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Holbeck Ghyll

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Holbeck Ghyll, Windermere LA23 1LU, England
+44 15394 32375
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Durham, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014

Sunday lunch on a warm sunny Sunday the location could not be bettered, the view from the window was superb. Our expectation was for good, well presented food, that is exactly what we received. Special mention from me goes to the Crab and Grapefruit starter, Main courses of Beef and Turbot were both excellent as were the Date Pudding and... More 

Thank petecee
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

We arrived with an expectation of what would be delivered by a Michelin starred establishment and this expectation was met but probably not exceeded. The high points of the visit were the beautiful setting and faultless service. The food was good and at a level we expected but it did not blow us away. The scallop starter was a real... More 

Thank RedBlue72
Alton, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

Our son bought us afternoon tea with champagne for our anniversary. Had this out on the patio on a glorious day with amazing views. Service was relaxed but really top notch and we were made to feel very comfortable and special.

Thank Richard K
Watford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014

Lovely setting sitting on the terrace overlooking Windermere on a hot sunny day, but the food was not all as expected. Some of the canapés were delicious, the others indifferent. Moving inside, the amuse bouche was mushroom based and large for an amuse bouche but very nice. First course, crab with pink grapefruit - tastes excellent together but touches of... More 

Thank yonkel21
Littleborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed the gourmet tasting menu on the first evening of a 2 night stay at the hotel.We both agreed that this was the best dining experience we have had. .Tasting menus can be overbearing but this was cooked with imagination, a lightness of touch and an immaculate sense of proportion.My wife described the rhubarb dish as... More 

Thank Lannister2014
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Our visit to this outstanding Lakeland hotel was for the occasion of my wife's birthday. We had booked for lunch and we were blessed with a beautiful day. On arrival, we were amazed by what must be the finest view in the Lake District. The Langdale Pikes and Coniston Old Man stood out far better than from any other location... More 

Thank Peter K
Rugby, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014

My fiancee and I eat at Holbeck on night two of our mini "Trip"..for those that saw the Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon series on the BBC…we eat here the night after the two Michelin Starred L'Enclume…a tough follow? Yes, that restaurant is nigh on perfect..my review for that restaurant is to be penned shortly, however Holbeck delivered with some... More 

Thank Matt P
Warwick, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2014

Service exemplary ,starters and puddings wonderful as were the canapés and petit fours. The mains were good but not consistent ; obviously depends on the chef on the night ,one night was particularly good,one ok and one good .General style excellent ,the plates looked so pretty it seemed a shame to disturb them ,but the tastes were great too.

Thank lowsonfordllama
Binfield, UK
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132 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

I specifically wanted to visit Holbeck Ghyll for afternoon tea on the terrace. As it was my husband's birthday we had the champagne tea. Whilst the views were stunning and the staff polite and willing, we received sandwiches first, no tea and no champagne. Then the tea arrived along with the condiment set, but we'd already eaten the sandwiches by... More 

Thank Janie30
Wadhurst, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2014

My wife and I went to Holbeck Ghyll as part of a trip through the lakes and enjoyed a wonderful meal. Upon arrival (we were also staying at the hotel) the staff advised us that they had a party of 30 Americans coming in to dinner that evening and would we be okay with having our meal in a smaller... More 

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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
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Holbeck Ghyll, Windermere LA23 1LU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 32375

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