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Balance Of Bowness

Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BJ, England
+44 15394 47447
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BJ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have visited Balance three times now and will be returning for more. A warm welcome on arrival and a nice relaxing, peaceful oasis set in one of the most beautiful parts of England. Each time we have visited this restaurant we have been delighted...More

Thank Anne W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a delicious dinner at Balance last night, we enjoyed fillet of sea bass with couscous as a main course then gingerbread pannacotta for my man and black currant sorbet for me...all really good. The atmosphere is cosy, menu interesting and the ‘front of...More

1  Thank UKbeachhutter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here last Friday evening whilst spending the weekend in Bowness with my wife. Could not fault it, quality, presentation, atmosphere and service were all first class. I had pork loin and my wife had chicken and we boath agreed that it was as nice...More

Thank Bob W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here last night with my wife and we both agreed that this now the best place in Bowness. Could not fault a thing. Will definitely be back.

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here during a short weekend break to Bowness. We had been perusing Trip Advisor for ideas of where to eat, Balance wasn’t our first choice, but was next in line after our first enquiry to another restaurant refused to take a booking! Things always...More

Thank RichG2011
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with my family on a quiet Sunday night meaning the manager was nice enough to allow our well behaved dog in too (added bonus). Prices are slightly higher than other places in bowness, however the food here tasted amazing! Would recommend the lamb....More

Thank kwilliams124
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Visited here a few nights ago for a family birthday, the food was really tasty and we were made to feel extra special by the staff! Thank you for an excellent evening!

Thank Emma L
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Booked a table here during our stay in Bowness in November. It was ok but have had better steaks. Sadly the place lacked atmosphere.

Thank Eileen G
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Superb food, excellent service. Definitely going again. My mouth is watering now remembering the lovely meal. Top nosh. X

Thank Reltub56
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Booked for 8 family members for a special birthday and got no service, no attention and worst of all no food after AN HOUR AND A QUARTER. We had to ask for the menus, when we asked for service it was inattentive and mouthed responses...More

2  Thank Edhj69
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21 February 2017|
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Response from IsabelDurham | Reviewed this property |
What was Fat Olives is no longer. The new owners are operating it in a different style.
8 October 2016|
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Response from greekirelander | Reviewed this property |
Sorry cannot help ,did not notice any dogs. However most places around the lakes do
26 August 2016|
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Response from shrill29 | Property representative |
Thank you to all the lovely reviewers who have already answered this question. Yes we definitely welcome children and supply high chairs if needed. We have a childrens menu and supply colouring to keep them busy while they... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$47
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 47447
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Balance restaurant in Bowness brings together the best of traditional dining with fresh ideas and a smart interior. The tables are beautifully set with linen and candles, the music is soft and ambient, and the atmosphere is calm and relaxed. All of this sets the stage for the food, which celebrates the best Lake District ingredients alongside hand-picked flavours from around the globe.
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