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The Grill & Smokehouse Restaurant

Crook Road, Windermere LA23 3NF, England
+44 15394 45225
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“wild boar” (178 reviews)
“steak” (118 reviews)
“baked alaska” (14 reviews)
Open Now
18:30 - 21:00All hours
British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Crook Road, Windermere LA23 3NF, England
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1 - 10 of 535 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Booked over the phone with a really friendly host, it was last minute in peak season but we were accommodated well. Upon arrival the car park was rammed which is always a good sign. We were shown our table, this place was clearly all about...More

Thank TOMH1978
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunday lunch just before the heavens opened (a typical Lake District Summer). We arrived hoping to warm ourselves up. No chance. No heating on, despite a very chilly atmosphere. And it wasn't just the heating, the staff were pretty chilly too. Plenty of them but...More

Thank othersideofthewold
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been here a few times for special treat meals. The food is beautiful and the setting is unique. The portions look a little stingy, but we've always been fully satisfied. They use good quality local ingredients and they are cooked beautifully. The prices are...More

Thank Adrian150
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful weekend in a C16 coaching inn surrounded by idyllic countryside, close to Kendal, Bowness and Windermere. Food to die for; home-smoked meat; extremely friendly and knowledgeable staff; comfortable rooms; our whole stay was an absolute delight. Huge selection at Breakfast; best burger I...More

Thank susanna437
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us went for the Sunday Afternoon Tea, it was good, had some very tasty items on the wooden trays, some of ours were missing so had to request these again and again before they got it right. The Afternoon tea was good but...More

Thank alfie50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called on passing on a Sunday afternoon, disinterested staff at reception, generally pointed to a dining area, confirmed a table with serving staff before being "told off" for taking a reserved table. Took the new table and watched serving staff wandering around the dining area...More

Thank Norman G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We booked here as we'd received 2 independent recommendations to eat here when we visited Bowness on Windermere. I am so pleased we took their advice! The steak is to die for as was the crackling, pigs in blankets and the sticky toffee pudding! Brilliant...More

Thank mel130170
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Fabulous food both evening and lunchtime, great prices. The Wild Boar Scotch Egg is a must and is one of the very best I have tasted

Thank Ellie K
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Visited here for the first time one Tuesday evening for dinner. Once you're seated, you are served a warm sourdough roll (with butter), which is nice. We both opted for the 8oz smoked fillet steak, these were £26 each and were served with a couple...More

Thank Lucy H
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Excellence in all it does from its food to the decor and comfort of its rooms. I could not fault the Wild Boar...a gem of a place, great atmosphere, wonderful decor. Restaurant is superb with a great reputation for its steaks and smoke house, staff...More

Thank Michael K H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crook Road, Windermere LA23 3NF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 45225
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  • This restaurant is at The Wild Boar
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