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Linthwaite House

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Crook Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JA, England
+44 15394 88600
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

We found Linthwaite House through the afternoontea.co.uk web site, a great resource for those who don't know it (I have no connection to it other than as a happy user). We dropped into Linthwaite House around 4pm on the way back from a drive, and they had one table left in their conservatory, which we grabbed. We ordered afternoon tea,... More 

Thank Traveller38France
Manchester, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

We were lucky to visit on an afternoon we could sit outside. Such a gorgeous setting. Afternoon tea was delicious. And service quintessentially english! Like a butler! The highlight was the yoghurt and compote shot glasses. Just delicious! And an unexpected addition to your typical afternoon tea. Cakes (carrot cakes, victoria sponges, brownies and more) lovely, but if I had... More 

Thank anniemaggie
Princeton, NJ
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74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

After enjoying dinner the evening of our arrival, we decided to book the next two nights as well, since it seemed unlikely that we would find any dining substantially superior and the advantage of being able to retire after a few glasses of wine—rather than drive on the narrow, winding roads—was obvious. By the time we finished, we had sampled... More 

Thank Timaeus
Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

Cannot fault this hotel. Excellent, professional staff who all remember your name. Managers always present, in particular during meal times. Food superb with good choice. Bedrooms and public areas beautifully furnished. Lovely setting and beautiful gardens.

Thank George H
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

Popped in for afternoon tea on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Staff were very friendly and gave us a choice of sitting in or outside. We went outside and ordered our afternoon tea. A delicious tray of sandwiches were presented beautifully but obviously the best bit was the scrummy cakes! Well, 2 scones with cream and home made damson jam, carrot... More 

Thank James T
Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed here with the kids and booked two rooms for the long weekend. The hotel oozes Lake District charm and the views from every angle are simply breathtaking. The afternoon tea was delightful. Staff attentive and catered for the kids well. We both had in room massages which were sublime.

2 Thank MrsSAdam
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

They exceeded their brilliant reputation. The location is stunning with grand views over the lake and fells, but tucked away so it is totally private. The service was the prefect blend of professional without being stuffy, and made us fell at ease, even though we were not hotel guests. Staff seemed mostly local, and standard of training and performance would... More 

Thank J_J-Aweigh
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

Looking over the gardens toward the lake, A perfect place to enjoy pre dinner drinks, relaxing atmosphere,wonderful food and great service. What's not to like ? A great evening from start to finish

Thank lori s
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

Fantastic place everything brilliant except full english breakfast. Bit stingy and dry need some beans ans tinned tomatoes plus fried bread that the only down side everything else 10 out of 10.sorted

1 Thank Martin J
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21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

Fabulous spot, luxurious dining rooms , sumptuous service, ingredients matched perfectly , flavours very well defined and technically flawless presentation of every course we ordered. On the minus side we think the portions are far too small. We appreciate the style of cuisine ( "modern" British ) is in vogue at the moment but we felt Linthwaite took this cue... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$44 - US$56
European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crook Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 88600
Linthwaite House Hotel restaurant overlooking Lake Windermere in the sublime Lake District is a very special place indeed. With views that would have thrilled Wordsworth, Linthwaite House Hotel has chosen luxurious, tasteful interiors to please even the most jaded urbanite and the kitchen, under chef Simon Bolsover, is daring and modern too. Fresh, local ingredients conspire in a signature dish like 60 Degree Herdwick Lamb with braised neck kataifi, cep and kidney risotto. Choose from light lunch menu on the terrace, daily changing table d’hote menu or simpler a la carte in the elegant dining room, with its vast mirror collection, in the evenings, vegetarian menu, or trad Sunday lunch, all accompanied by a blistering global wine list.

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