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Review of The Greys Inn

The Greys Inn
Ranked #53 of 77 Restaurants in Windermere
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

We ate in the bar, as the restaurant area was closed. Excellent food -- wild boar and cider pie was a hit (no dodgy puff-pastry lids on reheated fillings to be found here), coq-au-vin just as good, and a hearty chicken burger made with a decent sized, good quality chicken fillet, not to mention nice chunky chips with a lively salad accompaniment. All washed down with a nice local beer. Very reasonably priced given the high quality of the food. Recommended.

1  Thank Paul F
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

Friday night, about 730pm. The restaurant was closed, which I was expecting what with this being out of season, so we ate in the bar. Typical sort of Lakeland bar, bit basic but interesting enough. Music choice wasn't really in keeping though, as it was a bit too 'techno'punk'. Vastly at odds with the locals who wanted to put Coronation Street on the TV!
Anyway, good choice of steaks on offer, but certainly not cheap considering the surroundings! We ordered the Ribeye and the Sirloin, medium rare. No one else seemed to be eating which is always a worry. Ten mins later we notice one of the staff return from the local Tesco Express with a jar of what looked suspiciously like Bearnaise Sauce!
Steaks themselves tasted weird, very meaty almost over-matured. Think they might have seen some time in a microwave as well. Chips were almost inedible, salad was drenched in Balsamic Vinegar, and veg option was almost as bad.
Food in the pub over the road looked much better, although I'd suggest a trip down the road into Windermere if you want to find anything approaching a proper restaurant. One star awarded for the good choice of beers.
I have a feeling some of the recent reviews may well be an 'inside job'!

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1  Thank FY8Craig
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

Restaurant was closed so ate food in the bar/lounge. Had steaks and got to say they were superb, cooked exactly as ordered best steak I have had for a long time husband had chips with his and was most impressed as they were home cooked a rarity in these days of convenience foods. Worth a visit if you are in the area

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Reviewed 11 February 2014 via mobile

Had great meal here. Well cooked and a traditional pub environment. The 10oz rump steaks were awesome. No gristle and cooked to perfection with home made chips. Good portion sizes especially the starters. The staff were friendly and helpful. A great bottle of wine topped off this perfect meal. A perfect experience. Highly recommended.

Thank Simon H
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Reviewed 10 February 2014 via mobile

Visited this restaurant after much discussion with my partner, checking out the best places on Trip Advisor, where best to eat in Windermere. We asked the bar attender if the restaurant was open, but as it was out of season, he said that they was only doing bar meals in the pub area. We decided to sit in the pub area and eat there. My husband ordered the home made soup (carrot and coriander). Absolutely beautiful, really thick and full of flavour with nice fresh bread. I ordered the Nachos, a meal in itself, really nice, cheesy and spicy and loads of flavour. We then ordered the 10oz Rump steaks. Best Rump steaks we have ever had. Cooked to perfection with the best homemade chunky chips ever. We both ordered an accompanying sauce, Pepper and Diane. Both really rich, with loads of flavour. I opted for the salad, which was just the best. No room for desert. Shame!! Full up!! The bar attender Sonic, was a real Gem, nothing was too much trouble for him, he was a real gentleman, making sure everything was to our satisfaction. Even the chef came out to the bar area and acknowledged us, saying our steaks would soon be with us, which I thought was very obliging. All in all, great place, great staff, great atmosphere. Great music on The Box. Shame the Monday night quiz didn't go ahead due to lack of numbers. PLEASE, it's a must. 12 out of 10. You won't be disappointed!!! Thank you to all.

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