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Holbeck Ghyll

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Holbeck Ghyll, Windermere LA23 1LU, England
+44 15394 32375
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618 reviews
422 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,458 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First I must say this place is marvellous, the quality of the food here is very high and no way should anyone be disappointed. My issue is that as a very regular guest we got to like Darren Cornish's style of food very much so we base all dining on him as the bar to beat, I must say no... More 

Chester, England
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We usually stay at the Oak Bank Hotel in Grasmere when we visit the Lake District but for a 'special treat' we splashed out on a couple of nights at the Holbeck Ghyll. Sadly it did not live up to expectations and we wish we had stayed loyal to the Oak Bank. But first, there were some positives. We had... More 

Thank Braich
York, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

looking Forward to the masterchefs food, the place has not changed much since we last came here 4 years ago. Nice modern menu all going very well until, receiving a tasteless piece of Turbot, sent it back to receive a position that would have looked small on a tasting menu. The cooking is very good, however not excellence as we... More 

1 Thank t38eat
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Have been going here for nearly 20 years and it has been one of 2 or 3 "go to" luxury hotels in the Lakes for most of that time. About 3 years since I last visited and initial impressions were good - a lot of investment in buildings road, property and the internal decor has been very well upgraded. Work... More 

5 Thank Grandtours2
Appleby, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed here a number of years ago and it was the best food we'd had so I booked a table as part of my boyfriends birthday present, we went for the 7 course tasting menu with the matched wines, the food was lovely, the girl serving us was brilliant and the sommelier was very informative about our wines. It... More 

Thank Bambi2110
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We had been looking forward to our evening meal here and we had booked well ahead. We were excited and had high hopes, but we extremely let down by the service from most of the staff and our overall impressions of the restaurant by the end of the evening were not good and the service we feel - was unacceptable... More 

Thank Mimms25
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I came for a meal here a few years ago and it was fantastic, unfortunately I can't say the same about our visit last night. Firstly, I'm annoyed at myself as I didn't realise the restaurant had lost its Michelin star. If I'd known that I wouldn't have even gone. It became increasingly apparent as the evening wore on why... More 

3 Thank louiseolou
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Visited this lovely hotel, and had a very memorable meal in the restaurant. We chose from the a la carte menu, some of the best cooked food I have eaten in a long time. All local food, lovingly prepared in the huge kitchen, served by very knowledgeable waiting staff, with some amazing wines. Very reasonable price for such a great... More 

Thank Ben T
Belfast, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

From the minute we arrived we were taken care of and made to feel very welcome, we were shown into the lounge area to peruse the imaginative menu and enjoy a pre dinner drink with canapés. Our order was taken and we were shown to our table the food was really first class,tasty and presented very well. The waiter and... More 

Thank Gezz27
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We attended Holbeck for my partner's 40th birthday. The restaurant is quaint and in a picturesque location. The welcome was warm we were ushered to a lovely lounge area to enjoy a pre-meal drink. However, from this point onwards the service deteriorated to levels which were completely unacceptable. I feel I must review the food separately from the service because... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?