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Restaurant at Samling

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Ambleside Road | The Samling Hotel, Windermere LA23 1LR, England
+44 15394 31922
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had all been to The Samling restaurant before a few times and been very impressed with the Michelin food presented and eaten. When we heard it had been refurbished we needed no excuse to see for ourselves the difference. On arrival we found a new entrance to drive up which was much improved from the previous one. There was... More 

Thank Therasa H
Skipton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous view fabulous service and fabulous food. The new restaurant is outstanding and now a firm favourite with us

Thank bertiebrown
Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Treated my husband to a birthday lunch at the Samling. The staff were very attentive and professional. The food was exquisite we both had the lunch tasting menu but I had the veggie option. Both were delicious and real food experience with the waiters explaining all of the dishes. The dessert was to die ....for chocolate and blood orange. All... More 

Thank 151Rosie86
staffs, uk
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Classy. Attentive. Polite. Well organised. Friendly. Nothing too much trouble. Incredible food and wines. We had the tasting menu and wine pairing. Highlights were the bread and butters, the fish and beef dishes and the petit fours. We can't wait to come again, maybe for lunch so we can enjoy the views.

1 Thank itchyfeetlady
Paris, France
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

The Samling lives up to its Michelin Star in every way. It's a beautiful place perched above Lake Windermere. The restaurant is light and airy with huge windows with a beautiful view. We had the lunch tasting menu, which was excellent, from the crab raviole, to the Asian-themed duck with pineapple and ginger, to the chocolate, mango and granola dessert.... More 

1 Thank Sarah N
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Four of us had lunch recently in the newly built restaurant -- a superb, modern glass-clad box, tacked on to the side of the old hotel, which is also currently being completely refurbished, including the grounds. Looks as if it's costing millions! We had a window table with spectacular views over Windermere and the surrounding mountains, some snow clad. But... More 

1 Thank Phil W
Ambleside, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful evening and thought the new restaurant was spectacular - a modern, spacious environment; yet remaining sympathetic to the outstanding beauty of the setting. Our entire experience was faultless, from finding a member of staff at the door ready to be opened as we stepped into the bar, right through to the final goodbye. The food can... More 

1 Thank Fino625
Oldham, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

The views are outstanding and the restaurant has been designed to a very high specification. The tasting menu was delicious and well complemented by the wine flight. Very little had to be changed to cater for my wife's gluten intolerance which is a sign of excellent cooking in my book. Service was very good and we felt truly spoilt. Would... More 

1 Thank katmilne2016
Chorley, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Finally got around to The Samling and visited on a Saturday afternoon for an a la carte meal. The restaurant is recently refurbished and very contemporary and as you walk in from the car park you can actually watch the chef and his team beavering away through the large glass windows. I like the confidence that exudes. The restaurant has... More 

1 Thank MikeChorley
Baildon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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... More 

2 Thank Timo1983

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$135 - US$135
British, European, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?