Fantastic Places To Eat in Keswick

Keswick has a great food and drinks scene. Whether you're looking for hearty pub fare, fine dining, or local specialties, Keswick has something for everyone. If you’re feeling spoilt for choice and aren’t sure where to go for your dinner, don’t worry! We’ve come up with a list of a few of our favourite places to eat in Keswick that we’re sure you’re going to love.

The Wild Strawberry

This pattisserie has made its home in one of Keswick’s oldest buildings and serves up delicious traditional afternoon teas, handmade patisserie and cakes, crêpes, savoury pastries, deli-sandwiches and salads. 

At the lovely Wild Strawberry, you’ll find delicious hand made afternoon teas and patisseries, in a historic and characterful building.

Kings Arms

The Kings Arms Resturant is a warm and friendly bar with the glow of the lounge fire, real ales and hearty meals. Popular with locals and guests alike, home-cooked meals are served throughout the day and into the evening. A great choice of seasonal local ales are available at the bar, together with a huge range of whiskies. Dogs are welcome too! The bar offers a wide range of Cumbrian Ales alongside a selection of guest ales, all changing with the season.

Bassenthwaite Lake Station

Bassenthwaite Lake Station is cafe with a unique setting. You can eat in the restored former station or the replica Orient Express train. The food wont disappoint either, with numerous awards and positive press reviews its worth booking ahead. They serve breakfasts, lunches and popular afternoon teas.

Cafe Hope

Cafe Hope is a great option when you're visiting the crazy golf or other family friendly activities nearby, with home cooked food and local ice cream its a great option. And new for this year they have their new VIPODS, transparent domes with great views where you can enjoy afternoon tea, whatever the weather. 

Thyme Bistro

Thyme Bistro is a family run resturant which serves freshly cooked food in a friendly atomsphere. Open in the evenings, they offer a range of pizza, pasta and delicious mains. 

Lingholm Kitchen and Walled Garden

Located on the edge of Derwentwater, Lingholm Kitchen is a beautiful cafe and with their own bakery you know their cakes and afternoon teas are going to be great. A good choice for after a low level walk or before exploring the walled garden, based on the origional in the same location which inspired Beatrix Potter's Mr McGregor's garden.

Bistro at The Distillery

Set in the popular Lakes Distillery, in a former Victorian farmstead's cattle parlour, the Bistro at The Distillery offers everything from a three-course meal, to afternoon tea, to a slice of cake and a coffee - you can even eat outside in the courtyard or garden!

Using only the freshest ingredients, Bistro at The Distillery has a menu which changes with the seasons. They serve from 11am - 5pm and Sundays include their famous Sunday lunch. 

Mizu Pan-Asian Cuisine

Mizu Pan-Asian Cuisine is located at the four-star Lodore Falls Hotel in the beautiful Borrowdale valley. Offering a selection of tempting Japanese, Korean, Malaysian and Thai specialities, from the freshest ingredients, expertly prepared by highly skilled chefs. There’s something for everyone, from classic Japanese nori-wrapped maki sushi to fragrant Thai-style curries.

Keswick offers a great selection of food and drink options, from cosy cafes and traditional pubs to fine dining restaurants and distilleries. With a focus on locally sourced ingredients and traditional Cumbrian dishes, the food scene in Keswick is not to be missed. 

We hope you’ve found our guide to our favourite places to eat in Keswick useful. You can find more information on things to do in Keswick, including events, walking trails and days out, as well as where to stay, on our website