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Restaurant at Samling

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Ambleside Road | The Samling Hotel, Windermere LA23 1LR, England
+44 15394 31922
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Against our better judgement we tried to book a table here to celebrate our wedding anniversary...they had us call them 4 times to check...on no occasion until call number 4 did anyone mention the fact that the restaurant was closed until December...despite being informed that we wanted a table for dinner in October...Truly beyond belief. We will NEVER EVER try... More 

Thank A C
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

We stayed here for one night and it was a lovely, romantic getaway. Unfortunately it was pouring rain so we couldn't explore the grounds and local area, but we still used the hot tub (warm, even in the rain) and had the tasting menu for dinner. The only note I'd say about the tasting menu was that while the food... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

We had the tasting menu and wine flight, this was truly a wonderful experiance for the taste buds all this coupled with the exemplary service a wonderful meal.

Thank nitramyam
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Excellent., A wonderful experience, from stepping into the building. An outstanding meal, with superior staff front of house, Andrew, you, with of course the fabulous food made it a very special evening for us. We actually ate from the dinner menu Adam had the Steak Tartare, with smoked egg apple and bloody Mary, this came with the full theatricals of... More 

1 Thank Angie R
Ambleside, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

We had dinner here to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary on 7th September and we enjoyed such a wonderful evening. We sat out on the terrace for pre-dinner Champagne, ordered the full Tasting Menu with accompanying wine from the Hotel Manager and unwound from a busy day. Everything was sublime. The canapes were exquisite, every course a delight and the evening... More 

1 Thank Fino625
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We went to celebrate a 50th birthday. We had the tasting menu and the food and wine were superb. We will definitely be returning. Everything was perfect and the staff were lovely and very knowledgeable.

1 Thank foreversinging
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82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Well dear food fans I have very mixed feelings writing this review. The Samling holds special memories the Mrs FoodI8 and me - so I hate to be critical of it. The hotel location is beautiful and the building creates a great venue - and will be even better when the current round of renovations is complete. But we are... More 

2 Thank Foodi8
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Myself and my boyfriend came for the lunch tasting menu. Being a bit fussy, I was slightly dubious as to wether or not I would like the food? ... It was amazing!! I tried things I'd not had before and loved them. The waiter was very helpful and gave you a brief description of what was on your plate when... More 

Thank Hannah-may H
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

We dined at this 1* restaurant as part of a weekend retreat at The Lakes. We skipped the (overpriced) cocktails and ordered a bottle of red after discussing it with the sommelier. We chose the taster menu and was served the hors d'œuvre in the lounge area, which was served on a platter resembling Lake Windermere! I think that was... More 

Thank LavanyaLea
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed dinner at the Samling to celebrate my wife's 30th birthday. The location is magnificent and as expect the service and food sublime. We had the tasting menu with wine pairing (including the unmissable cheeseboard!) which was not too heavy or demanding but a great selection of local ingredients done wonderfully well. A real treat

Thank Mark O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$135 - $135
British, European, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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 15394 31922
  • 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?