Lake District Restaurants

Lake District Restaurants

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The Best Lake District Restaurants

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

If you enjoy eating, the Lake District is the place for you. The Cumberland Sausage, Grasmere Ginger Bread, and Sticky Toffee Pudding all hail from this National Park. There are several restaurants and bars in the vicinity, so there is something for everyone.

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. Gillam’s Tearoom in Ulverston is a brilliant choice for those seeking a cosy afternoon. The much-loved business has been serving afternoon teas to tourists and locals since 1892.

You’ll love the laid-back vibe and delicious meals at The Jumble Room, a colourful and eccentric restaurant. In addition, there are Windermere restaurants like Holbeck Ghyll, a 19th-century hunting lodge. Overlooking Windermere Lake, this trendy restaurant is known for its innovative, gourmet dishes with a French flair.

There are also lots of Ambleside restaurants and Keswick restaurants, as well as exceptional places to eat in Kendal and Grasmere.

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  • Allium at Askham Hall, Feature

    Allium at Askham Hall

    Askham Hall
    CA10 2PF

    01931 712350

    An unforgettable dining experience awaits at Allium at Askham Hall. The sumptuous restaurant enjoys a Michelin Star status with 3 AA Rosettes, and is where you can savour a unique, six-course menu.

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  • Baba Ganoush

    Baba Ganoush

    Berrys Yard
    27 Finkle Street
    LA9 4AB

    01539 738210

    Located in the middle of Kendal, the magnificent vegetarian and dog-friendly Baba Ganoush serve some of the greatest breakfasts and Mediterranean specialities in the UK.

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    Bassenthwaite Lake Station

    Bassenthwaite Lake Station
    Bassenthwaite Lake
    CA13 9YL

    017687 76599

    Bassenthwaite Lake Station sits on the edge of Bassenthwaite Lake in the Lake District. This is the place to come if you’re after sumptuous meal or afternoon treat amidst art-deco surroundings!

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  • steak on grill

    Blue Smoke on the Bay

    Road, Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa
    Ambleside Road
    LA23 1LP

    01539 433338

    A brand-new and highly elite dining experience that is located on the banks of Lake Windermere. Featuring South American-inspired dishes prepared over a one-of-a-kind wood-fired grill with a touch of smoked barbecue flavour.

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  • Bodega and Sol Tapas Bar

    2B Ash Street
    LA23 3EB

    015394 46825

    The Bodega & Sol Tapas Bar, located close to Lake Windermere in the heart of the Lake District, combines two bars into one and offers a true taste of Spain.

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  • Cafe Olive Kendal

    3 Stramongate
    LA9 4BH

    01539 721444

    Cafe Olive in Kendal serves Mediterranean-inspired cuisine with fresh ingredients and flavours.

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  • Chesters By The River cafe

    Chesters By The River

    LA22 9NJ

    015394 34711

    After a day spent exploring the nearby lakes and fells, Chester by the River is a delightful vegan café that you can replenish with its enticing menu of fresh salads, daily specials, and sweet desserts.      

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  • Tapas and beer

    Comida [food]

    90-92 Highgate
    LA9 4HE

    01539 732082

    A Spanish-inspired restaurant serving tapas, brunch, coffee and cocktails.      

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  • Gillam's Tearoom

    Gillam’s Tearoom

    64 Market Street
    LA12 7LT

    01229 587564

    Gillam’s Tearoom is a cosy spot with all your teatime favourites. Try a Cumbrian-sourced hearty dinner, a handcrafted dessert, or a premium organic loose-leaf tea. Nightly activities feature live music and pleasant entertainment.

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  • Hawkshead Brewery

    Hawkshead Brewery

    14 Back Ln
    LA8 9LR

    01539 822644

    A modern brewery in the Lake District, producing a distinctive selection of flavorsome beers and open for educational tours and tastings sessions.  

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