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The White House Restaurant
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed September 2, 2013

had the squid, crayfish linguini, steak and ale pie and steak (fillet and sirloin) all fab steak was especially lovely!!!! and the choc pud is to die for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Reviewed August 27, 2013

After having placed an order for drinks, the waitress then told us that two of the items on the menu weren't available, unfortunately what we would have wished to order. When we later tried to order other items, we were told that they too weren't available. If we had been told about the items that weren't available before we ordered drinks, we would seriously have considered going elsewhere.
Although we weren't taking the three course menu at £18.95, on looking we saw that this was quite deceptive as to get a decent range of choice you would have to pay supplements. The wine list, although reasonable priced, is not extensive.
The steak, when it arrived, was good, although not outstanding. The sauce for my chicken was a disappointment for the price.
When reserving, make sure you don't get a table with the ladder back chairs, they are very uncomfortable. Ask for the leather chairs. The decor is light and modern. The ambiance is also rather lacking when the window looks out onto a courtyard with garden furniture that has seen distinctly better days and loud music blaring into it. This establishment can't seem to identify if it is a hotel, a pub or a restaurant. They would perhaps benefit from choosing an identity and concentrating on that. They could do well by becoming a tapas bar.
When my husband on leaving complained about so may items being off, he was told, as if that excused everything, with no apologies, that they share a kitchen with the steak house next door. Hence them being continuing to have steaks on the menu.
I couldn't recommend this restaurant. We should have been warned when we went in to make a reservation for a Bank Holiday Sunday and by lunch time they had so few names on their reservation book.

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1  Thank Jay F
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

We stayed in the hotel too and decided to try the restaurant on our 2nd night stay, the offer was £18.95 for 3 course meal inc bottle of wine. It was absolutely worth it, the steak a real must, we have never tasted fillet steak like it!!

1  Thank emma b
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

Just spent a couple of nights at The White House with an evening meal and Breakfasts. Very good service, no long waits, very nice food and such good service. Owner is a friendly helpful person too.

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Thank SouthYorksGandS
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We stayed in this hotel right in the centre of Bowness a really good location. We enjoyed a 3 course meal in the restaurant which was delicious. We both had steak as our main course which was cooked to perfection & it was reared in Cumbria. Lovely staff & a nice ambience.

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Thank Lesley B
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