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Offering the very best in home-cooked locally sourced produce specialising in fresh fish and meats. A must is our critically acclaimed Sunday lunch. Open for the breakfast, lunch and dinner. Three dining areas available including south-facing sun terraces. our absolute focus is customer service and the great produce that we serve.
PRICE RANGE
£5 - £29
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
British
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Live Music, Dog Friendly, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let's start with dinner: The starters were all really good. The hummus was incredibly refreshing, and was an excellent starter. Some of the party had the parfait starter, and it seemed to go down incredibly well. My little sister enjoyed the bread (mostly because she...was having some of my mother's parfait with the bread) and one of my brothers had a prawn starter. He was reluctant to share, but they were also good. The main courses were pretty good. They accommodated changed (and still produced aesthetically pleasing dishes). My sister and my brother's girlfriend swapped the peas on their fish and chips (and the carrots were incredibly tasty, orange and tarragon glazed I believe), and I swapped the croquettes for mash on the chicken breast. The scampi was good, and the tartare sauce was very refreshing. My little brother had a burger. He loves burgers and wasn't let down by this one, although we were pleasantly surprised by the battered gherkin ontop of the burger (although we did play a great guessing game of what was it?, with guessing including black pudding and a small sausage). My father's lamb ballotine was incredibly tender and the accoutrements were also enjoyable, although if you get mash, you may want some gravy for it. The dessert was very hyped up. My brothers had brownies. They clearly enjoyed it. My sister and I enjoyed the sticky toffee pudding. The 'Thunder and Lightning' ice cream was honeycomb and was also enjoyable. The hotel was comfortable, although the twin bed room was way smaller than the double bed rooms. It was still perfectly comfortable in the twin bed rooms. Each room has a coffee machine. The breakfast was also good.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 12 visiting for a 60th birthday for Sunday lunch. The bespoke food menu was what drew us all to the Lamplighter Dining Room initially as we’re all foodies. I contacted James prior to visiting and placed a pre-order on the...Friday prior to our arrival. This was a first for us as it meant multiples of two or more people could choose their own cut of meat and how it was cooked. We received a warm welcome on arrival. Then we were shown to our own room to the rear of the restaurant, being such a large group. There was a great selection of wines and drinks for us to choose from too. We were offered a choice of two homemade soups to start which were both delicious. This was then followed by the main meal which included Leg of Lakeland Lamb; Roast Best End of Lamb; Roast Fillet of Lakeland Beef and Chicken. All accompanied with large quantities of vegetables, gravy and Yorkshire puddings. Everything was cooked to perfection and there was plenty of meat, even enough for a doggy bag. The staff were very attentive throughout and gave us a good amount of time before our puddings too. We all thoroughly enjoyed the meal and found it a great experience. We would all definitely make a return visit.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 January 2024 via mobile

We had a lovely family meal for my 40th on the 30th december, waiter very attentive and food was amazing. Highly recommend the lamb!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 7 December 2023 via mobile

Don't get me wrong I was very hungry, but the Sunday Lunch I ate here made it into my top 3. I loved it! The service and staff were fantastic, the dining room was old school but classy....but the food was the star of the...show, rightly so. 10 out of 10, a real credit to all involved.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 4 December 2023 via mobile

Initially booked for the 1st night of our 2 night kiddie free break we had to cancel due to adverse weather conditions which impacted on our travel arrangements so we rebooked for the Sunday & so glad we did, from the exceptionally warm welcome, in...a lovely atmosphere, taking in beautifully prepared & presented starters, Panko Coated King Prawns (so light) & Chicken Liver Parfait to a mouth watering main of Lakeland Lamb Special & Breast of Lakeland Chicken it was a wonderful evening out, given that ‘special’ feel by the impeccable attentiveness & attention to detail of Jeff (hope i’ve got the right spelling), just good old fashioned service that left us feeling we were the only ones there, on what was a fairly busy evening & for that I cannot thank him enough. Everyone needs to experience a Jeff at least once in their lives. So looking forward to the next time, whenever that may be.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 4 December 2023

Amazing serivce really tried hard to squeeze us in on a really busy night. Food was delicious. Staff were friendly, welcomed my doggo.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 27 November 2023

Fabulous restaurant with great food and lovely staff. Easy parking right outside. Really enjoyed our evening here, can recommend.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 10 November 2023

One of the best meals I’ve had while visiting the area. Lots of choice on the menu. Service by staff very professional and attentive. Food excellent quality and cooked to perfection. Worth every penny! Just one thing I’d suggest to Management - signage in the...entrance lobby directing diners to the dining room reception would be a good idea. I wasn’t sure where to go when I arrived!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 9 November 2023

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay as well and breakfast and dinner. Rooms are modern, cosy and warm. Breakfast and dinner, both included in the deal, was generous and so tasty. Will definitely visit again.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 5 November 2023 via mobile

We dined here when staying in Windermere for a couple of nights. The service was excellent. Staff could not be more attentive. The restaurant has an element of class. The value for money of the food and wine was excellent. Not overpriced and worth every...penny. The quality of the food was wonderful. Each dish was delicious.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 3 November 2023 via mobile

Staying in Windermere for 2 nights and both of us fancied a meal with chicken which we couldn’t get in the hotel, we’d spotted the menu during the day & thought we’d give it a try, never thought for 1 minute it would be almost...full. We arrived as a walk in & were accommodated on the last remaining table, so we’re luck in that respect. The service was excellent as was the food, the only niggle was the location of the table which was down the stairs away from the main dining hall which made it feel a little isolated. The food was absolutely delicious & we’d definitely return but would book a table in advance regardless of the time of year to avoid being segregated!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 1 November 2023

Stayed here for two nights and it was lovely! Great service upon arrival with the host making a huge fuss of our dog. The building itself is a little dated but the rooms were absolutely lovely and more modern. Breakfast was great with the lady...bringing a sausage out for our dog too which was so lovely!! Huge shoutout to her she was amazing. Would definitely stay over again as location was also great. Only downside is the dining room is also a bar but there is nowhere to just have a drink, its set for food not a lounge area. Otherwise lovely stay!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 30 October 2023 via mobile

Booked last minute. Absolutely fabulous can’t recommend enough ! Breakfast was beautiful and the lady who served us was so friendly . Dog friendly and it was so laid back . Can’t wait to return . Thank you so much

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 13 October 2023 via mobile

We went with friends relaxed evening. Such a lovely restaurant. Excellent staff would definitely go back. The staff make this place special

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 10 October 2023

I can't quiet put my finger on it but there was just something about this place that makes it good rather than great. I couldn't fault either the service or the food but somehow you felt like you were in someone's front room rather than...a restaurant. It didn't make you want to stay around after the food for another drink. The chairs were also not comfortable for eating.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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