694
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We'd just done a walk with our dog and were on the look out for a place to eat with a beer garden for our dog. This place came up on a search so we came and the food was lovely and the view from the beer garden is nice!

1 Thank Emma B
Atlanta, GA
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737 reviews
371 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 299 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an attractive room with nice views overlooking the lake. We ate three meals here during our stay at the hotel. Dinner was somewhat disappointing but our two breakfasts were good. Moral: eat dinner somewhere else.

1 Thank GPBurdell67
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Expensive food for the quality. Service slow. Compared to the Regent Hotel this place doesn't compare for food quality and service - surprising has so many accolades

1 Thank Lindsey P
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to have lunch here on a lovely sunny day so sat in the garden overlooking lake Windermere. We both ordered pizzas from the outside pizza oven which were delicious. Beautiful location and good quality food.

1 Thank Bobbieco
Northampton, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

If you've seen any of my foodie reviews, you'll know I like a treat now and then. Right now, I needed a decent lunch so that I may have a small supper. (Don't ask). As I was in the lovely Ambleside I called into this place, and sat on the front lawn, overlooking lake Windermere I went for the fish... More 

Thank Carlshirley
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112 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Our grand daughter gave us vouchers to use at Waterhead for our birthday treat. We have been before and enjoyed it so were looking forward to sampling something else on the menu. We both had the haddock, chips, mushy peas etc. Pot of tea to wash it all down, I am an ex trawler man so know my fish and... More 

Thank Norman P
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Came in with a sleeping baby and a wet dog hiding away from the rain. Dogs are allowed in the really nice bar area only. The bartender was nice and polite. Ordered the sharing platter for two - fantastic snack, I would go there again again. Overall, great impression, very clean, the whole restaurant was swanky, the toilets very classy.

1 Thank Kate G
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243 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Booked a meal whilst staying nearby. From moment we arrived service was great, very welcoming and gave us a table with a view. Choices on menu were varied and reasonably priced. Wine was also good in choice. Great flexibility on adjusting dishes, changed a garlic risotto cake to Butternut squash risotto. Each course was full of flavour, the Hake special... More 

1 Thank Karl F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$26 - $37
British, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0ER, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 32566
  • This restaurant is at Waterhead Hotel

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?