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Temple Sowerby House

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Main Road, Penrith CA10 1RZ, England
+44 17683 61578
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We where welcome by our host for the night , directed into a lounge with a open fire . The menu was very interesting with lovely combination. The service was exceptional and so was the food . Very enjoyable experience

Thank diane c
paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House, responded to this review

Delighted you enjoyed dining with us here at TSH and many thanks for reviewing. Your kind comments will be passed on. If you would like to receive offers from time to time, like us on Facebook or call to be entered onto our database. Thanks again and see you soon! More 

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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Booked for an evening meal as they had an offer for 3 courses for £33. The plates of food were well presented with well balanced flavours, although too many flavours on some dishes. This is fine dining, so portions are sized accordingly. The starters and desserts were superior to the main courses. The dining room is in a modern room... More 

Thank Linda B
paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House, responded to this review

Delighted you enjoyed your meals overall, although the implication that portion sizes are small is incorrect. The restaurant looks out onto our lovely walled garden and every table has a great view thanks to the huge picture windows! In any restaurant, 'atmosphere' is created by the people in it - a quiet night gives the opportunity to enjoy dinner in... More 

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124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

lovely georgian house, restaurant is a tasteful extension with views of the original garden. we had a reservation and were going to be late but they kept the kitchen open for us after a phone call to cancel. very much appreciated! all the food was excellent from the canapes to the chocolates with the coffee. locally sourced and perfectly cooked... More 

Thank YorkshireManinblack
paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review and we're delighted you enjoyed your evening. As you say, the 'dining experience' is crucial to one's enjoyment and we do take pride in the service and the attention to detail that is so important. Hope to see you back soon... More 

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57 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Had a great meal at this hidden gem Creative and innovative food to bring your taste buds to life! It's a real treat to dine here and we had a great night. In comparison to other fine dining establishments In the area this tops the lot!

Thank Robbster
paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review - delighted you enjoyed your evening so much. Daniel's menus have certainly been well-received and now it's getting towards summer, the new, seasonal, produce gives extra scope to his imagination! Drinks in the garden before dining, watching the little ducklings wandering around, makes summer dining evening more pleasurable! More 

Wakefield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

Totally different food on the menu (not for fussy eaters). Anyone with allergies etc. is immediately catered for with no fuss.

Thank Fauxman24560
paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House, responded to this review

Thank you! Delighted you enjoyed your meals here at TSH...our food is certainly different, in that it is creative and interesting, and we can also cope with fussy eaters as well as allergies! If we know in advance, it is much easier for us to cater for special requirements. Hope to see you soon. More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

We enjoyed a three course meal with canapés. We were the only people in the restaurant so we had their undivided attention. The food was excellent. On par with some of the best restaurants in Edinburgh. All local produce, even veg from the hotel garden. Very good sized portions too with recommended wines to go with the food.

1 Thank FramyEdin
paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House, responded to this review

Thank you for such praise! The chefs here at TSH place great importance on using the best local produce to complement their dishes and will be delighted to hear of your appreciation of this. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed every aspect of your meal, as fine dining is about the whole experience! More 

Moffat, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

Our second visit and the dinner seemed even better than last time. Everything is done with originality and great care. Each plate is stylishly and artistically presented. The wine list is enterprising and not too pricey. They cannot be too far off a Michelin Star here. I'll let my pictures do the rest of the talking, but just mention that... More 

1 Thank travelingcompanions
paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are very glad you enjoyed your meal so much that you couldn’t help capturing it for posterity! We hope to see you again soon for your third visit – perhaps this time our chefs will manage to blow your socks off! More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

Had a lovely evening meal here,very nice place friendly staff. Would go here again if in Penrith only a 10 minute drive from Appleby

Thank porty1
paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House, responded to this review

We’re delighted you enjoyed your meal here at TSH so much and hope to see you again. More 

Temple Sowerby, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

Seven of us went for dinner to celebrate a birthday.We have been many times before and have always had very high quality meals. This time was even better . Particularly good was the halibut with toasted cucumber, coconut and lemongrass sauce also, the slow cooked English rose veal with wild garlic. Puddings have always been adventurous-eg Rhubarb and apple pie... More 

1 Thank gavinlyoung
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

Where do I start, far too expensive for the little fancy tasteless food on your plate, The canopes was a soup seriously it was like carnation milk yak, The starter was pretty much the same as the main it was ok but far too much fancy decoration and not enough food , little bits in your plate that you couldn't... More 

1 Thank Tonia E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$42 - US$64
European, British
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Penrith CA10 1RZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Penrith
  • Phone Number: +44 17683 61578
The restaurant at Temple Sowerby House offers a truly relaxing dining experience with innovative menus and friendly and attentive service. Passionate about the superb range of produce available here in Cumbria, Head Chef Daniel blends the best traditions of British and Classical French cooking, redefined for today's lifestyle and tastes. His menus encompass seasonal dishes with a deftness of touch and an explosion of flavours! Reservations required. Last orders taken at 20:45PM.

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