Rothay Manor , Ambleside.

  What is it ? – A Country house hotel and Restaurant in Ambleside , Cumbria (Right in the centre of the Lake district) 10 minutes walk from the shops and bars. Who`s Cooking ? – Chef Dan Mc George formerly of The Michelin starred Bath Priory. What should I expect ? The hotel is…

Forest Side , The Lake Districts multi million pound hotel opens.

My first experience at Forest side was a year ago. I popped in on my way past to see chef Kev Tickle. I was expecting a sample of freshly baked Bread with his latest Cheese discovery. Instead i walked into a mudbath full of contractors and civil work. Exactly a year later and after almost…

Lake Road Kitchen – 125 day old Beef.

Since my first visit to Lake road kitchen in Ambleside a couple of months ago  there`s  been a very special  piece of Beef hanging in the fridge with my name all over it. I was so tempted to return earlier to try it but a  reservation had been entered into the restaurant  diary on the…

Lake Road Kitchen – Another Diamond for the Cumbrian collection.

                                             At the time of writing Lake road kitchen has only been open for 20 weeks and finally i got around to eating dinner there last weekend. The tom tom drums were beating out the message within days of the restaurant opening but i held out for weeks waiting for them to settle in and…

Herdwick – A grand day ont Joe Relphs Yew Tree farm…. Yis Aye.

“Good stuff comes in Laal parcels“….they`ve stolen my best one liner.That`s exactly what i keep telling people….well it`s my excuse anyways ha ha. The farm people are actually talking Sheep, Herdwick ones which are naturally quite a small breed.I was invited over to Yew tree farm in the Borrowdale valley recently to spend an afternoon…

Cumbrian Hidden Treasures.

When driving through the Cumbrian lake District there`s normally somewhere to eat at every turn.It might be a corner chippy, a village pie shop , a cosy country pub or a fine dining Michelin starred restaurant. I was rather amazed at just how many country houses there were around the Windermere area during my drive through there last weekend.There…