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Restaurant at Samling

Ambleside Road | The Samling Hotel, Windermere LA23 1LR, England
+44 15394 31922
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good16%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (49 reviews)
“sweetbreads” (7 reviews)
“petit fours” (18 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Ambleside Road | The Samling Hotel, Windermere LA23 1LR, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I visited recently having been before. Overall we had a great dining experience. My wife had a perfect meal. My only criticism is that I pre specified no fish as I don't like the taste. One of my canapés was fish and...More

Thank HarrythedogPlymouth
Reviewed 1 week ago

We returned to The Samling after a delightful visit last year when we were told about the building of the new restaurant. Dinner was booked for 7.30 in the stunning new glass addition to the traditional Lakeland building. The views were to die for: two...More

Thank Bronte_Sister
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It look us over a year to finally get round to using up a wedding present voucher for The Samling, but it was definitely worth it. We were lucky enough to have picked a day with great weather and got to sit outside on the...More

Thank Boicey570
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends told me we were going to a country house hotel. They were wrong - this place has had a major re-fit since they last visited and this now a modern, stripped-down gourmet dining venue where the only choice is between two different tasting...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The moment the car entered the restaurant area I was enchanted - a beautiful house with a modern new wing and a picturesque garden. We went there for lunch on a Wed so pretty much had the whole restaurant ourselves. We chose the 4 course...More

Thank Littlefoodmonster
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Samling last Friday and went for the seasonal menu. The first thing to say is the setting is stunning and the service was at the standard we would expect from a Michelin star restaurant. The views from the dining room even on...More

Thank Ian K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first experience of Michelin star level fine dining, as a honeymoon treat to ourselves, and it was certainly memorable! The restaurant itself is contemporary and elegant, without being stuffy. The tables and chairs are mostly angled towards the large windows, so only...More

Thank Michael N
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We last visited The Samling in 2015, before their re-furb. At that time we thought it was quite good, but not quite there. I am pleased to say that the changes have now made this place into a stunning contemporary dining space. The views are...More

Thank Scareybob
Reviewed 22 July 2017

The Restauarant at The Samling is stunning. Its position overlooking Lake Windermere is beautiful and presents the perfect backdrop to a wonderful dining experience. There is nothing pretentious about this restaurant it is relaxed because it is sure of itself. The food and service speak...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We ate here as part of a dinner, bed and breakfast deal, which was great value for money. I chose the hotel/restaurant because it has separate vegetarian/vegan signature tasting menus, which is great. I opted for the 10 course vegan menu. The presentation of the...More

Thank Christine I
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3 March 2016|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
I sent an emailed request for a lunch reservation (as a non guest), and received confirmation promptly. I did this well in advance - last minute and I do not get along well... If you are serious, I recommend leaving a... More
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9 December 2015|
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Response from Rhizostoma | Reviewed this property |
We have always dressed smart when dining out, smart casual will certainly be OK for lunch and a great opportunity to put the boat out a bit for somewhere so special.
17 September 2015|
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Response from Rhizostoma | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual is the way and always nice to dress up whenever you can for that special meal. Which is exactly what we experienced at the Samling, of course there are cheaper restaurants about, but this is just lovely, our... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 135 - US$ 135
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ambleside Road | The Samling Hotel, Windermere LA23 1LR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 31922
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