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The Dining Room

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Broadgate | Broadgate, Grasmere LA22 9TA, England
+44 15394 35217
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called in here while we were staying at a cottage in Grasmere and had an amazing Sunday Dinner, the service was excellent and the food was amazing, we will definitely be going back. The Hotel is on the way into the village and I am sure people drive past and miss it, you need to turn round and pay... More 

Thank daverox234
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous food and service - venison the best we have ever tasted also try the scallops if they are on the menu.

Thank Wildman65
Battle, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have celebrated New Year at The Oak Bank for 8 years, and both service and food have always been excellent. At breakfast, the choice is wide : juices/fresh fruit/fruit compotes/cereals/porridge/ smoked salmon/smoked haddock/ & every combination of the traditional English breakfast. Quality ingredients are used - often local - and their taste and texture shine out. Afternoon tea is... More 

Thank Ruth M
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our son and wife had booked us in for lunch as part of our stay in grassmere,we were greeted by a very pleasant and cheerful waitress,we were shown in to very nice bar area with log fire, we were served drinks with a tasty selection of canopies, you could have two or three courses selection from the menu we all... More 

Thank stuart g
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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely wonderful experience. At first we were shown into a cosy lounge with a wood burning stove and nibbled on a delicious amuse bouche of goats cheese and blood orange on a poppy crispbread whilst we decided what to eat. We both decided on the divine duck parfait with yogurt sorbet- a surprising combination which worked exceedingly well. I m... More 

Thank ItalianophileYarm
Mirfield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I had the fortune alone with my party of 6 to dine 3 nights over the New Year period in this restaurant. From arriving in the lounge and receiving canapés, to relaxing in the lounge post meal with coffee and petit fours, the whole experience was first class. The chefs were on form and the waiters were attentive. Simon certainly... More 

1 Thank yorkie39
Kuala Lumpur
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826 reviews
395 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 911 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

The Dining Room is the food side of the Oak Bank Hotel and was our regular spot during a New Year break which included two nights choosing courses from the regular menu and an eight course gala dinner for New Year's Eve. The hotel is undergoing a gradual refurbishment and the Dining Room itself is part of the remodel with... More 

1 Thank ExpatKL88
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222 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This restaurant is amazing. We ate here during our stay at Oakbank Hotel and would not want to eat anywhere else. Have a drink in the bar while you study the menu. The chairs are comfortable, the room is warm and the welcome as warm! Just do not mention the "well done" with regard to steak. Simon, the owner, knows... More 

1 Thank alysonBromsgrove
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

One can understand why people travel quite a distance to eat in this restaurant; it's definitely worth the effort. A word of caution, however, to hotel residents like us; the popularity of the place means it is often busy with non-resident diners, so residents are advised to book their dining slot in good time! We enjoyed relaxing in the bar... More 

1 Thank Peter Y
Durham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We dined here during our three night stay at the Oak Bank Hotel. The staff led by Simon, were friendly, the service good and the food excellent. Made a short break that bit more special.

Thank Pauline H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$74
British, European
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Broadgate | Broadgate, Grasmere LA22 9TA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Grasmere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 35217
  • This restaurant is at Oak Bank Hotel

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?