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Restaurant at Samling

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Ambleside Road | The Samling Hotel, Windermere LA23 1LR, England
+44 (0)1539 431922
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The very best food with the very best personal service. It was raining when we arrived and we were met at our car door with an umbrella and escorted indoors. We had gin and tonics to start with realy delicious and different appetizers to get us in the mood for one of the nicest meals we've had in a long... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth going! The food was great, with knowledgeable staff. It is definatly an adults restaurant. The restaurant is currently being extended and the new, larger restaurant, ready in November.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The description of the afternoon tea was very good, but that was it, no one asked again as to wether everything was OK or not. Nothing. Really quite surprised by this. I realise it was only afternoon tea but if I had been asked I could have said, the scones are really hard and overdone, I would have liked to... More 

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oswestry, england
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221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here as the highlight of our latest Lakes trip. We love tasting menus and we love the theatre that goes into a Michelin star meal. We started with canapes and excellent hot bread before seven courses of scallops, beetroot, seabass and curried mussel, pork loin with stuffing, a chocolate chip and raspberry cookie. Each one was a decent... More 

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askam in furness
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have just contacted the hotel to require about taking a friend who is in a wheelchair for either lunch or afternoon tea. I was amazed that the person I spoke to said the although they have a disabled toilet they do not have a ramp available to be able to access the front door with a wheelchair and no... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our 2nd visit to the Samling & again we were very impressed. I took my father, Grandfather & husband as a treat and it certainly was. We all had the tasting menu (mine was the vegetarian) and it was beautiful. Each course was described in detail and truly amazing. The service was 2nd to none. Very friendly, approachable... More 

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1 Thank Donna C
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I visited The Samling for afternoon tea with a party of 6, for afternoon tea. From the moment we entered, we felt welcomed and looked after. An incredible selection of teas, great finger sandwiches and snacks led to a fantastic experience that felt more like a light lunch than an afternoon tea. It was really superb. In fact, I only... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Our party of four arrived to stay at the Samling Hotel that evening, but not to eat, as we had already booked a nearby restaurant that was recommended to us. After being introduced to the head chef, Nick Edgar, he took the time to show us around his herb garden, small kitchen,and grounds [with a new larger kitchen and dining... More 

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1 Thank timm h
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

we loved our evening here. the service was exceptional and the food was sublime. all in a serene setting. night to remember

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2 Thank Tootdon
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

There are not enough superlatives for our evening at The Samling. From the moment we arrived, service was impeccable ... attentive, yet relaxed, putting us completely at ease and leaving us time to enjoy the views and our conversation, without, as is so often the case at top end restaurants, being interrupted every few minutes. I have an allergy which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$135 - $135
Cuisine
British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ambleside Road | The Samling Hotel, Windermere LA23 1LR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1539 431922
  • This restaurant is at The Samling Hotel

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