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Cafe Bar 26

26 | Lake Road, Keswick, England
017687 80863
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Ranked #14 of 111 restaurants in Keswick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $17
Cuisines: Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Cafe Bar 26The perfect place to enjoy your time in Keswick.Located on a bustling pedestrian street, close to the busy Keswick Market Square and the shores of Lake Derwentwater, Café Bar 26 is a relaxed and stylish wine bar serving great illy coffee and a superb range of beverages. Perfect after a day on the fells or a stroll around the shops. Feeling peckish? We offer delicious continental style lunches between midday and 3.00pm, freshly prepared, using only the finest ingredients. We also serve tapas and Italian-style flatbreads everyday between 5.30pm and 8.30pm. Join us in the evenings for interesting wines, continental beers, a wide selection of champagnes and cocktails in our unique ambience. Finally, what better way to end the day than to stay overnight in one of our contemporary en-suite bed and breakfast guest rooms conveniently located above the bar. There is wireless broadband available throughout.
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English first
Southport, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed the open Mic night along with some decent small tapas and drinks. Staff were friendly and the atmosphere was decent.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

A beautiful Café Bar run by people who understand good service, excellent food and a warm welcome. Go for breakfast, the American is brilliant, lunch with open sandwiches and a glass of wine, evening for Tapas. Been going for a few years and it only gets better. The even welcomed the 3 year old grandson.

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Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Very modern bar with good ambience. excellent tapas-the best I have ever had (including in Spain!) The food was so good (and reasonably priced) that we visited twice in our 4 day visit to the Lakes

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Bolton by Bowland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Smart modern cafe/bar in Keswick. Nice surroundings and some tasty tapas to try. Live music when we visited. Good alternative to traditional pubs.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Cafe 26 was really impressive, the food, the decor, the staff, the ambiance, the whole thing. The people behind are clearly passionate about the cafe and it really comes across, we had both lunch and breakfast there and each meal was excellent. My only regret is that now I'm a father of a 3 year old my days of sitting... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Superb food at a decent price with good atmosphere. Clean, friendly and ideally placed in Keswick. Good Selection of beers and Wines.

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Sedbergh, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Portions here are very small . A big breakfast was one sausage , one toast, one egg, half a tomato , two rashers of bacon and a teeny tiny portion of beans . The veggie breakfast was equally small and the sausages over cooked. For this distinctly average meal we paid 6.95 per person . I'd go somewhere else if... More

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Annan, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The whole place is very friendly and the cocktails were good.The tapas was very good and the service was great.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Whilst on holiday in Keswick last week with my parents and 2yr boy me and my husband came here for lunch alone. The food was excellent we had the ham and poached eggs muffin and BLT with a portion of sweet potato fries. Couldn't fault it. The staff was friendly and as a bonus the sun was shining :)

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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

An interesting mix of a coffee shop, wine bar, tapas bar, pub, and restaurant, and B&B. Normally I'd say such a combo would be an utter disaster, but is in fact excellent. We started off with some excellent coffees to take a breather and work out what to do next, this rapidly migrated to wine and tapas all of which... More

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