Top restaurants in the Lake District
The Lake District is an area famed for its outstanding natural beauty. It is popular with holiday makers, particularly in the summer months as walkers, climbers and boaters alike can all enjoy their favourite pastimes. After a day of exercise, you will be all the more ready to indulge in a delicious meal, and fortunately the Lake District also has a fine selection of restaurants and pubs where you can relax over tasty food and fine wines.
Top Lake District Restaurants:
- The Jumble Room in Grasmere is celebrating 20 years in operation this year. Over the past two decades, this quirky restaurant's mission has remained the same – to “take the very best ingredients, cook them with love and serve them with pride.”
- Hooked is a seafood restaurant in Windermere. This restaurant exclusively uses local suppliers. The menu changes daily depending on availability and is influenced by Mediterranean, South East Asian and Australasian flavours.
- The Drunken Duck in Ambleside commands stunning views over the fells. Enjoy an informal lunch or a more formal dinner. There is also a tasting menu on Friday and Saturday evenings. The bar stocks a wide selection of drinks, including their own beers.
- The Punch Bowl in Crosthwaite combines the homely atmosphere of a traditional English pub with good-quality food. Try fine wines and hand-pulled real ales as well as freshly cooked, locally sourced food.
- Four & Twenty in Penrith serves modern British cuisine. Enjoy well-made light lunches, including freshly baked breads and soups, or treat yourself to a full meal for either lunch or dinner. The very reasonably priced menus are prepared daily, using local produce as much as possible.
- The George and Dragon in Clifton is a coaching inn dating back to the 18th Order local ales, fine wines and good food, much of which is grown on the family estate. In good weather, diners can sit outdoors in the courtyard or garden.