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Where to eat and drink in the Lake District

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Where to eat and drink in the Lake District

Looking for some fantastic dining out opportunities in the Lake District? Our handy eating and drinking guide divulges the best bars, restaurants, pubs and cafés to visit during your stay.

The Lake District is an ideal place to visit if you are a lover of food. This National Park is the proud home of the Cumberland Sausage, Grasmere Ginger Bread and Sticky Toffee Pudding. The area boasts a wide range of eateries and places to drink that will suit everyone. From those hiking Scafell Pike to those browsing the shops in Keswick, there is something perfect for you.

There are cosy pubs in the Lake District around almost every corner. Take a seat in front of a roaring log fire and tuck into some delicious and filling post-hike meals. The charming Punch Bowl and Drunken Duck Inns, in Crossthwaite and Hawkshead Hill, are perfect for relaxed yet high-quality dining. Gillams Tearooms in Ulverston is a brilliant choice for  those seeking quaint tearooms and cafés in the Lake District. The much-loved business has been serving afternoon teas to tourists and locals since 1892.

It’s not all traditional eateries here, there are plenty of restaurants in the Lake District with varied and eclectic cuisines. The Jumble Room is a bright and quirky spot with a laid-back atmosphere and beautiful food. There is also the award-winning Holbeck Ghyll, a 19th-century hunting lodge turned Michelin-starred restaurant. It serves modern, gourmet food with a Gallic twist while overlooking Windermere lake.

You won’t struggle to find places to eat in the Lake District.

  • Gilliam’s Tearoom

    Escape to Gilliam’s Tearoom for a cosy environment filled with all your favourite teatime treats. Sip on some quality organic loose leaf teas, enjoy a homemade dessert or try one of the many heartier meals made with locally-sourced Cumbrian ingredients. There are regular evening events containing live music and lots of friendly entertainment.

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  • Holbeck Ghyll

    For a fine dining experience like no other, visit Holbeck Ghyll for an enticing treat. Famous for its delicious and creative menu, using only ingredients that are locally-sourced, the restaurant is set in a beautiful manor house and overlooks stunning views of the Lakeland countryside.

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  • Hooked

    Hooked is a friendly local seafood restaurant with a global twist. There is a straightforward wholesome menu, creatively inspired with flavours from South East Asia, Australia and the Mediterranean.

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    L’Enclume

    L’Enclume use fresh and contemporary local ingredients, ensuring their menu is a seasonal delight and every visit is more unique than the one before. This two Michelin star, five AA Rosette restaurant is located in a beautiful setting along the River Eea, with beautiful views out to the countryside.

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  • The Jumble Room

    With a focus on organic local produce, The Jumble Room is a bright and exciting restaurant located in the heart of the Lake District National Park. Open only in the evenings, this quirky restaurant has an energetic atmosphere with passionate owners who serve every meal with pride.

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