Places to Eat in and around Keswick

Whether you are after a light bite or a three course dinner , there are plenty of fantastic eateries in and around Keswick to choose from. 

Here is our list of some fantastic places to eat.

The Lingholm Kitchen and Walled Garden 

The Lingholm Kitchen and Walled Garden serves a range of locally sourced foods, artisan breads, home baked cakes and real barista coffee.

From their breakfast serving, a blend of traditional and healthier dishes with some quite literally mouth drooling twists,

A delicious and well thought out lunch menu 

An afternoon tea to rival the best the Lingholm Kitchen aims to offer the best day time eating experience in the area.

The cafe has a stunning 100ft long glass wall looking down on the new octagonal walled garden that sits on the same spot as the old Lingholm kitchen gardens that Beatrix Potter credited as her original inspiration for Mr McGregor's garden in The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

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Bassenthwaite Lake Station

Bassenthwaite Lake Station is a Café in a restored railway station with a full size replica steam train on the former Cockermouth to Keswick line.

Situated opposite the scenic Dubwath Silver Meadows nature reserve.

Enjoy breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea aboard the replica Orient Express train.

Customers can enjoy a short level walk along the platform through the woodland and wild flower meadow or enjoy a peaceful few minutes in the bird hide overlooking the wildlife pond

The French SNCF Class 241 steam engine that is now a permanent fixture on the track is in fact a replica - the very train that appears in the Kenneth Branagh 2017 film adaptation of Agatha Christie’s novel ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ starring Dame Judi Dench and Johnny Depp. Built a little bit wider than a ‘real life’ train in order to fit in camera crews, nowadays the Restaurant carriage serves as seating for our café with enough room to comfortably accommodate around 30 people, whereas the Salon carriage is reserved for Afternoon Teas.

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Located in Keswick Town Centre 

In the heart of the Lakes lies Merienda, your comfortable stop for a reviving cup of coffee and slice of home baked cake or a plate of delicious food made with care using the freshest local ingredients.

They are committed to providing diners with fresh, delicious food every single day.

Keswick is special at night, and so is Merienda. Their evening menu is perfect for those that crave a casual, tasty dining experience with a twist. Pair one of our heavenly mains with a cheeky tipple and finish with a sweet and sticky pud: what more could you ask for?

It is recommended you book a table. 

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Mizu Pan Asian Restaurant at Lodore Falls

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.

Enjoy drinks in the stylish cocktail bar before taking your seat in the restaurant, or on a nice day dine alfresco on the riverside terrace. The open-plan kitchen offers a fascinating snapshot of a busy restaurant in action – see for yourself how great food gets from oven to plate.

Serving food daily 12pm-2.30pm & 6pm-9pm (9.30pm Fri & Sat)

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The Wild Strawberry

A Cafe and Patisserie Housed in one of Keswick's oldest and most characterful buildings

A family-run business, providing a light and relaxed environment in which customers can enjoy delicious homemade food and drink. 

With ample seating, a spacious upstairs area with a great view of the Moot Hall and a sheltered outside courtyard.

They are particularly proud of their afternoon teas which showcase some of the wonderful food and patisserie which the make on the premises. 

Why not treat yourself and someone special to afternoon tea for two

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Brossen Steakhouse - Inn on the Square

Award-winning Brossen Steakhouse in Keswick is all about spectacular meat and proper stunning food.

They put local firmly on our menu – with a wide selection of locally sourced produce, handpicked for amazing flavours and only the very best mouth-watering meat

 From juicy Ribeye to Sirloin, Oak Smoked Rump to Fillet, and the ultimate wow-factor-steak… the Chateaubriand. 

Everything is cooked exactly to your taste and grilled to perfection. 

Top your plate off in this Keswick restaurant with our seasonal selection of over 10 sides including our yummy scrummy sweet potato fries or fresh House Slaw

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The Back Bar 

The Back Bar can be found at the rear of the Inn on the Square and is a dog-loving, family-friendly pub providing comfortable drinks and easy meals from 12noon ‘til late.

You can grab a drink (or two) and watch live sports on our plasma TV’s whilst shooting some pool or throwing some darts.

With regular live music, a huge selection of drinks, local ales and beers – it’s a great place for friends, families and laid-back nights out in Keswick

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Cafe Hope 

Serving breakfast, lunch, cream teas, refreshments including alcoholic drinks and cocktails, delicious cakes, and tray bakes, our cafe is renowned for its warm welcome, delicious home-cooked food and quite possibly the best views in Keswick!

With plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, including a covered terrace with private garden and pods with spectacular views, it’s the perfect place to relax with family or friends and enjoy a bite to eat or a drink.

Serving all your favourites including a choice of sandwiches, jacket potatoes and salads. 

Their cake menu changes daily and their delicious cream tea is very popular and available every day with freshly made scones. 

Their milk shakes and hot chocolates are legendary! 

They are fully licensed so you can enjoy a glass of wine with lunch or a beer after a game of pitch and putt. 

A children’s menu that the kids will love! And doggy visitors have their very own menu too, so no need to worry about the dog drooling over your food while you’re trying to eat. They’ll be too busy tucking into their sausages and gravy.

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Little Saigon Keswick

Amidst the serene beauty of the Lakes, Little Saigon emerges as a beacon of Vietnamese culinary delight.

  • A family-run business, embracing tradition and authenticity, offering a taste of Vietnam with each dish.
  • Our ethos is the preservation of heritage, showcased through cherished heirloom recipes nurtured across generations.
  • We prioritise local suppliers, ensuring the finest ingredients while respecting both culture and the environment

Take away and Eat In cafe/restaurant

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Cafe HNW

Cycle friendly cafe in a park setting providing coffee, churros, cakes and more year round. 

Bicycle repair station. 

Grass tennis courts.

Lawn Green bowling

An 18 hole putting course (Park Games Open April - September) 

Hire equipment available.

Café HNW is located in Upper Fitz Park,Station Road, Keswick, CA12 4NF. 

A little gem of fab coffee and delicious snacks hidden away in the trees. 

If the festoon lights are sparkling they are open

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The Skiddaw Hotel Bar, Brasserie 31 & Conservatory

Brasserie 31

Food Served: 5pm - 9pm 

Brasserie 31 offers a completely new dining experience in the heart of Keswick. Designed with indulgence in mind, allow our friendly team to show you to your table and take your seat as your memorable evening with us is about to begin.


Food Served: 10am - 9pm

For more relaxed dining in Keswick, the delightful ambience of our airy conservatory awaits. Tuck into our delicious range of tempting snacks and wholesome bar meals as you look directly out onto the bustling Market Square of Keswick

Bar Lounge

Food Served: 10am - 9pm

If comfort is what you seek, take a seat in our comfortable bar lounge where you can enjoy the warmth of our cosy log fire in winter, or cool off with a seasonal cocktail in the warmer months. 

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Ivy House

Located in the centre of Braithwaite village, within the Holiday Property Bond Hotel,

Ivy House Restaurant offers its guests contemporary Cumbrian classics, in a breathtaking Lake District setting.

Combining the experience and knowledge of some of the best culinary minds in the county- Ivy House Restaurant has created a unique culinary experience that guarantees to explore the very best of Cumbrian cuisine.

Whether you’re visiting for a special occasion or a quick bite to eat, join George and Rolando , as their unique dishes promise to inspire

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The Borrowdale Hotel Restaurant & Bar

The bright and welcoming restaurant with its walk-in wine cellar is modern and elegant, with teal and natural colours that reflect the landscape, inviting diners to enjoy deliciously prepared food using local ingredients.

The wine cellar and tasting room has glass fronted doors that entice you in from the dining room, offering a wide selection of wine and champagne, displayed in rich wooden racking that’s skilfully lit to highlight key bottles.

With views over the garden and down the Borrowdale Valley, the conservatory is a favourite for bar meals. Bring your dog along, and join us in your walking boots if you wish to stop by for a cup of tea and freshly baked scone. Everyone is welcome.

Famous for silver service and traditional Sunday lunch; lovely afternoon teas and interesting bar meals are also available.

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The Kings Arms

Restaurant, Lounge & Bar

Relax and enjoy a wholesome and hearty, homecooked meal in the comfortable surroundings of the restaurant.

The heartbeat of Keswick, the cosy bar and lounge are full of character with a warm glow from the fire and a convivial atmosphere that encourages the making of new friends or simply relaxing with a pint in hand. Popular with locals and guests alike, home-cooked meals are served throughout the day 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!

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Falls Brasserie at Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa

Falls Brasserie, located within the Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa, serves as the hotel's primary restaurant. Its vibrant décor draws inspiration from the local surroundings, showcasing panoramic views of Lake Derwentwater and Cat Bells. With touches of Scandinavia reflecting the heritage of the family owners, the ambiance exudes casual elegance.

The food gently blends traditional British cuisine with contemporary touches, featuring hearty and comforting dishes primarily using local and regional ingredients. Our Signature dishes are worth trying to experience the best of our offering. Our focus is on delivering simple yet flavourful dishes, prioritising quality and freshness

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Bistro at the Distillery - The Lakes Distillery

Open daily from 10am until 5pm

Set in what was once Victorian farmstead's cattle parlour, the Bistro at the Distillery is the perfect place for a kitchen focused on local produce and honest hearty flavours.

Inviting and informal, whether it's coffee and a slice of home-made cake, a leisurely three-course supper, or everything in between, the Bistro can accomodate up to 120 people, both indoor and in the beautiful outdoor courtyard.

Serving light lunches and afternoon teas, quick snacks, thirst-quenching drinks and The Lakes' signature spirits and cocktails, The Bistro is comfortable and stylish and committed to embracing the spirit of the Lake District by using regional ingredients where ever possible.

With such variety on offer, the private dining room is also hugely popular with both corporate hospitality and private events and parties.

Location: Bassenthwaite 

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Cafe Oswald's at Cranstons

Located on the first floor of our Cumbrian Foodhall in Penrith.

Open 7 days a week.

Serving a classic brunch style menu using quality, local ingredients as well as many of ‘Cranstons’ own award-winning products

A perfect place to eat, drink and relax.

Whether you’re looking for a quick coffee & ‘baked by us’ cake or something more subtantial we’ve got you covered.

Our extremely popular Full English Breakfast is now served daily until 3pm

Location: Ullswater Road, Penrith

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Parkside Restaurant at Keswick Park Hotel

After an action packed day exploring the Lake District fells and waters, coming back to fresh, locally sourced food, is at the heart of our hotel restaurant.

The Parkside Restaurant offers a relaxed and friendly dining experience, allowing you to enjoy home cooked meals, and a refreshing drink or two in our well stocked bar.

During the day, our guests can enjoy the sunshine and watch the world go by in our beer garden.

Restaurant open to non-residents 17:00 – 20:30 Wednesday – Sunday 

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The Chalet Tearooms & Restaurant

The Chalet Tearooms is situated in the Lakeland village of Portinscale nestled on the shores of Derwentwater. A place where you can enjoy walks, hire boats and hop on the launches to and from Keswick.

Try one of the many Wainwright fell walks including the famous Catbells (which translates into shelter of the wild cat) the best views in the whole of the Lake District in our opinion. Portinscale village is a great base for the keen Lakeland adventurer or rambler alike.
We welcome ramblers and their dogs, cyclists will find electric bike charging, outdoor seating and Whinlatter Forest close by, C2C riders often stop off for a well earned break. If you just want a tasty lunch or snack homemade cakes and gf/vegan options ate here, there’s something for everyone at The Chalet Tearooms.

Open all year round The Chalet is dog friendly and car parking is available, however we are only 15 min walk from Keswick town and have watersports nearby.

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