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Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

AA rating

About this rating

Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Stylish modern dining and stunning lake views

AA Inspector

At a glance

Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

Standing right on the shore of England's largest lake, this Windermere hotel and spa offers superb views across the water towards the fells, particularly through the restaurant's floor-to-ceiling windows and terrace. The menu has broad appeal, from steaks cooked on the grill, through to some gently contemporary dishes based on top-quality regional ingredients. You might, perhaps, start with hand-dived scallops served with cauliflower purée, while roast lamb rump, pea purée, potato gratin, Chantenay carrots and rosemary jus is a typical main course. For dessert, coconut pannacotta, pineapple, lime, rum and ginger beer sorbet provides a tropical end to a meal.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Closed for lunch: all week
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9.30

Chef

  • Chef: Michael Cole

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Traditional British, European
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 15
  • Wines over £30: 40
  • Wines by the glass: 13

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats: 120
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 14
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 120
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 14

Getting here

Through Windermere to Bowness, straight across at mini-roundabout. Hotel behind church on right

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Nearest train station

Windemere
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