In a nutshell: we ate here after wandering around almost every restaurant in Windermere. Everywhere was either full (turns out you need to book on a weekday evening in ANY restaurant here as soon as the school holidays arrive) or ridiculously overpriced. The menu at Rumours seemed to have cheaper dishes than other places, and smelt pretty good as we walked in. We were told by three different waiters three different waiting times. In the end we decided to wait in their "bar" - a small shabby room with leather chairs and a drinks fridge. To be fair the food wasn't bad (I had spaghetti carbonara), but after a trip to the ladies toilets I realised just how badly looked after the place is. Without going into detail it was filthy upstairs, and as a good friend of mine has always said - you can always tell the cleanliness of a place by taking a look at the toilets. Don't think we'll be going back. Did some research for our second night and found the fabulous Brown Horse Inn a few minutes drive up in Winster. Absolutely fabulous food and far better service and location. Get in the car and go there instead!!
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