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Potted Out Cafe

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Stock Lane, Grasmere LA22 9SJ, England
015394 35572
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 205
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  • 155
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  • 41
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Only wished we booked

We ate here on our first night during our three night visit in Grasmere and we had a lovely meal. The only issue we had is that we did not book. It was really busy but we were so hungry after our long journey that they said we could eat there only by sitting outside which obviously got a bit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Fiona M
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English first
Haltwhistle, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Husband and I called in for snack, mainly because it was nearest to car park. Big mistake. Very rude staff. I asked if sausage sandwich could be on white bread and was told WE ONLY HAVE wholegrain ciabatta !!!! When it came surprisingly it was white not a grain in sight.. Hardly any filling either. Amazingly I was given sugar... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This place is good for a snack during the day,or Evening meal after 5.00pm.Weather permitting you can eat on the terrace outside where dogs are welcome.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We ate here on our first night during our three night visit in Grasmere and we had a lovely meal. The only issue we had is that we did not book. It was really busy but we were so hungry after our long journey that they said we could eat there only by sitting outside which obviously got a bit... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

None of the staff were able to understand us, unfortunately. Had to ask for milk and sugar for our drinks. Over-priced. Terrible service. Shame, as the cafe is in a lovely location. Certainly wouldn't recommend.

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cleveland area
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We ate here twice for dinner,(not that we were hungry but on two separate nights). The welcome was very friendly and professional as was the service throughout. The food was hot and tasty and the atmosphere was great even on the first evening when it rained cats and dogs. Certainly recommend eating here if you are in Grasmere either for... More 

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Boldon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Service was a little on the slow side, but the restaurant was quite busy, both inside and out. The staff were friendly, and they tried hard to accommodate new customers coming in for food. The food was ok, nothing to get excited about, but we were grateful to get a table, as it was hard to find anywhere to eat... More 

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London
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Good food, good service, clean toilets set in an environment in which it's difficult to resist buying a lonely knick knack or two

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My husband and I ate here 18/8/15. We both had pizzas, authentic Italian and wonderful flavours, the hot Italian sausage a must if you like things spicy. Staff most accommodating with adding bits and no extras to pay. We finished with Tiramisu 'fab' plenty to eat and drink and not over the top prices we would highly recommend especially when... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

If you visit Grasmere and don't know where to eat at, I would recommend this place. Although the service isn't as good as I expected (waiters forgot orders, forgot to pack our take away foods etc...), food quality is good. You can have a seat outside or if its cold inside has around 20-30 seats.

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hampshire
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We ended up here 2 out of our 4 nights, was amazing food. The only thing I found was that they wanted us to have booked even when there was spare tables that wasn't reserved. Seem silly, but the antipasti for two tasted amazing!! We had it both night.. There pasta was also fresh. The cheese board was good too.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Stock Lane, Grasmere LA22 9SJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Grasmere
  • Phone Number: 015394 35572

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, European, British

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