Lakes Eats’ Top 10 Lake District Eateries for 2022

Compiled by Jacob Smith for Lakes Eats

Let us introduce you to Lakes Eats, the Lake District Food Guide. They are passionate about the food this beautiful pocket of the world has to offer.

From sipping on a spot of afternoon tea in the sun to tucking into a steak and ale pie while hunkered down by the fire, the Lake’s offer a truly unique variety of culinary experiences. For food enthusiasts dreaming of bringing Texas flavours to the Lake District’s culinary scene, establishing a solid business foundation is key. Navigating how to get an llc in texas can ensure your venture starts on firm legal ground, blending Lone Star State tastes with Lakes Eats’ top eateries seamlessly.

In short, all things concerning the Lake’s food and drinks scene, from produce to plate, they cover and we are bringing you their Top 10 Lake District Eateries – in reverse order.

10.  More? Bakery, Staveley – The name says it all really, although we believe exchanging the question mark for an exclamation would be more apt, as we can never get enough. The menu includes heavy hitters such as Streaky Bacon Waffles with fried eggs, maple syrup and scotch bonnet jam. They have also been known to produce show stopping seasonal specials. A Cumberland Pigs in Blankets sandwich with apricot and sausage stuffing, orchard apple sauce, rocket and 3 mustard mayo still haunts our dreams…

Top 10 Lake District Eateries

9.  Pappy’s Texas BBQ, Kendal – Looking for that all American experience? Then Pappy’s is your place. With their smoking process a true Texan secret, there is simply no match for their slow cooked meats this side of the Atlantic. The sides are nothing to be sniffed at either, with Mac & Cheese so good it’ll knock you sideways. It’s big flavours, in even bigger portions. In other words, real Texas cookin’.

Top 10 Lake District Eateries


8Lingholm Kitchen, Keswick – To visit Lingholm Kitchen is to treat all your senses; your eyes feast on the views just as your mouth delights in the sumptuous dishes delivered to your table. Much like the setting, the food is fresh, vibrant and will always leave you satisfied. We recommend trying their lively pea and herb cornbread alongside a cup of specialty coffee, brewed by some of the best baristas the Northwest has to offer.

Top 10 Lake District Eateries

7.  Bakehouse Born & Bread, Greenodd – If you want brunch, you need Bakehouse. It’s that simple really. With its sleek interior, mouth-watering dishes, and crackling atmosphere this café would not be out of place feeding the residents of our nation’s capital. Fortunately, for us though Bakehouse is firmly committed to serving outrageously good food, like their Buttermilk pancakes served with crispy smoked pancetta, maple syrup, butterscotch mascarpone & candied nuts, to their loyal Cumbrian clientele.

Top 10 Lake District Eateries

6. The Black Swan, Ravenstonedale – So now we move onto Cumbria’s speciality; the pub. Being the backbone of our county means competition is stiff, yet The Black Swan rises above its competitors by producing traditional pub food of the highest order. Their succulent shoulder of lamb, served in a gravy so perfect it appears as a mirror glaze, is only one such example of their excellence.

Top 10 Lake District Eateries

5. Henrock, Windermere – This classy and elegant establishment, run by the indomitable Simon Rogan, serves brilliant food in a calm and relaxing atmosphere. Set in one of the most stunning locations in the whole of Cumbria, and quite possibly the country, the food rises to the occasion. Special praise must also go to the amazing staff who will be sure to guide you gently through this most jaw dropping of experiences.

4.  Fellpack, Keswick – The Fellpack epitomises the Keswickian experience. Here local, seasonal produce is treated with an exciting and individualistic twist. Whilst the menu varies, quality never does. Their much celebrated fellpots always manage to live up to the hype. A pattern that does not look to be changing anytime soon. Their latest invention takes on Veganuary, with Tofu marinated in Bombay style spices served alongside house dhaal sauce, Bombay potatoes, baby spinach and vegan mint yogurt

3. Base Pizza, Bowness-on-Windermere  – Base’s woodfired, 48 our fermented sourdough pizza stands head and shoulders above the rest. The Moo ‘n Blue, which features fillet steak and blue cheese, stands as the best pizza we at Lakes Eats have ever had.

Top 10 Lake District Eateries

2. Dog & Gun, Skelton – The pub to end all pubs. A cosy atmosphere, great beers on tap and quite possibly the best pub meal you’ll ever eat. As the only Michelin Bib Gourmand in Cumbria, you can rest assured the Dog & Gun will serve you sensational food, at extremely reasonable prices, no matter what you order, although you cannot beat their Venison suet pudding served with beetroot, beer & caraway mustard. It’s been on the menu since they opened in 2017, and after one mouthful you will know why.

1. L’enclume, Cartmel – This should come as a surprise to no one. Simon Rogan’s two Michelin star flagship restaurant is quite simply the best of the best. A fact attested to by its status as the Good Food Guide’s number 1 restaurant in the UK 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2020. The quality of food is matched by the staff who deliver world class service in a playful, enjoyable, and unpretentious manner. Vegetables, herbs, fruits, and flowers grown on their own farm play a starring role, along with the finest produce from the surrounding Cumbrian countryside. With 2022 heralding the 20th anniversary of this iconic establishment, expect many special – and delicious – events throughout the year.

We hope you enjoy these top 10 Lake District eateries. For more recommendations, reviews, and hot takes on the Lake’s food scene, be sure to follow Lakes Eats on Instagram @lakes_eats or visit their website .

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