Windermere Bars & Restaurants

A selection of restaurants and places to eat in the area which are recommended by the team.

Holbeck Ghyll
A majestic location overlooking Lake Windermere and the Langdale Fells in the English Lake District is a perfect setting for the luxury Lake District hotel, Holbeck Ghyll.

Celebrated as one of the Lake District's finest country house hotels, Holbeck Ghyll is an oasis of calm, surrounded by many acres of woodland and natural beauty, yet only 5 minutes from Windermere.

Address: Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel, Holbeck Lane, Windermere, LA23 1LU

Phone: +44 (0)15394 32375 Fax: +44 (0)15394 34743 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Rothay Manor Hotel and Restaurant
Rothay Manor Hotel and Restaurant
Rothay Manor has 3 Stars & 1 Rosette from the AA and has been listed in the Good Food Guide for 41 years, as well as in all the major guides.

The Dining Room itself is spacious with tables laid in a classical style. The relaxing atmosphere and view of the gardens make it the perfect setting for any meal - whether it be lunch, dinner or a private party. Service is efficient yet unobtrusive, which makes each and every visitor feel truly at ease. This element of personal concern perhaps explains that elusive quality, remarked upon by so many guests, which sets Rothay Manor in the class of a true Country House Hotel.

Address: Rothay Manor Hotel, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0EH

Phone: +44 (0)15394 33605 Fax: +44 (0)15394 33607 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Old England Hotel
Old England Hotel
It's not just food at the Macdonald Old England Hotel, it's a passion! Macdonald Hotels use only the finest seasonal ingredients and source the best produce available - local and organic where possible - so you can expect free range eggs, corn-fed poultry, grass-fed beef and wild white fish in all our hotel restaurants.
The Vinand Restaurant was recently named 'Restaurant of the Year' by the Westmorland Gazette. Our talented Executive Head Chef Nick Martin and his team are true professionals, blending stringent quality standards with flair and imagination. The result? Classic dishes bursting with fresh flavours.

Address: Old England Hotel, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3DF

Phone: 0844 879 9144 Fax: 0153 944 3432 - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Lake District Boat Club
Bars & Inns, Private Functions, Yacht Club
Lake District Boat Club
The Lake District Boat Club Ltd is a members' club founded in 1965 for the promotion of all forms of boating on Windermere. The Club has at present some 180 members, most of whom (but not all) own sailing boats or motor cruisers. We are proud of our Lakeside Clubhouse, situated on Glebe Road, Bowness on Windermere, from where we organise yacht races and other events, where we hold dinners, parties and entertainment events, and where there is a bar. The Club is open during weekends from Easter until November. Being centrally placed, we have easy access to both the North and South parts of Windermere, while being in the middle of the village of Bowness. The Club was founded as a family-centred organisation, and have members from 18 months to 92 years.

Address: Lake District Boat Club, Glebe Road, Bowness on Windermere, LA23 3HE

Phone: 01539 443595 - Email - Website - Map
Restaurants, Takeaway Food

Address: Mela, Ash Street, Bowness On Windermere, LA233EB

Phone: 01539 445777 - Map
Catering, Private Functions, Restaurants
Once you have experienced the delights of Sail 'n' Dine you'll want to tell everyone about it. You can tell us all about it in our visitor book on board the yacht or you can email us your very own 'Sail 'n' Dine Experience'. You can also send us any images of your time with us and we will include them in your gallery.

Brunch Buffet Sail with Wine

Selection of cooked meats
Smoked salmon
Continental salad
Bread rolls
Homemade cakes
Tea and coffee

Evening Sail n Dine
To start

Salad of smoked salmon and black pudding with honey and mustard Vinaigrette
Finest prosciutto of Parma served with honeydew melon, summer berry drizzle
Salad of king prawn and sweet pear
Tomato, olive and feta salad with orange and honey oil
To follow

Pan-fried breast of chicken with a spring onion and garlic cream sauce. Creamed potatoes, fine beans and baby carrots. Pan juices
Seared loin of fresh tuna with spicy salsa salad and new potatoes
Cumbrian beef fillet in a mushroom and Dijon cream sauce with creamed potatoes, fine beans and baby carrots
Fillet of salmon with dill sauce, buttered new potatoes, carrots and fine beans
Vegetarian dish of the day
For dessert

Marshmallow chocolate mousse And Fruit of the season with fresh cream

To finish
Fine selection of North Country cheeses with biscuits and port And Fresh ground coffee and chocolates

Personally selected wines will accompany the meal

Address: Sail 'n' Dine, Glebe Road, Windermere, LA23 3HE

Phone: 07976 214569 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)The Brown Horse Inn
Bars & Inns, Restaurants

Address: The Brown Horse Inn, Sunny Bank Road, Windermere, Winster, LA23 2EN

Phone: 015394 43443 - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)The Beech Hill Hotel
Bars & Inns, Private Functions, Entertainment, Restaurants, Yacht Hampers
The Beech Hill Hotel
Burlington's Restaurant
The rich farmlands of Cumbria provide abundant produce of which The Beech Hill's kitchen makes full use. The hotel is actively involved with the annual Taste of Cumbria Food and Drink Festival - an entertaining showcase for the gourmet delights available from the county. Dinner in the Burlington's Restaurant, with its award winning food, service and Lake views from almost every window, is the highlight of any stay at The Beech Hill. Saturday evenings are particularly enjoyable as guests are entertained by a jazz quartet or pianist.
The hotel has held 2 AA Rosettes for a number of years and its consistency in producing cuisine of a high standard is ably demonstrated by our two mouth-watering menus:
Dinner is served daily between 6:45 pm to 8.45 pm . Dress code smart/casual, preferably no denim.

Griffin Bar & Lounge
Relax in our Griffin Bar and Lounge with its big comfortable sofas and uninterrupted views of Lake Windermere. Cool in the summer and warmed by a log fire in the winter, you can take the opportunity to pause, reflect and unwind. Guests can enjoy a quiet drink, full afternoon tea, light snacks or simply relax with their feet up and enjoy the views. On a sunny day unwind and take in the splendour of the vista on our spacious terrace, enjoying one of our cocktails or enjoy the comfort of an open log fire with one of our specialty coffees on a cold winter's night.
The bar and lounge is named in memory of Harry Griffin, the famous writer and rock climber who was a regular guest at the Beech Hill. Harry wrote more books about the Lake District than anyone else and was still writing his record breaking Country Diary for the Guardian Newspaper when he died in 2004. Details of his achievements and some of his precious memorabilia are on display in our lounge area.

Address: The Beech Hill Hotel, Newby Bridge Road, Windermere, LA23 3LR

Phone: 0844 50 27587 Fax: 0871 90 32987 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)The Emperor india
Restaurants, Takeaway Food
The Emperor india

Address: The Arcade, Crag Brow, Bowness on Windermere, LA233

Phone: 01539 443944 - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Luigi's Restaurant
Private Functions, Restaurants
Luigi's Restaurant of Ambleside is set right in the heart of the beautiful Lake District.

Established 18 years ago, Luigi's is a family owned restaurant using recipes passed down from generation to generation and offering, freshly made, traditional Italian home cooked food.

As well as our home made pasta we offer steaks, veal and fish dishes, delicious sensations to arouse and tantalize, complimented by our diverse range of fine Italian wines.
We invite you to come and join us for a feast of authentic Italian food.

Address: Luigi's Restaurant, Osborne Villa, Kelsick Road, Ambleside, LA22 0BZ

Phone: 015394 33676 - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel
Bars & Inns, Restaurants
Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel
he Lake District is renowned for its excellent local food. At Lindeth Howe, we are proud to extend this reputation by providing only the best locally sourced produce which is available seasonally. The seasonal menus offer a variety of fine foods whatever time of the year you choose to dine. We will do our upmost to help with any dietary requirements.
Our Head Chef, Marc Guibert continually upholds our excellent reputation for fine dining. We have been awarded two AA Rosettes and we recently won the Lancashire & Lake District Life Magazine's Lake District Restaurant of the Year Award. Our chefs strive to prepare food exceeding this excellent standard.
We invite you to enjoy our fabulous dining experience, whether you are a guest staying at the hotel or non resident; although we advise reservations are made in advance to avoid disappointment.

Address: Lindeth Drive, Longtail Hill, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3JF

Phone: +44 (0) 15394 45759 Fax: +44 (0) 15394 46368 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Hooked Seafood Restaurant
Hooked Seafood Restaurant
Hooked Seafood Restaurant opened in November 2010. Owner Michael Gould strives to serve the freshest and tastiest seafood with flavours and influences from the Mediterranean, South East Asia and Australasia.
Our chef, Phil Lishman changes the menu daily depending on availability and uses four different suppliers from Hartlepool, Manchester, Fleetwood and Cornwall.
Everything that appears on your plate is made by chefs with pride and passion.
A warm greeting awaits you at Hooked for your seafood experience.

Address: Hooked Seafood Restaurant, Ellerthwaite Square, Windermere, LA23 1DP

Phone: 015394 48443 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Tarantella Restaurant
Tarantella Restaurant
We serve freshly cooked Modern Italian style dishes. Our regular menu features many trusted favourites including pizza, pasta, meat and fish dishes, whilst our specials make the most of seasonal local ingredients. Both restaurants are OPEN DAILY from 5pm.

Address: Tarantella Restaurant, 10 Lake Road, Ambleside, LA22 0AD

Phone: 015394 31338 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Sugar & Spice Cafe & Bistro
Family Run friendly with homemade food.
Traditional Afternoon Tea, freshly ground coffee, loose leaf tea, homemade cakes & scones, homemade soup, fresh sandwiches and main meals. Fully Licensed to serve alcohol. Local ales, fine wines and prosecco.

Address: Sugar & Spice Cafe & Bistro, 11 Main Road, Windermere, LA23 1DX

Phone: 015394 22979 - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Langdale Chase Hotel
Bars & Inns, Restaurants
Langdale Chase Hotel
Panoramic views invite you to wine and dine in our restaurant, perhaps preceded by a drink in our intimate bar. Designed to complement the setting, the variety of food and wine is sure to delight the most discerning diner, and being pampered by our attentive staff will be one of the many highlights of your stay with us.

Lunches and afternoon teas are available indoors or out on the lawn fringed terraces. Dinner is always a special occasion and our rosette awarded restaurant boasts a fine speciality selection in addition to the delicious Table d'hôte dinner menu. For your special occasion, be it wedding, anniversary, cocktail party or a birthday treat, we can create a special menu and offer private dining facilities.

Address: Langdale Chase Hotel, Windermere,Lake District, Cumbria, LA23 1LW

Phone: 015394 32201 Fax: 015394 32604 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Jacksons Bistro

Address: Jacksons Bistro, St. Martins Place,, Bowness On Windermere, LA23 3EE

Phone: 015394 46264 - Map
Details & Reviews (0)The White Hart Inn
Bars & Inns, Restaurants

Address: The White Hart Inn, Bouth, Ulverston, LA12 8JB

Phone: 01229 861 229 - Website - Map
Bars & Inns, Restaurants
Sample hotel dining at its best at the Swan Hotel in Grasmere. Serving the finest British cuisine, sourced from the surrounding area, our menus offer an ever-growing range of organic food and drink - good for you and the environment.

Dine on traditional Lakeland favourites with a modern twist in our welcoming Waggoner's Restaurant or for a less formal dining experience, relax in the comfortable Green Lounge with a freshly brewed tea or coffee, light meal, or a sumptuous dessert and enjoy views across the garden and over to Helm Crag.

Address: Swan Hotel, Keswick Road, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9RF

Phone: 0844 879 9120 Fax: 01539 435741 - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (1)Brambles Tea Room
Brambles Tea Room
Brambles Tea Room is centrally positioned on the Main Road in Windermere and has seen a hike in its popularity since being featured in the ITV docu-drama The Lakes which aired in 2010. The programme followed chef-owner Amanda Davies as she got the keys to the new business and made it happen. Now firmly on the foodie map of Windermere, the café and tea rooms is busy all day with tourists and locals who enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and homemade food. The double-fronted café has outside seating for around a dozen people and inside, an open kitchen, wooden floors and furniture. A large red leather sofa in the window and photos on the walls taken by Amanda’s partner add a homely feel. Breakfasts are available until 3pm and because everything is made in-house, gluten- and dairy-free dishes and cakes are available. Lunch sees sandwiches, jackets, soups, toasties and more. The homemade cakes here are described as ‘the kind you would love to make at home but don’t have the time’. They operate a loyalty card and hold regular events including sewing nights. Open 10am-5pm Monday-Saturday, closed Sunday.

Address: Brambles Tea Room, 15 Main Road, Windermere, LA23 1DX

Phone: +44 (0) 15394 88738 Fax: +44 (0) 1274 306156 - Map
Private Functions, Restaurants
Shears and crooks adorn the walls of this sumptuous Victorian building along with photographs of farmers and shepherds from an era long since passed. The atmosphere is a wonderful blend of old and new and the colours of cosy red and sunny yellow add a warmth that goes hand in hand with the welcome. Stampers is open evenings from 6 till late with booking recommended at all times. Bookings can also be taken for lunch for parties of 10 or more.

The fine food on offer is superbly complemented by an interesting selection of wines, hand picked to marry up to the items on the menu perfectly. Although the menu is traditional English, Heather's creativity calls on many influences from around the globe. The specials board offers a delightful selection of interesting and varied dishes and is ever changing.

Address: The Old Stamp House, Church Street, Ambleside, LA22 0BU

Phone: 015394 32775 - Map
Details & Reviews (0)THE MASONS ARMS
Accommodation, Bars & Inns, Restaurants


Phone: 015395 68486 Fax: 015395 68780 - Email - Website - Map
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