With views of Lake Windermere and beyond to the Old Man of Coniston, this comfortable hotel and destination restaurant is set in 15 acres of its own grounds, and offers an excellent dining experience.
The kitchen concentrates on the best local products, and the quality of these shine through in his dishes.
The menus change a little on a daily basis, but typical starters could be ' Monkfish Tail with Vanilla and crisp Pancetta Lardons'; 'Risotto of Flookburgh Shrimps' or 'Terrine of Chicken, Pork and Black Pudding with Fig Chutney'.
Mains might include the likes of 'Line-caught Sea Bass with Scallops with Smoked Tomato Ratatouille and Pesto Mash'; 'Old Spot Pork three ways (confit belly, seared fillet and Sage and Onion Sausage' and 'Crusted Loin of Local Lamb with a Swede Confit and Vegetable Hotpot'.
Desserts went down very well with us - 'Apple Soufflé with Vanilla Ice Cream' and 'Lavender and Molasses Bavarois, with fresh raspberries and a Chocolate Sorbet in particular.
Those not having a sweet tooth have a selection of British and Irish cheeses in peak condition.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: all week, 12.00-14.00; set L Mon-Sat £14.95 (2 courses), £19.95 (3 courses); Sun £24.95; a lighter Terrace/Bar menu is also offered
- Dinner: all week 19.00-21.00; set D £52 (4 courses)
- Seats: 60, plus 20 outside
- Wine: an excellent wine list, kicking off at about £20.00, is particularly interesting for lovers of New World wines.
- Children's portions: Yes, but no children under 7
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Nearest station: Windermere
- Directions: See the map on this page - or take the first left off the A591, at the roundabout North-West of Kendal (B5284). Continue for about 9km. the hotel/restaurant is 2km's after the Windermere Golf Club on the left.
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: 24th-27th Dec; 29th - 1st Jan.
- Air conditioned
- Outside eating
- Rooms available