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The Grill & Smokehouse Restaurant

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Crook Road, Windermere LA23 3NF, England
+44 15394 45225
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
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Sun 12:30 - 14:30
Sun - Thu 18:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Are you sure? Are you really sure? A cautionary tale .......on Friday lunchtime, a phone call was made to the Wild Boar and a table was booked for lunch for 2 people on Saturday. Or so we thought!The car park was full which looked promising but arriving in the bar, we found ourselves amongst a wedding party. We went through... More 

Thank j-j-88X
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location, menu and very smart inside. All the food was excellent apart from my steak which was only 'good'. For a smokehouse, and for the expensive prices I would expect the best quality to get 5*

Thank DrBarryG
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visit at least 4 times during the summer the pigs in blankets and the pork cracklings are fantastice The chateau Breannad is out of this world have eaten there on at least 5 occasions per year for the past 7 years and can honestly say we have never had a bad meal or poor service

Thank gbrader61
Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had a fantastic 2 day break at the Wild Boar. The food was outstanding - a sharing platter as a starter that didn't have everything covered in breadcrumbs or batter was lovely. The pork scratchings were the best ever. My highlight was the smoked Ostrich steak - just like the best fillet steak you can imagine.... More 

Thank johneifionjones
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Went with my husband for our valentines treat. Had seen all the good reviews online and we both love steak so we were really looking forward to trying the steak. I thought the whole atmosphere was very quiet in there you could hear everyone talking and when they were chewing their pork scratchings! We ordered pigs in blanket and pork... More 

1 Thank Motherofthreegirls3
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Fantastic place to come for any reason, great food and excellent service. Atmosphere is cosy and relaxing. Fabulous!

Thank gordon_ppm
Windermere, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Me and my wife visited the steakhouse based on recommendation from someone who had been a while back. The food was good but a little steep for what it's worth in terms of small portions for the price. The service was okay as well.

1 Thank AzBauer
Abingdon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

A mini break to include a Smoky Jo smoking course. Wonderful hotel with the friendliest of staff. Chef changed dishes to accommodate a dietary problem. Blazing fires everywhere gave it a cosy feel when cold outside. Room was comfortable with an amazing selection of tea and coffee in the room.

Thank luktutts
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Food was fantastic! Steaks cooked perfectly and desert was fantastic! Not the cheapest but definitely worth a treat!

Thank jen01_xxx
Morecambe, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

The warm welcome, lovely room and excellent food will keep on bringing us back. We had a wonderful relaxing time.

Thank Maria C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, 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
  • This restaurant is at The Wild Boar

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