This time we could unfortunately not stay the night, so only had dinner (for OH birthday) but yet again it was just great! From the moment we arrived the friendly staff and warm, cosy, yet sumptious lounge just made it feel like a special treat (which it was)
There is something about the staff here that means they can use your name without sounding the least bit obsequieous...they sound like they are actually glad you are there! they are also able to stop and actually talk to you (but only if you want that) which means you see a little bit of them as people and not just as "staff". So the overall effect is very special.
And the food! Highlights of a lovely meal were the carpaccio of beef, the smooth and delicious carrot and coriander amuse bouches, the fabulous bread (cumin and rosemary...I want the recipe!) and the superb custard tart with rhubarb and homemade ginger ice cream...and I don't (or should I say "didn't"!) even like custard tart..
In lieu of an overnight stay we treated ourselves to a more expensive bottle of wine...Triana, Argentinian red and that too was really very good. (As the driver I had my proper share tonight at home!!)
Why no Michelin star? More fool them i think...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The latest addition to the Leeu Collection portfolio is Linthwaite House, a 30-room country house retreat overlooking Lake Windermere in England’s scenic Lake District. Breathtaking views, private gardens and woodland grounds, and an award-winning restaurant make for an idyllic stay. Linthwaite House will be closed for refurbishment from Monday the 19th of June until Wednesday the 1st of November. Leeu Collection will be upgrading this popular Lake District boutique hotel in order to bring you an even better, more beautiful Linthwaite House. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Linthwaite Hotel Windermere
- Linthwaite House Hotel
- Linthwaite House Bowness-On-Windermere, England - Lake District