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Temple Sowerby House

Main Road, Penrith CA10 1RZ, England
+44 17683 61578
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Main Road, Penrith CA10 1RZ, England
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

A small and cosy restaurant within the hotel. Tables set with linen and a lovely view of the garden. Very good service and a good wine list. Will return next week on our way back from ScotlandMore

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paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Many thanks for your review and we're happy you enjoyed your meal here at TSH. Jack certainly creates interesting menus and you can guarantee there'll be something you haven't tried before - that's what fine dining is all about! Lovely to see you and hope...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Looking for somewhere to dine for that special occasion? I can recommend Temple Sowerby House. It has innovative menus, the food is well presented and delicious. The surroundings are comfortable and the service excellent.

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paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2017

Many thanks for your review and we're very happy you enjoyed your evening here. Don't forget to use your loyalty voucher for another fine dining experience! See you soon...

Reviewed 3 February 2017

We have been a few times and have always loved the venue and the food. The evening started with drinks and canapes in a beautifully decorated lounge. And then on to a lovely conservatory for an exquisite meal. Every mouthful was a delight! My sweet...More

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paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2017

Thank you so much Colin for reviewing and we're delighted you all enjoyed your meals to that extent! Jack is certainly proving to be an innovative chef, creating interesting dishes and trying to find the perfect balance over 3 courses, so that guests can enjoy...More

Reviewed 4 December 2016 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 experienceMore

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paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2016

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...More

Reviewed 31 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...More

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paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2016

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...More

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...More

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paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2016

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....More

Reviewed 15 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...More

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paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2016

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...More

Reviewed 3 January 2016

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

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paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2016

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...More

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....More

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paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2015

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...More

Reviewed 7 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...More

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paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2015

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...More

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 44 - USD 67
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Penrith CA10 1RZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Eden District  >  Penrith
  • Phone Number: +44 17683 61578
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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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