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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.

The steaks we had were probably the best we’ve had .. done to perfection . The service was brilliant too , friendly and very helpful. Wish we lived closer to visit again .

Tracey 13 April 2019
from Morpeth

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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

4.5 (((() (based on 92 reviews)
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  • dinner (70)
  • views (46)
  • romantic (41)
  • trendy (37)
  • lunch (27)
  • luxury (26)
  • private dining (18)
  • large parties (13)
  • value (13)
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  • child friendly (9)
  • afternoon tea (7)
  • breakfast (6)
  • al fresco (3)
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  • (((** 15 April 2019 by Jane from Windermere

    Booked a table for 10 to celebrate our son's 18th Birthday- prior to arrival staff were very helpful with the details we wanted for our celebration. Unfortunately some of our party found the main courses did not meet our expectations. My father's steak was overcooked and my 1/2 lobster was tasteless, very dry and meagre ( the waitress did tell us from the off-set that the lobster was not available and king prawns and scallops would be replacing the lobster, which is why I chose it). When the waitress collected our plates she asked if all was ok with our meals and I said that my Lobster was not good at all and that I was expecting King Prawns, I believe she said "oh dear". We certainly would have ordered more drinks and had desserts but the staff seemed very busy ( perhaps too busy).I was expecting some feedback or perhaps concession but none-was forthcoming and the Lobster was charged at full price.In hindsight I should have returned the Lobster but as my father had had the ask for his steak to be replaced I didn't want to make a fuss. This is marketed as a high end restaurant and we have been several times as we live locally but probably not again.

  • ((((( 13 April 2019 by Tracey from Morpeth

    The steaks we had were probably the best we’ve had .. done to perfection . The service was brilliant too , friendly and very helpful. Wish we lived closer to visit again .

  • ((((( 11 April 2019 by Paulina from London

    Great restaurant. Pleasant atmosphere and lovely steaks

  • ((((( 10 April 2019 by Shirley from Dumfries

    Beautiful restaurant and staff very friendly and helpful. N

  • ((((( 22 February 2019 by Sharon from northamptonshire

    Had steak which was really nice. Cooked to perfection

  • ((((* 20 February 2019 by Mal from Preston

    Great food and location, only slight negatives are that the chicken strips were only slightly warm and not hot. Also I would like more beef and veg on the Sunday roast but was very tasty.

  • ((((( 20 February 2019 by John from Ambleside

    The food at Blue Smoke on the Bay was fabulous, We started with a sharer platter which had tastings of jerk chicken, wood smoked salmon, air dried ham and smoked cheese as well hummus, guacamole and a flatbread. It was all cooked perfectly and tasted great. We were glad we went for a taste of everything rather than just pick one starter. We then had the butterflied chicken and sirloin steak. Both were cooked beautifully, the chicken particularly as it was really juicy. The flavouring from the smoke added to the taste. We accompanied the meal with grilled tender stem broccoli, triple cut chips, peppercorn sauce and onion rings and all were cooked really well and tasted fantastic. We skipped the dessert as we'd eaten so much already that we couldn't fit one in!
    Overall, the experience was great and the food was brilliant. I don't think I can recommend Blue Smoke on the Bay more highly.

  • ((((( 17 February 2019 by Keith from Bullock Smithy

    Absolutely fabulous...The whole experience was wonderful from 1st bite to the last.
    The 'crew' especially Tania made this a great night for my lovely lady's birthday.
    Expensive but worth every last penny

  • ((((( 13 February 2019 by Beverley from KENDAL

    A gem of a restaurant, overlooking the lake with great food and service!

  • ((((* 7 February 2019 by Megan from Staveley

    Fantastic staff, welcoming atmosphere , overall amazing food experience. Perfect. Our new favourite!

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