Sharrow Bay

Lake Ullswater, Pooley Bridge, Cumbria, United Kingdom, CA10 2LZ
Restaurant info
Opening Information

Open: Daily lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.

  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining

About Sharrow Bay

Description brought to you by Manchester Confidential:
Branding itself as the original Country House Hotel, tuck into lunch, proper afternoon tea and dinner overlooking Lake Ullswater at the birthplace of Sticky Toffee Pudding. Somewhat out of favour with fine dining inspectors, this historic hotel has, nevertheless, been a leading light in the Lakes culinary revolution for 64 years. Disliked by some (such as the Telegraph’s Jasper Gerard), the décor is baroque; all sweeping drapes and candelabra with food equally in thrall to excess. Expect seared Fois Gras, Noilly Prat sauce, soufflés, veloutes paired with espumas and early Modern British techniques. Start with a spinach, Stilton and roast onion soufflé or roast breast of quail with truffle and wild mushroom fettuccine. Venison noisette with braised sherry lentils or Brill fillet with shrimp risotto and lemongrass sauce are reliable mains from a menu that doesn’t change often. Dessert has to be sticky toffee pudding cooked to the original recipe while over 700 wines are as fine (and pricey) as you’d imagine.

Dress Code: Smart Casual
Price point:
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