The Lamplighter Dining Rooms

High Street, Windermere, LA23 1AF
The Lamplighter Dining Rooms Outside

For non-fussy but well-appointed accommodation with great food in the heart of Windermere look no further than at the Lamplighter. This restaurant with rooms has been run by the same family for nearly 30 years, and it has been a labour of love throughout. A warm welcome is guaranteed and the restaurant has received high praise for its food that uses the very best of local produce in dishes that bring comfort and warmth.

The Lamplighter is located near the centre of Windermere, just a two-minute walk from the shops. A walk to the shore of Lake Windermere will take around half an hour and from here you can take a steamer boat to various points around the lake where you will find additional attractions, such as Brockhole, Wray Castle, and Fell Foot Park.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar
  • Beer Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Wifi


The Lamplighter has 15 rooms in total, all double with en-suite bathroom facilities. The owners have undertaken an extensive refurbishment programme in recent years and all rooms now benefit from new bathroom facilities. The property dates back to the mid 19th century and rooms are presented in a classic style that blends with the historical nature of the building.

In-room amenities include complimentary toiletries, a hospitality tray for tea and coffee, a desk with chair, a hairdryer, a flat screen television, and free Wi-Fi. Premier rooms are larger with baths and a comfortable seating area.

The Lamplighter Room Accommodation

Restaurants & Bars

The Lamplighter is best known as a restaurant and has been acclaimed numerous times in the almost 30 years that it has been open. The restaurant prides itself on using the very best of locally sourced produce and the menu has a distinctly homely feel, with comforts such Lancashire Suet Pudding. The Lakeland steaks with a choice of sauces are particularly popular, and vegetarian dishes are available. Well behaved children can eat for free before 6.30pm from a dedicated children’s menu if accompanied by a main eating adult. Finish off with a platter of local cheeses and chutneys. On Sundays, a “Family” Sunday lunch is available where the meat is provided ready for you to carve with a selection of side dishes for you to help yourself to. You must book this by 6pm on the Friday before to enable the restaurant to prepare your chosen joint of meat.

Cooked and continental breakfasts are served each morning in the lounge and terrace for both hotel residents and members of the public, with the cost of breakfast included in the room rate. Light lunches are also served in the lounge. Both the lounge and the restaurant have bars that serve a good selection of local ales, gins, whiskeys, cocktails, wines and more.


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