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Restaurants in Windermere and Bowness

Windermere and Bowness have a large range of restaurants.  Many are within a 10 minutes’ walk from St John’s Lodge.  Our recommendations:

Contemporary British and European Cuisine

  • Porto, central Bowness, chic, modern dining – Fusion, European & Mediterranean, £30-£45 per person,  tel: 015394 48242
  • Villa Positana, central Bowness, contemporary Italian food and a great atmosphere. £15 – £25,  tel: 015394 45663
  • Jackson’s Bistro, central Bowness, cosy bistro with a wide menu and good value for money. £15 – £30,  tel:  015394 46264
  • Francine’s, central Windermere, continental style bistro, intimate evening restaurant.  £20 – £35,  tel: 015394 44088
  • El Porton, central Windermere, relaxed but chic bistro and tapas dishes.  £15 – £30,  tel: 015394 22140
  • The Cedar Manor, Windermere, a stylish and luxurious retreat. Highly regarded at £35 – £45,  tel: 015394 43192
  • Hooked Seafood Restaurant, Windermere, fabulous fish!  £20 – £30,  tel: 015394 48443
  • Café Italia, central Windermere, includes outdoor and evening dining.  £10 – £15,  tel: 015394 46228
  • Bodega Spanish Tapas Bar, central Bowness, good fun and lively!  £15-£20,  tel: 015394 46825

Indian / Far East

  • Shahib’s Indian, central Bowness,  good atmosphere, contemporary Indian and Bangladeshi food, £15 – £22,  tel: 015394 43944
  • Mela Indian, central Bowness, small and cosy, Indian fusion cuisine.  Book an upstairs table if you can.  £15 – £22,  tel: 015394 43944
  • Jintana Thai, central Bowness, a relaxed, friendly environment with fresh, authentic Thai food. £15 – £25,  tel: 015394 45002
  • The Golden Mountain Chinese, Windermere, good value Chinese, friendly staff. £15 – £20,  tel: 015394 43429

 Michelin starred

  • L’Enclume, 25 minutes by car to Cartmel.  The Good Food Guide 2014 named L’Enclume as the UK’s best restaurant!!!!    £120 – £200, tel: 015394 36362
  • The Samling, 10 minutes by car towards Ambleside, highly regarded, private and beautiful retreat. £80 – £100, tel: 015394 431922
  • Holbeck Ghyll, 10 minutes by car to Troutbeck for this beautiful old house with special occasion dining. £75 – £100, tel: 015394 32375
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