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The Dining Room

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Broadgate | Broadgate, Grasmere LA22 9TA, England
+44 15394 35217
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were full board in the Oakbank Hotel so ate here every night. The food is superb. Beautifully presented fine dining. The fillet steak was moist and so tender and the rhubarb cheesecake to die for! Service is excellent and the staff knowledgeable. Sat in the lounge afterwards and enjoyed a coffee and petite fours. It was wonderful. Back again... More 

Thank alysonBromsgrove
Nantwich, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a good find Staying in grasmere and had dinner here Very impressed! The four course dinner was excellent, innovative and of such good quality and great flavour easily comparable to some starred restaurants. Service was really pleasant, relaxed formal and welcoming, lovely staff, and normal people who smile and chat! Well done Easily recommended

Thank Glen M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Top quality food, beautifully presented. Fantastic use of local ingredients by a talented chef. Breakfast also excellent.

1 Thank carole24658
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

We called in here while we were staying at a cottage in Grasmere and had an amazing Sunday Dinner, the service was excellent and the food was amazing, we will definitely be going back. The Hotel is on the way into the village and I am sure people drive past and miss it, you need to turn round and pay... More 

Thank daverox234
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Fabulous food and service - venison the best we have ever tasted also try the scallops if they are on the menu.

Thank Wildman65
Battle, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

We have celebrated New Year at The Oak Bank for 8 years, and both service and food have always been excellent. At breakfast, the choice is wide : juices/fresh fruit/fruit compotes/cereals/porridge/ smoked salmon/smoked haddock/ & every combination of the traditional English breakfast. Quality ingredients are used - often local - and their taste and texture shine out. Afternoon tea is... More 

Thank Ruth M
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Our son and wife had booked us in for lunch as part of our stay in grassmere,we were greeted by a very pleasant and cheerful waitress,we were shown in to very nice bar area with log fire, we were served drinks with a tasty selection of canopies, you could have two or three courses selection from the menu we all... More 

Thank stuart g
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Absolutely wonderful experience. At first we were shown into a cosy lounge with a wood burning stove and nibbled on a delicious amuse bouche of goats cheese and blood orange on a poppy crispbread whilst we decided what to eat. We both decided on the divine duck parfait with yogurt sorbet- a surprising combination which worked exceedingly well. I m... More 

Thank ItalianophileYarm
Mirfield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

I had the fortune alone with my party of 6 to dine 3 nights over the New Year period in this restaurant. From arriving in the lounge and receiving canapés, to relaxing in the lounge post meal with coffee and petit fours, the whole experience was first class. The chefs were on form and the waiters were attentive. Simon certainly... More 

1 Thank yorkie39
Kuala Lumpur
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399 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

The Dining Room is the food side of the Oak Bank Hotel and was our regular spot during a New Year break which included two nights choosing courses from the regular menu and an eight course gala dinner for New Year's Eve. The hotel is undergoing a gradual refurbishment and the Dining Room itself is part of the remodel with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$75
British, European
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Broadgate | Broadgate, Grasmere LA22 9TA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Grasmere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 35217
  • This restaurant is at Oak Bank Hotel

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?