Find this good restaurant in this comfortable home, historically-famous as the family home of Beatrix Potter. Although she wasn't brought up here, she is taught to have written and illustrated some of her stories whilst living here.
The kitchen offers dishes based around local produce.
This is concise, and frequently-changing, a typical Starter snapshot might include 'Cured Cartmel Venison Carpaccio with Shaved Parmesan & Black Truffle Dressing'; 'Pan-Fried King Scallop with Butternut Squash Purée & Sauce Vierge'; 'Confit of White Onions with Grilled Goats Cheese & Wild Rocket'; 'Sunblushed Tomato & Rocket Potato Gnocchi with Pesto'.
To be followed by 'Cumbrian Beef Fillet with Wild Mushroom & Beef Steamed Pudding, Buttery Mash & Bordelaise Sauce'; 'Pan-Fried Duck Supreme with Rosti Potatoes, Baby Spinach & Caramelised Spiced Sauce'; 'Pan-Fried Sea Bass Fillet with Confit Potatoes, Garlic Cockle Butter' and 'Pumpkin & Kale Risotto with White Truffle Oil with Crispy Parsnip' on the mains options.
Puds, such as 'Trio of Toffee - mini sticky toffee pudding, toffee sauce, vanilla & toffee ice cream' and 'Rhubarb Trio - rhubarb & ginger soup, rhubarb lasagne, white rhubarb crumble'; 'Passion Fruit Brulée with Fromage Frais & Basil Sorbet, Micro Basil & Passion Fuit Caviar' and a selection of English Farmhouse Cheese - complete the picture.
Smart casual dress only - no jeans or sleeveless T shirts.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: all week 12.30-14.00 - served in the Lounge; set L £12.95 (2 courses), £17.95 (3 courses)
- Dinner: all week 18.45-21.30; set D £46.50 (5 courses); Tasting Menu £59.95; mains about £20 to £28
- Seats: 70
- Wine: a well chosen list has something for all budgets
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Nearest station: Windermere Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Rooms available