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“Superb meal , fantastic service , idyllic location”

Restaurant at Samling
Ranked #18 of 78 Restaurants in Windermere
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $135 - $135
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed January 24, 2013

We ve just had another wonderful stay at the Samling .
The meal was superb , service fantastic and set in idyllic location above lake Windermere

We had drinks beside a cosy fire in the most comfortable lounge.

We were talked through the seven course menu which lived up to it s expectation.

The food was beautifully prepared and hit every taste bud . Imaginatively inspired menu
That was a success to all the appreciative diners.

The young waitress was extremely knowledgable , in particular when describing the 22 cheeses on offer . Overseen with a quiet efficiency by the restaurant manager helped the enjoyment of the whole dining experience .

The hotel room was well appointed and spacious with luxury bathroom including wet room and deep bath with Lakeland slate and tiling .

The setting is peaceful within well maintained gardens benefiting from views over the lake to the fells.

On leaving we were presented with a Samling presentation of hand made chocolates, a nice touch to round off a memorable , relaxing stay in a under rated country house hotel that deserves more recognition.

We re already looking forward to a return visit.

Many thanks to all the staff.

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1  Thank David H
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Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

Food was superb. 7 tasty courses that were excellently presented. Catered well for my vegetarian wife. Service great. Room minimalist but still warm in atmosphere. A great experience.

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Reviewed January 5, 2013

The food and the service were excellent, so many unique dishes beautifully presented in a wonderful lakeside hotel

1  Thank GaryStorer1962
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

I have to say that although the setting was beautiful the meal we had was not as good as we were expecting.

My husband and I have eaten in five star hotel restaurants all over the world. We have also eaten in some very good restaurants here in the U.K but this meal left us feeling that we had been served a "pretty" meal but not a very tasty one. Sorry but it just did not live up to expectation.

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Reviewed December 6, 2012

Focusing on what matters first, the food. The presentation was extremely good. The terrine starter(well seasoned and tender) was plated with lighter fruits/vegetables (the former slightly stronger, saltier in taste balanced with the latter's sweeter and softer style). The accompanying bread was good (lacked overt flavour) rather than stunning. The pork neck followed a similar theme to the starter (but a potato side is definitely required). The stand-out dish was the butternut squash chocolate tart dessert. Excellent balance of flavours, with the sweet butternut, tart dark chocolate, slightly sour/tangy passion fruit and fresh mango sorbet. Outstanding. The lunch time prices are great. What is there to complain about. The setting outside is wonderful. The actual internal dining room disappointing. A small room that lacks character and adornment. The "pop" music in the adjourning seating area was also at odds with the chef's / food's aim.

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1  Thank StephenIre
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