Review on Borrowdale Gates Country House Hotel
Take a long leisurely drive down a lane by the edge of Derwent Water ('The Queen of the English Lakes') to reach this old-fashioned country house hotel, which nestles peacefully in two acres of wooded gardens on the edge of the ancient hamlet of Grange.
There are dramatic views from the windows of the dining room (during daylight, anyway) and guests can look forward to country house cooking very much in the traditional mould. Soups, terrines, mid-course sorbets and the like are part of the package, and the kitchen also deals in dishes like roast local squab pigeon with caramelised fig tart Tatin or pan-fried monkfish with lemon aïoli, followed by desserts such as banana bavarois with mango and pineapple salsa.
The wine list is worth a serious look, especially if you are fond of the French classics – although up-and-coming contenders from the New World also make their presence felt.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Sun
Dinner: 6.30 - 8.30pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express