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“Outstanding Tasting menu and service”

Restaurant at Samling
Ranked #16 of 77 Restaurants in Windermere
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$135 - US$135
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I was treated to lunch here by my in laws who have the same passion for food as myself. The restaurant its self is situated high up above lake windermere and gives you a fantastic view from its floor to ceiling large windows all the way round the restaurant. Inside it is modern and minimalistic and the atmosphere in there is fantastic when eating fine food and looking out over the lake. The staff greeted us straight away and were extremely friendly and approachable. We had the tasting menu and the food was out of this world, apart from being presented fantastic each course was mind blowing with the perfect balance of flavours, each course was described to us by our waiter, all the staff had the same passion for the food. This place is easily worthy of its Michelin star. We even got the chance to meet the chef afterwards. Amazing! We will be coming back

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Reviewed 11 February 2017

The food was innovative and wonderful. The recently opened restaurant was delightful and the views amazing. The service was impeccable - a wonderful experience.

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2  Thank Jenny F
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

The restaurant, food and service were all incredible. Wonderful staff who genuinely seemed to care about what they do and the customers enjoyment. Far exceeded expectations. Would recommend to anyone, thank you to you all

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1  Thank KateRich23
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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

I had a birthday dinner with my partner at the Samling, a restaurant with a modern, minimalist setting.
We had the tasting menu which consisted of tasty canapés ( served on a piece of art in the shape of Lake Windermere), an amuse bouche, 4 courses, pre dessert and dessert. The dishes on the menu were simply described with only a few main ingredients listed, so you had no preconceived ideas as to how they would turn out. Each dish was thus a 'surprise'.
The dishes were creative and innovative with a marriage of local and 'exotic' flavours , representing modern British cooking. Each dish was concocted of numerous elements imaginatively combined and the scallop dish even had an olfactory effect of fresh green apples.
Service was superb. The waiters were attentive but did not hover and they topped up your water glasses frequently. They were knowledgeable and gave you a detailed description of the dishes. You were asked for your opinion and could discuss the dishes if you were so inclined.
My dessert had an extra sliver of chocolate with 'Happy birthday' on it which was a nice touch from
the chef and much appreciated as were the birthday wishes from the waiters.
The only reason why I gave this place 4 1/2 instead of five stars was because the beef dish was a tad salty in places and that spoiled the dish somewhat.
If you like Masterchef and programmes of that ilk, this is the place for you.

1  Thank Sharon G
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

Excellent service and incredible food in a beautiful setting. I could not recommend enough. Just superb.

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2  Thank Sarah S
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