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The Filling Station Cafe

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Vegetarian, Bar, Café, Grill
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Crosthwaite Road, Keswick CA12 5PR, England
+44 17687 72103
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Today
9:00 am - 6:00 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 - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, 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 and finalists again in 2015 we offer freshly ground coffees and an extensive menu including all-day breakfasts, a wide range of homemade burgers and sweet or savoury American Buttermilk pancake stacks in addition to a wide range of vegetarian dishes.
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Good for:
Bar scene

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Visitor rating
  • 271
    Excellent
  • 58
    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
Kicks on the A66

Went on our first night in Keswick. Atmosphere was great and the sound track was the best I've ever heard. The dog was more than welcome a crashed out on the floor while we ate. The burgers were excellent while the sweet potato fries & onion rings were awesome. Went back for brunch pancakes on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Graeme D
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West Kirby, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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358 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
West Kirby, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went on our first night in Keswick. Atmosphere was great and the sound track was the best I've ever heard. The dog was more than welcome a crashed out on the floor while we ate. The burgers were excellent while the sweet potato fries & onion rings were awesome. Went back for brunch pancakes on Shrove Tuesday after a yomp... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

The food was good and tasty served with enthusiasm. We'd gone to see the band play and the only let down was that they came on so much later than billed we'd gone home. We felt sorry for the band as there was hardly anyone left in the restaurant when we left. So great food but lousy timing.

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FSCafe, Owner at The Filling Station Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review. It is a shame that the band started a bit later than normal and I'm sorry you missed them perform as they were really good. I think it was a case of them waiting to see what sort of influx we'd get around 9pm (we tend to get late-comers around that time) and our... More 

Cumbria, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

We've passed this place a few times and eventually decided to try it. Well, the burgers are amazing, there's many different options available on the menu and they all looked great. I tried the A66 with additional bacon, it was delicious, we will definitely be back.

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FSCafe, Owner at The Filling Station Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review Rachel. It's good to get such positive reviews of our food, "amazing" is a great description! Looking forward to your return. More 

Carlisle, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Went to see local band WeAreQuasars at the filling station cafe/bar.honestly didn't know what to Expect but it was great,lovely staff a great venue ,the decor is really fresh and Different and interesting,never been anywhere like it in the lakes! We will definitely be back! The food was great too and they do gluten free a definite plus for all... More 

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

another great visit been a lot of times and always great great for family, walkers, couples burgers are great today we had eggs benedict and pancakes and a steaming hot coffee brilliant oh abd we had a few pieces of cake to share johny b

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Great atmosphere. Friendly warm welcome. Specials interesting but went for pit boss burger. Absolutely wonderful with lots of flavours. My wife went for the Cumbrian sausage on bloomer with fried onions which was equally delicious complete with shared chips and dips with a stunning mayonnaise. Will definitely be back !!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I don't think there are many times that I have been impressed by a burger, not my favourite food at all. This place impressed me from the start. You wouldn't think it was the place to go for 4 ladies who lunch? Well, it took me by suprise from the moment I walked in. The decor is quirky, modern and... More 

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Lakedistrict
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This is one of our favourite places to eat in our home town for either breakfast or lunch. The burgers are homemade and delicious and the sweet potato chips are amazing! Coffee is good and breakfast muffins set you up for the day. Word is spreading among locals and visitors about how good it is so sometimes they are packed... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Big stacks of pancakes in a clean, relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Really good coffee. Have also been for dinner on a Saturday night. The burgers were brilliant and the live music was fun. Would definatly recommend. We have been 3 times during our long weekend break!!!!!

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Windermere, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Interested in motorbikes and great burgers then you are missing a treat if you do not call at the Filling Station Keswick .After a hard days shopping were better than to relax in a 50s American style dinner tucking into a great selection of food and checking out the bike posters on the walls,if you call at the weekend you... More 

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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 - 18
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Bar, Café, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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 and finalists again in 2015 we offer freshly ground coffees and an extensive menu including all-day breakfasts, a wide range of homemade burgers and sweet or savoury American Buttermilk pancake stacks in addition to a wide range of vegetarian dishes.
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 - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?