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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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Creative fine dining in classic Lakeland setting

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At a glance

Vegetarian menu
Tasting menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Credit cards accepted

Built in 1812 from stone quarried in the hotel's grounds, Merewood is perfectly positioned to make the best of the views over Lake Windermere. There are 20 acres of woodland and gardens, and this Lakeland country house is equally on the money on the inside.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: exclusive use days
  • Closed for lunch: Monday to Saturday
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 8


  • Chef(s): Carl Semple

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 50
  • Wines over £30: 24
  • Wines by the glass: 7

Price guide

  • Starter from: £7.95
  • Main course from29.50
  • Dessert from: £7.95
  • Tasting menu from: £49
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 3
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 40
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 32
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

M6 junction 36, A591 for 15 miles past Kendal and Windermere. Merewood sign on right opposite National Park Visitor Centre.

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Windermere, Oxenholme
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