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Restaurant at Samling

Ambleside Road | The Samling Hotel, Windermere LA23 1LR, England
+44 15394 31922
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good16%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“tasting menu” (53 reviews)
“sweetbreads” (7 reviews)
“petit fours” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Ambleside Road | The Samling Hotel, Windermere LA23 1LR, England
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Reviewed June 13, 2018

Grab the lunch opportunity whilst you can....£30 for 5 courses , Nibbles / Dips , Appetiser , Starter , Main and a pud. We visited on a Sunday for a quick Summer lunch and It really didn't disappoint. The Bread is on another level and...More

1  Thank Cumbriafoodie
Reviewed June 12, 2018

Our party of four thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our lunch today. The service was quietly attentive and very informative and the food was exceptional. The sensational views and very comfortable seating added to what was a delightful experience for us all

1  Thank anneperth623
Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

A totally faultless experience, the food and service were exceptional, we will definitely return in the future and cant recommend it more highly.

1  Thank tigerwa
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

I had real high expectations before arriving Hearing fantastic reviews builds up the anticipation..... The Samling does not disappoint We went for the 10 course menu, each course was a taste sensation. My personal favourites was the duck, lamb & rhubarb dishes Anyone thinking of...More

2  Thank macca7955
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

Sometimes tasting menus can get so fancy and so small that you wonder just what you are eating. Not at the Restaurant at Samling. We had the ten course tasting menu and each course was tasty and well designed. We had the wine pairing and...More

1  Thank L1drake
Reviewed May 24, 2018

Beautiful views from the restaurant. We came here whilst visiting the Lakes and thoroughly enjoyed the food here. Welcoming place with exceptional food.

Thank CaffeineLovingKing
Reviewed February 15, 2018

The journey up the perfectly manicured, long, steep and winding driveway is a fitting and final prolonging of what will inevitably result in several hours of epicurean delight. Staged within a glass sided viewing station, overlooking the Lake District's swiftly evolving microclimate and breathtaking views...More

2  Thank himilaya5
Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

The restaurant has now been upgraded which offer exceptional views of Lake Windermere. We stayed overnight at the hotel in the Windermere suite which is a gorgeous room with fantastic views. The only criticism was the heating both for the radiators and bath / shower...More

1  Thank Simon F
Reviewed February 11, 2018

Went with my girlfriend in December. We usually agree whether food is great or not but not on this occasion. She loved it and i hated it. We had the wine tasting gourmet menu. Around 6 or 7 courses. As usual with Michelin star restaurants...More

Thank Tomcarguy
Reviewed February 11, 2018

If you are looking to give someone special a dining experience to remember then book a table at The Samling Hotel restaurant. The new extension is amazing, the views of the Lake are spectacular and the food and staff live up to the overall high...More

Thank Kenny C
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March 3, 2016|
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Response from Richard M | Reviewed this property |
I sent an emailed request for a lunch reservation (as a non guest), and received confirmation promptly. I did this well in advance - last minute and I do not get along well... If you are serious, I recommend leaving a... More
ann c
December 8, 2015|
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Response from Rhizostoma | Reviewed this property |
We have always dressed smart when dining out, smart casual will certainly be OK for lunch and a great opportunity to put the boat out a bit for somewhere so special.
September 16, 2015|
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Response from Rhizostoma | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual is the way and always nice to dress up whenever you can for that special meal. Which is exactly what we experienced at the Samling, of course there are cheaper restaurants about, but this is just lovely, our... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$70 - $135
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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
An elegantly luxurious hotel, advantageously located above Windermere with extensive lake views south and west. Offering exceptional fine-dining and one of the world's best wine lists, delivered with discreetly attentive service.
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