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“Great food but very pricey.”

Bar Lounge and Conservatory - Skiddaw Hotel
Ranked #101 of 130 Restaurants in Keswick
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Great food but very pricey.”
Reviewed 29 August 2012

We ate here one night for a change from fish and chips. We sat in the conservatory bar. It was clean enough but didn't 'feel' clean. We were ages waiting to be served and waiting for the food to come, and we only got the plates cleared and desserts ordered because my partner gave one of the waiters the evil eye! They were far too busy with the 'posh' side of the restaurant. By the looks of it the conservatory bar (for the common people) was making them a lot more money than the fancy restaurant, but nevertheless you are made to feel quite unwelcome. The waiters did not speak very good English and had no sense of humour. This said, the food was absolutely delicious. I had the lambs liver, my daughter had gammon and my partner had the roast of the day. I can't fault the food but we found it quite pricey. Don't think we will visit here again!

  • Visited August 2012
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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Double Standards on Dress Code - Beware!!”
Reviewed 11 June 2012

First meal on Sat 2nd June faultless but felt very over-dressed in our smart clothes as other people were dining in Jeans, hiking boots, fleeces etc. So dressed down for our second visit on Monday - drink in the conservatory 1st but service very poor, had ran out of Pinot Grigio!, went through to our table which was for 7pm (booked three weeks previously as we knew it would be a busy time for them) to find it was not ready! Were told there was a dress code and smart shorts etc were not acceptable - told them they had double standards and didnt bother to stay. Found that Morrels, The Lakes Bar and Bistro and Casa Bella service far better and fantastic service, quality and very friendly staff. Beware their priorities seem to be with hotel residents over non-resident diners.

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