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The Filling Station Cafe

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The Filling Station Cafe
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Crosthwaite Road, Keswick CA12 5PR, England
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Crosthwaite Road, Keswick CA12 5PR, England
+44 17687 72103
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Family friendly 60's themed cafe diner on the outskirts of Keswick, just...
Family friendly 60's themed cafe diner on the outskirts of Keswick, just 150yds from the A66 with off road private parking and outside seating. 'Highly Commended' by Cumbria Life Magazine in the 2013 Food & Drink Awards we offer freshly ground roasted coffees and an extensive menu including all-day breakfasts, a wide range of homemade burgers and sweet or savoury American Buttermilk pancake stacks.
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  • 256
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  • 53
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 12
    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
Most recent review
Best bacon butty ever!

Popped in on Sunday with my husband and parents on our way to Bassenthwaite. On arrival there were no booths available so we perched on the stools at the counter while we decided what to eat, While we went to the counter to order a booth became free so we grabbed it! Nice to get a proper mug of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2014
Jane G
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Kendal, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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338 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Kendal, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Popped in on Sunday with my husband and parents on our way to Bassenthwaite. On arrival there were no booths available so we perched on the stools at the counter while we decided what to eat, While we went to the counter to order a booth became free so we grabbed it! Nice to get a proper mug of tea... More 

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Penrith
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We have passed this restaurant on many occasions and not stopped, but this time on a planned visit to Keswick we made a point of stopping here for brunch. We weren't disappointed and will certainly return. The mugs of tea and coffee were brilliant and although we only had the breakfast rolls the main courses going past looked brilliant.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

After biting into what turned out to be the tastiest burger I had ever had I knew on what was my first visit in March 2013 that it would not be my last. Keswick is full of good places to eat, many of them dog-friendly, so what makes this place special? Firstly, the Filling Station is welcoming. I have visited... More 

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Keswick, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

An excellent meal, beautifully cooked and served. excellent value, highly recommended, not to be missed.

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London, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Went here for breakfast with my boyfriend and was not disappointed! Had an amazing hot chocolate to go with it. Reasonably priced and friendly service :)

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Keswick, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

First visit and will not be the last. Burgers were superb and side dishes of onion rings and wedges, although completely cleared, were not really necessary as main meal was substantial. Only had bottled beer at time of visit but draft was advertised so expect this option is on the way. No room for dessert but choices were tempt as... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Visitors here today for breakfast around 11am. It was quite quiet, so the service was fast and efficient. The decor is great, and if you're into motorbikes you'll enjoy looking at the photos and other memorabilia on the walls. The breakfast (full English) was great. Not greasy as they sometimes are, and a sensible sized portion too! Sadly the coffee... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Blink and you miss what is one of the most imaginative dining settings I have eaten in. If you get chance then I would say not one to be missed. We dropped in on one of the wettest days imaginable in the Lakes but left warmed and well fed, ready to take on the excesses of the weather. It is... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I spent two unscheduled afternoons in this cafe while my car was being repaired in the garage behind. I didn't sample the food but the coffee and tea were excellent. The chef and waitress were kindness itself allowing me to occupy a booth whilst awaiting news of progress on my vehicle. Many thanks.

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Great food, great service, great place..... love the jukebox and memorabilia......Just great! Thank you :)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Crosthwaite Road, Keswick CA12 5PR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 72103

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 19
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Vegetarian, Café, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

Family friendly 60's themed cafe diner on the outskirts of Keswick, just 150yds from the A66 with off road private parking and outside seating. 'Highly Commended' by Cumbria Life Magazine in the 2013 Food & Drink Awards we offer freshly ground roasted coffees and an extensive menu including all-day breakfasts, a wide range of homemade burgers and sweet or savoury American Buttermilk pancake stacks.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 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?