The Rothay Manor was built in 1823 and has been a hotel since 1936, so when you make the move out to Ambleside, you know you’re in for a treat that has stood the test of time. Set in the heart of the Lake District – one of the most picturesque parts of the UK – and with Head Chef Daniel McGeorge at the helm, Rothay Manor offers an a la carte menu as well as 5-course and 9-course tasting menus, both of which are available as vegetarian alternatives and with matching wine flights. Having recently been awarded three AA Rosettes, every dish here is exquisite, but from the a la carte menu we love the pigeon or skate starters, as well as the loin of venison main course that’s prepared with red cabbage, kale, faggot, pomme mousseline. The Ambleside area is always worth a visit for the scenery and the hiking opportunities, and the Rothay Manor is worth the trip all on its own: so book a table now.
Superb service, food worthy of the extra rosette, sticky toffee pudding maker needs to be knighted!! All in all very good VFM- we will return.
It was Christmas Eve so it probably isn’t the night to review a local restaurant as they were, understandably, only serving their Christmas Tasting Menu and the majority of the diners there were people staying on a Christmas package. But, we knew all of that before booking it for our wedding anniversary and they had remembered that and served us complimentary glasses of fizz 🥂 on arrival, a lovely gesture. We had an excellent meal which was thoughtfully varied, excellently cooked and beautifully presented and served by staff who were friendly, attentive and extremely helpful. Although we’re generally not pudding eaters, the deserts were wonderful! We will definitely be going back.....on a normal evening.
Absolutely delicious meal. All courses were excellent. Lovely relaxed dining experience. Can you get a dry prosecco on to the wine menu for our next visit.