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Sara's Bistro

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Broadgate, Grasmere, England
015394 35266
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 29
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A little gem

We got lucky and got the last table which happened to have the best views and catch the evening sunshine. I'd advise booking as the food here is truly excellent and the service comes with a smile.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Daryl T
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Winchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Winchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We got lucky and got the last table which happened to have the best views and catch the evening sunshine. I'd advise booking as the food here is truly excellent and the service comes with a smile.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Visit every time we are in Grasmere. The food and service are outstanding. In the fifteen years of eating here we have NEVER been disappointed! the best sticky toffee pudding and ice cream we have ever had. We will be back again.

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Came @11:30am for 2 fish and chips. The batter didn't have time to rise and so was flat. Gutted. Free wifi though...

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Marc A, Owner at Sara's Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for the inaccurate review , we do not open daytime so would be unable to serve you flat batter at 11.30am, nor do we have wi fi, may I suggest you get the correct name of the establishment you visited before placing any comments . I would like to thank trip advisor for refusing to take an incorrect review... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A friendly bistro with some choice for vegetarians but more choice for fish and meat eaters.We ate an evening meal here that was tasty and well presented. We both had fish based dishes.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Initially recommended by our B&B owner we have passed on his recommendation a dozen times since. Sara's was very quaint but the food was bold and exciting and most excellent quality and presentation. Local products used and very obvious freshness and well accomplished use of these products. Will go back next time in the Lakes.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

A year after our last meal at Sara's, we were back in Grasmere for a few days. Although it was closed on the Sunday and Monday, on Tuesday we booked a table and had a very enjoyable evening. As busy as before, good atmosphere, and lovely, tasty food.

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stockton on tees
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

You will not be disappointed if you decide to eat here. We decided to try it enticed by the happy hour 6-7 pm bottle of wine for £5 when 2 adults purchase 2 courses. The bottle was not cheap plonk like you normally receive with such an offer but was a Hardys Cabernet Sauvignon. The food was outstanding 3 of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Great ambience fabulous freshly prepared meal ..would recommend both our starters home cured gravalax crispy ight battered calamaris followed by perfectly cooked fish of the day and belly pork ,,all topped off with chocolate brownie ..excellent service ...you cannot be disappointed... with good quality well priced wines.

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whitehaven
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We have eaten some lovely meals around Europe; but this has definitely got to be up there..The chef attention to detail is superb. Food full of flavour, this chef should be on that food program that's on the BBC.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We visited Sara's restaurant as it was highly recommended by the owners of our B & B accommodation. The first night we were naive enough to assume we would just get a table without booking as it was only about 7pm but not so! You need to book this superb restaurant and once you have eaten there, it becomes obvious... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Broadgate, Grasmere, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Grasmere
  • Phone Number: 015394 35266

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?