Blue Smoke on the Bay

(210 Reviews)
Blue Smoke on the Bay Low Wood Bay Ambleside Road, Windermere, North West England, LA23 1LP
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Sunday Lunch Roast: 2-Courses £29 per person, 3-Courses £36 per person

Subject to availability as displayed within the booking interface. Menu subject to change


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
(based on 210 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (19)
  • al fresco (10)
  • breakfast (13)
  • business (21)
  • child friendly (13)
  • dinner (151)
  • entertainment (3)
  • large parties (24)
  • lunch (73)
  • luxury (58)
  • private dining (37)
  • romantic (91)
  • trendy (78)
  • value (35)
  • views (105)
  • By Leanne I from Ambleside
    26 September 2020

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

  • By David C from Liverpool
    23 September 2020

    Very enjoyable lunch. Staff knowledgable and courteous, setting wonderful and food excellent.

  • By Robert P from Wigan
    23 September 2020


  • By Joy H from Ulverston
    23 September 2020

    Lovely Setting, Great Food, the Rum Espresso Martini was Delightful and Fabulous Service from Natalia. Highly recommend and will come again.

  • By Jessica M from Leeds
    22 September 2020

    Great food and even better service.

  • By Lisa H from Kent
    22 September 2020

    Food was great, wide choice and nicely presented. Waiting staff super friendly and attentive.

  • By Angela W from Lancaster
    20 September 2020

    Fantastic service. Extremely friendly staff. Went for Sunday lunch and the roast dinner did not disappoint. Definitely recommended. The price of the food reflects the superb quality, service and location.

  • By Jenny A from Hyde
    20 September 2020

    The Sunday lunch was memorable. One of the best I have ever had

  • By Linda K from Preston
    19 September 2020

    Had to wait for nearly 10 minutes for someone to acknowledge us even though there was a man at the bar who could have easily said l will be with you in minute. I noticed whilst I stood next to the hand sanitizer that the tray was black and needed cleaning which really wasn’t a good start. He then sat us on a large table next to where they cook which seemed a bit strange as there were only 2 of us and seem to be tables available elsewhere. He took our drinks order and said someone else would take our food order. Eventually order taken. When the food arrived it was very good. Someone else came and took the plates away, but we weren’t asked if we wanted dessert or a drink, so we thought someone else would come and check - they didn’t so after 15minutes l went to the bar and asked to pay. I wasn’t asked if everything was alright just told the amount. We felt that the service was really poor and felt just neglected. It was our anniversary, so we were really looking forward to it, but due to the service or lack of it didn’t enjoy it at all., which was a shame as food was good and would have liked a dessert.

  • By Rebecca S from Windermere
    15 September 2020

    Everything was excellent, except for the cheese tart starter which was very much a disappointment! Other than that we couldn't fault the food or the staff. Steak was to die for. Waitressess super friendly and attentive.

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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

Available offers

  • Sunday Lunch Roast: 2-Courses £29 per person, 3-Courses £36 per person

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