For both superb cuisine and lodgings in the Lake District, the Miller Howe Hotel on Rayrigg Road never disappoints. What sets this local icon apart from other nearby lodging options is its restaurant, a stunning, sophisticated dining spot that offers gourmet British cuisine in a gorgeous setting. Featuring beautiful views over Lake Windermere and its surrounding landscaped grounds and with an incredible terrace perfect for sitting out on warm summer days, the restaurant at Miller Howe Hotel is unlike anywhere else. The menu features an array of gourmet European dishes and British specialities that head chef Andy Beaton has updated to suit modern tastes, and you’ll find that the exquisite flavours almost perfectly match the restaurant’s stunning natural setting. With such a reputation for excellence, Miller Howe Hotel stays busy – book ahead of time to secure a table.
Stayed one night. Lovely lake view room with balcony; room clean and had everything we needed, very comfy bed. Afternoon tea a bit carb heavy but dinner was stunning! Beautifully cooked and presented, smallish portions. Breakfast was lovely too and we were able to walk on Windermere shore straight from the front door. Staff very friendly and helpful. Very impressed.
Just spot on, no negatives, great food, great staff and a great free view. Only comment would be that we thought the food presented was a little over fussy for a Sunday lunch more suited to a candle lit intimate dinner but was fine and thank you staff.
Two hours of culinary bliss in the restaurant, with attentive and friendly staff serving delightful food. Whilst not cheap it was excellent value for money.
We were there for dinner on 30 December. The food and the service were impeccable. We would definitely return when we are in the area.
Miller Howe is a beautiful hotel - stunning views of Windermere & the Langdales. It is one of the area's perfect Arts & Crafts period houses, full of original furniture & decoration but with appropriate services for the present day. We had a birthday lunch which definitely came into the ' fine 'dining' category, although I think, perhaps, the food's presentation leans towards pretentious. The new chef is clearly putting his heart & soul into showing what he can do - just simplify it a bit. Joanna, the manager, is lovely, a huge asset to one of my favourite places. I have no idea if it's open at Xmas but it would be magical then, I'm sure!
Haven't been to Miller Howe in a while, but decided to give it a go for lunch on Monday since we were going to be in the area. So glad we did! The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly from the moment we walked through th door. The food was excellent -- and we've eaten in two Michelin 2-star restaurants in the past six weeks, and so know where the benchmark's set. If you haven't eaten there since Craig Davies took over as Head Chef, go make a reservation.
Food was excellent.I had lunch there only a moth ago- 11 of us.The same floor manager was there but no recognition at all.Three of us arrived at 7.50pm for an 8 pm table booking.We had to wait 20 minutes to be offered a drink then at 8.25pm I went looking for the Floor Manager and found her talking with two members of staff. Told her I wanted serving to eat,wanted to see a Menu.Got a very cold response so told her it wou be nice if she had just recognised my wife and I from last month and that I should not have to go searching for her to get served.No apologies at all.Got the Menus and wine list and eventually we were shown our table. One of the worst experiences of hostile, bad service I have ever had.Two waitresses were fine.When we finished I had to go and ask for my bill and paid it to this same awful woman." You want to give me the money?" She asked. I paid and for only the second time in my life ,gave no tip.She said nothing,not even eg " did you enjoy your meal" I will not be back there while she is employed at the Hotel.Awful.Appalling.But very good food.
Had a wonderful stay at the Miller Howe. We were welcomed and taken to our room which was very comfortable with great views down to the lake. The lounge area was relaxing with cosy seating and a wood burner. We really enjoyed our dining experience, excellent food and attentive staff. Highly recommended, we look forward to our next visit.
Prior to arrival very helpful regarding the menu. Very warm welcome at reception, bar and in restaurant. Personal touch with welcome card. Menu selection reasonable, quality of food and wine excellent. Very reasonable price for set menu although price of wine rather high. Service excellent. Highly recommend this lunch time experience.
A fantastic meal and great value - just sorry to see that there weren't more people taking advantage of this excellent dining experience. The only (very slight) disappointment was the short menu which surprisingly didn't feature beef, pork or chicken. However this was their restricted Christmas menu.