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Sara's Bistro

Broadgate, Grasmere, England
015394 35266
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Ranked #7 of 33 restaurants in Grasmere
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bistro
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW via mobile

We thought the bistro looked nice as we passed when we were exploring Grasmere on our first day in the Lakes. Decided to eat there and we were not disappointed. Our meal came with a decent bottle of Hardy's Cabernet Sauvignon for a fiver and the food was delicious. Service was attentive without being intrusive and included tips for a... More

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Consett
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

We ate here this week and what a chance find. Superb seafood pasta dish and my wife said it was the best sticky toffee pudding ever! Great service (just the right amount of attentiveness) and very accommodating. We will definitely be returning later in the year when we return to Grasmere. Thank you!

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

We went here on Saturday night, table of five and we had to wait to get a table. Was worth the wait, all of us had great meals, however, we were told the starter of Terrine came with bread, it didn't but they have us some when we asked and one of us ordered the pork belly and made it... More

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We loved the relaxed friendly atmosphere in this bistro. We had pre dinner nibbles followed by a lovely main course - my husband had the pork belly and I had hake with minted peas and crushed new potatoes - delicious! The food looked very appetising and was imaginatively presented. What we also liked was that there was a breather between... More

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leeds
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71 reviews 71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We really liked this place . A small, family run bistro in Grasmere offering 6 or so dishes per course . The food was excellent and reasonably priced as was the wine . Service was good . A nice change from the big hotels and more formal hotels in Grasmere . Would return and definitely recommend .

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Eaton, Cheshire
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Discovered Sara's almost by accident - it is situated just outside of the centre of Grasmere. Comprising a small outside area with Lakeland mountain views,and a rather larger indoor area it is run by a husband-and-wife team. A good choice of dishes on the menu and a fairly extensive wine-list, Sara's makes a pleasant change to Grasmere's bigger, brasher pub/restaurants... More

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

While staying in mesmeric Grasmere we were on the lookout for a cosy Bistro that caters something different from the standard fare of its competitors. We were tempted by their Early Bird offer with a bottle of house wine for a fiver (before 7 pm - and being a Hardy's Chardonnay that's not bad). The Specials board was impressive -... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My husband and I were staying in Grasmere for 2 nights at the rothay garden hotel on a b and b basis. On our first night we wandered around Grasmere looking for somewhere to eat and decided on Sara s bistro. How glad we did.....the food, service and ambience were excellent. It was that good that we had to return... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Managed to get a table at short notice providing we could eat a little later. Although decor quite simple very pleasant surroundings all the food we ordered was excellent varying from Steak,Chicken and a beautiful Cod Dish. Friendly and attentive service and good value for money. Will definitely visit again when next in Grasmere.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Nice little bistro, decent menu to choose from. Good quality food, steak was lovely and the sticky toffee pudding superb! Only criticism is that service was a little slow but other than that very good overall.

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