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Storrs Hall Hotel

Storrs Park, WINDERMERE, LA23 3LG

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A location on the shore of Lake Windermere sets off the two-tiered sparkling-white Georgian villa that is Storrs Hall to perfection. The house stands amid 17 acres of manicured grounds, its deep windows generously taking in the classic Lakeland view of shining water and brooding fells. Inside, the decor aims for strong colour contrasts rather than bland pastels, with apple green and aubergine the theme in the Tower Bar, so named as the bar itself was fashioned from materials salvaged from Blackpool Tower. The main dining room looks out over the gardens with their giant stone urns and immaculate topiary, and makes a relaxing setting for Conor Toomey's ingenious modern Lake District cooking. Evenings bring on the choice of a three-course carte with extras or a nine-stage taster menu full of vaulting ambition. Clean fresh flavours distinguish a starter of soused Cornish mackerel, with diverting accompaniments of vividly colourful cucumber ice-cream, and a horseradish emulsion sauce textured with peanuts and sesame seeds. Main course could be a tribute to local pork from Huntsham Farm, dry-aged for 55 days, the belly moist and tender with crisped fat layer, together with a wonton of pulled meat with strips of mooli, and smoothly puréed quince. The viscous sherry jus adds a resonant bass-note to the whole dish. Fish might well receive the Mediterranean treatment, such as in a tranche of pearly cod poached in Arbequina olive oil, alongside a boudin of scallops and Jerusalem artichokes, while a vegetarian dish combines roast garlic gnocchi with parsley root purée, leek crisps and pickled shimejis. Innovation is maintained through to desserts such as frozen lemon custard with yuzu crémeux and fennel pollen ice cream, garnished with shards of crumbled meringue and an assertively flavoured powder of green tea.

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Tel: 015394 47111
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Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Conor Toomey
Number of seats: 82
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Vegetarian meals available.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.

 

Restaurant price guide

3 Course lunch from: £22.00
Sunday lunch: £22.00-£35.00
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.

 
Storrs Hall Hotel, Windermere
  • Storrs Hall Hotel, Windermere
  • Storrs Hall Hotel, Windermere

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On A592 2m S of Bowness, on Newby Bridge road
Nearest station: Windermere

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