We had an excellent meal here over Christmas... and hadn't booked a table but were greeted by a wonderfully, helpful and friendly waitress. The food was not slow in arriving and tasted excellent. I had the spaghetti bolognese, which is always a good choice to compare with other restaurants and I have to say this was the best I have tasted when out, and would have been pleased to have made it myself! The ONLY criticism we would have is that the portions were large which resulted in us sending food back, but ONLY because we couldn't eat anymore of it. We will certainly call in again next time we are in Bowness!