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Forest Side

Keswick Road, Grasmere LA22 9RN, England
+44 15394 35250
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good10%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (50 reviews)
“hogget” (7 reviews)
“cod” (15 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Keswick Road, Grasmere LA22 9RN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I dined in the restaurant last night, choosing the 10 course tasting menu (the grand in). My wife had booked the meal as a birthday gift to me after reading the reviews online. We had a wonderful experience. The food and service...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Robert K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Forestside delivers on all fronts . The welcome is warm, the staff are that perfect combination of skilled , friendly and with the knack of facilitating relaxation and enjoyment. Combine all this with one of the most delicious , innovative menus where every course is...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sheila D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived for overnight stay and dinner on a dismal afternoon in pouring rain... But, from the reception staff who rushed out with sheltering umbrellas, a wonderfully spacious and comfortable room with a view, the huge, squashy sofas and well padded chairs in front of the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GrownupFamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were pleased to see Forest Side awarded a Michelin * as we've been running out of places in the North to visit which have one. We thoroughly enjoyed the 10 course tasting menu which was full of interesting and challenging flavours with real attention...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank CTID73
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a two night stay at Forest Side that allowed us to try both the 6 course The L’AL ‘Un on night one and the 10 course The Grand ‘Un on night two. The food was simply exceptional. We can honestly say that the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 28richardg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recommended this restaurant by the cheese seller on Keswick market. We booked lunch through an email enquiry the day before. A very friendly reception on arrival and seated in the lounge with a log burning stove in action suites the dull rainy day....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JohnR R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate in the restaurant on a Thursday night while staying in nearby Grasmere. The building was fantastic, the service was fantastic, the food was fantastic and the price was well.. fantastic. To be fair the hotel's website is quite open about its prices and...More

Thank bethano495
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Forest Side yesterday evening and enjoyed the Lal'un tasting menu. The food is outstanding and justifies the price tag. The cod, hogget and final dessert course were particularly standout dishes, along with the black pudding amouse-bouche which was exquisite. The dinner service was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Meander241768
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Been here on previous visits to Lakes and thought the food was excellent, the wait staff were so knowledgeable about what they were serving, and the sommelier explains the wine flight with enthusiasm, so a great evening again. BUT, as we went to bar for...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Rubymanor
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Superb setting and food, but why serve such small portions of the main courses? Prices are high and ingredients are cheap, so why not?

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Northern_fellwalker
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Wendy S
October 4, 2018|
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Response from Ray C | Reviewed this property |
Smart/Casual should be fine. If in doubt err towards smart.
April 20, 2017|
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Response from Your_mans_travels | Reviewed this property |
Ring the hotel then...
April 5, 2017|
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Response from Leah B | Reviewed this property |
It's probably best to ring the number is 015394 35250 :) sure they would be happy to help!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$40 - $105
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Keswick Road, Grasmere LA22 9RN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Grasmere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 35250
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