Blue Smoke on the Bay

(184 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

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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 184 reviews)

89%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (16)
  • al fresco (10)
  • breakfast (13)
  • business (20)
  • child friendly (12)
  • dinner (135)
  • entertainment (3)
  • large parties (23)
  • lunch (59)
  • luxury (54)
  • private dining (35)
  • romantic (82)
  • trendy (71)
  • value (32)
  • views (97)
  • By Allyson T from MARYPORT
    8 March 2020

    I had chicken, hubby had steak. Cooked perfectly. Followed by apple crumble...which was to die for. Very nice staff

  • By Elizabeth P from Chorley
    8 March 2020

    The waitress was very friendly, the service was very quick and efficient and the tools was excellent - thanks!

  • By Charles G from Darlington
    8 March 2020

    Food and service very good

  • By Angie D from Manchester
    3 March 2020

    Beautiful lakeside view, very kind to write a birthday card for my friend, and a good wine selection. Their lunchtime vegetarian menu is limited and neither of the dishes were ‘delicious’, They specialise in open view grills in a different part of the restaurant. The roasted pepper was too bitter and the flatbread was too chewy and dry. The apple crumble was delicious though. It was nice for the location and view but as a vegetarian, if you’re a foodie you might be disappointed. Please also note the whole venue is stylish and pristine but the conservatory is dated and the decor and ambience is not of the same standard. It was a special birthday lunch for my friend I’m so relieved she liked it .

  • By Lisa S from Sheffield
    1 March 2020

    Brilliant service food excellent

  • By Gary A from Whitehaven
    25 February 2020

    Very easy to book online, service was swift an the servers were very good, there wasnt any hovering around, they checked up a couple of times an then kept their distance. Food to me was ok, there was just domething missing, i dont know what and im no critic, it was just as if there was something missing.

  • By Anonymous S from Ambleside
    23 February 2020

    Wonderful dinner at Blue Smoke. Service was a little slow to get us sat down but the starters and main meals were excellent.

  • By Lee D from Carnforth
    21 February 2020

    Amazing! Food was superb as was the atmosphere

  • By Josie C from Windermere
    19 February 2020

    Really great meal for our family of 5. Very pleasant room ambience but it was the service that was most outstanding. Thank you.

  • By Paul T from Bath
    19 February 2020

    Really nice staff but dreadful food.. bland, overcooked and smothered in oil with a pretty limited menu

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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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