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Applegarth Villa Restaurant

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College Rd | College Road, Windermere LA23 1BU, England
+44 15394 43206
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Ottawa, Canada
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113 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our visit started well. The staff are charming and some nice amuse bouche were served in the bar while we perused the menu. The ambiance is lovely and we had a nice window table. Unfortunately the food did not quite match the ambiance. Appetizers were good but the rack of lamb was a bit too fatty and hard to eat... More 

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Driffield, England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed at Applegarth and decided to eat there on the evening. Well what a stunningly good choice. The bar service is friendly and professional as are the waiting staff. The whole ambiance is very relaxing with lovely decor and furniture. The owners are very personable and give a fascinating history of the place for those who... More 

Thank Paul H
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our first night’s stay in the Applegarth Hotel included an evening meal in the fabled Applegarth restaurant. I was really looking forward to this because for one, I’d heard the food was exceptional and two, I was hungry. On arrival at the restaurant, we were greeted by the manager who led us into an atrium where we were served drinks... More 

Thank Apsilon
ApplegarthVilla, Owner at Applegarth Villa Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your extremely comprehensive review. Delighted to hear you enjoyed your meal. We believe that at £34.95 per person for three courses plus canapé represents excellent value for money. Since food is very much an individual experience we rarely respond to reviews on our restaurant site but in this instance we would just like to make it clear... More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in the Hotel for three nights and had both breakfast and one supper in the restaurant. Breakfast were great and the evening meal excellently prepared by Chef John Kelly. We loved the way you get served an appetizer (Free) in the lounge area where your food order is taken. When the food is ready you are then shown... More 

Thank Eviltwin62
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the restaurant and were not disappointed. The fact that you are not rushed to make your choices was refreshing and to be able to sit in the lovely bar with canapés whilst deciding was a great way to start the evening. We opted for a main course and pudding and can highly recommend the restaurant. Compliments to the... More 

Thank Erica P
Staines, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for 5 nights and ate in the hotel restaurant on three nights. Great venue. Pre dinner drinks, ordered from the bar were served in a very comfortable seating area overlooking some stunning landscapes. The menu choice is well balanced, and there is plenty of choice. The food on every occasion was cooked to perfection, with pink lamb, tender... More 

Thank GoldenOldie1954
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table for dinner only but great staff and people at this place totally able to deal with a nut allergy which was a real change compared to many of the restaurants in the Lake District We had a tour of the rooms whilst at the hotel and would definitely book a room next time I am in the... More 

Thank Oliver-Taylor1977
Wigan, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Booked the Applegarth for the 2nd time this year as we loved it so much on our 1st stay. We stayed in the stickle suite this time, what a stunning room it is, to be honest it's the nicest place we have stayed. The owners are so lovely and welcoming, will definitely be booking again hopefully sometime this year.

Thank staceymelling
Norwich, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We stayed at the villas for three nights and had intended to eat out but the food was so good we ate in every night. We have eaten in some good restaurants including michelin star and the food is on a par. Presentation of food and menu choice were excellent as was the service. A 3 course meal was only... More 

Thank Rio35
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

My wife booked this for her 50th birthday celebration. Thought it would be a bit special and a treat for her group of friends.The booking was taken over the phone.When she arrived both proprietors said the booking hadn't been made. She felt really awkward as she had been looking forward to the meal for months. There was no attempt to... More 

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ApplegarthVilla, Owner at Applegarth Villa Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so disappointed to receive this unfortunate review. On the evening in question your wife's party arrived at Applegarth. There was no record of any reservation but this was absolutely no problem as we had a table available. As each of the ladies chose to buy their drinks individually it gave us ample time to arrange six comfy chairs... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$40 - $53
European, British, Gluten Free
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: College Rd | College Road, Windermere LA23 1BU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 43206
Allow us to tempt you with a diverse choice of dishes, prepared from the freshest local Cumbrian produce, with seasonal twists that remind you of your countryside location. A truly social setting for devoted food lovers. The restaurant takes the form of a conservatory which boasts stunning views towards the fells surrounding Windermere and is a place that can be enjoyed by those romantically inclined as well as those celebrating a special occasion. Probably one of the best restaurants in Windermere, Applegarth Villa produces exquisite food in a relaxed environment. This is the perfect place to indulge in a menu which will set your taste buds alive. After dinner, enjoy coffee and liquors beside a roaring fire in one of our two comfortable lounges. Our Head Chef uses only the finest ingredients, promoting where possible local produce. We hope you enjoy The Applegarth Villa experience and Head Chef, John Kelly will only be too pleased to discuss any special dietary requirements you may have. We would advise booking to avoid disappointment. In consideration of our many guests who join us to escape family and business pressures, we are unable to welcome children into our Windermere restaurant.

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