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Balance Of Bowness

Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BJ, England
+44 7795 966315
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak burger” (13 reviews)
“risotto” (24 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BJ, England
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

It was the end of January when my wife and I went to Balance. The food was very good and the portions were generous. The lighting was quite quirky and the young lady serving was chatty and helpful It will be a shame if it...More

4  Thank davo1958
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Same experience as the last reviewer. Turned up on Friday 16/02/18 at 8 pm for our booking and the place was closed. I had spoken with the owner there only 3 weeks previously to book and explain that we might be a little late depending...More

3  Thank Dominic A
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

The reviews looked promising so I tried 'phoning to book - no answer. I then used the on-site e-mail reservation (twice, as I dindn't receive any acknowledgement). I then tried 'phoning again and actually managed to make a reservation for 2 weeks hence! So imagine...More

5  Thank Mike B
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

My partner booked us a table for my birthday meal - he rang in advance and told them it was my birthday! On our arrival they had a lovely table laid out with flower petals and happy birthday confetti :) also we were given a...More

Thank Fern C
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Booked "Balance" based on Trip Advisor reviews. We were staying in a Hotel locally and wanted a nice meal in a Bowness Restaurant. On arrival at the Restaurant we noticed it was empty so contemplated whether to search for alternatives but it looked nice and...More

Thank gkbrownie
Reviewed 7 January 2018

My wife and I ate here on a Saturday between Xmas and New year. the greeting was warm and friendly when we arrived. The service was a little slow to start with probably to do with a large party that was eating at the same...More

1  Thank michael h
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

10 of us booked a table for 8pm to celebrate New Years Eve. We were seated in the basement next to the kitchen, in a room which was also being used for storage. Apart from on the tables, there was little or no decoration which...More

1  Thank david h
Reviewed 2 January 2018

We booked a candlelit dinner for NYE and found it to be perfect with great ambient lighting and individual personal service...the hot and cold sharing platter followed by succulent lamb and lemon tart were spot on...sadly the Lavaza coffee machine was out of action to...More

Thank mhold
Reviewed 31 December 2017

My partner and I ate here. We shared the wood pigeon salad. The pink breast meat went so well with the redcurrants and braised fennel. I followed that with mushroom risotto which was very nice. My partner had the lamb; cooked perfectly but the vegetables...More

2  Thank Dawn W
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

We visited Balance on Saturday night and it was AMAZING!!! Please do not be put off by the scaffolding , they are having some work done and I must be honest, after we had booked, we walked past and almost cancelled, we are so glad...More

2  Thank haelcoco
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Questions & Answers
20 February 2017|
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Response from IsabelDurham | Reviewed this property |
What was Fat Olives is no longer. The new owners are operating it in a different style.
8 October 2016|
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Response from greekirelander | Reviewed this property |
Sorry cannot help ,did not notice any dogs. However most places around the lakes do
26 August 2016|
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Response from | Property representative |
Thank you to all the lovely reviewers who have already answered this question. Yes we definitely welcome children and supply high chairs if needed. We have a childrens menu and supply colouring to keep them busy while they... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$44
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 7795 966315
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Currently closed but opening again soon at a new location. ALSO, BALANCE BOAT COMING SOON. Balance restaurant in Bowness brings together the best of traditional dining with fresh ideas and a smart interior. The tables are beautifully set with linen and candles, the music is soft and ambient, and the atmosphere is calm and relaxed. All of this sets the stage for the food, which celebrates the best Lake District ingredients alongside hand-picked flavours from around the globe.
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