Food and Drink

Michelin stars, artisan bakers and more are to be found in the Lake District. Restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets are included here.


wilfs cafe

Much more than just a Café! Buffets, Weddings, Outside catering, Wilf’s Away’ and Venue for hire for all occasions.
Wilf’s Cafe is what we call up here a bit of an institution. The food is great and there is a terrace for al fresco cappucino’s. It is located in the Mill Yard development in Staveley and is right next door to Hawkshead Brewery and beer hall. Get there early for the prime seatd …

gillams ulverston

Tea is irrevocably entwined in the history of Great Britain and whether it makes you think of the great days of the East India Tea Company or stately homes with the locked lead lined tea caddy made of mahogany it has been our refreshment of choice for hundreds of years.The Gillam family has been trading tea and coffee since 1892 in the historic market town of Ulverston in the South Lakes…… more

lamplighter windermere

Right in the heart of Windermere village and handily placed for the train station The Lamplighter is a fabulous restaurant with rooms (recently refurbished). It has been in the same family ownership for nearly 30 years and is an excellent choice in our opinion.Dining can be either in the well stocked bar, the restaurant or if you can brave the elements out on the terrace…… more