The Lakeview Restaurant at Macdonald Old England Hotel

(16 Reviews)
23 Church Street Windermere, Cumbria, North West England, LA23 3DF
British
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Average

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
3.9
(based on 16 reviews)

81%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (1)
  • breakfast (7)
  • dinner (7)
  • large parties (1)
  • lunch (3)
  • luxury (1)
  • romantic (3)
  • value (1)
  • views (11)
  • By Kathryn T from Chesterfield
    28 October 2020

    Lovely food with brilliant views

  • By Jason C from Louth
    14 October 2020

    Superb friendly staff, faultless. Superb 5* food, faultless. Superb ambience and views.

  • By Lynne M from Edinburgh
    14 October 2020

    Had the lamb one night and chicken another night, both delicious. My nephew enjoyed the kids meals. Staff friendly and professional and Covid measures observed without being too “in your face”.

  • By Kim B from Cumbria
    13 October 2020

    Lovely meal, good service, v impressed

  • 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 A C from Liverpool
    24 September 2020

    Excellent dining environment, good seating arrangements for views across lake. 3 menu options for vegetarians, good quality food, good efficient catering and waiting staff. Can't understand why feedback on sites like TripAdvisor only give it a middling sort of rating? But, the vegetarian sausages at breakfast were just pressed vegetable. You can get real meaty textured veg sausages these days!

  • 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 John P from Burnley
    21 September 2020

    Food ok, wine overpriced.

  • By Michelle P from Portsmouth
    9 September 2020

    Overpriced meal.

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