The Lakeview Restaurant at Macdonald Old England Hotel

(10 Reviews)
23 Church Street Windermere, Cumbria, North West England, LA23 3DF
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Main course: £18
Food spend: £35

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 07:30 - 10:30, 12:00 - 17:00 & 18:00 - 21:00
Saturday to Sunday: 08:00 - 11:00, 12:00 - 17:00 & 18:00 - 21:00.

Restaurant description

The Lakeview Restaurant at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa sits on the shore of Lake Windermere and boasts stunning views over the lake and surrounding fells. Known locally as 'the restaurant on the lake', the seasonal menu offers modern fine dining prepared using the freshest ingredients.

A classic 3-tiered afternoon tea is also served, and features freshly made finger sandwiches, home-baked scones, and assorted mini cakes and fine patisseries. The hotel is also home to an elegant lounge and cocktail bar, whilst the sun terrace offers stunning views across the lake.

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

Customer reviews for The Lakeview Restaurant at Macdonald Old England Hotel
(based on 10 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (1)
  • breakfast (4)
  • dinner (3)
  • lunch (1)
  • views (8)
  • By David H from London
    25 September 2020

    Lovely location overlooking marina and lake. Very overpriced, especially on wine. Poor steak, very stringy and tough. Not worth the £12 extra on the set meal charge- but in fairness when queried they did remove the supplement

  • By Allison B from DURHAM
    24 September 2020

    Delicious food, lovely staff and wonderful views.

  • By Bridget G from Shevington
    22 September 2020

    Nice meal. Staff very efficient

  • By Michelle P from Portsmouth
    9 September 2020

    Overpriced meal.

  • By Carly H from Lake District
    5 September 2020

    Lovely views, food was delicious, however the service was not as attentive as it should have been.

  • By M H from London
    4 September 2020

    Lovely views and excellent staff. Menu limited and permanently fixed. Poor for the premium price. London prices but not quality or choice.

  • By Michelle N from Hockley
    4 September 2020

    Food and staff were lovely. I felt it lacked a little atmosphere

  • By Mark W from Barrow-in-Furness
    18 August 2020

    Lovely restaurant, top class food, great service, splendid views. Dealing with the social distancing superbly, waiters/waitresses must feel awful having to wear the face masks all the time. We both had Chefs specials - amazing.

  • By Richard A from Borley
    9 August 2020

    Very disconcerting for my partner to visit the ladies and find two women having a full body wash. One had her feet in the sink. A complaint was made and dealt with, but this sort of thing should never even occur. Restaurant was adequate, food pleasant, wine overpriced. A few days before we were overcharged for wine in the bar. Not terribly impressed.

  • By Mark H from Kingswinford
    6 August 2020

    Excellent from joining the queue, to beIng taken to the table. The lady organising this was fantastic and explained the new ordering procedure. The food and drink arrived Swiftly. Good overall experience in these strange times. Well done to all staff.

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The Lakeview Restaurant at Macdonald Old England Hotel
23 Church Street Windermere, Cumbria, North West England, LA23 3DF