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“fantastic food”
Review of Linthwaite House

Linthwaite House
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$46 - US$60
Cuisines: European, British
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Linthwaite House Hotel restaurant overlooking Lake Windermere in the sublime Lake District is a very special place indeed. With views that would have thrilled Wordsworth, Linthwaite House Hotel has chosen luxurious, tasteful interiors to please even the most jaded urbanite and the kitchen, under chef Simon Bolsover, is daring and modern too. Fresh, local ingredients conspire in a signature dish like 60 Degree Herdwick Lamb with braised neck kataifi, cep and kidney risotto. Choose from light lunch menu on the terrace, daily changing table d’hote menu or simpler a la carte in the elegant dining room, with its vast mirror collection, in the evenings, vegetarian menu, or trad Sunday lunch, all accompanied by a blistering global wine list.
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Superb menu, fantastic complimenting wines, excellent service by very attentive staff. Taster menu was amazing and the accompanying wines perfect.

Thank Pat B
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

Liked all of it,it put us in the mood for Christmas,decorations were up and the meal at night was excellent

Thank Deborah D
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

The food was good as was the dining experience however watch out for the price of the drinks! Outrageously expensive in my opinion, taking advantage is the most polite phrase I can use.

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Thank Barry G
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

We found Linthwaite House through the afternoontea.co.uk web site, a great resource for those who don't know it (I have no connection to it other than as a happy user). We dropped into Linthwaite House around 4pm on the way back from a drive, and they had one table left in their conservatory, which we grabbed. We ordered afternoon tea, and waited to see what we would get. A large pot of tea, 8 small sandwiches, two scones with jam and clotted cream, a yoghurt/fruit compote, 4 assorted cakes. Each! All very nicely presented by efficient and friendly staff, with a great view over the lakes & hills while we enjoyed it
We did our best but couldn't finish everything, a box to take the remaining cakes away was provided with a smile, we clearly weren;'t the first to ask.
We really saw little else of the hotel but the lounge and terrace, but it looks like a place worth remembering.
I would only have one very small criticism of the afternoon tea, being offered a choice of teas first would have made it perfect. We were just given standard english breakfast (but we didn't ask for anything in particular).
At £38 for two it isn't cheap, but par for the course for this sort of service. I'd certainly consider it reasonable value.

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Thank Traveller38France
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

We were lucky to visit on an afternoon we could sit outside. Such a gorgeous setting.

Afternoon tea was delicious. And service quintessentially english! Like a butler!

The highlight was the yoghurt and compote shot glasses. Just delicious! And an unexpected addition to your typical afternoon tea. Cakes (carrot cakes, victoria sponges, brownies and more) lovely, but if I had to be very honest the balance was just too much on the sweet side for me. Three whole tiers of cakes/scones plus the yoghurt. Personally, I like a couple more finger sandwiches to and maybe a couple less cakes. Lovely as they all looked we just didn't have sweet enough tooth(s) to get through them all.

Also, it would be nice if the waiter could let us know the sandwich fillings before bringing them out as waiters have done at other places I've had afternoon tea. Because if there's egg I have chance to say we don't eat it and request it be replaced, which some places have been happy to do.

However, still thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would recommend.

The bonus being that a little robin landed on our table and stayed with us for a couple of minutes!!

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Thank anniemaggie
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