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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful afternoon enjoying the a la carte lunch menu. We have been previously and always enjoyed it, but Nick Edgar and his team have elevated both the food and the service to a new level. The combinations of flavours, tastes and textures were fabulous. All seasonal, all British. Nick kindly came to speak to us and it... More 

1 Thank philipalcock
London, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The restaurant serves stunning dishes with great usage of the local and home grown ingredients. The Chef is extremely inventive and I can see why they need to build a bigger restaurant - due to open Dec 2016. The variety of ingredients and the way the food is presented is very high class.

Thank Travelloverlady
Derby, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

great place with stunning views over Windermere. The food was simply fantastic :) Great friendly staff...

Thank Dave P
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After dining at different UK Michelin-starred restaurants, I was pleasantly impressed by The Samling. I slightly prefer Michelin-starred restaurants in other countries, due to a different level of attention to the service and atmosphere, rather than quality of foods. The Samling however positively impressed me with high attention to details, ranging from the reception with canape, to the 'move' to... More 

Thank Giuliarvs
Hong Kong, China
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96 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow...Wow! What a surprise. Hidden in Timbuktu this exceptional restaurant. Actually, in Ambleside. The food is absolutely surprising, the taste astonishing, the harmony of the flavours so explosive. Everything was perfect. New chef I understand and he must be complemented. I have not been so pleasantly surprised in a long long time. The outstanding food should not diminish the quality... More 

Thank Taipan888
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hmmm.... The food here is undoubtedly very good, but when you're laying out this kind of money then perhaps you want all the 'i's to be dotted and all the 't's to be crossed. Both my wife and I felt that the reception could have been a little warmer. We ordered some champagne cocktails - it was our wedding anniversary... More 

1 Thank Smartartz
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Surroundings - loved the position with beautiful views over Windermere and beyond. The decor was tasteful and everywhere spotless. Service - very attentive without being intrusive and was made to feel special at all times. Food and drink - exquisite. We will definitely return.

Thank billyridley
Manchester, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Extensive hotel review mostly concerning the restaurant considers the food in detail "Wonderful stay with excellent food".

1 Thank dijon_s
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary here and it couldn't have been better. There was no stuffy dress code and there was a relaxed atmosphere in the restaurant. A huge refurbishment is underway with a new restaurant with incredible views of the lake under construction; we will definitely be back! The meal kicked off with a glass of champagne and... More 

1 Thank Bronte_Sister
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here is just superb Nick & the team do a great job and I like the simplicity of the menu. The food is far from simple and the Gigha halibut was an exceptional dish,

1 Thank Steve D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$135 - $135
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, 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 (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?