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Holbeck Ghyll

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Holbeck Ghyll, Windermere LA23 1LU, England
+44 15394 32375
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York, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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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 4 weeks ago 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 

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London
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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 

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
38 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 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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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 

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Thank Gezz27
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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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Norfolk, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Great meal, great service, highly recommended! Somehow they manage to blend relaxed feeling along with high class service and food. A truly class act and well worth visiting, you will not be disappointed.

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CUMBRIA
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546 reviews
367 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,349 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Without doubt this place has to be the best food available in Cumbria. Darren and his team truly produce some magic in the kitchen here. Love the choice of produce anyhow what should not work combinations taste like they have been made for each other. The added exception to this place is the fabulous sommelier, forgive me for not knowing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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?