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Lake District Restaurants

Restaurants, bars and cafes in the local area

The Lake District has many great places to eat, from small cosy cafés to luxury Michelin Star restaurants. While you're enjoying the range of attractions and activities in the area, why not spend some time enjoying the excellent cuisine available in the region?


The Ambleside Salutation Hotel' Lake Rd, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 Tel: 01539 432 244 A hidden gem awaiting your discovery whether it be for a sumptuous bar meal at lunch time or in the evening or for that something a bit more special, we can provide a welcoming table and a beautifully cooked locally sourced evening meal in our Garden Room Restaurant, or you may just want to come in and relax in one of our comfy lounges with a coffee or a drink.

Lucy's on a plate Church Street, Ambleside, Cumbria Tel: 015394 31191 A warm and welcoming enjoyable informal café experience of bustly joviality by day and a uniquely atmospheric candlelit restaurant by night.

Lucy 4 Marys Lane, Ambleside, Cumbria Tel: 015394 34666 4 a drink, 4 a bite or 4 a feast... it's a fiendish find 4 everyone ! Lucy4 is the future of restaurant eating. Pick, mix and share a range of fabulous food - meaty, veggie and fishy.

The Priest Hole The Priest Hole restaurant, Ambleside, serves a mouthwatering, mediterranean and english menu, all prepared in their own kitchens. Situated in the 16th Century Kelsick Hall in Ambleside, with it's lovingly restored oak panelling, floorboards and fireplaces. Tel 015394 33332

The Glass House restaurant Rydal Road, Ambleside, Cumbria Tel: 015394 32137 Occupying a Grade II listed building and using the freshest local produce from the Lakeland Fells and farms, fusing classic British dishes with european menus.

The Log House Lake Road, Ambleside, Cumbria Tel: 015394 31077 The Log House is a historic Norwegian house in the heart of the Lake District, offering superb bedrooms and outstanding food.

Doi Intanon Thai restaurant Market Place, Ambleside, Cumbria Tel: 015394 32119

Ees Wyke Country House Near Sawrey, Ambleside, Cumbria Tel: 015394 36393

Spice of Bengal 3 Kelsick Road, Ambleside, Cumbria Tel: 015394 31250 The very best in traditional Indian and Bangladesh dishes.

Zeffirellis Compston Road, Ambleside, Cumbria Tel: 01966 33845 Restaurant - part of the cinema complex


Bluebird Cafe A cafe on the Lake's edge (next to the Boating Centre). Fantastic home made cakes and mouth watering summer salads. Lake Rd, Coniston. LA21 8AN MAP Tel: 015394 41649

Jumping Jenny at Brantwood Coffee House and Licensed Restaurant. Delicious meals served all day Tel: 015394 41715

Spindle's Restaurant 1 Lake Road, Coniston Tel: 015394 41256

Sun Hotel & Inn Family run Hotel close to village centre, with large garden and fell views. Restaurant open to non-residents. En-suite rooms most with good views.Traditional good home cooked food . Tel: 015394 41248


The Jumble Room Langdale Road, Grasmere, Ambleside, Cumbria Tel: 015394 35188 Small and colourful restaurant.

Dale Lodge Hotel & Tweedies Bar Red Bank Road, Grasmere, Ambleside, Cumbria Tel: 015394 35300 Situated in the picturesque village of Grasmere, The Dale Lodge Hotel and The Lodge Restaurant are the ideal venue for lunch or dinner following a long day's walking

The Wordsworth Hotel Grasmere, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9SW. Tel: 015394 35592

Villa Columbina Town End, Grasmere, Ambleside, Cumbria Tel: 0871 811 4651 By day, Villa Columbina serves a variety of light bites, snacks, teas and coffees but at night transforms into a candlelit italian restaurant.


Queens Head Hotel Main St , Hawkshead 015394 36271

Kings Arms Hotel The Square , Hawkshead 01539 436372

Cafe in the Forest Grizedale Forest , Hawkshead 01229 860011

Outgate Inn Outgate , Hawkshead - 01539 436413

Red Lion Inn The Main St , Hawkshead 01539 436213

Sun Inn Main St , Hawkshead 01539 436236


Lakeside Hotel The 2 AA Rosette Lakeview Restaurant is arguably one of the best restaurants in the Lake District, serving classic and Cumbrian dishes, using the finest local produce, fresh from Lakeland farms, lakes and estates. Lake Windermere, Newby Bridge Tel: 015395 30001


The Britannia Inn The Langdale Valley is in the heart of the English Lake District, with excellent walking to be found in all directions from the front door of The Britannia Inn. Tel: 015394 37210

The Old Dungeon Ghyll The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel is to be found in magnificent setting at the head of the Great Langdale Valley in the heart of the Lake District. Tel: 015394 37272

The Skelwith Bridge Restaurant The Skelwith Bridge Hotel is a luxuriously appointed 3 star, seventeenth-century Lakeland Inn ideally placed near Ambleside in the heart of the Lake District National Park Tel: 015394 32115

Brambles Cafe Over Langdale Co-op, Chapel Stile, Great Langdale, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9QT.

Wainwrights Inn A traditional Lakeland Pub with stone flagged floors, open fires and real ale. Originally part of a 200 year old Cumbrian farmhouse, it has been carefully restored and decorated with many local antiques and curiosities. Well-know for its hospitality and good food, Wainwrights' is regularly featured in the Good Pub Guide. Tel: 01539 438088

Purdey's rest in the Langdale Estate Located in the main hotel building, Purdey's Restaurant has been refurbished in the style of an old mill, with oak floors, original stone and water features creating an intimate and relaxing atmosphere. Friendly service and attention to detail ensure a wonderful dining experience. Tel: 015394 37302

Three Shires Inn A Traditional slate Inn built in 1872, nestled in one of Lakelands unspoilt areas, Little Langdale. Tel: 015394 37215


The Queen's Head Just a few minutes walk from Fellside Studio's front door. Wonderful traditional inn with massive slate fire nook, original oak beams, carved oak bar and two log fires. Often gets busy with diners between about 7 and 8.30pm, but you can enjoy a peaceful pint after your walk at any other time from noon onwards. Excellent bar food and restaurant. Troutbeck, 3 miles from Windermere on A592. Open every day, 11am - 11pm. Tel: 015394 32174

The Mortal Man Offering a good choice of ales, bar meals, snacks and sandwiches, a traditional tap-room with open fires, and a wonderful lawned garden with stunning views looking straight down the Troutbeck valley towards Lake Windermere. Tel: 0153974 33193


Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel Lindeth Drive, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria Tel: 015394 45759 A lovely country house hotel and restaurant, set in its own private gardens.

Miller Howe Hotel Rayrigg Road, Windermere, Cumbria Tel: 015394 42536 Hotel restaurant.

Fayrer Garden House Hotel Lyth Valley Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria Tel: 015394 88195 Web:  http://www.fayrergarden.com Traditional Lakeland country house, magnificent views of Lake Windermere. 2 AA Rosette local award winning food, sumptuous lounges, stunning bedrooms.

Linthwaite House Hotel Crook Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria Tel: 015394 88600 Web:  http://www.linthwaite.com Award-winning country house hotel. Relaxed and efficient service, seasonally changing menu, Good Food Guide, 2 AA Rosettes, Top 200 Hotel.

Messina's Ristorante Beresford Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria Tel: 015394 88488

Postilion Restaurant and Bar Ash Street, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria Tel: 015394 45852

The Lighthouse The lighthouse caters for a casual lunch or daytime snack to a romantic or family evening meal in pleasant surroundings with a choice of stylised floors. For any occasion, to book a table, floor, or even the entire building contact Steve. Tel: 015394 88260.

Angel Inn Superb food, prepared by award-winning chefs, can be enjoyed in a relaxed and informal atmosphere in any one of the lounge or bar areas. If you prefer, you can dine al fresco on a large, sunny terraced beer garden, the perfect place to sit and watch the world go by. Tel: 01539 444 080

The White House Nestling in the oldest part of Bowness on Windermere, the White House enjoys an enviable location just two minutes walk from Lake Windermere and the promenade at Bowness Bay. Tel: 015394 44803

Jerichos Restaurant Birch Street, Windermere, Cumbria Tel: 015394 42522 Highly rated, owner-run restaurant with great local following and featured in all the major national food guides.


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