Places to Eat
Fine Dining
  • RESTAURANT AT SAMLING, The Samling Hotel, Ambleside Road, Windermere, LA23 1LR – 015394 31922
    An elegantly luxurious hotel, advantageously located above Windermere with extensive lake views south and west. Offering exceptional fine-dining and one of the world's best wine lists, delivered with discreetly attentive service.
  • LAKE ROAD KITCHEN, Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0AD – 015394 22012
    Meats are roasted over fire and sourced from local farms. Expect to see PDO Herdwick lamb, dry aged Saddleback pork and 100 day aged Cumbrian Blue Grey beef. Seafood comes from Norway and Scotland, king crab, cod, halibut and hand dived Orkney scallops. (Closed Monday and Tuesdays, booking essential)
  • THE OLD STAMP HOUSE, Church Street, Ambleside, LA22 0BU – 015394 32775
    A unique ‘cellar’ dining restaurant with an excellent menu. It has a strong emphasis on using local seasonal produceand they have a true passion for cooking and have had very good reviews. (Closed Sunday & Monday, booking essential)
  • FOREST SIDE, Keswick Road, Grasmere, Ambleside, LA22 9RN – 015394 35250
    Fairy-tale gothic mansion, The Forest Side is the fulfilment of a romantic dream. Set in the magical Lake District landscape of Wordsworth’s beloved Grasmere. Delivering inspired modern cuisine, an unrivalled experience to excite and tantalise your tastebuds.
  • HRiSHi at GILPIN HOTEL AND LAKE HOUSE, Crook Road, Windermere, LA23 3NE – 015394 88818
    A Michelin Star and four AA rosettes. HRiSHi combines great Lake District produce and classic methods to deliver unbelievable textures and flavours – modern British cuisine with a twist.
  • GILPIN SPICE at GILPIN HOTEL AND LAKE HOUSE, Crook Road, Windermere, LA23 3NE – 015394 88818
    The laid-back ‘Gilpin Spice’ has an open kitchen serving tapas-style pan-Asian dishes inspired by countries along the spice trail – spanning the Philippines, the Indian sub-continent, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan and China.