Holbeck Ghyll

Modern European·
Bronze Award

SquareMeal Review of Holbeck Ghyll

Bronze Award

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 the 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”.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - Over £80
Modern European
Fine dining, Luxury, Quiet conversation, Traditional
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Great views, Outside seating, Terrace
Special Features
Chef’s table, Vegetarian options
Romantic, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating


Holbeck Lane, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA23 1LU

01539 432375


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri 12:00-16:00
Sat 12:00-16:00
Sun 12:00-16:00
Mon 17:00-21:00
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu 17:00-21:00
Fri 17:00-21:00
Sat 17:00-21:00
Sun 17:00-21:00


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