Eating out for lunch or dinner
It is recommended that you book in advance for many of our recommended restaurants. Let us know before your arrival if you would like us to make your dinner and taxi reservations for you.
Recommended by our guests
Brown Horse, Winster
This is a charming typical Lakeland village pub/restaurant serving reasonably priced good pub meals in a pleasant setting. Much of their produce is home grown and reared and they have their own micro brewery on site.
Tel: 015394 43443visit website
Excellent seasonal food and a relaxed atmosphere at this smart gastro pub/restaurant. Service is friendly. Both food and wine are competitively priced. Eat in the stylish bar or more formal restaurant.
Tel: 015395 68237visit website
The Angel Inn, Bowness
A traditional Lakeland Inn with a modern twist. Situated on a hill just above the centre of town with its own garden and nice views. Eat in the modern restaurant, conservatory or terrace outside. Serve food through the day.
Tel: 015394 44080visit website
Deserving of their number one spot on trip advisor, this is a special place to eat in the heart of Bowness. Intimate and charming, serving a mix of classic and contemporary European dishes.
Tel: 015394 48242visit website
The Postillion, Bowness
In their 19th season, one of the longest established restaurants in the village. Located on a quaint cobbled street free from traffic.
Tel: 015394 45852visit website
This small and popular fish restaurant in Windermere serves tasty seafood with flavours & influences from the Mediterranean, South East Asia & Australasia. The menu changes daily depending on availability.
Tel: 015394 48443visit website
Zeffirellis and Fellinis, Ambleside
Sister restaurants in Ambleside serving delicious vegetarian menus with flair. They both have excellent small independent cinemas attached and offer a double bill of dinner and a movie.
Tel: 015394 33845 (Zeffirellis), or Tel: 015394 32487 (Fellinis)visit zeffirellis visit fellinis
Thai food in authentic surroundings.
Tel: 015394 45002visit website
Villa Positano, Bowness
A friendly family run restaurant with an excellent menu and featuring daily specials.
Tel: 015394 45663
The Wild Boar, Crook
Traditional décor and a coaching Inn ambiance serving classic hearty British food. The new smokehouse and grill has an open kitchen which adds to the atmosphere and injects a little theatre to the overall dining experience.
Tel: 015394 45225visit website
Masons Arms, Cartmel Fell
A quaint and delightful country pub with a truly Lake District feel. Popular with the locals it has log fires, low beamed ceilings and wide views across the Winster valley.. A host of ales and beers and range of local dishes served inside and outside on an all weather dining terrace.
Tel: 015395 68486visit website
Drunken Duck, Outgate
Stylishly refurbished 16th century pub with contemporary menu.
Tel: 015394 36347visit website
Traditional regional dishes created by Nigel Haworth, the winner of BBC2 Great British Menu.
Tel: 01524 273338visit website
L’Enclume, Cartmel (Michelin Star)
The finest of cutting edge dining with a truly stunning tasting menu. Since opening his business in Cartmel Simon Rogan has earned himself an impeccable reputation both nationally and locally.
Tel: 015395 36362visit website
A stylish family run hotel with a 3 AA rosette restaurant. This is a really special place to eat with excellent service, luxurious surroundings and a lovely garden.
Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.
Tel: 015394 88818visit website
Hipping Hall, Kirby Lonsdale
The house itself is 15th century but has been transformed by stylish restoration which seamlessly blends old and new. Beautiful lounge and bar area for drinks, while dinner is served in a magnificent double
height medieval dining room.
Tel: 01524 271187visit website
More Casual Lunches
- Yew Tree Barn, Low Newton - Tel: 015395 31498
- Chesters By The River, Ambleside - Tel: 015394 34711
- Sizergh Farm Shop, Kendal - Tel: 015395 60426
- Blackwell Cafe, Bowness - Tel: 015394 46139
- Plumgarths Cafe, Kendal - Tel: 01539 736300
- Holker Hall, Holker - Tel: 015395 58328