Eating out - Lake district

Throughout the Lake District National Park there are well over a hundred restaurants that make wonderful places to relax and replenish yourself, celebrate a climb with a drink, or simply celebrate a good time while on holiday.  Also sprinkled throughout the Lakes are plenty of luxury and exquisite hotels perfect for a lover’s getaway, if romance is on your mind during your holiday.


The Lake District restaurants range in type from small local pubs to restaurants located inside inns or guesthouses to stand alone restaurants that are located near prominent central towns in the Lake District or scattered throughout popular trailheads.  The menus of the restaurants generally range from café and bistro menus to full service English menus, to typical pub fayre depending on where you decide to stop in for a bit.

Among the most popular restaurants in the Lake District is the Hideaway Coffee House & Bistro which is found in the South Lakes and is great for a quick bite or lengthy relaxing cup of tea.  Family owned, the friendly bistro is situated about two minutes from the M6 motorway near Kirkby Lonsdale.

Those who want to experience a more romantic and stylish dining experience may enjoy the Hideaway at Windermere, which offers a modern British cooking menu with an elegant theme perfect for a quiet dinner out or romantic tryst. 

A nice central dining location is found at the Britannia Inn, which could serve as the prototype for the quintessential English Inn.  Directly in the centre of the Langdale Valley and close to Ambleside, Hawkshead, Lake Windermere, and Coniston the inn offer ales and foods to meet all tastes.  Additionally, no matter which way you turn from the Inn there are mountain bike trails and walks making it a perfect lunch location for the holiday explorer.