PLACES TO EAT
It's safe to say that I love my food as the following recommendations will show! The Lake District has some amazing places to eat, with an incredible variety of food and dishes. Below are some that we have been lucky enough to visit, and particularly those near to Maple Bank. I hope you enjoy yourselves trying out the different places as much as we have :o)
Please note that we don't receive any commissions from the places we have eaten at.
Fab scones! Love stopping into Hobcartons at the end of a walk around the village with my pooch to enjoy a homemade scone and a lovely cappuccino. Staff are always warm and welcoming, and very dog-friendly. Homemade soups are also excellent with a cheese scone or sourdough roll.
Paula and Ollie have created such lovely surroundings for their contemporary art gallery and gift shop. And I love the fact that you can sit surrounded by these amazing items and enjoy the teashop. They offer a range of toasted sandwiches, scones cakes and toasted muffins, as well as tea, Fairtrade coffee and cold drinks. My Swiss cheese and mushroom toastie was just delicious after running in from the rain - and yes, I enjoyed another gorgeous fruit scone! Dog-friendly too.
I keep coming back. I've had lunch and dinner many times at the Coledale and I just love coming back. Always a warm welcome from Gary and Carole. Dog-friendly in the pub and middle section. The pies are always wonderful and the bread-and-butter pudding is a dream. Fabulous gin selection too! And a yummy cappuccino and chocolate at the end of your meal. Very happy to recommend to my guests and friends and family.
Love this place. I've been here a couple of times now and I just love this place. No bookings taken so you get to have a drink or two at the bar - excellent cocktails mad to order here - and add your name to the list for a table. Tables turn over relatively quickly. I've had tapas but look forward to a pizza cooked in the pizza oven. If you like a fun atmosphere, almost apres skii, then this is the place for you. All welcome with all ages in there when I visited, and very dog-friendly. Live music on some nights. Already planning my next visit.
Yummy lunch and cake. Stopped in here for the first time as two guests had recommended the cake and tea at Lingholm and they weren't wrong - very tasty avocado smash with poached eggs and salmon. Excellent portion sizes followed by yummy red velvet cake. Very happy to pass on the recommendation to my guests in the future.
Great nachos! A fabulous view from the beer garden, with mulled wine and a great plate of nachos after climbing Catbells. Then a lovely walk back to Braithwaite. Staff were really friendly. Very happy to recommend to my guests if they are walking that way back from Portinscale or Keswick.
I was lucky enough to be treated to dinner here by some visiting friends and we were not disappointed. Each dish was presented beautifully, the portions were just right to enjoy the three course menu, the wine recommendations for each dish was spot on. Definitely recommend for a fine dining treat and definitely coming back.
Love The Filling Station in Keswick. A great place to stop over and grab a fab coffee and some food to fill up. You can sit outside if weather is kind enough and the stack of pancakes are a particular favourite of ours!
We were recommended to visit The Chalet by guests, friends, family and other local B&B owners and we weren't dissappointed. I had the most amazing burger and Mums prawn sandwich was quite substantial. However it was so tasty and the bread so soft and yummy that somehow she found room for it all! We then shared a gorgeous Lemon Drizzle Cake. Really lovely staff, good buzz and atmosphere. We could park outside which was a bonus as it was raining. They also have outside tables to enjoy the sunshine. Dogs welcome.Definitely recommend and will be going back soon.
We've been to the Lakeside Cafe Restaurant beside the Theatre by The Lake a couple of times now and really enjoyed the food. We had a light supper pre-theatre and I had a superb burger and Mum had garlic mushrooms on ciabatta. Have also been in with my young goddaughters for a light lunch before going on the Keswick Launch, as well as coffee and cake after coming off Derwentwater with other friends. Friendly and efficient and lovely food.