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Restaurant at Samling

Ambleside Road | The Samling Hotel, Windermere LA23 1LR, England
+44 15394 31922
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good16%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (52 reviews)
“sweetbreads” (7 reviews)
“petit fours” (18 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Ambleside Road | The Samling Hotel, Windermere LA23 1LR, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I can’t compliment this restaurant enough. We stayed for 2 nights, the second night we sat at the Chef’s Table which is highly recommended. The team were extremely attentive and professional, nothing was too much trouble for them. Watching them prepare their menu was a...More

Thank Tracy D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful experience at The Samling. We had the 7 course tasting menu. All the dishes were well balanced in flavour. The courses moved beautifully from savoury to sweet and the views of lake Windermere just added to the experience. Highly recommend this...More

Thank me_a_f00die
Reviewed 6 December 2017

This is a difficult review to pull together as there is more right than wrong, so it could be described as "bitter sweet" literally but we felt it was important to share with potential guests our experience so as they may be able to get...More

1  Thank Jessetutty
Reviewed 29 November 2017

As a birthday celebration my wife treated me to lunch at the Samling - a brilliant experience from beginning to end. All the staff were welcoming and we were made to feel perfectly at ease in the beautifully refurbished hotel with its breathtaking lake views...More

1  Thank Richard M
Reviewed 28 November 2017

We had a fantastic stay at the Samling, including a wonderful dinner. From the dining room, you get a beautiful view over Lake Windermere. However, when it got dark, the dining room felt very cold and sterile as we sat in front of a big...More

1  Thank HighlanderJan
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I thought the tasting menu was thoughtfully put together with great attention to textures and taste combinations. We only stayed one night and am not sure we would have wanted the same again - but this was a great meal. I was not particularly impressed...More

Thank Anthony L
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We ate dinner here as part of a package staying at the hotel at the end of October. We started off with some cocktails and nibbles in the lovely lounge while we looked at the two menus on offer. We went for the 10 course...More

1  Thank MrsS1983
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Visited the new Restaurant in February and was impressed with the food - visited again today at lunchtime to try the new chef, absolutely fabulous. From the amuse of ‘gazpacho’ right through to a really good cheeseboard we could not fault it. Really unable to...More

Thank Matthew W
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Creativity, satisfying, pleasurable, sophisticated, elegant, modern,charming, romantic what more can I say. An experience worth having if you can afford it.

Thank waldshut
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Tried the seven course taster menu dinner with wine flight. Wonderful food, great service and amazing views across Lake Windermere.

Thank John C
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3 March 2016|
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Response from Richard M | Reviewed this property |
I sent an emailed request for a lunch reservation (as a non guest), and received confirmation promptly. I did this well in advance - last minute and I do not get along well... If you are serious, I recommend leaving a... More
ann c
9 December 2015|
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Response from Rhizostoma | Reviewed this property |
We have always dressed smart when dining out, smart casual will certainly be OK for lunch and a great opportunity to put the boat out a bit for somewhere so special.
17 September 2015|
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Response from Rhizostoma | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual is the way and always nice to dress up whenever you can for that special meal. Which is exactly what we experienced at the Samling, of course there are cheaper restaurants about, but this is just lovely, our... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$135 - US$135
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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