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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, 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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  • 200
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    Very good
  • 28
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  • 4
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
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
Friendly Service, Great food!

My Family and I stopped off, at Bar 26, on the way through to Derwent Water, and were not disappointed with the quality of the food and service, The food, was out of this world, and the lovely friendly waitress was brilliant, and very helpful, would definitely go back, if we ever went back to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
charlieh28
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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363 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

My Family and I stopped off, at Bar 26, on the way through to Derwent Water, and were not disappointed with the quality of the food and service, The food, was out of this world, and the lovely friendly waitress was brilliant, and very helpful, would definitely go back, if we ever went back to Keswick again,

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Chester-le-Street
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The tapas menu is heavily loaded with vegetarian options, but don't let that put you off as I like my meat as much as anyone but the food is so tasty it doesn't matter. There were four of us and we ordered 10 dishes. The service was excellent as the dishes arrived in twos & threes so the table was... More 

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London
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

If your in Keswick and want a really great Tapas 26 is the place there is so much to choose from on the menu and it is served quickly Staff are most helpful and make you feel welcome...will be calling again

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Cumbria
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

My family have eaten in bar 26 several times. The food is reliabley good and the menu varied. Kids meals are great value too. I'd recommend the steak, well seasoned and good value. Bar 26 is one of the top places for lunch in keswick.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Always come back to this place when we are in Keswick either for for food or just a glass of wine en route back to our accommodation after a long walk. Is Dog friendly too. Serves brilliant tapas between 5.30-8.30. What we like is children under 5 not allowed after 7pm. Highly recommend it.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Not happy. Arrived at bar before 8:20pm to order food for our hungry group of six (last food orders were 8:30pm). The bar staff looked at clock and said we were too late to order. Why have a cut-off time and then break your own rules?!? Why have a work-to-rule attitude and annoy your potential customers? Shocking customer service, lack... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Suoerb afternoon spent at No26 on Sunday, great atmosphere , food and service. Finished a walk round Derwentwater and made our way here, very relaxed, not bothered about walking boots....great background music and tapas.

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Brent Knoll, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Always gets a visit when in Keswick, love sampling the different tapas and always goes well with a san miguel (other alcholic and soft beverages available), with great service and warm atmosphere, with locals and visitors alike.

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Milton Keynes
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The food was very good, especially the flatbreads, though they forgot to bring a dish. No real ale, which is disappointing for a foodery in the Lake District. Worth a visit.

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Settle, UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We have visited several times in the last few months and have always found this restaurant very welcoming. They do a mocha to die for - though, for some reason, this wasn't quite so good yesterday. Food was very nice and we were particularly grateful to be fed very promptly despite arriving very close to 3pm, their cut off time... 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, Coffee Shop, Tapas, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

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