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“Okay food, disappointing value and service”
Review of Lake Raj

Lake Raj
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Newly opened 2014. 5 Star Food Standards Agency hygiene rating. Contemporary indian restaurant cooking traditional indian food at the highest standard. We can cater for couples seeking a romantic meal for two, families with children and large parties for buisness bookings. Located next to royalty cinema opposite public car park.disabled access to the rear of building.
Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

My friends and I chose 'Lake Raj' due to our intense hunger and torrential rain.

We were greeted and seated quickly, but that was the highlight of the meal.

2 meals did not arrive. the meals which did arrive weren't substantial enough to feed a baby.

Food quality was good, as I'd expect for the price. But we did leave feeling about as hungry as when we entered.

We will be trying elsewhere upon our next visit.

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1  Thank Joel W
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lake r, Manager at Lake Raj, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2014

Again the management have reason to believe that this review by the same person(s) as below. Although this person has shown the courtersy to rate our restaurant higher than 1 star and has given us 3 star rating and states our food was of good quality, we feel we have to inform our knowledgeable future customers of the discrepencies with this review.

The customer mentions he and his friends has a 'intense hunger' then complains about the size of the portions not being 'substantial to feed a baby' , we apologise that our portions were not enough to satisfy his or his friends 'intense hunger', and feel if he was very hungry he should have ordered more food than he or his friends did.

we categorically refute these false and misleading information that 2 of his meals did not arrive. if this was the case we would expect him or any customer to make a complaint during or at the end of the meal (which this customer did not). furthermore i would very much doubt any customer would pay for two meals which did not arrive. this leads the management to come to the conclusion this review is not a true account of the situation or the customers actual experience.

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Reviewed 4 August 2014

Visited this lake raj on my recent visit to the wonderful Bowness.
Well... Me being a huge curry lover and a big visiter to many curry places around the country I firmly place lake raj at the very bottom of my massive list.
Tasteless and very small portions. Disappointed as it was recommended by a friend and I certainly will not visit again on my many visits up to bowness.

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5  Thank Debra G
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

We held our football presentation at Lake Raj and the welcome was warm and friendly and the staff were very attentive. All the parents and children enjoyed the delicious food which was well presented and plentiful. The children especially enjoyed the starters trying all the new and wonderful dips and dishes. Staff were on hand to chat to us all and we were encouraged to take our time and enjoy the food. The restaurant was lovely and clean and I would highly recommend it to anyone who visits Bowness. You will not get a better welcome. Thanks Raj.

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Thank Debbie S
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lake r, Manager at Lake Raj, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2014

We are pleased you enjoyed our food and customer service . We strive to do our best and we hope to see you again

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Reviewed 2 August 2014

Held our football presentation here with our under 12s team and Raj and staff were great hosts plus the food was to a very high standard. Recommend a visit! Will visit again.

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Thank Stuartmeredith
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lake r, Manager at Lake Raj, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2014

We are very pleased you enjoyed our service and food. Hope to see you again very soon.

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Reviewed 28 July 2014

Being in the lovely Lake District during a heat wave is unusual, as we've normally fallen foul of the heavy rainfall which Cumbria is famous for.
However, we stayed near Bowness-on-Windermere during the hottest week of the year so far, and to want to eat curry probably sounds crazy - but after a long, hot walk on the fells, Lake Raj was waiting for us at the end of a perfect climbing day.
We saw Lake Raj tucked away near a public car park and next to Quarry Rigg shopping arcade. There are some steps up to the restaurant itself, and once inside, it's spacious and comfortable.
I ordered a chicken and garlic starter with a salad, which was delicious, followed by cashew nut rice and a medium-hot chicken pandari (sorry I can't remember the proper name, but it was coconut-based) which was tasty to say the least.
It had a surprising chilli kick at the end, and the quantity was huge even for me, 'cos I can eat!
Being the designated driver, I had two refreshing pineapple juices for liquid refreshment.
The service was courteous and fast, and given we were hungry, we weren't kept waiting long for our tasty repast.
We would certainly go again if we ever make it to the Lake District again. It was very generous, and the prices were reasonable.

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Thank BronteBabe15
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lake r, Manager at Lake Raj, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2014

Many thanks for your feedback we hope to see you soon

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