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Restaurant at Samling

Ambleside Road | The Samling Hotel, Windermere LA23 1LR, England
+44 15394 31922
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good16%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (50 reviews)
“sweetbreads” (7 reviews)
“petit fours” (18 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Ambleside Road | The Samling Hotel, Windermere LA23 1LR, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Tried the seven course taster menu dinner with wine flight. Wonderful food, great service and amazing views across Lake Windermere.

Thank John C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were met on the steps having paused to admire the flowers in the garden, very welcoming and a great start. We started with a glass of champagne (not cheap but execellent) accompanied by canapes, which were amazing. Our pre starter was the chef's take...More

Thank MBCornish
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our third visit to Samling's restaurant and it was the best. The new restaurant is excellent with stunning views of Lake Windermere and the surrounding hills and laid out in such a way that you have your own personnel space between the tables....More

Thank JAMS51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had dinner at the Samling Hotel on October 3rd. The restaurant is surrounded by glass windows that take full advantage of their incredible views of Lake Windermere. We arrived at 7PM which allowed us to take advantage of the sunset which...More

Thank smwoodburn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dined with husband for a special occasion The setting is beautiful and the views wonderful We were very pleased to get a booking The wine list is extensive but pricey An average bottle is £50 approx Having been to other restaurants offering "taster" or seasonal...More

1  Thank Annka78
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited recently having been before. Overall we had a great dining experience. My wife had a perfect meal. My only criticism is that I pre specified no fish as I don't like the taste. One of my canapés was fish and...More

Thank HarrythedogPlymouth
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We returned to The Samling after a delightful visit last year when we were told about the building of the new restaurant. Dinner was booked for 7.30 in the stunning new glass addition to the traditional Lakeland building. The views were to die for: two...More

Thank Bronte_Sister
Reviewed 1 September 2017

It look us over a year to finally get round to using up a wedding present voucher for The Samling, but it was definitely worth it. We were lucky enough to have picked a day with great weather and got to sit outside on the...More

Thank Boicey570
Reviewed 29 August 2017

My friends told me we were going to a country house hotel. They were wrong - this place has had a major re-fit since they last visited and this now a modern, stripped-down gourmet dining venue where the only choice is between two different tasting...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

The moment the car entered the restaurant area I was enchanted - a beautiful house with a modern new wing and a picturesque garden. We went there for lunch on a Wed so pretty much had the whole restaurant ourselves. We chose the 4 course...More

Thank Littlefoodmonster
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3 March 2016|
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Response from Richard M | Reviewed this property |
I sent an emailed request for a lunch reservation (as a non guest), and received confirmation promptly. I did this well in advance - last minute and I do not get along well... If you are serious, I recommend leaving a... More
ann c
8 December 2015|
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Response from Rhizostoma | Reviewed this property |
We have always dressed smart when dining out, smart casual will certainly be OK for lunch and a great opportunity to put the boat out a bit for somewhere so special.
16 September 2015|
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Response from Rhizostoma | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual is the way and always nice to dress up whenever you can for that special meal. Which is exactly what we experienced at the Samling, of course there are cheaper restaurants about, but this is just lovely, our... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$135 - US$135
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, 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
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