Waterhead features on ITV’s “There’s No Taste Like Home”

Update 4/11/11: For the next 30 Days you can watch Waterhead’s episode of There’s No Taste Like Home for free online on the ITV Player. Watch Now!

Gino D'acampo and Mark Needham at Waterhead

Gino D'acampo and Mark Needham

ITV cookery programme “There’s No Taste Like Home” in a competition to find the best home cooked meal from three local home cooks.

Waterhead played host to TV chef Gino D’Acampo and film crew in March and the results can be seen at 4pm November 3 on ITV1.

The yet to be revealed winning dish will then have the honour of being featured on the Waterhead’s menu for a whole month after the programme airs.

The show aims to celebrate unsung traditional family recipes and prove they can still have a place in modern restaurants.

Barbara Baty, 59, from Carlisle; Cecelia Campbell, 47, from Grasmere and Andrew Sharp, 47, from Ambleside all had to impress with their choice of home cooked dishes.

Paying diners at Waterhead had to judge between the three dishes before Gino awarded the winner a coveted place on the restaurant’s menu.

Mark Needham, general manager of the Waterhead, said: “It was great fun having Gino and the crew here filming and the diners really got into the spirit of the occasion.

”We can’t wait to have the winning dish on the menu and expect it to go down really well with customers.”

Waterhead is a boutique hotel on the shores of Windermere with an award winning restaurant that has views over the lake.

The restaurant has just been given a modern makeover and transformed into a new bar and grill with a fresh new menu that uses the best local produce to serve up classic bistro dishes with a creative twist.

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Waterhead’s New Bar & Grill

Rob-photographer-24-MODIFIED2-M The Waterhead at Ambleside has recently introduced a whole new concept of dining, Bar & Grill at Waterhead.  Previously the Bay Bar & Restaurant, the Waterhead now offers an extensive all day menu served between 11.30am and 7pm, and then an evening a la carte menu from 7pm until 9.30pm.

Bar & Grill at Waterhead offers a bright, modern setting in which to enjoy anything from a classic Afternoon Tea to a selection of steaks cooked exactly to your liking from the grill menu.  Bar & Grill at Waterhead has the perfect garden terrace to enjoy the views of the lake and the historic steamers dropping passengers off at the pier opposite.

Rob-Photographer-43-LThe concept of Bar & Grill is inspired by the wealth of fresh Cumbrian produce that is available right on our doorstep, mixed with comfortable interiors, good beers and wines and attentive, but not intrusive service.

Bar & Grill is offering 50% off all grill items throughout October (available Sunday-Thursday only, grill menu available 7pm until 9.30pm), for example, 8oz fillet steak is usually £25, and will be £12.50 for the duration of the offer.  Booking is essential and you must quote the offer on booking.

Perfect for all occasions from an in intimate dinner for 2 to a hearty family Sunday lunch, please call 015394 30708 to make your reservation today.