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miller howe

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Rayrigg Road, Windermere LA23 1EY, England
+44 15394 42536
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 20:45
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19:00 - 20:45
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate twice here for dinner (we were guests at this small hotel and bought a dinner bed and breakfast). You normally get an amouse bouche and a starter a main and a desert. The menu was very thoughtful. If I were to be critical the starters and deserts were excellent but the steak main was slightly chewy and the... More 

Thank jacina
north wales
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Afternoon tea and dinner are first class, there is a lot of attention to detail and the quality of the food is fabulous.

Thank alisonNorthWales
Stockton on Tees England
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

A wonderful small hotel. A warm welcome from Jane and all staff were friendly. This hotel is a gem in the Lakes. We had a view of Windermere from our room. Beautiful sheets, Molton Brown products, Taylor's tea. Fabulous. Dinner was also amazing. The food is simply delicious and very well presented. The breakfast was equally delicious. We'll be back!

Thank 667RachelD
South East
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Booked for afternoon tea between Christmas and New Year. The place is lovely apart from sitting in the conservatory which we were shown to has failed double glazed windows which you can't see the view through. The afternoon tea was one of the most disappointing I have eaten. The sandwiches lacked imagination. The scones were very dry, the cake selection... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We had dinner at Miller Howe Restaurant with my partner on the evening of 28th January. On arrival we were given welcome canapés in a lounge where we chose our food and drinks before being shown to our table. It was after sunset during our visit, but I can imagine the view from our table would have been fabulous in... More 

Thank Lesley H
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122 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,346 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

To be honest we have been here before & it has never failed to please! Not quite in the famed John Tovey days & when H.M Liz eat there. However, it has a deserved 2 AA Rosettes and their fairly new chef Craig Davies is hoping to secure a Michelin Star - which we judged will be forthcoming. Of course... More 

Thank Caporciano
Manchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The Miller Howe sets its offering of food a cut above the normal"fine dining" establishments. Don't expect roast beef and two veg. This is a culinary experience. The starter we chose was belly pork. Completely not what you would expect arrived. It was piquant, with amongst other things small morsels of black pudding It was deliciously filling too. The bread... More 

Thank kenmurray
Bolton, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Miller Howe for two nights whilst attending a wedding in Bowness with the reception at the Miller Howe. We'd heard of the hotel for many years when it achieved fame in the John Tovey era but had never stayed or dined there previously so we were excited to at last have the opportunity of sampling this... More 

Thank William P
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Good to return after a number of years. Good friendly service. Nice position in stunning district. then went onto Grassmere which has changed quite a lot but still beautiful. The Dove resteraunt was excellent in Wordswoth Hotel

Thank scroggied
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Superb views. Had afternoon coffee overlooking Lake Windermere. Spotless clean hotel in luxury period house. Highly recomended.

Thank Larry M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$45 - US$58
British, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 20:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rayrigg Road, Windermere LA23 1EY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 42536
If the Lakes are the jewel in the crown of Britain’s countryside then Miller Howe must be the Queen. Why? Because this restaurant is wearing that jewel well. With the most stunning views possible over the beautifully English Lake Windermere, you probably wouldn’t notice if you were sat on a polyester sofa and served up a Kwiksave ready meal. However, take your eyes off the windows for just a moment and you’ll notice that the surroundings are comfortable, good looking and with somehow more than a little taste of Italy. Although A La Carte options are available, most diners will delight in the Set Menu which boasts the very finest dishes using quality British ingredients.

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