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“Great Meal at The Lamplighter”

The Lamplighter Dining Rooms
Ranked #9 of 78 Restaurants in Windermere
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $39
Cuisines: Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed August 31, 2009

Went to The Lamplighter over the bank holiday weekend for a birthday meal. The food was excellent, I would particularly recommend the scallops with black pudding which I had as a starter but could have eaten the same again for my main meal.
Try and sit on the first floor looking out of the large windows up the street. Great atmosphere, great location, a must.

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JDTasker, Owner at The Lamplighter Dining Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2015

Dear The Crofter,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences whilst at The Lamplighter. We were all delighted to read your kind words and can only hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the very near future.

Thank you once again

James & The Team

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Reviewed August 4, 2009

after sampling our breakfast of real bacon and cumberland sausage in the hotel part of the building we had no choice than to try the bar food. sue was there to greet us (i do not think they ever stop). there was a huge selection on chalk boards from currys to dover sole to drunken bullock. it was served on huge plates at what can only be described as bargain prices. we ended up to scared to try anywhere else this time, but we are looking forward to our return visit next month. thanks to all. food to die for.

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JDTasker, Manager at The Lamplighter Dining Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2015

Dear Brown bear,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences whilst at The Lamplighter. We were all delighted to read your kind words and can only hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the very near future.

Thank you once again

James & The Team

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Reviewed August 3, 2009

Make no mistake, this is no michellin star cuisine. But this wonderful pub restaurant located in windermere is not about refined food. Its about honest, simple food cooked well and served without an ounce of pretence.

We've been going here for over 10 years on/off and they've never let us down. Sure the decore is rather 70s, food repatoire is not much of deviation from your standard pub food but so what! Char (local trout) is beautifully cooked with herb butter, potted shrimp rich and delicious and even the chilli is good. And its a bit like going to your favourite auntie's - you'll never leave the place hungry. Oh and the sticky toffee pudding with cinder icecream isn't bad either. And you could have a shouting match with your slightly deaf grandfather without getting embarrassed at all - everyone's being jolly and cheerful they wont even notice.

They do fall a bit flat on the drink selection though - they have a tiny bar and therefor only 3 or 4 draught beers. I never understood this bit for a place that should sell itself as a gastropub but hey ho, it wont stop me going there.

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JDTasker, Owner at The Lamplighter Dining Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2015

Dear Rising Zen,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences whilst at The Lamplighter. We were all delighted to read your kind words and can only hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the very near future.

Thank you once again

James & The Team

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Reviewed July 13, 2009

My partner & i have a nice meal here on recommendation, fish was excellent, the only down side was the poor service, why cant people smile and enjoy their work? for that reason i would not go back

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Reviewed July 12, 2009

Before going on our trip to Windermere we read several reviews of the restaurants in the area and the Lamplighter came out top so we decided to have a meal here on the Friday evening. I have to agree with some of the reviews on this website that the decor is very dated and the restaurant lacks in ambience. So I perhaps would not recommend this place for a romantic meal with a partner. However the food was very good, fresh and tasty. I had the lake land steak and it was a beautiful piece of meat. The service was good and considering it was a Friday night and the restaurant was almost full our wait was reasonable. A good place to visit with friends and family for a good quality, decent meal.

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JDTasker, Owner at The Lamplighter Dining Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2015

Dear Happy Go Lucky,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences whilst at The Lamplighter. We were all delighted to read your kind words and can only hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the very near future.

Thank you once again

James & The Team

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