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Food and restaurants in Cumbria

Top restaurants

Indie Cinema
“Zefferellis is a vegetarian/vegan restaurant with 5 screen cinemas - meal deals and the best food outside London. Live music most Fridays and Saturdays in season. The Apple Pie Bakery has a great sellection of home made food as well as GF bread. Lucy's is a cake lovers paradise and great coffee too.”
  • 25 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“L’Enclume holds two Michelin stars, five AA Rosettes and was named the number one restaurant in the UK by The Good Food Guide 2020. A great foody experience! Make sure you allow plenty of time to enjoy your meal.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Excellent food in a lovely setting. Booking for dinner in the restaurant is essential (more than a day in advance) but they also serve small tapas meals at their bar. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Pub
“Amazing pub with local real ales and local beverages. Out of town - need own transport to get there. Nice Sunday roasts. Lovely outdoor seating with heaters. Views overlooking the valley. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Pub
“Sit in the little room to the left, great fire place and atmosphere but the foods great everywhere.”
  • 12 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“great French cuisine at the bottom of the High Street. Turn left out of the alleyway and walk through town. You’ll go down the hill, past the Post Office. It’s at the road crossing. LA9 4QG.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Pub
“Local Pub that offers a relaxing place to eat good food, enjoy a drink and meet the locals.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A FINE FRENCH RESTAURANT We're a foodie's destination, where refined tastes visit for our flavour-intense cooking - and return for the service they've enjoyed. Raise the Steaks MUSSELS & STEAK Mussels AND Steak £20 Mussels OR Steak £15 WEDNESDAYS from 5.30pm Early Bird 50% OFF A LA CARTE Starters & £12 mains on selected dishes MONDAY - SATURDAY 5.30 -6.30pm The High Life LOBSTER & CHAMPAGNE Whole grilled lobster & 2 glasses of champagne £40 THURSDAYS from 5.30pm Simply Squiffy FREE BOTTLE OF WINE EACH Plus two courses £30 per person SUNDAYS from 6 to 8.30pm Your Sunday Best SUNDAY LUNCH The ultimate Sunday Roast Two Courses £20 SUNDAYS 12-2pm ”
  • 8 locals recommend

Cafes

Cinema
“Fabulous venue for an evening out various entertainment: theatre, vats bar, cinema, art gallery, cafe. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Ideal to combine with a cruise on Lake Windermere and/or a trip on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
“Delicious food both to sit down and eat in or as take away. Local and arty gifts. Perfectly situated close to nice walking areas.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Store
“This is a great place to pick up some local produce en route to High Lowscales. It’s just off the A590, shortly after leaving the M6.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Café
“Beautiful gallery well worth a visit with a little cafe and beautiful views of the river ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“A trip to Windermere should include a visit to this award winning cafe. Good food, good coffee, good cakes and the artwork on the walls is by Flo!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Café
“Visitor centre, cafe, parking, Go Ape, Segway trails, mountain bike and hiking trails: it's got the lot.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“Fascinating Buddhist temple and meditation centre in the beautiful former Conishead Priory in Ulverston. They offer free 15-minute guided meditations daily.”
  • 13 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“Famous for delicious gingerbread. Historic shop in historic village. Take 555 bus.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bakery
“Finalist in ITV's 'Britain's Best Bakery 2013 - Must visit this old world shop of deliciousness! baked goodies to die for - Organic and gorgeous. shop & Cafe. Child friendly”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
“making fresh bread from a truly local business - go early because there are often queues down the street.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bakery
“Great bakery, Coffee shop/Restaurant only a 3 minute walk from the Cottage. Can recommend the Breakfast sharing platter.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“Superb quality artisan bakery. Good bread and delicious snacks and light meals. The tofu sandwich is superb.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
“Excellent artisan bakery making and selling fresh bread daily. They also run bread making courses at least once a month where you can learn to make sourdough, wholemeal and foccacia. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“A lovely cafe serving excellent hot chocolate, good sandwiches and amazing cake. ”
  • 2 locals recommend