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Lakes Bar & Bistro

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Pizza, English
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25 Station Street, Keswick CA12 5HH, England
+44 17687 74080
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9:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A relaxed Bar & Bistro Offering Excellent Cask Beer, Lager, Cider...
A relaxed Bar & Bistro Offering Excellent Cask Beer, Lager, Cider & excellent wines together with Locally Sourced Freshly Cooked Food.
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    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 13
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
So nice we visited twice in a week

During half term the bistro was busy so we were lucky to be able to book a table and we weren't disappointed on two occasions in a week. Food is home cooked, good quality, served piping hot and good value. We went a la carte but there is a very good set 2 or 3 course menu based on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
JosephsDad
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Durham
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Durham
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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

During half term the bistro was busy so we were lucky to be able to book a table and we weren't disappointed on two occasions in a week. Food is home cooked, good quality, served piping hot and good value. We went a la carte but there is a very good set 2 or 3 course menu based on the... More 

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14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Visited with large family group. They are very accommodating; accepting toddlers and dogs and tables can be booked in advance. Food was great but service very slow. They also offered no help when tables had to be moved to get push chair out. Ability to pre-book, take dogs in and eat good food make it a good choice.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We visited Keswick during a busy Bank Holiday weekend and found that most restaurants were fully booked. However, Lakes Bar & Bistro made the effort to fit us in where other restaurants turned us away. We had a two course set menu for £14 and were surprised by the quality, so booked again for the next evening. Choice of starters... More 

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Found this place on our first night away and luckily as we were early evening got a table without a wait. What a find! The food was amazing! Highly recommend the Cajun salmon platter. The service was excellent too as your glass was never empty 😀.

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Had a small wait for table, as we'd not booked but what do you expect on a bank holiday weekend! Lovely starter, great steaks! and accomanyments. Wine lovely jubbly!!! left a bit tipsy Fabulous service from the whole team working that evening. Chef even made me a pot of gravy - that's going above and beyond the menu! Thanks to... More 

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North Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Well laid out with relaxing area plus restaurant. Was close to Portland House BnB where I stayed, very comfortable, had wifi. However I personally found the garlic bread and bread accompanying meals was over-soaked in butter. Little choice for a vegetarian. Much better for meat lovers.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Food delicious, but service a little slow...did not bother us as we were not in a rush, but visitors with other plans, like Theatre tickets might feel a little rushed

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newcastle upon tyne, england
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We had one of the best pizzas we've had here. Wine was very reasonable too, lovely staff, we'll definitely return

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Workington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My wife and myself popped into this lovely restaurant because (surprisingly) it started raining as we were looking for somewhere to eat and this was the closest. Couldn't have been happier with our find. We had the 3 course set meal and each meal was lovely. I wholehartedly recommend the steak & Jennings pie which was delicious. Friendly and helpful... More 

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Chester
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38 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Here you are served a wide choice of great cooked food, there is a wide wine range, cask beers, lagers, cider and Oyster Stout. Add to this good value and ace service in tastefully decorated surroundings with a relaxing ambiance. So good we visited on three occasions during the busy Keswick Mountain Festival. Oh, why did we not find this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 Station Street, Keswick CA12 5HH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 74080

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 31
  • Cuisine: Pizza, English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

A relaxed Bar & Bistro Offering Excellent Cask Beer, Lager, Cider & excellent wines together with Locally Sourced Freshly Cooked Food.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?