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Waterhead Bar & Grill

Lake Road, LA22 AmblesideSee map

Average price £32

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  • Average price £32
Chef’s seasonal soup of the day (v)
Freshly baked bread (v : Vegetarian)
Ham hock & parsley terrine
Homemade pickle, toasted sourdough
Blue cheese pannacotta (v)
Pickled mushrooms, rocket leaves (v : Vegetarian)

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Ratings & Reviews


based on 26 reviews
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Quality of food :8.9/10
Service :9.1/10
Setting :9.1/10
  1. Jan B.
    Jan B.
    • one review

    Arrived a little early and greeted straight away, table was ready very clean and distance maintained. Food was excellent I had the salmon which I highly recommend. Service was great and staff very friendly and welcoming. Would definitely go again.

  2. Carol S.
    Carol S.
    • one review

    The service was good, all the staff were friendly and polite with a smile on their faces. We had the chef’s special of the day - a lamb dinner. This was well presented and very nice too. I would recommend this place for an evening meal.

  3. Anita F.
    Anita F.
    • one review

    A little over priced

  4. Wilf N.
    Wilf N.
    • 4 reviews

    Restaurant and staff were nice. Food was expensive but my wife's fries were bacon and cheese and didn't have bacon, the server said it wasn't his fault and didn't understand we just wanted it fixed. We got brought some eventually. I ordered the roast chicken with black garlic puree but instead got a BBQ sauce and the potatoes were the type you get out a pack in a supermarket but at city restaurant prices. Burger our party had was ok. Wouldn't go again, too expensive to not get given what you ordered.

  5. Ian P.
    Ian P.
    • one review

    Afternoon Tea with Gin for four of us, food quality and volume fantastic, location perfect, we had a window seat on a wet windy February Friday but didn’t detract one bit from the experience. Superb would definitely recommend.

  6. Dennis L.
    Dennis L.
    • one review

    We were very kindly given a voucher for Afternoon Tea (gin and tea) at the Waterhead Hotel and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, the weather was absolutely dreadful when we arrived but were well looked after by the very friendly and helpful staff, the setting was excellent and the food was superb.(so was the gin and tonic)

  7. Louise S.
    Louise S.
    • one review

    I was bought the afternoon g&tea for a birthday present it was a lovely experience. We were well looked after and the food was delicious

  8. Paul M.
    Paul M.
    • 4 reviews

    Excellent menu and quality food to match, very pleasant decor, only down side far too hot in the restaurant.

  9. Joanne K.
    Joanne K.
    • one review

    Excellent treat. We had the Gin afternoon tea and couldn't fault it. Perfect setting (sat in bay window looking across lake) the food was amazing. The guys who served us couldn't fault they were very attentive and helpful. Def recommend as a treat.

  10. Emma E.
    Emma E.
    • one review

    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.

  11. Pauline S.
    Pauline S.
    • one review

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

  12. Richard C.
    Richard C.
    • one review

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

  13. Carolyn B.
    Carolyn B.
    • one review

    Really lovely Gin Afternoon Tea would definitely recommend!

  14. Andy S.
    Andy S.
    • one review

    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.

  15. Clare Y.
    Clare Y.
    • one review

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

  16. Caroline M.
    Caroline M.
    • one review

    Lovely afternoon tea and very good service.

  17. Jeremy L.
    Jeremy L.
    • one review

    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.

  18. JOHN C.
    JOHN C.
    • one review

    Lovely food and service was excellent

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Lake Road, LA22, Ambleside, United Kingdom

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