Review on Rothay Manor

Run by members of the Nixon family for nearly 40 years, Rothay Manor is the exactly the kind of gracious country house that gives Lakeland hotels a really good name. Built in 1825 as the private residence for a prosperous Liverpool merchant, it stands in lovely landscaped grounds a short stroll from Lake Windermere.

Meals are served in a spacious dining room done out in elegant classical style, with lovely views of the gardens to boot. Lunch is a relatively simple affair, but the kitchen pulls out all the stops for candlelit dinners. It's a big event that opens with an assortment of hors d'oeuvres (terrine of sun-dried tomatoes with wild mushrooms, for example), before a soup or sorbet.

Main courses take their cue from local produce, although the style is overtly modern: fillet of sea bass is baked with fresh herbs and served with avocado, tomato and chive salsa, while a mille-feuille of pork fillet, roast apple and black pudding comes surrounded by a Dijon mustard sauce. Nostalgic desserts appear next – perhaps banoffi pancake with banana and toffee sauce, Pavlova or chocolate parfait with raspberry coulis – before cheeses, plus coffee and petit fours. The restaurant was delighted to be awarded three prestigious AA Rosettes in 2019.

The wine list is a well-judged, impressive selection with equally fine drinking from the French regions, Australia and New Zealand in particular.

Afternoon tea at Rothay Manor is also an unmissable treat for anyone who revels in traditional Englishness.

Rothay Manor is also featured in: AA Guide

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Modern British


Daniel McGeorge

Restaurant Opening Times

Breakfast: 8.15 - 10.00am
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.00pm

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card

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Facilities at Rothay Manor

  • Childrens menu
  • Alfresco dining
  • Disabled access
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 65 covers
  • Family Friendly


Accomodation is available, (16 rooms)


WiFi is available


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


Rothay Manor
Rothay Bridge
LA22 0EH

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