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Garden Restaurant and Bistro

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Best Western | Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 9BX, England
+44 15394 32244
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Leyland, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

If you want to have a great meal and your in Ambelside you can't go wrong with this restaurant the food is always good and it arrives hot and tasty with a good selection you won't be lost for choice

1 Thank Tony F
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

As this is a hotel the bar/drink prices can be a little steep but the food most definitely makes up for it. We were a party of 10 inc 4 children. We actually forgot to order one meal but they sorted ASAP. The quality of food was second to non, coked to perfection. Defo a revisit is in order.

Thank Thorster
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 June 2016

We have visited this restaurant a couple of times in the last year, the food is excellent the service is second to none and the price is extremely reasonable. The food is piping hot and served very quickly, the service is efficient and the wine is very reasonably priced. Excellent house wine at around £ 15 a bottle. Would recommend... More 

Thank angela G
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Lovely spacious venue. Good selection of wholesome food. Attentive staff and good service. Appreciate the fact they put bigger parties in a different part of the restaurant

Thank Dalet21
Southampton, United Kingdom
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200 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Great place for dinner reasonable wine price and list. Good staple local food steaks, burgers, fish one small point most mains don't have vegetables so you need to buy extras.

Thank Martin G
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148 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

We weren't staying at the hotel but thought we would go in for a meal one evening, we had a fantastic meal, the furnishing are elegant, and the staff friendly and helpful

Thank carol r
North Yorkshire
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

I'd just like to say a massive, massive thank you to the staff of the bistro at the Salutation. On Saturday evening, my future daughter in law's hen party of 12 were let down at the very last second by the restaurant where we due to eat. We popped our heads into the Salutation, on the off chance they could... More 

Thank Millmen
Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015

We had a voucher to use for dinner and had a super evening. The staff were second to none so helpful and obliging. My husband had a burger which was delicious and I had gammon, tasty. Meringue for pudding, yummy. We met a lovely couple from Oxford and sat talking to them after dinner. All the staff here are lovely... More 

1 Thank 747MrsH
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2014 via mobile

My friend and I decided to book afternoon tea for 2 to celebrate our special birthdays. My friends sister came too but just ordered coffee as she was the chauffeur. The restaurant was really lovely shabby chic and tables beautifully laid out. When the cake stand arrived we were amazed at the contents. There was a selection of sandwiches which... More 

Thank GerrardClan
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2014

We decided to eat here on our first night staying at the hotel, being midweek there was no need to book. We opted to have the 3 course menu, all the food was well presented and really tasty! We found the waiters really attentive, especially Joe. The pace and speed of service was just right, the lay out of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Best Western | Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 9BX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 32244

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?