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Waterhead Bar & Grill

Lake Road, Ambleside, LA22 0ER

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Main course: £18
Food spend: £32
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 18:30 - 21:00.

Lovely afternoon tea and very good service.

Caroline 24 April 2019
from Peterborough

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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

Contact +44 1539432566

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Customer reviews for Waterhead Bar & Grill

4.4 (((() (based on 41 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (33)
  • views (19)
  • romantic (14)
  • luxury (13)
  • breakfast (12)
  • lunch (12)
  • private dining (11)
  • afternoon tea (10)
  • large parties (7)
  • trendy (7)
  • value (5)
  • al fresco (4)
  • child friendly (4)
  • business (3)
  • entertainment (2)
  • ((((( 9 July 2019 by John from Glasgow

    Excellent meal served by first class staff. Food of a very high quality.

  • ((*** 4 June 2019 by Peter from Uckfield, East Sussex

    Staff are lovely, helpful, efficient and friendly. However, we were disappointed with the food. We ate here two years ago and the standard was much higher. Not convinced the chef actually tastes the dishes. The smoked mackerel pate starter was so salty as to be virtually inedible. Plenty of better restaurants in the area for a smaller budget.

  • ((((( 24 April 2019 by Caroline from Peterborough

    Lovely afternoon tea and very good service.

  • ((((( 18 April 2019 by Jeremy from Ambleside

    Excellent menu, local produce expertly cooked.
    Great service from friendly staff who communicated really well and made us feel really welcome.
    Restaurant manager on the night, Tuesday, was really good, with a little banter which made the evening.

  • ((((( 8 April 2019 by John from Ambleside

    Lovely food and service was excellent

  • ((((( 12 December 2018 by Stephen from Windermere

    Excellent food cooked and delivered with perfection

  • (((** 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


  • ((((* 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.

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