20 August 2014

Holbeck Ghyll

Holbeck Lane, Windemere, Cumbria LA23 1LU

£65.00 French Cumbria
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  • Wine: £29.50
  • Champagne: £62.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12.30-2pm 7-9.30pm

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Fabulous surroundings and stunning views over Lake Windermere are a huge bonus at Holbeck Ghyll, and there’s plenty going on inside this Victorian country house to hold your interest, too. The old-school dining room reeks of tradition, but chef David McLaughlin’s Michelin-starred food is bang up-to-date, tempering robust flavours with elegant presentation – perhaps a pressing of guinea fowl, leeks and Agen prunes with hazelnuts, best end of Cumbrian lamb with shallot purée and rosemary jus or crème brûlée matched with apple sorbet, poached apple and cider sauce. A terrace overlooking the lake is ideal for summer alfresco dining, and two cosy lounges (one with a log fire) are perfect for textbook afternoon teas and post-prandial drinks – the wine list is a majestic tour of the oenophile globe, packed with classy drinking and ‘fantastic finds’. In short Holbeck is “totally stunning all round”.

Wine List Of The Year

A lot of work has clearly gone into this list – not just in sourcing the wines, but also in giving the customer reasons to engage with it. As well as a ‘House Selection’ and ‘Fantastic Finds’ (all accompanied by tasting notes), there is – unusually and commendably – a huge selection of half-bottles. While the focus is decidedly on Europe, the New World selection manages to namecheck a lot of good producers, too.

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  1. Published : Thursday, 24th October 2013

    The Hungry Manc :: Holbeck Ghyll

    It’s a while since I was up at Holbeck Ghyll but planning a trip back to the Lake District reminded me that I hadn’t posted about it. The fun part about this is getting to relive and recapture what was a fantastic lunch. Choosing not to take advantage of the helipad myself and B opted to arrive more traditionally by car and as you turn into the drive way the rambling old country house reveals itself. It really is a calm spot, surrounded by wonderful gardens and countryside with a view over Windermere. Seated in the lounge we were treated to canapes of olives, breadsticks and the most delightfully smooth chicken liver parfait...
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Essential Details for Holbeck Ghyll

  • Cuisine: French
  • Area: Cumbria
  • Price: £65.00
  • Wine: £29.50
  • Champagne: £62.00

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