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“Imaginative food to make you smile”
Review of The Dining Room

The Dining Room
Ranked #10 of 45 Restaurants in Grasmere
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $76
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“Imaginative food to make you smile”
Reviewed May 9, 2011

I love Grasmere and was very keen to try the Oak Bank restaurant after reading the interesting reviews on here. Decided to go for the 4 courses at £30, which proved a very good choice.

The conservatory restaurant has a nice spacious atmosphere and service is friendly and professional. Food is excellent with impressive presentation too, the rhubarb dessert looked and tasted fantastic, real Masterchef stuff here, definitely food to make you smile, loved it.

Have dined previously at the Wordsworth, Rothay Garden, Grasmere & Bridge House Hotels, plus The Jumble Rooms and Villa Colombina.

This is probably my favourite and I look forward to trying here again.

  • Visited April 2011
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Food to die for”
Reviewed March 29, 2011

Probably the best hotel food we,ve ever had. Varied and imaginative menus served by pleasant staff. Highly recomend!!!!!!

  • Visited March 2011
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West Yorkshire, England
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“Excellent fine dining”
Reviewed October 11, 2010

We stayed at Oakbank on 2 occassions, once with 7 other couplesfor a weekend away. The food was wonderful, everyone thoroughly enjoyed it and can't wait to return.

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Cambridge, UK
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4 reviews
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“Creative and Delicious”
Reviewed September 23, 2010

On our first night out since arriving, and after a tour of the town menus, we decided to give The Oak Bank Hotel a go after the very warm reception to our menu enquiry -- and the creative offering. The food was fabulous and the service was top rate. After a not-so-pleasant experience at another restaurant in town on another night, we decided to return to see if the experience could be repeated. Happily, I must say that I was very impressed that the friendly service and the food again was some of the best and most creative that I have had. Next time I am in Grasmere, this will definitely be top of my list of places to eat.

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West Midlands
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A restaurant you must visit if you go to Grasmere”
Reviewed September 20, 2010

The menu options for this restaurant are always great, they cater for everyone. You can opt for the four course menu, which sounds like a lot but the portion sizes are just right, and because all the food is freshly cooked and prepared and work so well together you can enjoy every course. We always stay at the hotel so we can enjoy the restaurant and make a nice weekend trip to Grasmere.

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1 Thank MyloWestMidlands
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