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Sara's Bistro

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French, 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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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
You must dine here when in Grasmere

We booked to dine here on our final nights stay in Grasmere and wish that we had done so on the previous 2 evenings. Looking thru the front window the restaurant is quite small and lacks the wow appeal. That said, we were blown away by the quality of the meal prepared for us. Although we were first... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We booked to dine here on our final nights stay in Grasmere and wish that we had done so on the previous 2 evenings. Looking thru the front window the restaurant is quite small and lacks the wow appeal. That said, we were blown away by the quality of the meal prepared for us. Although we were first in the... More 

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Very nice place to eat,friendly definatly book although people were turning up and catered for,food good and service on the ball,relaxing i would have given this Bistro excellant but my wife is a vegaterian and the was only one dish on the main's she could have,wine good but mark up high.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Having visited Grasmere for the last 2 years with my wife, we have tried a number of times to get a meal here but for whatever reason we have not been successful. However, last night we managed to get a table for 2 in the "happy hour" so even a £5 bottle of wine included in the 2 course meal.... More 

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Wigan, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is quite a small place, only open between 6 and 9, and seems pretty busy throughout. There's a happy hour deal between 6 and 7 where you get a bottle of wine for £5 with a two course meal for two people. That meal would set you back about £50 without the alcohol. My partner got the steak which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Myself and my partner ate here last night. We were seated promptly, we were told of a wait and offered really delicious bread and dipping oils (and an excellent Tempranillo red that had mellowed beautifully without going sour). When the mains were served, mine was a delicious steak cooked just how I like it; my partner had a chicken, chorizo... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

During our week's holiday in Grasmere, we had dinner at Sara's twice and really enjoyed both occasions. The welcome is warm and the atmosphere very relaxed. The menu is short but varied, catering for all tastes including a good vegetarian option, and the ingredients often locally sourced. The wine list is well selected and well priced. A great place.

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We had a great meal on Saturday night. Sara's cooking is fantastic. Can't believe we hadn't eaten here before but will definitely be back. The food, drink, service and ambience all made for a wonderful evening. Thank you.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This bistro is small and friendly with a limited menu, but everything on it is beautifully cooked and presented. As others have mentioned, the lamb and sticky toffee pudding were very tasty and a hit with my family! We'll be back if we come to the area again. There were a lot of people in the bistro who are obviously... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

My wife and I have just dinner at Sara's and it was excellent! The venue was lovely with a buzzing and friendly vibe with well spaced tables. The menu was well balanced with a good selection of locally sourced dishes. The food was excellent - generous portions (without being to big!), well presented and brilliant tasting. In addition to the... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

So glad we followed everyone's advice on here :) we booked the table for 7 pm and it was busy then, by 8.30, it was fully booked. I am a bit of a foodie, so really enjoyed the meal. I had lamb with red cabbage, butternut squash and a mint and redcurrent jus. Hubby had steak which was great too,... 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: French, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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