Blue Smoke on the Bay

(219 Reviews)
Blue Smoke on the Bay Low Wood Bay Ambleside Road, Windermere, North West England, LA23 1LP
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WOOD - FIRE AFTERNOON TEA

This offer is available from January 8, 2021 until January 8, 2023, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer includes service.

Average

Main course: £20
Food spend: £33.5

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 18:30 - 22:00.

Restaurant description

Looking out over the tranquil waters of Lake Windermere, Blue Smoke on the Bay is a delightfully cosy restaurant at New Lake District. The 3-metre long double wood-fired grill acts as a focal point, using sustainable British woods to cook a selection of juicy steaks which are perfectly complemented by the diverse wine list.

A great selection of wholesome British flavours are served on the Blue Smoke at the Bay menu. Start off with Solway lobster and Muncaster crab bisque served with artisan bread, before choosing one of the succulent aged steaks cooked using a variety of woods. Other grill specialities include mango habanero-spiced chicken breast, and coffee rub short rib. There are also vegetarian choices such as sweet potato and pinto bean chilli, and indulgent sides of beer battered onion rings and sweet potato mash.

Save room for pudding at Blue Smoke on the Bay in Windermere, with options like chocolate and Captain Morgan Spiced Rum mousse, and locally produced artisan cheeses. Alongside the diverse wine list there are classic and signature cocktails, including ones made for sharing.

Offering beautiful lake views and a cosy ambience, Blue Smoke on the Bay is a 7-minute drive from Windermere Rail Station.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Blue Smoke on the Bay
4.4
(based on 219 reviews)

89%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (21)
  • al fresco (10)
  • breakfast (13)
  • business (21)
  • child friendly (14)
  • dinner (158)
  • entertainment (3)
  • large parties (25)
  • lunch (77)
  • luxury (60)
  • private dining (39)
  • romantic (96)
  • trendy (81)
  • value (36)
  • views (110)
  • By Martin L from Preston
    1 November 2020

    Good food particularly Roast Beef Daughters enjoyed thier meals Only low point was 175ml glass Malbec £10.75 !!Why no 275ml glass price extreme for 175ml

  • By Mags G from Birmingham
    24 October 2020

    Great service, fabulous food/wine and a beautiful interior. V comfy seats, well laid- out for Covid safety. Definitely recommend and will return. Thanks

  • By June T from Chester
    21 October 2020

    Good dining overall not offered water at table had to ask. Main course came too abruptly new staff gave incorrect menu reading. Good food !!

  • By Jenny D from Manchester
    21 October 2020

    Very friendly service and lovely food, the Sea bream was really good. Nice location

  • By Gerald Styler S from Birmingham
    15 October 2020

    Disappointing food, disappointing response to criticism of food, slow service, soft leather seats not comfortable for eating, food also seemed to have been produced from catering packs.

  • By Robert S from Ambleside
    13 October 2020

    Whole experience was excellent

  • By Rosie L from London
    8 October 2020

    We went for lunch & we weren't overly impressed. For the money you pay I would expect a lot more; at least a decent bit of steak but it was quite fatty & hardly any meat on it. Service quite slow & no one around when needing to send the steak back to get it cooked a bit more as it was more rare than medium. My partner had to get up to find someone. Overall we weren't happy and won't be in a rush to return.

  • By Suzanne H from Cumbria
    7 October 2020

    We enjoyed our meal very much steaks cooked just as ordered and delicious . Had a lovely afternoon and the view was amazing. Staff friendly and helpful.

  • By Adele F from Wigan
    4 October 2020

    Third visit here, Sunday lunch was outstanding, delicious, well presented and full up to the brim

  • By Leanne I from Ambleside
    26 September 2020

    Lovely surroundings, staff very friendly, and steak cooked to perfection as always

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Blue Smoke on the Bay
Blue Smoke on the Bay Low Wood Bay Ambleside Road, Windermere, North West England, LA23 1LP