Waterhead Bar & Grill

(50 Reviews)
Lake Road, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0ER
A la carte menu

Top offer

G&T afternoon tea, £24.50 per person

Afternoon tea incorporating the flavours and botancials of gin served with your choice of tea or coffee and a G&T.


Main course: £18
Food spend: £32

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 18:30 - 21:00.

Restaurant description

On the shores of lake Windermere, The Waterhead is at once bright and modern but intimate and relaxed. Championing local produce, the Waterhead Bar & Grill serves a classic afternoon tea. Please note that lunch bookings are not available online.

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

Customer reviews for Waterhead Bar & Grill
(based on 50 reviews)

of diners recommend this restaurant

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  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (11)
  • al fresco (5)
  • breakfast (14)
  • business (3)
  • child friendly (4)
  • dinner (40)
  • entertainment (2)
  • large parties (7)
  • lunch (12)
  • luxury (14)
  • private dining (11)
  • romantic (17)
  • trendy (7)
  • value (6)
  • views (20)
  • By Catherine L from Huddersfield
    10 November 2019

    Lovely meal, well cooked & well presented Everything excellent

  • By Emma E from Durham
    26 October 2019

    Food was very good, the restaurant is warm and welcoming. Lovely area to be sat in for dinner. The hanger steak was delicious and the chicken dish was as well. Prompt service and staff friendly and helpful.

  • By Pauline S from St. Neots
    25 October 2019

    Excellent food on both occasions we visited last week. Service on the second visit could have been better.

  • By Richard C from Ambleside
    22 October 2019

    Very expensive and lacking in atmosphere. The staff were friendly and the food was tasty but certainly not worth the price.

  • By Carolyn B from Manchester
    11 October 2019

    Really lovely Gin Afternoon Tea would definitely recommend!

  • By Andy S from Ambleside
    11 October 2019

    Booked a table for 20:30. Shown to table and water was poured by, I believe, was the restaurant manager. It was pointed out to him that there was a fork under the table which he retrieved. We than waited for a menu but after 25 minutes we had to ask for them. They arrived but there was no wine menu and no one had asked us if we needed any drinks at any point. The waitress then went to get one. We ordered two glasses of wine and our meals, it was now 21:05. 20 minutes later we still had not received our drinks. We again had to ask for the drinks. The waitress then came back and took the order a second time! The wine duly arrived followed by our main course meals ( we hadn’t ordered any starters, just a bowl of olives). It was now 21:40. Fortunately the food was very good. The restaurant was by no means full. The restaurant manager later apologised and the cost of the wine was removed from the bill, which was appreciated. We may have been unlucky that evening.

  • By John P from Huddersfield
    29 September 2019

    Fantastic meal here - dinner on the first night of a two night stay in Ambleside. The quality of the food was outstanding and the staff very friendly and helpful. Good selection and an extensive wine list to choose from at reasonable prices. Will definitely eat here again when in the area.

  • By Peter D from Rutherglen
    3 September 2019

    We loved the ambience of the restaurant. The staff were very attentive and friendly. The food was delicious and the steak was cooked to my liking.

  • By Clare Y from PETERBOROUGH
    16 August 2019

    Never had a bad meal at this restaurant. Carrot and coriander soup and seabass both delicious

  • By John M from Glasgow
    7 July 2019

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

Restaurant Location Map
Waterhead Bar & Grill
Lake Road, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0ER

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