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Potted Out Cafe

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Italian, European, English
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Stock Lane, Grasmere LA22 9SJ, England
015394 35572
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sweet location, great food, in Grasmere Village.

A cafe style eatery with fine location, good food and great service, near the center of Grasmere Village, the Potted Out Cafe was a delight. The menu ranges nicely across interesting Mediterranean pasta dishes to more traditional fare. The fine service deserves special mention. A reservation... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Bruce S
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Hamilton, New York
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The Potted Out is an unassuming café in the centre of Grasmere. We first came across it at Xmas when everything else seemed closed, so decided to have dinner there on our visit in May. The greeting was very friendly and the menu was quite extensive. One of us had chicken breast and gnocchi and the other chicken chorizo and... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

An OK place to eat in Grasmere - which doesnt have that much choice for eating out other than hotels. Good service. Had a good antipasti (for 2) starter which was fine and then gnocchi and pizza. Felt the gnocchi was a bit over complicated and had too many competing flavours - lamb, mint, sweet parsnip gratings, etc - way... More 

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Hamilton, New York
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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A cafe style eatery with fine location, good food and great service, near the center of Grasmere Village, the Potted Out Cafe was a delight. The menu ranges nicely across interesting Mediterranean pasta dishes to more traditional fare. The fine service deserves special mention. A reservation would be required on weekend nights.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We had dinner on a Tuesday evening (after another rest told us that as they had no reservations they won't bother to be open). This place was recommended to us and we were not disappointed. We both had salmon w risotto. It was delicious, but we both had quite a bit of oil on our plate. As we had a... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

A medium sized cafe set in Grasmere village, with nice contemporary decor. We went at lunchtime and the sandwiches and chips were very good. My daughter had the pizza which looked handmade and was equally good. The prices were also very reasonable.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

Excellent quality of food served here. Always served piping hot as food should be. Had lunch at the weekend & because we wanted one of their delicious cakes we shared a sandwich & a scone, it was more than enough & the best scone ever

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Popped in, just passing. Delicious food and good service. Definitely recommend. Service was excellent.

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York, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We were very surprised at the quality and service in this restaurant, given that Grasmere is quite a distance from any other town we thought that any food on offer would be less than best with high prices to boot...we were wrong, the quality of the food was excellent, prices reasonable and the service was spot on, we went back... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We visited Potted Out on the Easter Monday and had a lovely dinner.The two waitresses that were serving us were sooo nice. I don't remember their names but one of them was Hungarian and one of them was Polish. They were really helpful with everything, chatting with us and recommending excellent dishes. The food was simply amazing. I would recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We randomly popped in for an evening meal in this quirky little establishment and we were not disappointed! My wife had the lasagne which she loved it was full of chunky bits of beef and was covered in a tomato sauce.. She rated it very tasty and it didn't sit heavy. I had the tiger prawn risotto it was delightful... 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, English

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