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Holbeck Ghyll

Holbeck Ghyll, Windermere LA23 1LU, England
+44 15394 32375
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good18%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“amuse bouche” (30 reviews)
“lamb” (35 reviews)
“scallops” (32 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Holbeck Ghyll, Windermere LA23 1LU, England
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Reviews (423)
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The service at Holbeck Ghyll is worse than my local Pizza Hut. Dishes were left on our table by waiters and we were not told what they were, the wine was kept on another table to our own and we had to ask for it...More

1  Thank Jemma44
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited on on Saturday 13th May, a party of four for a birthday celebration. We had an early table reservation and arrived a around 6.45pm. I am reviewing because we had chosen to dine in a Michelin awarded restaurant and with that in mind...More

Thank Dimondii
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Incredible views, lovely staff and Michelin standard of cooking. However with 'taster' sized portions for a 3 course meal, we were forced to try and sate our hunger with more bread and by selecting the cheese course. We have eaten in many high end restaurants...More

2  Thank catdp152
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is so good that Holdback Ghyll should merit the full five stars (I keep changing it from five to four and back again). The potato dish I had was incredible: subtle and refined cooking. Other dishes: scallops, pork, halibut, were also very good...More

Thank Domirwin
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We have stayed here many times over the last 15 years, and it's always been our go to place when we visit the lakes. On arrival we were checked in and shown to our room (1) which had a balcony overlooking lake Windermere, we sat...More

2  Thank Deano1957
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

This is a superb restaurant. A new chef with innovative ideas and well executed dishes. The menu is exciting ad everything is well presented and tickles the palate. The scallops are amazing- lovingly presented. Plus the humble potato is elevated with mussels to precision. Beef-...More

1  Thank Diamond280
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We stayed and ate here and in January, just after the hotel had re-opened and complained about the food then. The food portions for the starters and some of the main courses from the Table D'Hote dinner menu are quite small. Although very well cooked...More

1  Thank GrandmaJH
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The service was exceptional. We do not usually dine in places such as this, so to make sure we ordered something we liked I asked what exactly what each option was, as the menu didnt give full detail. For example I didn't know what "Monk's...More

1  Thank Qschris
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Sadly beautiful hotel and surrounding but food over salted. Service could have been better. Was really looking forward to a lovely hotel etc for my special birthday and sadly this was not the case. When emailed responded that General Manager would contact us several times...More

2  Thank AussieDogCare U
Reviewed 2 March 2017

we had an excellent weekend the lodge was lovely and the food both nights was lovely we had the taster menu with paired wines on the second night and it was one of the best meals we have ever had.The only let down was breakfast...More

1  Thank jackie421
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Holbeck Ghyll, Windermere LA23 1LU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 32375
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