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The Lounge Bar

The Lounge Bar


One of the premier bars and restaurants in Windermere, located in the heart of the Lake District The Lamplighter Dining Rooms has been trading now for over 21 years. Restaurants come and go but our focus on quality and customer service has set us aside from many other Lake District Restaurants. Whether popping in for breakfast, a snack at lunch, indulging in our unique Sunday lunch experience or a full four course meal in the evening, The Lamplighter offers a great selection of not only food and beverage but also locations in which to dine to suite all tastes.

Dine in the cosy bar with the fire blazing on a cold winters evening, the high ceilinged Victorian restaurant, the stylish lounge bar or, weather permitting, outdoors on the terrace, the choice is yours. The Windermere restaurant scene has much to offer, for the very best in home-cooked locally sourced produce you simply have to try The Lamplighter Dining Rooms.

When it comes to restaurant menus in Windermere we guarantee you will make an emotional connection at our wonderful Lake District Restaurant.

Recently refurbished to its former glory we have retained the Victorian features of the building whilst adding a slightly contemporary feel such as the wonderful William Morris wallpaper that stretches throughout the bar and restaurant. The Lamplighter also features outside seating on the hotels veranda or in the sunken terrace should you wish to dine alfresco or just enjoy a refreshing drink, both are wonderful suntraps and great for people watching. Previously, also known by the locals for our wonderful curries and fresh fish we have decided by popular demand to re-introduce these selections on Wednesday night and Friday night respectively.


Speciality: Sunday Lunch, local meat and fish.

Chef: Tasker

Covers: 100

Opening details

Restaurant (A La Carte):
Open Monday to Sunday from 5pm. Last orders for food on Sunday to Thursday will be 9pm and 9.30pm on Friday and Saturday.

Lounge Bar and Terrace:
Breakfast 08:00 – 11:00 hours
Lunch 12:00 – 17:00 hours
Dinner 17:00 – 21:00 hours (21.30 hours on Friday and Saturday)
Bar closing: 22.30 – 23:00pm Sunday to Thursday and 23:30 – Midnight on Friday and Saturday
We would always recommend guests book in advance to avoid disappointment as we can be fully booked for busy services up to 2 weeks in advance.

Sunday Lunch:
Undoubtedly our speciality. In fact, renowned restaurant critic Jay Rayner recently praised the Lamplighter for not trying to be fancy or clever, but serving good quality fayre with all the trimmings. Sunday lunch served on Sunday only from 12noon to 5.30pm. Booking is essential! For more information, please see the website.


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Wedding receptionsWedding receptions


High Street,
LA23 1AF


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Map reference: SD 412986  Lat: 54.38022 Long: -2.90585

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is:
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesSteps and no ramp


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to restaurant / cafe
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp or lift to the toilets
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesNut free
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesRestaurant / café well lit and suitable for people with sight impairments
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 4
      Number of steps to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit

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