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The Daffodil Hotel & Spa

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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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Modern cooking with a lake view

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At a glance

Open all year
Tasting menu
Private dining

Made of local stone and with a prime spot by Grasmere, The Daffodil enjoys a fine Lakeland vista, and sensibly the restaurant is up on the first floor to make the best of it. The contemporary finish within - from the bedrooms to the swish spa - extends to the restaurant with its darkwood tables and chairs and arty photos of celebrities on the walls. The kitchen makes excellent use of local ingredients and delivers first course Asian-spiced monkfish or whipped goats' cheese with pickled beetroots and toasted walnuts, followed by free-range pork belly with traditional flavours delivered in a modern way.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 5
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9

Chef

  • Chef: Graham Harrower

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 24
  • Wines over £30: 12
  • Wines by the glass: 12

Price guide

  • Starter from 4.50
  • Main course from13.95
  • Dessert from6
  • Tasting menu from50

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 200
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 200

Getting here

M6 junction 36 then A591 for 24 miles past Windermere and Ambleside. Hotel on left on entering Grasmere

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