About Us

The Lamplighter Dining Rooms is run by The Tasker Family – Sue, Alistair and James. Sue and Tony started  The Lamplighter over 35 years ago and over that time have built an enviable reputation for customer service and the quality of the produce that we serve. Ten years ago Alistair and James took over the reigns. 

James, having been raised in The Lamplighter from the age of 7, developed a real passion for food and beverage and the hospitality industry from an early age. And, as soon as he was able, James moved to London to specialise in operations and event management, first, starting at The Savoy and then moving on to One Whitehall Place, The Dorchester and finally Claridge’s. However, it was always his intention to return to the wonderful Lake District and taking the position of hotel Manager at The Old England where his father had taken over his first head-chefs position 35 years earlier.  

Our Mission Statement

To be the market leader for all bars and restaurants in Windermere and Bowness through continuity, cost, customer service delivery and quality of product.


We are currently operating in accordance with government guidelines regarding the Corononavirus pandemic and would like to assure you that we have put every measure in place to make sure your visit to us is as safe and enjoyable as possible. 

However, these are difficult and challenging operating conditions, and we ask you to please be patient where service may be affected. Thank you

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Table Reservations

For table reservations, please use the booking calendar below. However, if your table reservation is for 8 or more people,
or for a Sunday Lunch reservation, please contact us directly.

Please Note: Tables for drinks are available on a walk-in basis only.