We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Lake View Restaurant at the Inn on the Lake

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Lake Ullswater, Glenridding, England (Formerly Lakeview Restaurant at the Inn on the Lake)
+44 17684 82444
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

74 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 74: English reviews
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Called in for lunch, very busy but found a car park space. Had to sit out side as we has a dog, later found we could have gone inside but the sun was shining. Food order came quickly and it looked great. Our order was the burgers. These were huge and freshly made. Square chips and onion ring with a... More 

Thank Carol R
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

8 of us arrived without a booking, very hungry after travelling up all day. I approached the restaurant manager who was so accommodating and polite. He found us a table in the lounge. Nothing was too much trouble. The food arrived quickly and every single one of us found it delicious. We had mains and pudding, as well as drinks.... More 

Thank SotonFran
Level Contributor
18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful scenery whilst eating a lovely home cooked minted lamb burger, staff were very welcoming and accommodating and the service was great. Humus starter was a bit bland and the chocolate sponge pudding was more like cake but everything else was lovely!

Thank annabobbleuk
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place, very tranquil. Restaurant & bar service couldn't be faulted. Food was perfect. Hope to return by the end of the year .

Thank Dawn W
United Kingdom
Level Contributor
155 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Having read the reviews on TA, I had expectations of an excellent fine dining experience but was disappointed. Attended a lunch function with a limited menu which sounded very interesting but on the whole, sadly failed to deliver. The treacle cured salmon was delicious but the advertised accompanying sorbet did not materialise. The crispy belly pork was not at all... More 

Thank Bimfan
Level Contributor
42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Staff were friendly and helpful. Food was very nice. Wine was reasonably priced. Good gluten free options available too.

Thank Emsylou82
Runcorn, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
89 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

We booked this from the excellent reviews on trip advisor. We were not sure exactly where we were going to, and when we arrived it's a grand and quite posh hotel, and were in jeans and fleeces for a bit of a walking weekend. So once we got over being the restaurant scruffs We sat and are an awesome standard... More 

Thank Beesoviking
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

First visit to Glen Ridding at Lake Ullswater. We stayed at the Inn on the Lake which was renovated 2013. What a gorgeous setting overlooking an unspoiled crystal clear lake ringed by fiery autumnal mountains (hills?). The hotel was just perfect. Our room was comfortable, spacious and clean, with little touches that made it special, such as tissues and toiletries,... More 

1 Thank Linda L
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

First the one good bit, we where sat in the lounge and the man on the bar (with glasses) was very knowledgeable on the menu and happy to switch the amuse bouch for my partner. Excellent service. Then comes the food we ordered different meals for each course and there was so much wrong with each, I am going to... More 

1 Thank Chris B
Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
171 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

We stopped here for breakfast on Good Friday. The sun was shining, although a bit chilly, but we sat outside on the lovely terrace and enjoyed the fabulous views. We had tea and crumpets which was very nice, then had a stroll around the beautiful grounds leading down to then Lake. We will definitely return for lunch very soon.

Thank Bren181254

Travellers who viewed Lake View Restaurant at the Inn on the Lake also viewed

Glenridding, Lake District
Glenridding, Lake District
Glenridding, Lake District

Been to Lake View Restaurant at the Inn on the Lake? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 27 - USD 42
British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lake Ullswater, Glenridding, England (Formerly Lakeview Restaurant at the Inn on the Lake)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Glenridding
  • Phone Number: +44 17684 82444
Recently refurbished and with 2 AA Rosettes, the Lake View Restaurant at the 4* Inn on the Lake hotel has all the ingredients for a mouth-watering dining experience. Nestled on the shores of Ullswater with its own private jetties, 15 acres of grounds, an extensive garden terrace and new Orangery – it is the ideal location for morning coffee, lunch, a quintessentially English Afternoon tea or a gastronomic fine dining experience.Stunning décor with opulent fabrics and understated sophistication, compliment the artistic flair of Head Chef and his team who have been developing and refining their table d’hôte and à La Carte menu’s for the Lake View Restaurant. Using modern, molecular techniques and sourcing as many local ingredients as possible, dishes are rich in creativity, full of flavour and beautifully presented. The Private Dining suite also overlooks Ullswater and is popular for those looking for something more intimate and extra special.Lunch served 12pm - 2.30pmDinner served 7pm – 9.30pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Lake View Restaurant at the Inn on the Lake staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?