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“Fabulous birthday meal”
Review of miller howe

miller howe
Ranked #25 of 84 Restaurants in Windermere
Price range: USD 31 - USD 62
Cuisines: European, British
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: If the Lakes are the jewel in the crown of Britain’s countryside then Miller Howe must be the Queen. Why? Because this restaurant is wearing that jewel well. With the most stunning views possible over the beautifully English Lake Windermere, you probably wouldn’t notice if you were sat on a polyester sofa and served up a Kwiksave ready meal. However, take your eyes off the windows for just a moment and you’ll notice that the surroundings are comfortable, good looking and with somehow more than a little taste of Italy. Although A La Carte options are available, most diners will delight in the Set Menu which boasts the very finest dishes using quality British ingredients.
Reviewed 3 January 2018

We booked this restaurant through Open Table as we were very late in booking and it was available! Safe to say we were very pleasantly surprised when we arrived as we didn't expect such a level of service. The canapés in the bar area and drinks were fabulous. The menu was fairly small but delicious, I would have eaten everything on there. The service was of a very high standard, food was outstanding as was the wine and coffee in the lounge afterwards. We were also pleasantly surprised by the price for the value, we paid £150 for 2 people, 3 courses, coffee, a bottle of wine plus a drink in the bar, it was definitely worth that if not more. We will definitely be back to stay hopefully and dinner once again, they made my birthday feel very special. The atmosphere is not so much a relaxed one but it adds to the special feel.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Thank claireburgess2017
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

We had an evening meal at Miller Howe on the last night of our holiday. Upon arrival we were seated in the lounge and it was very quiet with only a few others around. For a while we felt a little 'out of place', it's very upmarket and classy and on first impression seemed a little... 'stuffy'. My wife asked if there were any other vegetarian options (other than mushroom dish), to which the waiter discussed with the chef and came back with two alternatives which was very good service. You're presented with two canapes whilst waiting in the lounge, one a crispy pork skin and another with duck - though would've been nice if one was vegetarian.
Upon entering the main restaurant we felt a lot more at ease and the room has a great view over the lake, though it was pitch black so couldn't see anything! We were treated to an amuse bouche of celeriac & puffed rice espuma which was very light and tasty. We both had a cauliflower veloute (soup) to start along with some delicious breads. For main, I had the lamb which was very good. We both had the cherry mousse to finish which was the perfect end. They also have a good selection of cocktails, I had a cherry negroni which was decent.
Overall, after developing a probably unfair first impression, it was a fantastic meal. Very pricey though at £47.50 per person. The staff were very nice and kindly ordered a cab for us whilst we waited in the lounge. Definitely recommend.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Thank Jack R
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

I was introduced to Miller Howe by a friend who had stayed there many times. Then I read a bunch of really negative reviews but from 3-4 years ago. I am glad to report it is back on track. We arrived to a warm welcome and were soon sitting with a glass of prosecco and an attractive menu. On choosing no problem about mixing and matching options. We had Ham hock and then Caesar salad plus nice bottle gigondas. Good food and wine not a rip off. Cannot comment on dinner menu but based on our lunch we would give it a go

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Agvickery
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

This little gem is worth a visit but book in advance. The cocktails are creative and the wine will pretty good. Food is good but not an very expansive choice. It is a small dinning area and the bar area is typical decor. We did not stay at the hotel so not comment on that.

Thank MilesAndSmilesJ
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

My husband and I were early for lunch and we were pleasantly greeted. We decided to have coffee in the conservatory to wait for the rest of the party. The coffee was excellent and properly served by a charming young lady. The conservatory, quite frankly, could have done with a good spring clean but no matter, we were here for lunch, not the décor. When the rest of our party arrived we were given menus and duly chose our first two courses. We were then shown into the wonderful dining room with a view of Lake Windermere. The napiery, crockery and cutlery were impeccable. The bread came in tiny, warm loaves and was delicious. Our meal was presented and cooked to perfection. I had lamb the way I like it, pink and tender and all members of the party deemed theirs was excellent too. The desserts were very interesting and went down very well. If I was being really picky I would have liked a little more care in their presentation. These days, other restaurants are competing hard and dessert presentation is almost the last thing you recall. Don't get in a huff chef but I did feel that you were rushing to get away. I didn't mention this to our party as they loved it all. A nice touch with the coffees and petit fours was that we ordered five coffees and we were brought six of each of the petit fours. Very much appreciated by the non coffee drinker. All in all, a most satisfactory pleasant and excellent value lunch. Thankyou.

Date of visit: July 2017
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Thank Fran22ww
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