Within the Lake District you can find something for every type of meal and budget – from fish’n’chips to a surprising number of Michelin-starred restaurants. Here are a few of our favourites, all of which are not far from Fornside:
- Merienda, in Keswick, serves absolutely delicious lunches – don’t be fooled that it’s full as there is a spacious and attractive dining space upstairs. Or just stop for a coffee … and see if you have the willpower to resist their cakes!
- Emma’s Dell in Grasmere is a delightful creperie with a Cumbrian warmth. The restaurant has a full menu of sweet and savoury crepes and can rustle up a gluten free version just as quickly. It’s twin, with a more café-like feel, is The Wild Strawberry in Keswick.
- For a super coffee in a dog-friendly café in Keswick, Jasper’s is great. They have offer homemade cakes as well and the staff are always chatty.
- The Fellpack attracts a lot of walkers and fell runners and invented the ‘Walla Dash’ tradition. Whether or not you have spent time on the fells, you’re bound to find their wood burning stove and wonderful hearty food very welcome.
- For the best pub food for many miles around, book The Horse and Farrier Inn, in Threlkeld. It’s a must for many of our guests.
- For a special evening meal in town, we recommend Morrel’s whose food will probably exceed all expectations. Make sure to book!
- If you’re celebrating an occasion with a small group or large family gathering, Lyzzick Hall would be a fabulous venue. The food and service are wonderful, as is the setting – in summer don’t forget to arrive early enough to enjoy a glass of something overlooking Derwentwater and the fells beyond.
- For a fine dining experience in a unique location, try The Cottage in the Wood, nestled in Whinlatter Forest and offering award winning dishes based on local and often wild foods.