The Aphrodites Lodge enjoys an enviable location close to Bowness, within a short walking distance of local restaurants, bars and Bowness Bay, where the famous Windermere Lake Cruises are based.
If you enjoy eating out, Bowness offers a great choice of over 30 restaurants and eateries to suit all tastes and budgets, including Italian, Thai, Traditional English, Chinese and Indian, to name but a few.
Restaurants within a five minute walk of the Aphrodites
Boasting a hill top setting, overlooking Lake Windermere, Linthwaite House offers fine dining, plus informal menu options, and snacks, in one of the most spectacular settings in the lakes. A lunch time and evening table d´hote menu is available, plus a three course Sunday lunch. A terrace menu also includes local Cumbrian cuisine, including Cartmel Smoked Salmon and a delicious choice of meats, fish and cheese options. Linthwaite House recently won an award for serving the best ´Vegetarian Food´ and also for its eclectic wine list, offering over 100 wines from all over the world.
The stylish Terrace Restaurant at Fayrer Garden overlooks Lake Windermere, and offers guests a great view of the garden andsurrounding countryside. The restaurant is fully air conditioned, and offers an extensive menu which changes daily. Vegetarians are also well catered for. The wine list boasts over 100 world wines, and local cuisine, including Cumbrian air dried ham, Thornby Goat´s Cheese and Loin of Cumberland Pork can all be found on the menu, subject to change daily. The restaurant offers a relaxed and informal atmosphere, and high quality food.
Overlooking Lake Windermere and the Coniston Fells, Lindeth Fell enjoys a superb location, and offers a choice of menus to restaurant guests. Local produce is used wherever possible, which not only ensures the quality and freshness of the meat, cheese, fruits and vegetables, but also reduces the carbon footprint. Guests can enjoy lunch, afternoon tea or dinner at Lindeth Fell, and make the most of the delicious food, the stunning location and the friendly staff.
Located just outside the village of Bowness, Lindeth Howe overlooks Lake Windermere and the Cumbrian Fells. Once owned by famouschildren´s author Beatrix Potter, Lindeth Howe has been offered 2 AA Rosettes for its 5-course candlelit dinners. Breakfast, afternoon tea, lunch and dinner are all available daily, and the award winning menus offer local cuisine, using the best seasonal Cumbrian produce available. A Trilogy Menu is also available, which offers diners three variations of meat or fish cooked in different ways to create a delicious alternative to the a la carte menu.
Pubs and restaurants within a ten minute walk of the Aphrodites
Bodega and Sol Tapas Bar
Nicely situated in the centre of Bowness, on Ash Street, the Bodega and Sol Tapas bar offers easy access to the local bus service, with a taxi rank opposite and the steamer pier just a short walk away. Bodegas, as its name would suggest, serves a good choice of wines, coffee, tapas and world beers, and much of the food is locally sourced and cooked with a Mediterranean twist. The Bar was also gold prize winner in the ´Windermere in Bloom 2010´ competition for its displays and hanging baskets. Outdoor seating is available, giving Bodegas a ´pavement café´ feel in the heart of Bowness.
Situated at Queen´s Square, just a stone´s throw from Lake Windermere, The Albert enjoys a great location in the heart of Bowness. Close to shops, pubs and attractions, the refurbished Albert offers an extensive menu, featuring Cumbrian produce, and a large selection of wines and beers. The modern interior, combined with a traditional environment, is popular with visitors to the Lakes, and the menu includes many locally sourced dishes. Diners can enjoy a choice of traditional or continental breakfast dishes, alite bite menu or main menu at lunchtime, and a choice of pub favourites. Afrequently changing vegetarian menu and a specials menu is also on offer, plus a range of tempting desserts. Visitors can make the most of the patio beer garden with a heated glass roofed area, and a real fire in the lounge during the cooler months.
Situated on Helm Road, the Angel is a traditional Lakeland Inn with a modern twist, and offers visitors a range of eating anddrinking options. Just a couple of minute´s walk from Lake Windermere, the Angel sits within its own grounds, near all the shops, bars and restaurants of Bowness. Family owned and run, the Angel Inn offers locally sourced and freshly prepared food in the lounge, the conservatory, the restaurant or outside in the terraced garden. Visitors can enjoy a n extensive selection of locally brewed beers, international draught lagers and a wide choice of world wines in a relaxed and informal setting. The Angel is just a two minute walk to The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, and a five minute walk from Windermere Lake Cruises.
If you want to make the most of your trip to Bowness, why not book a table at The Samling, a Michelin starrestaurant close to the village. We can order you a taxi from reception, which will drop you off at The Samling in just a few minutes. The Samling enjoys a great location, perched about the shores of Lake Windermere, and is set in a private 67 acre estate, which dates back to 1780. Once the home ofWilliam Wordsworth´s landlord, The Samling boasts a Michelin starred restaurant, serving Modern British classics, anchored upon local seasonal Cumbrian produce. Signature dishes include:Slow-cooked belly of Gloucester Old Spot, langoustines and celeriac puree and mains like the Fillet of JohnDory, kipper tortellini and caper berries. Fine dining and a stunning setting attract visitors to the Samling from all over the UK, and lunch, afternoon tea and dinner are all available.
Whatever you fancy to eat, you are likely to find it in Bowness. From five star luxury dining to delicious local pub meals, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out in the region. Our aim is to make your stay at the Aphrodites a happy one, and if you require any further information about local places of interest, nearby pubs, bars, restaurants, and attractions, please feel free to ask at reception.
Situated close to the centre of Bowness on Windermere, on Ash Street, Villa Positano is one of the most popular Italian/Pizza restaurants in town. Serving a vast range of home made pasta, pizzas, steak, chicken and vegetarian dishes, this lively restaurant is busy all year round. Boasting authentic Italian cuisine at a reasonable price, Villa Positano has always proved popular with guests at the Aphrodite´s. The restaurant is family run, and attracts tourists and Windermere residents alike. Also offering a wide range of desserts and an extensive wine menu, with plenty of Italian favourites featured.
Jackson´s Bistro, situated at West End, Bowness, offers a wide choice of seafood, meat and vegetable dishes, plus a set 3 course meal, all reasonably priced. Serving tasty food in a relaxed atmosphere, Jackson´s is a family run business, which uses plenty of local produce to create an eclectic menu, including such quirky favourites as chicken bolognaise. Dark, wooden tables and subtle lighting create a relaxed atmosphere, making Jackson´s the perfect place for a romantic dinner, or a celebration, with plenty to choose from on the menu to suit all tastes.
Situated on Brantfell Road, Bowness, The Spinnery is situated on two floors of one of the oldest buildings in Bowness, which was built in the 1600´s.The building was once used for displaying linen textiles, and for teaching ladies to spin and embroider. Fabrics made at the shop were sold in some of London´s most exclusive stores.
Today, local meats, vegetables and cheeses are used to create tasty dishes on the Spinnery Menu, and visitors can plump for a set two course menu or a wide choice of a la carte dishes. Polished wood tables create a homely atmosphere, and the restaurant is also popular for serving a good Sunday roast!
Situated at Queen´s Square, Bowness, Roberto´s is popular with many visitors to Windermere, and offers high standards of international cuisine. The small, intimate restaurant is ideal for a quiet lunch or dinner in comfortable surroundings, offering a wide choice of pasta, pizza, duck, salmon, steak, and vegetarian dishes – many of which use local produce with an international twist, Roberto´s is one of the most popular restaurants in town. The three course set menu is offered, along with a wide choice of a la carte dishes. Roberto´s offers an original menu with a combination of local produce and international flavours. Also take a look at the great specials menu.
Pubs and restaurants within a fifteen minute walk of the Aphrodites
The Hole in T´Wall
This is the oldest pub in Bowness, and offers good home cooked food and traditional beers. Built in 1612, and situated at Lowside, the pub was originally named the New Inn, but changed its name to The Hole in T´Wall, thanks to the landlord´s habit of passing tankards of ale through the hole in the wall to the Blacksmith´s next door.
Offering a wide range of excellent ales, and delicious home cooked Cumbrian food, the pub also has a beer garden and patio area. Visitors can also enjoy live music on Friday nights (not between Christmas and Easter) and every Sunday night. With open fires, beams and wood panelling, The Hole in T´Wall is a traditional old Lake District pub.