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Leading Modern European Restaurants Bowness-on-Windermere

Included below are modern european restaurants, such as Jerichos in Bowness-on-Windermere. Modern European Restaurants – a light, seasonal style of cooking that incorporates Mediterranean influences and ingredients into well presented, contemporary dishes. Expect to see pasta and risottos served as accompaniments to fish and meat. Increasingly, Modern European cooks in the UK are reviving and re-inventing classic British recipes for the 21st century.


Jerichos, College Road, Windermere, Cumbria

College Road, Windermere 1.0 mile away

Husband and wife team Chris and Jo Blaydes' passion to marry food with wine comes through loud and clear in their Windermere village centre restaurant that housed in a lovely Victorian property. For example, wines on the very reasonably priced list... more

Swinside Lodge Hotel

Swinside Lodge Hotel, Grange Road, Keswick, Cumbria

Grange Road, Newlands, Keswick 17.7 miles away

At Swinside Lodge Hotel great pride is taken on the quality of the food served, created by the award-winning AA 2 Rosette Chef, Clive Imber. Recommended by Michelin as a very 'Pleasant Hotel', and recently given a breakfast award by VisitBritain.... more

Hipping Hall

Hipping Hall, Cowan Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria

Cowan Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale 19.8 miles away

Hidden by towering trees and draped in wisteria, Hipping Halls is an impressive 17th century building set within three acres of walled gardens on the Cumbria/Yorkshire border. The restaurant is located in the hotel’s medieval hall and retains the... more

The Angel Inn

The Angel Inn, Hetton, Skipton, North Yorkshire

Hetton, Skipton 41.8 miles away

The late Denis Watkins helped create what we now know as the gastropub as chef and proprietor of this 18th century North Yorkshire inn. An atmospheric panelled bar gives way to the elegant dining room with its exposed beams and well spaced linen... more

The Yorke Arms

The Yorke Arms, Ramsgill-in-Nidderdale, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Ramsgill-in-Nidderdale, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate 47.0 miles away

A large wooden dresser, open fireplace and floorboards covered with rugs give the dining room of this 18th century coaching inn a homely feel. Frances Atkins is one of the country’s leading female chefs and brings her considerable culinary skills and... more

Vennell's Restaurant

Vennell's Restaurant, 7 Silver Street, Masham, North Yorkshire

7 Silver Street, Masham 51.7 miles away

Vennells, named after owners Jon and Laura has been highly praised by the critics since opening in 2005. The intimate, thirty cover restaurant had an amazing new makeover in January 2012. Jon Vennell’s cooking is traditional yet modern. Buy a main... more

Lockwoods Restaurant

Lockwoods Restaurant, 83 North Street, Ripon, North Yorkshire

83 North Street, Ripon 58.3 miles away

The traditional and contemporary sit side by at this charming and award winning neighbourhood restaurant. The completely refurbished listed building retains original features such as the brick walls, wooden floors and skylight that are counterpointed... more

Gourmet Spot

Gourmet Spot, The Avenue, Durham

The Avenue, Durham 60.4 miles away

A contemporary menu touting some cutting edge cooking techniques (such as sous vide venison loin) is befitting for this polished restaurant. A minimalist approach has been taken to the decor with splashes of vermillion adding vibrancy to the... more

Bistro 21

Bistro 21, Aykley Heads House, Durham

Aykley Heads House, Aykley Heads, Durham 61.1 miles away

A rustic Gallic farmhouse charm is apparent in this bistro style restaurant on the outskirts of Durham. Pine floors and furnishings and white washed walls complete the look but the food and drink on offer is far more urbane. After sampling a... more

The Dining Room

The Dining Room, 20 St James Square, Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire

20 St James Square, Boroughbridge 64.1 miles away

Located in this north Yorkshire town’s fine Georgian square, Liz and Chris Astley’s small (it seats 30) semi-formal restaurant is the one locals and those further afield flock to. Chris Astley, a past chef at the Savoy and at Mallory Court, sources... more

La Cachette

La Cachette, 31 Huddersfield Road, Elland, West Yorkshire

31 Huddersfield Road, Elland 64.2 miles away

La Cachette is a mixture of cosy bistro and busy brasserie in the heart of Elland. Chequered floor tiles, dark wood furniture, dining booths and candle light combine Edwardian elegance with modern dining. The kitchen, run by chef co-proprietor... more

The Cleveland Tontine

The Cleveland Tontine, Staddlebridge, Northallerton, North Yorkshire

Staddlebridge, Northallerton 64.5 miles away

The Cleveland Tontine is nothing less than a Yorkshire institution. The 19th century building was at one time a private residence but is best known as a hostelry. In the mid-70's, it became one of the leading restaurants in the country. Now recently... more

Golden Lion

Golden Lion, 6 West End, Osmotherley, North Yorkshire

6 West End, Osmotherley 65.1 miles away

An 18th century stone house overlooking the old market cross in the small Yorkshire village of Osmotherly is home to this restaurant with rooms. White washed walls, oak beams, and a raised, open log fire set the tone for this welcoming and... more

Panoramic 34

Panoramic 34, West Tower, Liverpool, Merseyside

West Tower, 34th Floor, Brook Street, Liverpool 66.1 miles away

Draw up a contemporary dove-grey armchair to your linen covered table and take in the stunning panoramic views of the city and river Mersey. This recently opened fine dining restaurant brings bags of cool metropolitan style to Liverpool’s city... more

Ziba at Racquet Club

Ziba at Racquet Club, Hargreaves Building, Liverpool, Merseyside

Hargreaves Building, 5 Chapel Street, Liverpool 66.2 miles away

Located in a handsome Victorian building close to Liverpool’s historic docks, this rather grand dining room offers all day modern European dining. Chandeliers, polished wood floors and huge arched windows create an elegant yet relaxed mood. An... more

The Side Door

The Side Door, 29a Hope Street, Liverpool, Merseyside

29a Hope Street, Liverpool 66.6 miles away

The Side Door is located in the heart of Liverpool’s theatre land. Cream and deep red tones, together with polished bare floorboards and candlelight create a bistro atmosphere. The kitchen is keen to source as much local produce as possible, such as... more

The River Restaurant

The River Restaurant, The Lowry Hotel, Manchester, Greater Manchester

The Lowry Hotel, 50 Dearmans Place, Chapel Wharf, Manchester 66.6 miles away

This glamorous, contemporary riverside restaurant in the heart of Manchester is home to chef Oliver Thomas' very British take on modern fine dining. For example, Leagram’s soft Lancashire cheese is paired with wild duck breast and blueberries for a... more

Second Floor, Harvey Nichols

Second Floor, Harvey Nichols, 21 New Cathedral Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester

21 New Cathedral Street, Manchester 66.7 miles away

There's stunning panoramic urban views through the floor to ceiling picture windows of this modernistic city centre restaurant. It's a fashionable spot so don't be surprised to find yourself dining among any number of local celebrities including soap... more

The London Carriage Works

The London Carriage Works, Hope Street Hotel, Liverpool, Merseyside

Hope Street Hotel, 40 Hope Street, Liverpool 66.7 miles away

Set between Liverpool’s famous cathedrals, this chic boutique hotel restaurant is fast becoming a landmark in its own right. Plaudits have rained down on chef Paul Askew's cooking since the restaurant’s launch in 2003 and it can lay claim to... more

24 Bar & Grill

24 Bar & Grill, 24 Princess Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester

24 Princess Street, Manchester 67.1 miles away

This contemporary, stylish city centre venue is all about steaks, seafood and cocktails. Take a stool at the impressive 50 feet-long bar for some of the best concoctions in the city - maybe a passion fruit and lychee margarita - then settle into a... more


Spire, 1 Church Road, Liverpool, Merseyside

1 Church Road, Liverpool 67.4 miles away

This busy neighbourhood restaurant offers accomplished cuisine a 20 minutes taxi ride from the centre of the city. The exposed brickwork and modern pale wood furniture combines with the sparkling glass, white napery and fresh flowers to create a cool... more

Cafe 21

Cafe 21, Trinity Gardens, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear

Trinity Gardens, Newcastle upon Tyne 67.4 miles away

For over twenty-two years, local culinary legend Terry Laybourne’s upmarket bistro has been the culinary equivalent of its near neighbour the iconic Tyne bridge. In 2007, the restaurant moved to larger premises with a bar, private dining and... more

Fourth Floor, Harvey Nichols

Fourth Floor, Harvey Nichols, 107/111 Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire

107/111 Briggate, Leeds 67.9 miles away

Perched atop Harvey Nichols, the award winning Fourth Floor Café & Bar offers fantastic city space views by day, alfresco dining on the terrace in the summer and a more formal ambience at night. The Fourth Floor also offers diverse function spaces... more

Hotel du Vin & Bistro

Hotel du Vin & Bistro, Allan House, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear

Allan House, City Road, Newcastle upon Tyne 67.9 miles away

With its smoky cream walls crowded with wine related art, simple wooden tables and wood flooring, Bistro du Vin offers modern European cooking in classic Parisian bistro-style surroundings (plus al fresco dining in the pretty courtyard when weather... more

Brasserie Forty 4

Brasserie Forty 4, 44 The Calls, Leeds, West Yorkshire

44 The Calls, Leeds 68.1 miles away

With its painted rugged stone walls and wood beams, this converted cornmill overlooking the river Aire has heaps of atmosphere. Modern art and polished wooden floors lend a contemporary edge, fitting for the lively brasserie of a boutique hotel in... more

The Gallery Cafe

The Gallery Cafe, The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, Greater Manchester

The Whitworth Art Gallery, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester 68.4 miles away

The Gallery Cafe at Manchester’s Whitworth Art Gallery is a child friendly, ethical establishment which focuses on locally sourced food and fair trade coffee. Whether stopping for breakfast, a quick coffee and cake or a full on lunch The Gallery will... more

Jem and I

Jem and I, 1C School Lane, Manchester, Greater Manchester

1C School Lane, Didsbury, Manchester 71.1 miles away

This modern European restaurant occupies a former bank but that is where the formality ends. Vibrant crimson walls, wood flooring and contemporary mahogany style tables and chairs make this a stylish and convivial place to eat. There is also a... more

Melton's Too

Melton's Too, 25 Walmgate, York, North Yorkshire

25 Walmgate, York 79.3 miles away

This sister restaurant to the acclaimed Melton's is located in a characterful old 17th century building in the heart of the city. Exposed stonework, bare floor boards, polished pale wood tables and modern chairs set the style for this buzzy bar and... more

Terrace Restaurant

Terrace Restaurant, St Tudno Hotel, Llandudno, Conwy

St Tudno Hotel, Promenade, Llandudno 80.6 miles away

While Llandudno’s charming promenade and Victorian pier couldn’t be more British, there’s a touch of Mediterranean glamour at St Tudno’s much-praised restaurant. Large murals of Lake Como, a tinkling fountain and elaborate chandeliers make for a... more

Dawson's Restaurant

Dawson's Restaurant, The Castle Hotel, Conwy

The Castle Hotel, High Street, Conwy 83.4 miles away

Castle Dawson flies the flag for Welsh food, literally so in the case of consultant chef and director Graham Tinsley, who moonlights as manager of the Welsh Culinary Team at international cooking competitions. His experience is put to good use in an... more

Greenhead House

Greenhead House, 84 Burncross Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

84 Burncross Road, Chapeltown, Sheffield 85.4 miles away

Greenhead House is something of a culinary institution where husband and wife team, Neil and Anne Allen, have been tickling discerning tastebuds for over 20 years. This beautiful 17th Century cottage provides an intimate backdrop to fine dining. On... more

Moran's Restaurant

Moran's Restaurant, 289b Abbeydale Road South, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

289b Abbeydale Road South, Dore, Sheffield 91.2 miles away

This hidden gem is nestled in an unimposing suburban high street four miles from the centre of Sheffield. The muted tones and tactile wallpaper, dark wooden furniture and low lighting give the restaurant a contemporary feel, which makes the most of... more

Riverside House

Riverside House, Fennel Street, Bakewell, Derbyshire

Fennel Street, Ashford-in-the-Water, Bakewell 92.6 miles away

This fine Georgian house restaurant overlooking the River Wye with its oak-panelling and antique tables is especially romantic at dinner when it’s lit by candlelight. Chef John Whelan’s French food makes good use of locally sourced ingredients... more

Fischer's Baslow Hall

Fischer's Baslow Hall, Calver Road, Baslow, Derbyshire

Calver Road, Baslow 92.9 miles away

Expect gastronomic fireworks at this stone house restaurant with rooms from Head Chef Rupert Rowley and his highly-skilled team who are serious in both intent and execution. Now coming up to its 20th year, Fischer’s Baslow Hall, located on the edge... more

Tyddyn Llan

Tyddyn Llan, Llandrillo, Corwen, Denbighshire

Llandrillo, Corwen 101.8 miles away

After fourteen years in the big smoke running South Kensington’s acclaimed Hilare, husband and wife team Bryan and Susan Webb moved to rural Wales in 2002 to take over this converted shooting lodge. Pale blue painted tongue and groove walls and... more

The West Arms

The West Arms, Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog, Llangollen, Denbighshire

Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog, Llangollen 103.1 miles away

The original charm of this 16th-century inn have been preserved with low beams, uneven floors and blazing inglenook fires welcoming visitors in the winter months. The West Arms has been commended for its seafood dishes. These could include a... more

The Dining Room

The Dining Room, 33 St John Street, Ashbourne, Derbyshire

33 St John Street, Ashbourne 104.6 miles away

“the dining room” is a small 6 table award winning restaurant in the heart of ashbourne, and is run hands on by owners Pete and Laura. The restaurant prides itself on sourcing 85% of their produce from within a 30 mile radius of the restaurant to... more

Winteringham Fields

Winteringham Fields, 1 Silver Street, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire

1 Silver Street, Winteringham, Scunthorpe 104.9 miles away

Owner Colin McGurran ensures commitment to the highest of standards at Winteringham Fields. Luxurious ingredients abound on the ambitious menu; roasted lobster is indulgently paired with sautéed foie gras and a lobster and morel mushroom reduction... more

Rhubarb at Prestonfield

Rhubarb at Prestonfield, Prestonfield House, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Prestonfield House, Prestonfield Road, Edinburgh 109.0 miles away

Three words sum up this restaurant – decadent, indulgent and lavish. Set in a renovated 17th century country house, the glamorous backdrop surroundings include original paintings hung on hand-woven richly coloured wallpaper and huge chandeliers... more

Wedgwood The Restaurant

Wedgwood The Restaurant, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Royal Mile, 267 Canongate, Edinburgh 110.1 miles away

Wedgwood serves inventive, modern Scottish dishes – inspired by fresh local ingredients. Chef Paul Wedgwood is a big believer in the quality of raw ingredients and goes to unusual lengths to find just the right products, whether that is dealing with... more

Forth Floor, Harvey Nichols

Forth Floor, Harvey Nichols, 30/34 St Andrews Square, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

30/34 St Andrews Square, Edinburgh 110.3 miles away

Blessed with spectacular views of the city of Edinburgh, The Forth Floor has a choice of three distinct dining areas all in Harvey Nick’s trademark, clean, sophisticated style. There’s a cocktail bar for pre-dinner drinks and snacks, the brasserie... more

21212 Restaurant with Rooms

21212 Restaurant with Rooms, 3 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

3 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh 110.5 miles away

There's nothing run of the mill about 21212, the latest addition to Edinburgh's burgeoning gastronomic scene. Take that rather cryptic-sounding name for example; its not the restaurant's telephone number, but a numerical indication of the structure... more

Plumed Horse

Plumed Horse, 50/54 Henderson Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

50/54 Henderson Street, Leith, Edinburgh 111.6 miles away

The Plumed Horse is an award winning restaurant on Henderson Street, a continuation of the Shore. It serves adventurous Scottish cuisine with an abundance of rich flavours with dishes such as foie gras soufflé or roast loin of Borders roe venison... more

The Kitchin

The Kitchin, 78 Commercial Quay, Leith, City of Edinburgh

78 Commercial Quay, Leith 111.8 miles away

No, that’s not a spelling mistake; this popular casual fine dinning restaurant is named after its young chef and owner Tom Kitchin. With a surname like that, he was destined to work with the best French chefs including Alain Ducasse. Now he's brought... more

Tir a Môr

Tir a Môr, 1/3 Mona Terrace, Criccieth, Gwynedd

1/3 Mona Terrace, Criccieth 113.1 miles away

One of the main advantages of being located beside the sea is that you can ensure the seafood you offer your guests is of prime quality. That's certainly the case here where the menu includes mussels cooked with white wine, shallots, garlic and... more


Darleys, Waterfront, Derby, Derbyshire

Waterfront, Darley Abbey Mill, Darley Abbey, Derby 114.2 miles away

Housed in a former cotton mill, the dining room has a sleek modern air with its Venetian blinds, polished floors and high-backed chairs upholstered in contrasting tones. Derbyshire produce is given a starring role on the modern European menu.... more

The Wee Restaurant

The Wee Restaurant, 17 Main Street, North Queensferry, Fife

17 Main Street, North Queensferry 115.2 miles away

Diminutive by name, diminutive by nature. There’s room for just 24 people in this simply decorated dining room with its white washed stone walls and smart wooden tables and chairs. But there’s nothing small about the food of chef Craig Wood who... more

La Potinière

La Potinière, Main Street, Gullane, East Lothian

Main Street, Gullane 115.4 miles away

Half an hour outside of Edinburgh and surrounded by some of Scotland’s finest golf courses, including Muirfield, La Potinière offers fine dining using the best, seasonal ingredients. The menu served in the smart yet cosy and homely dining room is... more

Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery

Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery, 652/654 Argyle Street, Glasgow, Glasgow City

652/654 Argyle Street, Glasgow 116.8 miles away

Dating back to 1856, Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery is one of Glasgow’s oldest restaurant. Housed in a former 19th century wine merchants, the oak panelled, stained glass interior is suitably romantic and atmospheric. The modern Scottish cooking draws... more


Braidwoods, Drumastle Mill, Dalry, Ayrshire

Drumastle Mill, Dalry 117.6 miles away

Keith and Nicola Braidwood’s unassuming whitewashed cottage in rural Scotland is something of a foodie magnet. You’ll find off duty chefs amongst the regulars in the smart and recently refurbished dining room. They appreciate the couple’s efforts to... more

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