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“Give this place a try - Amazingly tasty food with first class service”

Garden Restaurant and Bistro
Ranked #74 of 121 Restaurants in Ambleside
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed May 13, 2013

As part of our friends 10th Wedding Anniversary celebrations we booked into The Ambleside Salutation Hotel mainly because of the excellent location of the place. Because the members of our group were arriving at different times and from locations we decided to pre-book a table in the hotel’s Garden Restaurant. Normally this kind of thing can be “hit-and-miss” when staying in a busy town Hotel, with plenty of eating options but quite honestly were all amazed by what a superb meal we had.

ALL food was cooked to perfection, was well presented and served by staff who were quite clearly had great pride in delivering first class service. Portions were plentiful and not over-bearing. Wine list extensive. The price per head was excellent value and we had absolutely no problem in developing our bar bill further after dining. It was a shame that the place wasn’t busier as clearly these guy’s know what they are doing service delivery wise, it’s just that they need to promote their restaurant better.

I felt it necessary to help spread the word.

To add the breakfast at this hotel… especially the Westmorland Breakfast was extremely tasty, well balanced and also the veggie sausages were amazing.

Please give this place a try as hopefully you’ll be as pleasantly surprised as we all were.

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Thank Valia1968
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

The sun was shining and we sat on the front patio enjoying a glass of wine. Its a great spot to watch Amblesdie go by.

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Reviewed August 25, 2012

Great food and service was excellent. Would recommend the bistro and would go back. Great for adults and kids.

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Thank Rachjaneeve
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

We visit the Salutation three or four times a year. The staff are fantastic and are always happy to help you.Everytime we go they are changing or updating the hotel making sure that everything is fresh. This time it was new beds where even the managing director was helping to bring them in. Although it is only three star AA rated you are getting four to five star quality with the club rooms and the leisure facilities. Breakfast is one of the best I have come across where you can have what you want and as much as you want. No set plate or quantity like so many hotels, here if you want ten rashers of bacon you can have it.
Thanks again to all the staff for a brilliant stay.

3  Thank LancashireRoger
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

Ate here for three nights and the food was all excellent, varied and interesting, superb staff, one gripe dont serve dressed rocket leaves with beef casserole

Thank ejb2108
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