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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” (43 reviews)
“sweetbreads” (7 reviews)
“petit fours” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Ambleside Road | The Samling Hotel, Windermere LA23 1LR, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 6 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was really looking forward to afternoon tea here. Wonderful location with amazing views. Staff look smart and are polite but lack any genuine warmth - this could be due to the fact that in just over an hour that we were there 6 people 'dealt'...More

1  Thank adgewendy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked in here to celebrate our anniversary and have already booked to visit again next month. I wasnt feeling too well when we visited but didnt want to cancel, so glad I didnt as we really enjoyed the Samling. The service was great, from the...More

Thank UK007agent
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second stay. Stayed for two nights so had the seven course menu followed the next night by the ten course signature menu. This was exceptional cooking and now it is set in a dining room which has full views (through plate glass panoramic windows) over...More

Thank Domirwin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant probably has the best views and outlook of any starred place in the uk. The restaurant and views are simply breathtaking! The food was pretty good but not outstanding. Some of the dishes were so so, but a couple of them were sublime....More

Thank n10wlr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first thing you get is the stunning views towards the lake - what a setting. Truly up there with the best. Restaurant only has about 15 tables so booking is a must - particularly if you are not a guest. We were there on...More

Thank Wilton2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Both myself and my fiancé are HUGE 'foody's' and found our experience visiting the Samling for dinner very enjoyable. The service was polite, helpful, timely and knowledgeable. We choose the 9/10 course sample menu and made some amendments as I am pregnant so couldn't enjoy...More

Thank lyndajoy84
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were lucky to eat here on a beautiful sunny day, starting off with drinks and amuse-bouches on the terrace. Long wait to get the drinks; cocktail list uninspiring so all chose non-alcoholic on terrace. The tasting menu was mainly delicious, and the kitchen accommodating...More

Thank Mimomeemo
Reviewed 17 June 2017

It was such a shame to be given a gift voucher to go somewhere special, only to find that it was just not that great at all. Although the refurb is now finished, and we went before it was completed, some of the basics are...More

Thank Chris F
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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
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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