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Wordsworth Hotel, Grasmere, England
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  • 47
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  • 44
    Very good
  • 22
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lovely food in a relaxed atmosphere

Visited on the second night of a package at the Wordsworth hotel. The food was lovely soufflés and ceasers salad to start and then steak and belly pork for mains . All lovely and beautifully cooked. Fo dessert I had a twist on rhubarb cheese cake very creative and very very lovely and cheese... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Dove Cottage cafe is at the cottage car park just off the A591. Rather than fight your way into Grasmere stop here. The food is good and the service is excellent. This is a new venture and comes highly recommended - better than looking at dimly lit manuscripts in the museum itself!

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Visited on the second night of a package at the Wordsworth hotel. The food was lovely soufflés and ceasers salad to start and then steak and belly pork for mains . All lovely and beautifully cooked. Fo dessert I had a twist on rhubarb cheese cake very creative and very very lovely and cheese and biscuits lovely selection of cheeses... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I will qualify this by saying I didn't eat here, and haven't done previously - however I've been here a few times in previous years and enjoyed the escapism from the usual bar scene, I've enjoyed banter with the locals and the staff, but two recent visits didn't deliver any of the warmth or cheer. Having to book a table... More 

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st.helens merseyside
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We have just eaten in the Dove cafe and bistro. I will start by saying that the food we ordered was superb. We both cleared our plates! However we arrived at 7.30 pm and it was 8.15 before our food arrived. People were arriving after us and we're being served their meals before we were. I noticed that some of... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Popped in after walking for a bit of lunch with my girlfriend. We both had the chicken and bacon ciabatta with chips. Very tasty. Service was quick and very friendly. Would come again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Dove Cafe has been transformed by the new owners. Lovely home made, freshly prepared food, especially the home made bread. Great location near Grasmere and Kendal with lake views and cheapest car park we found all weekend only £1.

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

We first ate here in May 2014 and had a excellent meal then so decided to return during our short stay this week. Again the food was delicious!! Couldn't fault it one bit. My steak was cooked to perfection and the rhubarb cheese cake was amazing!! I couldn't complain about anything - until the end of the meal when I... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I attempted to book a table for two via one of your waiters on the evening of Saturday 7th February. The gentleman in question was surly and disinterested - his reply to my polite question was "Tonight, no chance". No apology, explanation or anything of the sort. In the end, we ate at Potted Out, which is just a few... More 

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We ate here whilst staying at the Wordsworth Hotel. I had the gammon and my husband had the meatballs. The meals were very nice and we shared a dessert platter to finish off. The only disappointing aspect was the lack of real ales, which had been delivered but were not ready to serve until the next day. My husband opted... More 

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We ate here one evening on our Coast to Coast walk, and it was a bit of a special occasion--our first rest day, my husband's birthday, and Mothers' Day (five of us are mothers). Everyone loved their food, service was excellent, and we felt that we got good value. A lovely, pleasant meal--superb,, but,very very good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Wordsworth Hotel, Grasmere, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Grasmere

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  • Cuisine: European

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