Restaurants in the Lake District
The Lake District has a disproportionately large number of high quality
restaurants to its population. Obviously this situation has arisen to
cater for the large numbers of visitors that this beautiful region receives
every year. It is important that you, the visitor, knows where to find
these temples to fine cuisine so we have listed some of the most popular
Lodge, Carlisle. A hotel with a restaurant which claims a deserved
reputation for fine food. Located just to the north of Carlisle, Crosby
Lodge is richly furnished with excellent period furniture and claims
to offer the best Chateaubriand in Cumbria. Deserts are equally impressive
so don't pass up the sweet trolley!
Windermere. For something different why not give Kwelas a try? Run by
a South African and a Cumbrian, Kwelas offers a taste of Africa in the
heart of English Lakeland. An excellent, and complementary, atmosphere
pervades the restaurant and may encourage you to try something completely
different from this unique restaurant.
House Restaurant, Ambleside. The Glass House is in a converted 15th
Century mill next to one of Cumbria's most photographed landmarks -
Bridge House. However, the restaurant achieved publicity when it was
featured in Channel Four's restaurant makeover show starring Gordon
Ramsay. The result was a new lease of life for the Glass House.
Hall, Ireby. Close to the North Lakes, Overwater Hall claim a tempting
menu put together with a special passion using local ingredients when
possible. The hotel prides itself on excellent service and when combined
with the special location they surely have a winning combination.
Garden House Hotel, Bowness-on-Windermere. The hotel boasts two
AA rosettes and the views from the restaurant are nothing short of stunning.
The food is heavily influenced by local produce and is accompanied by
an extensive wine list.
Bay Country House Hotel, Howtown. One of Cumbria's most famed restaurants,
Sharrow Bay serves English and French style food sometimes simply and
sometimes more extravagantly. Afternoon tea is excellent and the wine
list provides a wide choice (even by the glass).
Head Hall Lakeside Hotel, Thirlmere. Located next to Thirlmere this
hotel was once owned by the Mayor of Manchester (Thirlmere supplies
water to the city). With 2 AA rosettes for its cuisine and service,
the restaurant bases its theme on local produce.
Head, Borrowdale. An Edwardian house restaurant in the beautiful
Borrowdale valley which currently possesses an AA rosette.
Wordsworth Hotel, Grasmere. In the centre of Grasmere the Wordsworth
has both a bar menu as well as the Prelude Restaurant serving British
and French cuisine.
Ghyll Country House Hotel, Windermere. One of the few Michelin star
rated hotels in the county, Holbeck Ghyll claims fantastic vistas from
its hotel. The meni typifies an English country houe hotel with loin
of Venison, and roast Partridge amongst the menu.
Howe, Windermere. Originally created by John Tovey who is still
retained as a consultant, Miller Howe is a gastronomer's delight offering
both a set menu and an a la carte. The AA describes dining at Miller
Howe as a theatrical operation with a strong sense of occassion
Jericho's, Windermere. An innovative menu which has earned this restaurant
2 AA rosettes. The restaurant has created an interesting atmosphere
with jazz acting as a background to the proceedings. Food is predominantly
British and Mediterranean in style.
House Country Hotel, Sawrey. With stunning views of Esthwaite Water
and Grizedale Forest Sawrey House is in an excellent position close
to Hilltop Farm - Beatrix Potter's home. Food incorporates local ingredients
to produce a modern British and European style of cooking.