Delicious hotels with restaurants in the Lake District


damson dene bowness restaurantJournalists up and down the country are now clambering to stay and dine in the many hotels with restaurants in the UK. Just a few years ago this would have been likened to drawing the short straw. But as The Guardian wrote “Hotel restaurants are back in vogue, thanks to innovative menus from a new generation of talented chefs.” And this is so true.

For too long, even some 4 star hotels who you would expect to serve a high standard of food, have been falling well short. Everyone knows the scenario, deal too good to pass up for dinner, bed and breakfast, first night meal awful and well below par, the prospect of eating there again, fearsome and what about breakfast!

Despite the rise in the quality of British food and the restaurants that serve it up and down the country, food served in hotel restaurants was lagging well behind both in terms of quality and food trends.
The Lake District and Cumbria has some of the best food producers, best suppliers and best hotels in the North West if not the whole of England and hotel restaurant cuisine has always been of a good standard but this standard is continuing to rise. Hotel restaurants in the region are attracting big name chefs and who would blame them with the amount of people that come to visit 365 days a year and the truly stunning produce available on their doorstep.

Hotels in the Lake District are noticing guests are more interested in food and their restaurants are doing better than they ever have done. Damson Dene Hotel near Bowness on Windermere have most definitely noticed a boost in the number of guests staying on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis recently. With a daily changing menu using locally sourced food including seasonal fruit, vegetables and herbs from the owners Victorian kitchen garden at Yewbarrow House not far away in Grange over Sands, the quality of the produce is a step above many other restaurants in the area.

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