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Restaurant at Samling

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Ambleside Road | The Samling Hotel, Windermere LA23 1LR, England
+44 15394 31922
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the newly built restaurant a couple old days ago ; what an experience! Firstly the approach is much improved and parking is easy. As soon as you park your car a staff members arrives to guide you into the striking new dining room with its impressive views of the lake. The service was impeccable throughout. We ordered the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited for a birthday dinner with reasonably high expectations having eaten in many great restaurants in the area. Although the food was good the service really let the evening down and was not as expected for a Michelin Star experience. Our waiter seemed to be under trained and unfamiliar with what is required to deliver in this environment. The... More 

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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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399 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate in the smaller of the dining rooms before the recent refurbishment but this did not effect our enjoyment. The food was a delight and there was nothing we did not enjoy. I was a particular fan of the cheese offering where I tried several amazing samples. The only negative was that we couldn't take photos, it's a small... More 

Thank Hannikins
Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Against our better judgement we tried to book a table here to celebrate our wedding anniversary...they had us call them 4 times to check...on no occasion until call number 4 did anyone mention the fact that the restaurant was closed until December...despite being informed that we wanted a table for dinner in October...Truly beyond belief. We will NEVER EVER try... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We stayed here for one night and it was a lovely, romantic getaway. Unfortunately it was pouring rain so we couldn't explore the grounds and local area, but we still used the hot tub (warm, even in the rain) and had the tasting menu for dinner. The only note I'd say about the tasting menu was that while the food... More 

Thank nobananas13
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We had the tasting menu and wine flight, this was truly a wonderful experiance for the taste buds all this coupled with the exemplary service a wonderful meal.

Thank nitramyam
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Excellent., A wonderful experience, from stepping into the building. An outstanding meal, with superior staff front of house, Andrew, you, with of course the fabulous food made it a very special evening for us. We actually ate from the dinner menu Adam had the Steak Tartare, with smoked egg apple and bloody Mary, this came with the full theatricals of... More 

1 Thank Angie R
Ambleside, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We had dinner here to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary on 7th September and we enjoyed such a wonderful evening. We sat out on the terrace for pre-dinner Champagne, ordered the full Tasting Menu with accompanying wine from the Hotel Manager and unwound from a busy day. Everything was sublime. The canapes were exquisite, every course a delight and the evening... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We went to celebrate a 50th birthday. We had the tasting menu and the food and wine were superb. We will definitely be returning. Everything was perfect and the staff were lovely and very knowledgeable.

1 Thank foreversinging
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Well dear food fans I have very mixed feelings writing this review. The Samling holds special memories the Mrs FoodI8 and me - so I hate to be critical of it. The hotel location is beautiful and the building creates a great venue - and will be even better when the current round of renovations is complete. But we are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$135 - US$135
British, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ambleside Road | The Samling Hotel, Windermere LA23 1LR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 31922
  • This restaurant is at The Samling Hotel

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
Ulverston, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?