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Eating Out

Here is an overview of what we regard as being the best restaurants in the area based on personal experience or consistently good reports received from staying guests.

Location: Windermere
Cuisine: Italian
Comments: Superb family run Italian restaurant. Serves pizza cooked in traditional wood burning ovens as well as Pasta dishes, steaks, and daily specials.
(Closed on Sun & Mon).

Location: Windermere
Cuisine: Continental style bistro
Comments: An excellent restaurant. We have sent a lot of guests here and every report has been excellent one of our favourites (Fantastic scones during the day !)

Villa Positano
Location: Bowness
Cuisine: Italian
Comments: Great Italian restaurant, very difficult to get a table here. Lively atmosphere.
(Closed on Wednesdays)

The Postillion
Location: Bowness
Cuisine: Bistro type mixture of English and modern European
Comments: Excellent small intermit restaurant with a varied menu. Nice area upstairs for pre meal drinks.

Jacksons Bistro
Location: Bowness
Cuisine: English
Comment: Small quite intermit and consistently good. Good value for money.

The Queens Head
Location: Troutbeck (10-15mins drive)
Cuisine: Gourmet pub food
Comments: Old English traditional pub that doesn’t serve traditional pub food. Superb gourmet food in great surroundings.

Location: Bowness
Cuisine: Modern European
Comments: Small chic restaurant modern dining, using fresh and well sourced ingredients.

The Craig Manor
Location: Bowness
Cuisine: English
Comments: Really nice old English hotel that is open to non residents. Nice reception area with large sofas to relax for pre meal drinks. Also has lake views.

Location: Bowness
Cuisine: Thai
Comments: Open since 2004, the restaurant offers diners a relaxed, friendly environment in which to enjoy freshly prepared authentic Thai food.

Location: Just Outside Bowness
Cuisine: English
Comments: This hotel is situated just outside Bowness – 10 mins taxi ride beautiful location, lake views. Squidgy sofas to relax in before and after your meal.

The Angel Inn
Location: Bowness
Cuisine: Pub Grub
Comments: Set back on a hillside in Bowness, The Angel offers good pub food in a cosy setting. Quite trendy. Sofas, open fire and terraced pub garden.

The Golden Fortune
Location: Bowness
Cuisine: Chinese
Comments: One of the better Chinese restaurants in the area offering good Chinese fare.

The Water Mill
Location: Ings – 10 mins drive
Cuisine: English Pub Grub
Comments: Typical English pub with lots of character and a large selection of ales. Runner up 2008 pub of the year.

Lake Raj
Location: Bowness
Cuisine: Indian
Comment: Lovely open plan restaurant with a nice ambiance. Fantastic Bengoli cuisine, the best in Cumbria. Our personal favorite restaurant in Bowness.

The Albert
Location: Bowness
Cuisine: Pub Grub
Comments: Good pub grub with a good selection of meals.

The Masons Arms
Location: The Lythe Valley, 25min drive
Cuisine: Pub Grub
Comments: Typical English pub out in the countryside, excellent food both at lunch time and in the evening, worth the drive.

Location: Bowness
Cuisine: Bistro type with Spanish influences
Comments: Great little restaurant in the heart of Bowness. Great reviews on Trip Advisor.

Location: Ambleside
Cuisine: Modern European Vegetarian
Comments: Superb vegetarian restaurant in catering for the most discerning vegetarian palette with a distinct Mediterranean twist. Above the restaurant a state of the art digital cinema will show the latest arthouse and niche film productions.

Book direct here for the best price and look forward to a relaxing stay with us.

For the best, most competitive rates or if you require assistance with your booking, call Jane or Paul direct on +44 (0) 15394 45671 or Email: reservations@montfortcottage.co.uk Montfort Cottage caters exclusively for Over 18s and non-smokers only. We look forward to welcoming you to Montfort Cottage Guest House in the very near future.

Guest Reviews

“5 star stay, would highly recommend.”

We stayed here as a couple for two nights in July and thoroughly enjoyed it. Sue and Paul are fantastic hosts and we could not fault their hospitality. The rooms have everything you need for a relaxing stay and the breakfast was perfect. On the whole a good value stay which we would highly recommend, we will definitely be back!

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Hotel Information

Do your rooms have En-suite facilities
Yes. : Rooms (Grasmere, Thirlmere & Windermere) have en-suite shower rooms which include a sink, toilet and shower. (Kentmere) has a large separate private bathroom which is located on the first floor landing. The bathroom has a sink, toilet and bath (with an overhead shower attachment).
What time is Check In / Check Out?
Check In: 12:00am – 9:00pm / Check Out: 10.30am
How far are you from the town centre?
Montfort is in a perfect location just 10 minute walk from either Windermere and Bowness and their abundance of shops, restaurants and traditional pubs.
What time do you serve breakfast?
Breakfast at Montfort Cottage is a leisurely affair, served every morning between 8.30am and 9.15am in our Breakfast Room, and is something to really look forward to during your stay.
Can you recommend anywhere for evening meals?
Yes we can. Please CLICK HERE for our recommended eating out establisments.
Do you have parking access?
Free roadside parking is available outside the property.
Are pets allowed?
Sorry, no. We do not allow pets at Montfort Cottage.

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