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“Our first visit - deserves to do really well” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Chalet Tearooms and Restaurant

The Chalet Tearooms and Restaurant
The Chalet, Portinscale, Keswick CA12 5RF, England
+(44)01768772757
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Cuisines: Ice Cream, British, Tea Room
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Description: Tearooms by day and a restaurant by night, serving high quality food and wine in a stunning location near the shores of derwent water..
Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Our first visit - deserves to do really well”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Friends advised we should detour on our way back home to visit this new tea room restaurant.
In a market place where a lot of establishments offer the same fare the Chalet is just a little bit different. Great décor, chunky tables and friendly staff are a good start but the menu offers great choices with exciting salads and lovely cakes and tray bakes. They were brave enough not to offer sticky toffee pudding but if they did i'm sure it would be great, Next time I am booking for dinner!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Keswick, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Lovely!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We called in during a walk to a nice atmosphere and a very dog friendly, beautifully decorated building. We only had a scone with jam and cream, and soup of the day, so can't comment on the majority, but what we had we pleasantly enjoyed! Toilets lovely and clean. only thing i could comment negatively on was we had to pay for an extra chunk of bread, I've eaten in other places in Keswick where this was not charged.
Overall a lovely lunch!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Southport, England, United Kingdom
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“Wow!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We have had a week in Portinscale and have eaten here twice. Both visits have been fantastic, the service has been excellent, the food well presented and, most of all.......delicious. Will certainly visit again.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kilmaurs, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

The modern wooden decor is really nice giving a good airy feel. Visited with my elderly parents and my wife and we were all impressed with the food. The mussels were the best I have ever had and I have had a few. The main course of pork was good just the right amount to leave enough room for the ginger sponge with fig custard. A really special evening with really pleasant service with was not intrusive and not neglected either. Got really busy in fact fully booked which made a great atmosphere.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Costa del Sol
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
“Very good food and service, but .....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

....the restaurant lighting and colour scheme are not welcoming and certainly not conducive to romantic dinners 'a deux'! Also, the tables are very close together, so private conversation is difficult. That said, the food and service are really good. Our starters of smoked salmon with mousse and wild boar pate were excellent, with very good bread. The main courses of red snapper and duck breast were also very good with tasty and well cooked vegetable accompaniments. The rose wine we had to accompany the meal was not exorbitant for the UK and was good. The portion sizes were adequate without being 'gut busting' as is so often the case in Cumbria. My wife's allergies to nuts and shellfish were coped with very well with garnishes and sauces being changed to avoid these. The service throughout was pleasant, attentive and of high quality.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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