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“Average food in a fairly grubby restaurant ”
Review of Rumours - CLOSED

Rumours
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

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!!

1  Thank chubunger
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

Wife and i ate here last year and had to try again this time. Just as good and just as anticipated. Could not fault it at all...staff could not have been better - congrats to all.

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Thank David_Dorothy
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Reviewed 2 April 2014 via mobile

We both had pizza which was pretty poor. However service and atmosphere was good. It would not be somewhere I would look to re-visit or recommend.

Thank Danielle-Lyons
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Reviewed 9 March 2014 via mobile

Absolutely dreadful in every way and the worst pizza I have ever had and the place was just dirty. We struggle in Windermere to find anywhere good although the Chinese was ok

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Thank EmmaRuth12
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

The restaurant is pleasant enough, the service not bad (though we were initially over charged by £30 - which was cleared up quickly).

We went for pizza and garlic bread plus wine, for two this came out a shade under £40. Neither of us really enjoyed the pizzas which seemed to be topped with pre=prepared bought in ingredients. Whether this was right or not, they just didn't seem freshly made with the dried herb toppings heavily dominating both pizzas.

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Thank HSBsMIssus
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