Lake District Food & Drink

Riverside Cafes & Restaurants in Grasmere

Riverside Cafes & Restaurants in Grasmere

Kendal Mint Cake

Kendal Mint Cake

An incredible choice of best restaurants and places to eat and drink in the Lake District are across this top region for local produce, fine real ales and Michelin Star restaurants. Whether you’re looking for a gourmet inn or an organic cafe and cosy tearoom, you’re guaranteed to find your perfect Lake District & Cumbria Food & Drink venue. The Lake District is renowned as one of Britain’s finest farming regions with an emphasis on eco-friendliness and sustainability. Locally sourced food accompanied by fine real ales is served in the Lake Districts many pubs and restaurants. Cafes and tearooms are where to head for Fairtrade sourced speciality teas and coffees, and delicious home-made cakes and snacks.

Discover the huge variety of specialist food & drink in the Lake District in one of many farmers markets and local produce markets across the region. Treat yourself to a selection of Lakeland’s finest specialist foods from Cumberland sausage and Hawkshead Relishes to Cartmel sauces, Jennings ales and classic Kendal Mint Cake. Connoisseur’s love the Lake District for its selection of acclaimed Michelin Star and award-winning restaurants and you’ll find vegetarian, vegan and organic food features strongly on the menus of Lake District pubs, restaurants, cafes and tearooms. There’s a fantastic choice of organic and vegetarian cafes serving hearty food and drink in the Lake District usually located in popular walking and outdoor activity areas like Keswick and Glenridding near Ullswater.

Find original and creative cuisine in popular dining centres like Ambleside, Kendal, Windermere and Keswick. Taste authentic Lakeland local produce at farmers’ markets and enjoy the finest real ales across breweries and pubs in the Lake District – don’t miss a visit to the Hawkshead Brewery in Staveley near Windermere!

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