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“Best meal of the trip.”
Review of Balance Of Bowness

Balance Of Bowness
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $47
Cuisines: European, British
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, 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 March 29, 2014

Came here for an evening meal during our trip, we ordered the chicken & chorizo pate and the sticky ribs, then the steak burger and seafood risotto. Everything we ordered was delicious! Good selection of wines and they also have good pre-set menus. The restaurant had a good atmosphere and was cosy, waitresses were friendly and helpful. Only shame was that they had ran out of the dessert of the day! If we didn't go on the last day of the holiday then we would definitely have returned! Alcoholic drinks slightly pricy but over all it was reasonably prices, especially for the high quality

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Thank Chloe2406
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shrill29, Owner at Balance Of Bowness, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2014

Thank you very much for your kind comments, so glad you enjoyed your meal. I'm sorry you found our drinks a bit pricey although we are broadly in line with other establishments in the area. Unfortunately we do not have the buying power of the bigger chains.

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Reviewed March 29, 2014

We saw this offer, meal and cinema ticket combined £19.50, so went for it.
Fat Olive's and Bowness Cinema
The two course meal was delicious, having had a poor meal the previous evening at another eatery, this was a nice change.
Good choice from preset menu
I had pan fried chicken and veg, followed by blackcurrant cheesecake
My wife had scrummy fishcakes and lemon cheesecake
The staff were friendly and not at all pushy
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal had coffees, then strolled across the road and watched a good film
Great evening

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shrill29, Owner at Balance Of Bowness, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2014

Thank you very much for your kind comments, the meal deal has been very popular and we are very glad you enjoyed it

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Reviewed March 29, 2014

We visited this restaurant twice during our break in the the Lake District and were delighted with the service and quality of the food and cooking. We were able to book cinema tickets for the Rialto opposite as part of a food and film deal offered by Fat Olives.This was convenient for us and helpful.So well done ,you served two happy customers.

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Thank Jacqueline D
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shrill29, Owner at Balance Of Bowness, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2014

Thank you so much for your kind comments, We love happy customers.

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Reviewed March 28, 2014

What a relief to find a restaurant that not only provides a fantastic children's menu, but opens all day. Parenthood is frustrating when you can't find anywhere to take your child for a meal unless it's one of the big chains that are open all day. So to find an independent restaurant that wasn't just friendly and offered an extensive mediterranean menu, at a really reasonable price, we could actually feed our son in sync with his stomach growls and still get him to bed at 7pm...Well done for thinking about families! Brilliant place, in convenient location, friendly welcoming staff. Thanks for a lovely meal. (Families with kids in nappies - no baby change).

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Thank Lisa W
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shrill29, Owner at Balance Of Bowness, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2014

Thank you for your kind comments, we really enjoyed having you and your family at fat olives too.
With regard to the baby changing, we are currently undergoing renovation of our loos and baby changing is planned just after easter

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Reviewed March 28, 2014

Visited this restaurant for the second time last weekend. My partner and myself shared the mixed bruschetta which was lovely. For mains my partner had the ribs which he said the meat fell off the bone and I had the lamb shank which was cooked to perfection, not tough at all. Service was excellent and we would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank MilesFamily67
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shrill29, Owner at Balance Of Bowness, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2014

Thank you for your kind comments

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