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“Brilliant dining.”
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
alnwick
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5 reviews
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“Brilliant dining.”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

We did not stay here, unfortunately, but booked for an evening meal only. On arrival we were quickly made welcome by the owners who were very friendly and chatty, shown to some seats with roaring open fire near by. After being served drinks we chose our meal and then were given a home made appetiser that teased our taste buds with the chefs skills. Wow!, were we wanting to get started.
The dining here is brilliant. The menu is fresh,locally sourced and imaginative. The staff are attentive without being obtrusive and are properly trained to deliver a quality product. The food is great to look at and excites the eyes before the taste buds, with each course bringing a new and novel approach to the pallet. The wine list is comprehensive, we had the Carmenere red from Chile and a desert wine for the cheese to finish our meal off perfectly.
We chatted to the owners after the meal and left feeling sorry we were not staying there as well. It is now definitely on our to do list to go back, kick back, chill out, pig out……………...

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English first
Grasmere, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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“Best food in Gasmere”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

Since the famous Michael's Nook closed in Grasmere, there has been a void locally with regard to haut cuisine dining. We saw good reviews of Oak Bank Hotel and gave it a try, as locals living in the village, and we are delighted to report the excellent, imaginative dinners, plus good service and artistic decor.

Although we have now moved away from Grasmere, we shall certainly return to the Oak Bank for a special dinner.

We recommend this friendly hotel for its accommodation, and especially its restaurant.

  • Visited August 2013
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England
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“Great food”
Reviewed November 15, 2013

We ate at the restaurant as part of our stay at Osk Bank. Service was excellent. Really enjoyed all courses. I have eaten at some top quality restaurants and this ranks amongst them. I have recently found I am gluten intolerant and did not struggle to find things to eat. Everything presented beautifully, the ingredients were good quality and fresh.

  • Visited November 2013
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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“fabulous food”
Reviewed November 14, 2013

Surprised at how excellent the food was here.We were staying for 2 nights and had one evening meal.The choice and presentation were superb.There was also a choice of well cooked food at breakfast.

  • Visited October 2013
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Durham, United Kingdom
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“A Culinary Education”
Reviewed November 14, 2013

We visited the Oakbank for our silver wedding anniversary and stayed for 7 nights. We are not adventurous people when it comes to food and we were a bit apprehensive. We have to say the whole experience at the Oakbank was fantastic - from canapes to dessert, every mouthful was an absolute delight and the Feathered Cumbrian Beef ranks as the best meal we have ever had. I cannot praise Simon, Glynnis and the staff enough, the whole presentation, service and taste everything was first class.
We could not have picked a better hotel/restaurant to celebrate our special occasion.

  • Visited October 2013
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