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“Way better than expected”

The 1st Floor Cafe @Lakeland
Ranked #28 of 84 Restaurants in Windermere
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 16 January 2018

This place was recommended by friends, whose judgement I trust without question. Given that this place is really a cafe above a store, I didn't expect that much. I was very pleasantly surprised. The food was well cooked and delicious. We basically had soup and sandwiches, but everything we saw looked nice. Service was good too, with 'the young guy with the tattoos and the beard' being a real star. We'd go back here again anytime. Great that they have a large car park too, which is a bonus :-)

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2  Thank TOM-C--LIVERPOOL
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Came here on a day out with.my daughter for a bite to eat after the overindulgence at Christmas. Overcharged underwhelmed and various other expletives to describe generic food. Rare roast beef should be as described and not prepacked wafer thin generic cow served on pappy white brea. Soup of the day bland and lacking seasoning. Frozen fries and lack luster cauliflower cheese. Hard to imagine such rubbish is served when downstairs boasts a whole range of items to help us lesser mortals create culinary perfection. Whole place needs to pay attention to detail and replace worn and shabby furniture. AVOID

2  Thank The_Pipster2608
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Popped in to the Lakeland shop for a quick look and noticed the 1st floor restaurant.
No queue and in need of coffee we decided to stop and I'm so glad we did. We were seated quickly and our order taken.
The service was great and it was a lovely cup of coffee in a lovely environment (sun was streaming through the large windows).
Sandwiches looked fantastic.....so we will be back!

1  Thank Susan C
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

We have always had a good experience at this restaurant/cafe, service is wonderful as are the incredible views from the cafe. In the past we had enjoyed scones and jam but for some reason the good quality jam was replaced by something that seemed cheap and poor quality, so when we ever we visited we feasted on the excellent cakes instead. However, when we visited last week we were served the excellent warm scones and a delicious pot of quality jam. Well done Lakeland as usual you listen to your customers and like your shop below offer only excellence

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1  Thank syl47
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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Visited the Cafe at Lakeland and decided the stay for lunch.
Quickly shown to a table by a pleasant young lady we studied the menu and chose the 'Special Christmas Lunch' - turkey with all the trimmings. Unfortunately the carrots we quite hard as were the Brussel sprouts and both vegetables looked dry as though they had stood for an hour. The turkey was fatty with little taste. There was no staff about to ask us if 'everything was ok'. All in all both my friend and myself were very disappointed. We have stopped for a coffee on previous visits to Lakeland and always been very satisfied with service and quality

1  Thank 31CMD
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