As you can tell from the above, the boy did good…
Located up in the hills of Lake Windermere lies a fabulous, quaint and authentic hotel called Holbeck Ghyl.
Upon arrival, we were greeted with complimentary sloe gin, lemon cookies and a serious room with a view.
12 years running the restaurant had its Michelin star and had just unfortunately lost it, however, this did not phase me as I found it a great time to go as standards were high and you could feel the dedication of the staff fighting for it back.
We went for the taster menu with a different wine taster to compliment each course 🍷
As you can see there’s a lot of courses to go through, so I’ll take you through a few of them for now… let’s start with the Duck liver in a steamed mini Forrest – which had a very sharp and phenomenal kick to it;
Followed by the creamed mussels & celeriac – my favourite mini starter;
Then on to the mains for my personal favourite – the rare cut of Beef next to a rich mushroom sauce which was all cooked to perfection 👌
Oh, and then the cheese trolley had to be brought out – so the evening just kept on getting better! 🧀
The experience was so nice we made sure to try the Eggs Benedict with holondaise sauce & bacon for breakfast. 🍳
All in all, I found Holbeck Ghyl to be the most magical place to stay, eat, chill and celebrate my 27th birthday – a wonderful destination I’ll most definitely be returning to and I highly recommend to anyone visiting the Lake District 🥂☀️🙋