The Lake District is the perfect place to visit for long country walks, stunning views and, yep, food! And with all that exercise, you’re bound to get hungry pretty quickly! Take a peek at our top picks for places to eat in The Lake District, from dawn ’til dusk…
Copper Pot – Church St, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0BU
Looking for a tasty breakfast to start your day right? You can’t go wrong with the cute Copper Pot Cafe in Ambleside. Serving a wide range of hearty breakfast dishes, it’s sure to be a highlight of any Lake District break.
Top Pick: Lake District Large Un’ & a pot of English Breakfast tea
Brambles Tea Room – 15 Main Road, Windermere LA23 1DX
This place is adorable! Additionally, the website ensures that ‘muddy boots and dogs are welcome’, which we are certainly on-board with! Have a break from the world in cosy surroundings before embarking on a bracing country walk. You won’t regret it…
Top Pick: A warm pastry and a signature hot chocolate
Graze – Crag Brow House, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BT
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The place oozes that cool cafe culture vibe, and the breakfasts don’t disappoint either. An extra bonus is the fact that they cater for a range of dietary requirements, meaning you can enjoy your meal safe in the knowledge that your gut will be as happy as your tastebuds!
Top Pick: Blueberry & lemon pancakes served alongside a fruity tea
The Old Stamp House Restaurant – Church St, Ambleside LA22 0BU
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Looking for lunch that resembles a piece of art? You’ve come to the right place. The Old Stamp House Restaurant serves a delectable range of locally-inspired dishes, all with that certain je ne sais quoi.
Top Pick: The lunch tasting menu, featuring Cumbrian gingerbread parfait with Yorkshire forced rhubarb
The Chalet Restaurant & Tearooms – Portinscale, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5RF
Looks pretty amazing, right? Nestled on the shores of Derwentwater, The Chalet offers a tempting variety of dishes for you to munch on. It’s also not far from Keswick launch boat trips, so why not turn the day into a bit of an adventure!
Top Pick: Okay, okay… not technically a lunch but we have to recommend the afternoon tea! Homemade scones = yum.
Choccobar – 57-58 Quarry Rigg, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria
Sometimes only chocolate will do… especially halfway through a long walking route! From rich, fluffy waffles to crispy churros, Choccobar is heaven for budding chocoholics. Not got a sweet tooth? Fear not, as they offer delicious paninis and toasties, too.
Top Pick: Nutella, cream & strawberries waffle, with a thick milkshake to wash it all down!
The Haweswater – Lakeside Road, Bampton, Penrith, CA10 2RP
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Perched on the edge of the lake of Haweswater nature reserve, this stylish gastro-pub is the place to go for deliciously indulgent dishes and cool glasses of wine. What’s more, with so many walking and cycling routes in the area, it’s easy to make a day of it.
Top Pick: Gressingham duck breast with a glass of red wine