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Cafe Bar 26

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Pizza, Cafe, Spanish, 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: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, 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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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
Regular visitors - great everytime

We are regular visitors to the Lakes and call in Bar 26 every time. Great atmosphere & surroundings - food always excellent. Visited last Saturday (22/8) and as good as ever

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Jakifian
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Cannock, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Cannock, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We are regular visitors to the Lakes and call in Bar 26 every time. Great atmosphere & surroundings - food always excellent. Visited last Saturday (22/8) and as good as ever

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A warm welcome with great service from a lovely member or staff were nothing was to much trouble.great with the kids. The food was great. We will be going back for sure

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Again went on Trip Advisor comments and yet Again we were not disappointed. There are no reservations taken and so we tipped up anticipating a long wait. However the tables turn around fairly quick due to the faire on offer. Having been told the food would be at least 30minutes wait ours began arriving within 10. The kids had a... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Went to Cafe Bar 26 for lunch. The staff were excellent, very friendly and helpful. The food was superb, I had the fish selection and the calamari is the best I have tasted. The fishcakes were excellent too. There was a nice variety of drinks too.

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Keswick, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I had Tappas here it was good they have live music two nights a week Wednesday and Thursday, Wednesday is open mike night they have what i consider one of the very best bitters i have drunk on draft "Black Sheep" its brilliant .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

As a local we go to Bar 26 a lot, it is in our opinion the best bar in town, with great food, staff, atmosphere and music. Any holidaymaker should pay attention to how many locals are in attendance, as that speaks volumes about how good it is, all holiday makers/visitors made extremely welcome and valued but it is a... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Cafe 26 has a lively feel - music, lots of board games and a generally relaxed atmosphere. As a party of 4 we ordered 12 tapas dishes - all excellent. Good variety. The desserts are more traditional British with brownies, sticky toffee pudding. Service was good - albeit the cafe was always busy. Food stops at 9pm although this is... More 

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WHITBY
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Beautiful food and a relaxing atmosphere. Perfect for a few days away to have a break from the norm. Breakfast was lovely, the best porridge I've ever had !

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Leyland, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

To be honest we actually ended up in Café Bar 26 by mistake as I thought it was ES bar. However being hungry and ready for a drink we decided that we would try out the place having seen no reviews of the place before. And what a good mistake we made. We sat down straight away and order 2... More 

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Warkworth, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Whenever in Keswick I always come here for the great chilled out atmosphere and decent wines. This time around I decided to have lunch of chorizo hotpot (sliced chorizo with cubes of potato topped with an egg) which was well cooked and very tasty with decent portion size (very filling) and at only £7.95 also good value. Wine (chilean merlot... More 

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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, Cafe, Spanish, Tapas, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Bar scene, Romantic

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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