The Samling Hotel :: Food & Drink
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FOOD & DRINKS

We provide fine dining against an expansive lake view at The Samling Hotel – one of the most memorable dining experiences to be had in the Lake District.

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In response to the dramatic landscape we sit in, Executive Head Chef Robby Jenks is developing and refining menus with a purity of flavour based on the core ingredients in each dish. Where possible these ingredients are from our greenhouse, gardens and woodland, locally sourced, or the best available in the UK; and they influence Robby’s menus seasonally.

Highly evolved, clear, bold flavours match the grand simplicity of lake and mountain views.

Robby has also introduced choice to The Samling menus, starting with our
£30 Lunch Menu; available Monday to Saturday. The five course Tasting Menu is also available at £90. excluding Sundays.

On Sunday’s we now serve a three course Roast Lunch at £45, that most traditional of British institutions – with a choice of four dishes per course.

Every evening we serve either the five course Choice Menu at £75 or a full Tasting Menu at £95.

Afternoon Tea is served daily in the Lounge or Terrace, (weather permitting). Freshly made every day in-house we serve a selection of savoury sandwiches, pastries, and cakes at £30pp, or with a glass of Champagne at £48pp.

Dining at The Samling is now about the sense of place.

Please note a 10% discretionary service charge is added to your bill. This service charge is shared amongst all of the team at The Samling.

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Menus

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Restaurant

We provide Fine-Dining against an expansive lake view at The Samling Hotel – one of the most memorable dining experiences to be had in the Lake District. In response to the dramatic landscape we sit in, Executive Head Chef Robby Jenks is developing and refining menus with a purity of flavour based on the core ingredients in each dish to ensure The Samling is one of the best restaurants in the Lake District.  Where possible these ingredients are from our greenhouse, gardens and woodland, locally sourced, or the best available in the UK; and they influence Robby’s menus seasonally. Highly...

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Afternoon Tea

With panoramic views across Lake Windermere and the fellside and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere, The Samling is one of the finest places in The Lake District to enjoy a quintessentially English afternoon tea. Prepared and served fresh each day, our afternoon tea menu faithfully follows the traditional combination of savoury and sweet, using homemade jams and preserves, locally sourced ingredients and the very best pastries and cakes to ensure the most memorable of afternoon teas. Choose from a broad menu of teas, including our very own ‘Lakeland’ blend of the finest Indian, Sri Lankan and African teas for a refreshing, full-bodied cup of tea. When the weather allows, tea can be served al fresco, with views across our gardens and down to the lake.

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Chefs Table

The Chef’s Table at The Samling is an immersive experience like no other, presenting an intimate and unique setting for up to six people to sample the restaurant’s award winning cuisine. Positioned directly opposite the kitchen, the Chef’s Table allows you to become part of the kitchen experience as you enjoy a superb award-winning meal in the comfort and luxury of your own table. With a beautifully crafted menu, specially designed for the table and paired with the extensive wine list The Samling prides itself on, your meal will be directly served by the head chef and expert kitchen brigade. After the meal you’ll be given a full behind-the-scenes tour of the kitchen, offering a fascinating insight into the heart of our restaurant.

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Wine

The AA agree with them, adding their Notable Wine List Award for 2019 – however our ambitions don’t stop there. We are constantly working on the collection, sourcing the very best for your enjoyment. We also hold the courage of our convictions regarding English wines, carrying the full collection of Nyetimber wines, the most expensive sparkling wines available but from makers that hold themselves to the very highest self-imposed standards. The Samling Wine Cellar is the only one in the northwest of England to do so. We stock the other end of the price spectrum too, most are internationally award...

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The Reverie

Our thoughtfully stocked hotel bar is a moody blue retreat – named after a poem by Wordsworth fondly remembering a day’s romantic dalliance with a young lady in the Samling grounds. The Reverie offers lively alternatives to our Wine List for connoisseurs of cocktails to be enjoyed in the bar, or under the stars on the terrace, with a view across Lake Windermere and the Coniston Mountain range. The edit places quality over quantity, a carefully curated collection contains a list of international bests, identifying the most favoured national spirits and liquors then sourcing the most discerning makers before we...

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Alfresco Dining

Enjoy al fresco dining with a view across Lake Windermere. Fresh, seasonal ingredients – plus The Samling’s renowned wine list – have been bought together to be enjoyed outdoors, with friends and family, in line with the new Covid guidelines. Guests can relax in the late spring and summer sunshine on the terrace, surrounded by billowing blooms and blossoms, overlooking the sweeping gardens as they head down to the gentle waters of Lake Windermere. For families or larger groups the Dutch Barn can be taken exclusively for the perfect relaxed environment for family reunions, small celebrations or a simply delightful...

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Experiences

More than a hotel

We can offer you bespoke personal experiences of life here at The Samling. Our exceptional award winning Wine Cellar, and meticulously curated bar selection are well worth exploring in depth.

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