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Cafe Bar 26

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Pizza, Coffee Shop, Tapas, Wine Bar
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26 Lake Rd Keswick | Lake Road, Keswick CA12 5DQ, England
+44 17687 80863
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8:45 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:45 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Located on a bustling pedestrian street in the heart of Keswick, close to...
Located on a bustling pedestrian street in the heart of Keswick, close to the busy market square and shores of Lake Derwentwater, Cafe Bar 26 is a relaxed Mediterranean style cafe bistro by day and a vibrant wine and cocktail bar in the evening with a unique atmosphere. Feeling peckish? We serve tasty cooked breakfasts every morning 8.45Am - 11.30Am, brunch and lunch from Midday until 3.00Pm and tapas and Italian style flatbreads 5.30Pm - 8.30Pm. We also serve great illy coffee, interesting wines, continental beers, cocktails and champagne all day long! Perfect after a day on the fells or simply a stroll around the shops. There is also Live Music every Wednesday and Thursday from 9.00Pm.
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  • 27
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely food in a convivial atmosphere

This was recommended by friends but was even better than expected and the couple with us who go to Keswick more often than us are definitely going back. We went for a for a pre theatre meal and had interesting tasty tapas at reasonable prices - really a good place to eat out in Keswick

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
hmc003
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This was recommended by friends but was even better than expected and the couple with us who go to Keswick more often than us are definitely going back. We went for a for a pre theatre meal and had interesting tasty tapas at reasonable prices - really a good place to eat out in Keswick

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Durham, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Dogs welcome, children too, until 9pm. Food really good but I always have to have the italian dessert Alfagota. It's a scoop of ice cream, an express coffee and a shot of liqueur you can mix which ever you want or eat them separately. It brings out the child in you.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

We have been visiting Keswick for many years and Saturday night was the first time we have managed to get a table. Food was wonderful even better than we have had in Spain. We had about 10 tapas dishes and enjoyed everyone. Will be back and highly recommend if you want something different and high quality.

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Wirral
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Yet another glorious week in Keswick,for Easter-with 3 visits during this time for breakfast/brunch.The eggs benedict is wonderful,as is the full breakfast-everyone enjoyed each visit!!! Will be returning next time in Keswick!!

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Southport
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Large group of friends had a great breakfast, several different choices, all arrived hot and well presented. Staff friendly and helpful

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Stoke on trent
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Used this bar a number of times during our recent visit to the lakes. The lunch time menu is excellent, l can recommend the Paella. The service was good and staff friendly.

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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Have eaten here many times on our visit, this time had again superb food, I had summer risotto which was perfect, whilst my daughter had 1 minute steak open sandwich, Cafe Bar 26 is a lovely venue whether it's morning for breakfast ( the eggs benedict is delicious !) Take my advice and don't miss this little gem.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

A real find in the Lake District. Very continental, great music always appropriate for the time of day. A café / bistro / tapas bar. The two drawbacks are that is frequently very busy and there is only one loo for women.

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Keswick, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Went with my sister after work, it was quite busy at 6pm but we found a table (it got much busier between 6 and 7pm). Good choice of tapas, everything cooked fresh and brought to your table as soon as each dish is ready, so you can tuck in quickly. Didn't think it was overly expensive and of course you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Popped in for a couple of cocktails on the way back to our hotel. The staff were mega friendly , some nice background music & a fine choice of drinks

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26 Lake Rd Keswick | Lake Road, Keswick CA12 5DQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 80863

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Coffee Shop, Tapas, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business

Description

Located on a bustling pedestrian street in the heart of Keswick, close to the busy market square and shores of Lake Derwentwater, Cafe Bar 26 is a relaxed Mediterranean style cafe bistro by day and a vibrant wine and cocktail bar in the evening with a unique atmosphere. Feeling peckish? We serve tasty cooked breakfasts every morning 8.45Am - 11.30Am, brunch and lunch from Midday until 3.00Pm and tapas and Italian style flatbreads 5.30Pm - 8.30Pm. We also serve great illy coffee, interesting wines, continental beers, cocktails and champagne all day long! Perfect after a day on the fells or simply a stroll around the shops. There is also Live Music every Wednesday and Thursday from 9.00Pm.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:45 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:45 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:45 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:45 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:45 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:45 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:45 am - 11:00 pm

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