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Blue Smoke on the Bay

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

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  • Blue Smoke on the Bay - Cumbria
  • Blue Smoke on the Bay - Cumbria
  • Blue Smoke on the Bay - Cumbria
  • Blue Smoke on the Bay - Cumbria
  • Blue Smoke on the Bay - Cumbria
  • Blue Smoke on the Bay - Cumbria
  • Blue Smoke on the Bay - Cumbria
  • Blue Smoke on the Bay - Cumbria
  • Blue Smoke on the Bay - Cumbria
  • Blue Smoke on the Bay - Cumbria
  • Blue Smoke on the Bay - Cumbria
  • Blue Smoke on the Bay - Cumbria
  • Blue Smoke on the Bay - Cumbria
  • Blue Smoke on the Bay - Cumbria
  • Blue Smoke on the Bay - Cumbria
  • Blue Smoke on the Bay - Cumbria
  • Blue Smoke on the Bay - Cumbria
Average
Main course: £20
Food spend: £34
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 18:30 - 22:00.

Service was excellent and food was delicious! No complaints. Very happy!

Tim 14 August 2018
from Reading

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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.

Blue Smoke on the Bay

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

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Customer reviews for Blue Smoke on the Bay

4.3 (((() (based on 49 reviews)
85% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (34)
  • views (23)
  • romantic (20)
  • trendy (19)
  • lunch (15)
  • luxury (14)
  • private dining (9)
  • value (7)
  • business (6)
  • child friendly (5)
  • large parties (5)
  • breakfast (4)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • al fresco (2)
  • ((((( 19 August 2018 by Amy from Kendal

    Visited Blue Smoke for the first time as a couple, celebrating a birthday. We were made to feel very welcome and special with a lovely card on our table - in the window overlooking the lake as requested. A stunning setting even on a drizzly evening!
    The staff were all bubbly, friendly, but not over-attentive (which can be irritating!), the selection of drinks and cocktails is extensive and the menu has something for everyone.
    Extremely good food, tasty, fresh and interesting, great atmosphere - relaxed yet upmarket - a great place for a special occasion. We will be back!

  • ((((( 17 August 2018 by David from Lancaster

    Booked for brunch at 12 noon. Not busy and excellent personal service. The brunch package is a real bargain, with both the waffle with fruit and the huevos rancheros being beautifully prepared and really tasty. Just don't expect to eat again before a late (and light) dinner! The new Blue Smoke restaurant is spacious and comfortable. with a visible wood-fired grill for those who like to see the chefs in action!

  • ((((* 14 August 2018 by Matthew from London

    Awesome place, amazing experience, great service. I was only disappointed that my ‘Special’ of the Day. Roast Beef, which was amazingly cooked was served with the most dismal roast potatoes. Hard as rocks, and one of them was rotten. I alerted our fantastic waiter Sasha (who was absolutely brilliant) who took my potato away but I wasn’t offered anything else which was disappointing. Not Sasha’s fault. I felt the kitchen should have acted upon this. As a knowledgable foodie I know the potato’s had been reheated from an earlier service or day.

    Other than that I thought it was BRILLIANT!

  • ((((( 14 August 2018 by Tim from Reading

    Service was excellent and food was delicious! No complaints. Very happy!

  • ((((( 6 August 2018 by Richard from Chester

    Fabulous food....especially the chicken breast. Very friendly and efficient staff.

  • ((((( 30 July 2018 by Alan from Bolton

    The food was excellent and plentiful
    No need for a starter unless you have a big appetite
    The wine was very pricey at £28 for s bottle of Rose
    That said we would definitely return

  • ((((( 30 July 2018 by Margaret from Ambleside, UK

    It was our first visit to Bkue Smoke in the Bay. We were delighted with the first impression of decor and ambience.. the welcome by attentive staff and comfortable seating..we were celebrating our daughter’s birthday and were pleasantly surprised to see table decorations and a card on the table. We were close to the kitchen area and felt a bit too warm and asked if it was possible to move to another table. The request was willingly attended to and we were especially pleased that the decorations were moved to our new table. The staff who looked after were initially Kate and for the rest of the evening Sasha. Both delightful. Sasha was engaging in conversation and sang happy birthday to our daughter when presenting a cake to her. Nothing was too much trouble and the service was excellent.
    All the dishes we ordered were excellent, generous portions, some of which we brought home. This was arranged willingly too.
    The wine service was excellent with the order arriving almost instantly.. Although the restaurant was busy it felt calm and the tables far enough apart not to feel crowded. We were pleased there was no background music
    Altogether a very pleasant enjoyable evening. We will definitely be returning

  • ((((( 29 July 2018 by Richard from Bingley

    Lovely food & atmosphere

  • ((((( 28 July 2018 by Gillian from London

    Lovely brunch

  • ((((( 27 July 2018 by Lisa from Turton

    Absolutely stunning! We took friends from Reading, the food was impeccable, staff friendly and helpful, we couldn’t fault it. Even our very picky friend said he would definitely be back. You even provided the great weather for them. My husband and myself will be back very soon.

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