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3 Ash Street | An Award Winning Restaurant 5 Minutes Walk From Lake Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EB, England
+44 15394 48242
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a beautiful early birthday meal here. The whole meal was sublime. Beautiful surroundings , unobtrusive staff and exceptionally executed food. Our starters of pulled duck and seafood broth left us wanting our mains and we were not disappointed, smoked haddock and king scallops and a ribeye were to die for. Best chips I have ever tasted, dessert of apple... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We eat here every time we stay in Bowness and we've never had a bad experience. For starters my fiancée had the Chicken Liver Parfait (huge portion and very tasty) and I had the Shellfish soup. I've eaten at several michelin star restaurants but this shellfish soup was the absolute tops 5 star quality - the taste and flavour was... More 

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Askam in Furness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely perfect evening spent here with my husband during half-term. We both had three courses which were all absolute delicious. My husband had the arancini which he devoured and I had the butternut squash soup to start - the depth of flavour in this soup was incredible and one of the best I've had. My husband had a fish main... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing place to eat, we visited here on the first night of our trip to Bowness-on-Windermere, this happened to be a Saturday night and the town was very busy. We called in on the off chance of a table and the staff squeezed us in. Very small restaurant however amazing food and lovely staff would definitely recommend. My partner is... More 

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Thank Hannah V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Return visit to our favourite restaurant in Bowness. They had a bit of a refurb in January this year. Sadly the rather decadent velvet end of the restaurant with its mood lighting and booths has made way for a larger kitchen but they have expanded the upstairs to compensate. Downstairs is a bit bright, a touch draughty and slightly lacking... More 

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Thank RichardVUK
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend took me there for my bday and I absolutely loved it! The food is incredible good and the atmosphere is so good! He couldn't have chosen better! I had the pork belly and highly recommend it :)

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Thank Gabriela N
Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a special birthday for me .When we arrived and were seated the staff wished me happy birthday.The staff explained in detail how the food was cooked and it was cooked to perfection! The flavours were superb! Presentation excellent.and I was presented with a chocolate happy birthday message on a plate at the end of the meal. This was... More 

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North of Preston
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A change of decor and menu meant that we didn't enjoy our time here nearly as much as we have in the past - sadly the revamp seems to have left little character in the place and it all seemed a little more cafe like than it was. Menu was unappealing - the food we had was still tasty enough... More 

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Spennymoor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked up in advance based on good reviews and rating... and I definitely didn't regret it. Customer service, restaurant, location and quality of food all excellent. Without doubt I recommend this place to all, and will certainly be revisiting myself in the future! Keep up the good work

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely restaurant with eceptional food. This is award winning material in my humble opinion. Not stupidly expensive either. King scallop starter is very special. Very friendly service. Highly recommended. Thank you

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Ash Street | An Award Winning Restaurant 5 Minutes Walk From Lake Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 48242
Description
Award winning dining just a five minute stroll from the shores of Lake Windermere.

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