Built as a private house in the 1850's, this comfortable hotel now houses a good stand-alone restaurant, which is deservedly popular with residents and non-residents alike.
The conservatory Garden Restaurant, candlelit during the evening and overlooking the floodlit garden, makes a relaxing setting.
A menu snapshot brought 'Grilled Fillet of Seabass with Shellfish Risotto, Lemon Grass Foam & Leek Julienne'; 'Smoked Guinea Fowl, Smoked Paneer Cheese & Cumbrian Ham Salad with Beetroot Julienne & Olive & Marjoram Dressing' and 'Three Textures of Smoked Salmon - gravadlax & cucumber gateau, mi cuit & taramasalata' listed amongst the starters.
Whilst 'Sautéed Breast of Guinea Fowl in a Sherry Cream Sauce and Ravioli of Sun-Blushed Tomato & Feta'; 'Roast Lakeland Venison with Dauphinoise Potatoes, Braised Red Cabbage, Roast Pear & Drambuie Jus'; 'Cumin Seed Mustard-Roasted Loin of Cod with Pak Choi Bubble & Squeak, Lemon Chili Jam & Shellfish Reduction'; 'Sautéed Fillet of Lakeland Beef with Roasted Shallots, Wild Mushroom Ravioli, Leek Confit & Peppercorn Jus' and 'Garlic-Roast Aubergine & Spinach Charlotte with Ginger & Chili Roast Vegetables' setting the style for mains.
Puds, such as 'Sticky Toffee Pudding with Toffee Sauce & Grasmere Gingerbread Ice Cream'; 'Mango Soufflé with Coconut Ice Cream & Pina Colada Coulis' and 'Plum Loaf Bread & Butter Pudding with Orange Compote and Whisky & Honey Ice Cream' complete the picture.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: all week 12.00-13.45; set L £29.50 (3 courses)
- Dinner: http://all week 19.00-21.30; set D £39.50 (3 courses)
- Seats: 65
- Wine: an impressive list has firm marks-ups, but offers a good selection by the glass
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Windermere Rail
- Directions: See the map at the top of this page
- Parking: Yes
- Rooms available