Find this good restaurant in this comfortable hotel, belonging to the Best Western marketing organisation.
On the food front, you can eat well, during the evening, in the smart Greenhouse Restaurant or less elaborately in the Alexander pub - which offers meals all day.
For the former, the kitchen (which you can see busily at work) offers a seasonal menu of carefully-sourced dishes - often giving full provenance on the menu.
A winter snapshot brought 'Spiced Parsnip Soup with Sweetcorn Salsa'; 'Roasted Quail with Scotch Quail Egg, Watercress, Lentils & Wild Mushrooms'; 'Ballantine of Confit Chicken Leg with Jerusalem Artichokes, Curthwaite Goats Curd & Sherry Vinegar' and 'Salad of Roasted Winter Vegetables with Hazelnut Custard & Chili Dressing' on the listed starters.
'Roasted Fillet of Hake, Brown Shrimps, Leeks, Pearl Barley, Salsify & Red Wine Butter'; 'Eden Valley Chicken with Crispy Drumstick, Onion & Raison Purée, Chicken Livers, Parsnips & Tarragon Jus'; 'Grilled Dry-Aged Sirloin Steak with Fat Chips & Béarnaise Sauce'; 'Slow-Cooked Belly of Pork with Apples, Artichokes, Chicory, Smoked Eel Fritters & Cumberland Mustard' and 'Semolina Gnocchi with Watercress, Curly Kale, Salt Baked Beetroots & Truffled Butter Sauce' amongst the starters.
Food is cooked to a high standard, and this continues into the desserts, with perhaps 'Cranberry Parfait with Mandarin Jelly. Chestnut Cream & Crumble'; 'Mulled Wine Poached Pear with Vanilla Pannacotta with Pear & Prune Samosa' and 'Hot Chocolate Fondant with Hazelnut Ice Cream & Poached Rhubarb' there to tempt you.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Light lunches in Alexanders 'Pub', mains about £11 to £21
- Dinner: all week 19.00-20.30; set D from £28 (3 courses); mains about £14 to £23; Tasting Menu £45 (5 courses)
- Seats: 80
- Wine: a well-chosen list has something for everyone
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Kendal Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Closed: L all week
- Rooms available