My husband and I stayed here after securing a last minute booking (someone had cancelled) - we were lucky because Saturday nights are booked up until July. Our room was in L'Enclume House, a short walk from the hotel. The room was lovely but there was a shortage of hot water!
Our meal was unlike anything we've had before. 17 courses (£95!) some of which were good, some less so - but none were stunning. The cheese course was extra, as was coffee - I don't understand why restaurants do this, other than to fleece you. The worst course for me was venison tartare - the menu didn't state tartare, and I didn't ask. Personal choice obviously, but definitely not for me!
Service was good although you have a succession of different waiters - some I could understand, some I struggled to understand as they described each course. All were very enthusiastic.
We had the wine flight (£60) which matched the food perfectly.
Breakfast was lovely.
I'm glad we've experienced L'Enclume - but not sure I would return,
Oh, and to the couple who turned up to breakfast in gym gear and flip-flops - no need.
- Also Known As:
- l`Enclume Hotel Cartmel
- L'Enclume Cartmel, Cumbria