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The Dining Room

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Broadgate | Broadgate, Grasmere LA22 9TA, England
+44 15394 35217
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212 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Thank alysonBromsgrove
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Peter Y
Durham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
St. Annes-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked for a Sunday Lunch and on arrival had a drink in the bar which was tastefully furnished. Canapes arrived to accompany the drinks. The dining room is very comfortable with large tables and views over the garden. Our wine was on the table with appropriate wine glasses.Food was excellent and cooked to perfection. Cannot praise them highly enough.

Thank bbmf
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I hesitate to write this review in case this place becomes too popular: it is one of those that should be kept a secret. The restaurant is in a hotel (the Oak Bank) that is undergoing progressive refurbishment. The restaurant has already been done and the surroundings now do credit to the food. The staff are friendly and attentive. The... More 

Thank Gravity99
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited en famille with two children of 12 and 14. On arrival we were shown to the bar, offered drinks and served with delicious canapés. The menu was set and offered great variety. At the table we were served with delicious bread, lovely homemade butters and an amuse bouche of leek and potato veloute. Starters were delicious (beef tartare,... More 

Thank Canfordclan
London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

The team at The Dining Room are clearly trying very hard to make the experience special and deliver great food. But the food was disappointing. The goats cheese mousse quenelle was too large for the cracker. Such a thin cracker needed half the amount. The popcorn parfait had great flavour, but was an odd inconsistent texture. The sourdough bread under... More 

3 Thank Sandrea1981
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We stayed at the Oak Bank Hotel for three nights last week and ate in the restaurant every night. The food was excellent as was the service and was great value especially if you book when reserving rooms.

Thank PeterWGC
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Our first night in Grasmere and we are staying in Oak Bank Hotel so thought we would eat here. What a great idea the food, service and presentation were all outstanding. We both had scallop and pork belly starter which was delicate and exceptional the Turbot and Lamb main courses were also stunning. All in all one of the best... More 

Thank Tennisbanch
Olney, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We dined here yesterday, the whole experience was wonderful, from the warm FOH to the friendly waitress. The food is beautiful, in both presentation and taste! This was a fine dining experience for certain but also very relaxed at the same time. We're surprised this restaurant isn't higher on tripadvisor but that might be due to great reviews being left... More 

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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
USD 19 - USD 75
European, British
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, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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?