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The Dining Room

Broadgate | Broadgate, Grasmere LA22 9TA, England
+44 15394 35217
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“amuse bouche” (12 reviews)
“quail” (3 reviews)
“tasting menu” (10 reviews)
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British, Vegetarian Friendly
Broadgate | Broadgate, Grasmere LA22 9TA, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Three of us with fairly extensive experience of fine dining ate here recently and were impressed. In fact, we had a longish debate about which of The Dining Room and the Old Stamp House was the better experience. TDR is a little less expensive, less...More

Thank Anteater48
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate to be staying five nights at the Oakbank Hotel so had also booked dinner. What more could you ask for than to sit around an open fire, with a group of friends, perusing a menu and being unable to make your mind...More

Thank alysonBromsgrove
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal here at the dinning room, and the food is definitely worth a visit. Fantastic execution, quality, with a good and fairly priced wine list. Venue itself just needed at little bit more love, and wasn’t as perfect as the food....More

Thank Hebells1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely and comfortable environment but not quite up to expectations. All credit to the one front of house girl and only member of staff visible all evening..very attentive and polite but perhaps deserves some support and training especially if the establishment is aspiring to...More

4  Thank Rankingang1
OakBankHotel, Birthday Boy at The Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Rankingang1's first review and written and published on TA less than 24 hours after they dined! We are happy that Rankingang1 found the environment lovely and comfortable as we would expect, the venison cooked well and that the chocolate dessert went down well, even the...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017

More of a gastronomic experience...beautiful food and sensible priced wine. The owner and his front of house staff were all very obliging and made for a very pleasant visit,

Thank David C
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We wanted to have a comfortable fine dining experience to celebrate our silver wedding with family and friends ( 14 in total). The team at The Dining Room did a super job in working with us to make sure that our lunch was something that...More

Thank Phil D
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We dined in the restaurant while staying at the hotel. The service was excellent and the food was absolutely exquisite! From the amouse bouche of mushroom veloute to the starter of scallops followed by the pork belly with langoustines for main course, the standard was...More

Thank Samcaile
OakBankHotel, Owner at The Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Thank you, happy you liked it and hope to welcome you back in the future, the review gave us a smile after the previous review!

Reviewed 23 June 2017

After walking around village looking at various menus plumped for this one,not cheap but sample menu looked interesting so booked a table for 8.00 pm. On arrival shown to bar area chose food and were brought canapés. The restaurant is a conservatory not many people...More

9  Thank Blong587
OakBankHotel, Owner at The Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Terrible is going out for dinner and getting stabbed whilst you are eating. Terrible is going to a pop concert and not going home. Blong587's meal was not terrible. The way he spoke to the waitress who was at the Ariana Grande gig in Manchester...More

Reviewed 17 June 2017

Decided to go back to oak bank having been four years ago as part of our yearly walking holiday. Lounge/bar area very comfortable and welcoming. Staff friendly and attentive. Chose the 3 course meal, very enjoyable with different flavour combinations. It is fine dining so...More

1  Thank Sarah E
OakBankHotel, Owner at The Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

Thank you Sarah E for your review and kind comments. We are glad Sarah E clarified that she doesn't cook with salt generally to put the salmon in perspective as we would quickly lose our 2 AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence and our Michelin recommendation...More

Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

We visited for my birthday on the Saturday of the bank holiday weekend. We had the tasting menu - fish and lamb main courses and the chocolate dessert were superb, the starters and strawberry dessert were good but not amazing. Very friendly staff and excellent...More

Thank Jen D
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Questions & Answers
5 April 2017|
Response from OakBankHotel | Property representative |
Hello Thanks for asking. Lunch yes, Dinner no. Please will you send an email to the hotel with your requirements? Sorry not allowed to put the email on here, TA have just told me! Thank you. Simon
5 August 2016|
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Response from OakBankHotel | Property representative |
We do normally answer the phone, however, the hotel is currently closed for staff holidays and The Dining Room is being refurbished too. We reopen on Tuesday 9th August. Please leave a message or email us and we will come... More
25 June 2016|
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Response from OakBankHotel | Property representative |
Sunday Lunch is similar to the lunch menu but with a roast option. Today that would be Roast Sirloin of Himalayan salt aged Beef with Yorkshire Pudding, duck fat roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese, vegetables and proper... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$79
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Broadgate | Broadgate, Grasmere LA22 9TA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Grasmere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 35217
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  • This restaurant is at Oak Bank Hotel
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