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“Excellent”
Review of The Dining Room

The Dining Room
Ranked #6 of 48 Restaurants in Grasmere
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $47
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed February 23, 2014

One of the nicest meals we have ever had. The food was delicious, and the presentation was beautiful. The amuses bouches between courses were a really nice touch. Staff were friendly and attentive. Will definitely return!

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1  Thank normanormad
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Reviewed February 11, 2014

We were so excited to visit the dining room. It was awful!

We were greeted by a very stressed un-relaxed owner, who constantly scalded the waitress in front of customers. She then went on to tell us Simon was off sick? We don't know simon or what relevance that was to our luxury break. A very bad start.

The food was very very average. There's most certainly better Michelin star restaurants in the Lakes. I must give the chef credit the Orange dessert was excellent.

4  Thank Lauren J
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OakBankHotel, Owner at The Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2014

The real shame here is if you were not happy with your experience why did you not say so at the time (as you say you did in your review of Baldry's that you also gave a poor to) instead of saying the opposite and then posting this now? Consequently we don't have a scooby who you are or when in February you dined!

You say you were greeted by one of the owners that would be me then. Simon being the other who is really not well at the moment but we'll not go into details here.

The 'waitress' is my eldest grandaughter who helping me at the moment whilst Simon is off, "constantly scalded"? No. She isn't trained, I am training her, so if you regard little pointers as scalds then so be it.

We are sorry the food was not to your taste, even though you found the orange dessert excellent. We know we will not be everyones cup of tea.

The Dining Room is NOT Michelin starred so I would hope there are better Michelin Star restaurants in the Lakes, they will also cost you almost twice the price for dinner as dinner at The Dining Room.

Glynis Wood

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Reviewed February 10, 2014

The best meal we've had for a long time. Every course was unique and thought out to perfection.

Staff were friendly and attentive.

Highly recommended!

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Thank Jonnyblackbird
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

We've been visiting the Lake District for a number of years now and the whole family look forward to dining out at the Oak Bank Hotel's excellent restaurant. The quality and choice on the menu is fantastic; the menu changes daily and shows off local produce to great effect. In addition to what's ordered from the menu, guests are treated to tasty extras between courses. The waiting staff are very courteous and friendly.

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Thank Alan G
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Reviewed February 2, 2014

This is the best food I have had in the Lake District. An excellent 'fine dining' experience. The choice of wine was also to be commended.
The breakfast menu was varied and excellent quality.
Log fires and a welcoming staff added to the overall enjoyment.
Highly recommended.

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1  Thank David S
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