Advantages Great location, atmosphere and quality food
Disadvantages Some things alittle expensive
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==Rumours Mediterranean Restaurant==
We discovered this little restaurant whilst visiting the Lakes back in June. It’s situated on the corner of St Martins Place , a stones throw from Lake Windermere .
Rumours is a Mediterranean style restaurant serving everything you would expect from such a restaurant – pasta, pizzas, meat dishes, fish dishes and of course a vegetarian option.Although we had a ‘sit down’ meal I also saw people popping in to collect ‘take-outs’.
As soon as we entered the restaurant we were greeted by one of the Italian waitresses who immediately found us a nice table in the window and then left us to peruse the menu and wine list. First impressions – good.Both of the waitresses that were on duty when we visited (it’s a small restaurant) were very pleasant and friendly.
A good range of food to suit most pallets (providing you like Italian/Mediterranean foods). Some I felt were a little over priced, but we were in the middle of a tourist area, so I guess that’s to be expected.The starters ranged in price from £2.95 – 5.95 and offered things like olives, homemade soup, garlic mushrooms, beef and buffalo (slices of beef tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella). I had the garlic mushrooms, which were really nice and I can highly recommend them.
There is also a very varied salad menu for those who are watching the calories prices ranging from £5.45 - £6.50. I didn’t opt for a salad option – I was on holiday!A choice of garlic breads – plain, tomato and herb, mozzarella cheese and herb (I can recommend this one!) and tomato and chilli
Creamy Pesto Tagliatelle (v)
Poached Fresh Salmon
Al Funghi (v)
Inferno (very hot)
My other half had the Fillet Steak served the peppercorn sauce and he tells me it was delicious (£16.95).The portions sizes were very pleasing and when my homemade lasagne arrived my first thought was ‘I’ll never manage this’. But I struggled through and it was lovely.
They had quite a good wine list and I can recommend the RH Phillips White Zinfandel - California £13.50, but if rose isn’t your thing then there are lots of decent whites and reds to be found on the wine list.Of course as this is a licensed premises you can also get beers, lagers, spirits, soft drinks etc.
We popped down from our hotel in the car (because it was raining!) and I can report that the car parking wasn’t very good. We had to drive round for quite a while before eventually finding a great spot down the side street, which was literally a 50 second walk from the restaurant.
St Martins Square
Bowness on Windermere
A lovely little restaurant and if you can get a table in the window all the better as it’s a great place to watch the world go by and is literally a 2 minute walk from the lake.The staff were very friendly and the restaurant offered a good selection of starters, mains and desserts.
The background music was very pleasant (Gypsy Kings if I remember correctly – it is a Mediterranean restaurant afterall) and not too loud, so you didn’t have to shout over it.An enjoyable dining experience and a restaurant we would definitely go to again when we are next in the Lakes.
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