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Dove Cottage Dove Cottage Wordsworth Hotel, Grasmere, England
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for evening meal, ordered medium to well steak my plate running in blood and asked for peppered sauce, it was more like a cheese sauce complain on both issues, left 85% meal very disappointed they offered me 10% discount, just get the food correct on what we ordered.

Thank jston7
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whilst staying in Grasmere we went here for an evening meal as most of the other food outlets were closed. The food was good value and tasty but a bit limited in its selection of pub grub, they also had a couple of real ales to choose from plus a reasonably priced selection of bottled wines (which we chose). It... More 

Thank Mr_Spock56
Eccleshall, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Grasmere for a few nights after Christmas. On the second night, we were struggling to find anywhere that could feed us except very early or very late in the evening. We called at the main hotel reception after finishing our hike, and yes they could accommodate the two of us in the Dove Bistro. The Bistro area... More 

Thank EccyPeter
Prestatyn, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and myself enjoyed a lovely 3 course dinner at the Dove bistro whilst staying at Grasmere's Wordsworth hotel. The menu wasn't that extensive but had a good selection of food on offer. We opted for a pate and mushroom soup to start, followed by steak and fillet of cod for mains. The food was very tasty, presented well... More 

Thank MimiOvary
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Been a few times this time what a shame. Absolute chaos staff don't seem to be able to do the basic requests like ordering correct food and delivering service in a reasonable time scale. You would have thought that being linked to the wordsworth hotel they might be trained slightly better. Bad reflection on the hotel wonder what that restaurant... More 

Thank susan w
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

My wife & I went for an evening there and had a very comfortable couple of hours. Nice food & service.

Thank Derek T
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

The Dove Bistro looks very inviting with a rustic interior that was welcoming on a late summer evening. The menu promises classic English dishes such as steak and ale pie and fish and chips, great if you want no nonsense food. However the quality of the dishes we tried were all a real let down - grisly meat in the... More 

Thank Jo F
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

My wife looked at the menu and decided it was not busy as there was only two people eating I asked this dour looking character at the bar if he could place us he looked around the near empty restaurant and said had we booked,we thought we where in Ronnie Barkers sketch with rook soup, We where placed at a... More 

Thank robin o
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Having dined in the Dove previously we, foolishly it now seems, took a £20 taxi ride to renew our experience. It was ten past eight, the doors were open and the Bistro empty. As we walked in I saw the surly look on one of the two waiters faces as he promptly turned his back on us. It is my... More 

1 Thank Joan s
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

We began visiting Grasmere four years ago and the small Dove bar and restaurant was instrumental in our falling in love with the place. The wonderful quaint bar was a retreat in all weathers with good ales, log fire, great atmosphere and food to match, it was perfect. We have visited Grasmere at least once each year since and always... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
British, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dove Cottage Dove Cottage Wordsworth Hotel, Grasmere, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Grasmere

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