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“You must have a taste!”
Review of Linthwaite House

Linthwaite House
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$44 - US$57
Cuisines: European, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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.
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“You must have a taste!”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

The seven course taster menu was a delight. The wine selection to accompany it was also great. Portions were surprisingly big for a taster menu but not overpowering.
Service was friendly and informative.

Visited July 2014
Thank howard_leroy
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“fantastic food”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

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

Visited July 2014
Thank Pat B
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A Christmas treat”
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

Visited December 2013
Thank Deborah D
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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good food in a nice setting”
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.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Barry G
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“very good afternoon tea, take an appetite”
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.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Traveller38France
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