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The Waggoner's Restaurant

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Keswick Road | The Swan Hotel, Grasmere, England
+44 844 879 9120
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Not a very extensive menu, but the food served is local and very good - Rump Steak (which can easily be rubbish) was succulent and excellent. Presentation was above average and the staff very attentive and quick.

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Stalybridge, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Fantastic food, along with great service. We found it difficult to chose what to eat as everything was so tempting.

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1 Thank Jean H
Billingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Called to The Swan on the first night visiting the area, had the most friendliest server (he may of been the manager) . Service was amazing, we were really looked after. Absolutely gorgeous food, all homemade!! Very filling and worth every penny.

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1 Thank Emma M
Manchester
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262 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

sadly, like other reviews on this page, the staff let this particular visit down. I've eaten at this restaurant many times and always been impressed, but sadly communication issues with the staff (and lack of staff) meant the meal wasn't as we expected. We asked 3 times for white wine, even pointing at the bottle we wanted, and ended up... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I am so disappointed! We have visited here many times and were up with a couple of our friends on our recommendation we booked for the Friday night. It was extremely quiet only two or three other couples in the Resturant. We asked a couple of requests from the chef which the waitress wouldn't entertain! Dropped most of the cutlery... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Recently stayed with my 10 year old grand-daughter and we had our first evening meal in the restaurant. On the second evening, it had been our intention to walk into Grasmere for a meal, but my Grand-daughter was very keen to eat in the hotel restaurat again. The food was excellent, well cooked and presented with a very good choice... More 

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Thank marmaduke123140
Cuffley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

lovely food well presented and a good choice, we will be back soon. great views over the fells and surrounding countryside .not too formal but with a certain style. the camembert starter is particularly good.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Visited here Valentines evening while staying at hotel. The food was very well presented but some of the portions were small, more of a 'tasting menu' than a good sized meal. For main course I had the lamb which was delicious but the creme brulee which followed was an 'espresso' sized portion. More disappointing was the brulee itself. After breaking... More 

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1 Thank Vicky H
Halifax, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is a hotel restaurant and is expensive for the quality of the food. The wines are generally good and the waiters know about each wine. It is not somewhere I would choose to eat at again

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Thank Ian R
Longridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Dinner service was slow and although the menu was good the cooking did not live up to expectations. I had Hake with a prawn sauce, tasty but prawns over cooked so like little pieces of rubber. Chicken supreme was better but very little vegetable accompaniment.

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Thank Gareth J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$29 - $46
Cuisine
British
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Keswick Road | The Swan Hotel, Grasmere, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Grasmere
  • Phone Number: +44 844 879 9120
Description
Set within the Macdonald Swan Hotel this AA rosette restaurant offers dinners the chance to relax and unwind with stunning views across the local fells and hotel gardens.

Our head chef and his team only use the finest ingredients and it is there passion that shows in each dish.

We have a wide selection of wines from around the world which a recommendation can be made by one of our passionate team members

Myself and my team look forward to welcoming you to the Swan in the near future

Scott Davies
Restaurant & Bar Manager

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