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Waterhead Bar & Grill

Lake Road, Ambleside, LA22 0ER

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  • Waterhead Bar & Grill - Cumbria
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Average
Main course: £18
Food spend: £32
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 18:30 - 21:00.

Had afternoon tea. Staff very friendly and efficient. Food and drinks both very good.

Kevin 27 August 2018
from York

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With a wonderfully picturesque setting on the shores of Lake Windermere, Waterhead Bar & Grill is a chic, contemporary eatery that adds modern tweaks to established regional dishes.

Carefully selected regional ingredients go into the Waterhead Bar & Grill menu, as seen in starters like locally produced artisan breads, and pressed Cumbrian corn-fed chicken with ham and baby leek terrine. International twists can be found in flavoursome recipes like Asian spiced Cumbrian pork belly with lemongrass and coriander, crisp noodles and anise scented carrots, and there is a popular grill selection of tender steaks. The restaurant also boasts a wood-fired pizza oven, cooking up hand-stretched bases loaded with premium toppings.

To finish, desserts at Waterhead Bar & Grill Ambleside include homemade Brockman's gin and tonic sorbet with crystallised lemon, and classic custard tart with glazed banana. A full wine list and dedicated gin menu are also served.

Also offering a special gluten-free menu, Waterhead Bar & Grill boasts stunning natural surroundings, and sits 10 minutes' drive from Windermere Rail Station.

Waterhead Bar & Grill

Lake Road, Ambleside, LA22 0ER

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Customer reviews for Waterhead Bar & Grill

4.3 (((() (based on 35 reviews)
94% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (28)
  • views (17)
  • luxury (12)
  • romantic (12)
  • breakfast (10)
  • private dining (10)
  • lunch (9)
  • afternoon tea (8)
  • large parties (6)
  • trendy (6)
  • value (4)
  • child friendly (3)
  • al fresco (2)
  • business (2)
  • entertainment (1)
  • (((** 31 October 2018 by Mark from Llangollen

    Good experience, waited in the bar for 10 mins until called through, the duck i had as a starter was great but the fillet steak was overcooked and dry.

  • ((((( 17 October 2018 by Phil from Stokesley

    Excellent

  • ((((* 18 September 2018 by Colin from Edinburgh

    The service was very good and the food was delivered quickly and was to a high standard. As we were guests at the hotel we ordered our meal and wine in the bar while we were having our pre dinner drink. The whole dining experience was good and we both enjoyed our meal.

  • ((((( 27 August 2018 by Kevin from York

    Had afternoon tea. Staff very friendly and efficient. Food and drinks both very good.

  • (((** 11 August 2018 by Olivia from Ambleside

    Amazing food, the service was only ok

  • ((((( 23 July 2018 by Sarah from Málaga

    The restaurant staff were fantastic. So polite, very efficient and nothing was too much trouble. Couldn't fault them in any way. The food was fabulous. Everything cooked to a very high standard using lovely, fresh (local?) ingredients. The only small niggle was that we were looking forward to some lovely crisp crackling on our pork belly and it was very rubbery and I couldn't eat it (which is a shame as it is my favourite part!). Having said that, we wouldn't hesitate to recommend it as everything else was spot on.

  • (**** 27 June 2018 by Ruth from Rickmansworth

    Great choice menu and the restaurant decor is very modern and gives the fine dinning environment. However sadly the food didn't live up to our expectations. Sadly clumsy cooking, over cooked and lacking in flavour.

  • ((((* 20 May 2018 by Paul from Barrowford

    Food brilliant, drinks great. Expresso martini very poor

  • ((((( 15 May 2018 by Annemarie from Husum

    Great food, great service, lovely location! Fulfilled all our expectations.

  • (((** 9 May 2018 by Geoff from Baildon

    Very pleasant meal, with mains of Lamb Chump and Venison Steak the highlights. Excellent Duoro red wine.

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