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“Our 5th wedding anniversary”
Review of Balance Of Bowness

Balance Of Bowness
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $49
Cuisines: European, British
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Balance restaurant in Bowness brings together the best of traditional dining with fresh ideas and a smart interior. The tables are beautifully set with linen and candles, the music is soft and ambient, and the atmosphere is calm and relaxed. All of this sets the stage for the food, which celebrates the best Lake District ingredients alongside hand-picked flavours from around the globe.
Reviewed May 29, 2013

We celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary on the Friday 24th by collecting a case of our favourite white wine from our favourite Brasserie, Thank you guys and Frank Staintons. On Saturday after lots of sight seeing we finished the day off with a wonderful meal, prepared & cooked by fantastic chefs & team, served up by Shirley & her wonderful staff. It's worth the 342 mile round trip every time. You always make us feel so welcome, the atmosphere is so comforting & your food is to die for. Thank you for making our weekend an extra special one. Mikki & Jeff x

P.S. looking forward to the next one

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Thank Jeff T
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

We started with an olive, feta and bruschetta combo. Unusually for the UK all the olives were fresh and tasted excellent. We had a trio of lamb special for our main course, all of which were cooked to perfection with fresh veg. The wine was good value for Windermere. The desserts were great tasting too. Highly recommended.

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Thank Restraining
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Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

We had a meal on Sunday 26th may, we booked in the afternoon to be sure we got in. Had mushroom, Stilton balls n chutney it was really tasty then I had a steak cooked just the way I like it! My husband had the ribs and fish cakes again excellent meal! Staff friendly n you could see your food being prepared n then later how well they continued to clean the kitchen till it shone! Loved the meal, we had a wine each, costs £53 which we thought well worth it! Would recommend

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Thank mandydavid
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

this was our 1st visit to Fat Olives but it wont be our last we had a fantastic meal 3 course with wine and lager followed by Irish coffees for £85 which we thought was very good value for the money considering my husband had surf and turf as his main course. Would definatley recommend this to anybody visiting the south lakes. Staff very friendly and not in your face but around when needed.

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Thank 77PRUNEY77
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

It was a busy evening when we eat here. The staff seemed a little muddled over who was serving us and we had to ask for menus after waiting several minutes.

The chicken breast I had looked like it had been pre-cooked and was somewhat dry. The saffron dauphinois potato was interesting but luke warm, and the cheesecake was OK but average.

Prices were not that cheap either. On another day when it was not so busy, this could have been a better experience.

Thank TimBob_53
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