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Greens Cafe & Bistro

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College Street, Grasmere LA22 9SZ, England
+44 15394 35790
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

So pleased we found this place. Great central location in Grasmere, friendly staff and a welcoming atmosphere ( loved the real log fire too!) For a family of vegans and vegetarians this place was a dream - spoilt for choice! I particularly enjoyed the vegan cooked breakfast, vegan brownies and vegan sticky toffee pudding with soya ice-cream. The milkshakes and... More 

Thank Jennifer J
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Huge portions, very hot drinks (maybe a tad too hot on the coffee) and its raining outside, superb combination.

Thank Wil T
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited late afternoon, was still super busy and buzzing. Really great variety of food and drink on offer. We had vegan hummus toasted sandwich which is served with a yummy side salad and crisps and a vegan sausage roll, served crispy and piping hot. Only criticism would be to expand and get more seats as it's easily the most... More 

Thank Marina P
Oxford, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Greens has been our venue of choice for several years now, whether for lunch , tea or the necessary self indulgence after a challenging expedition on the fells. It never disappoints...meals, soups, snacks, cakes, soft drinks, hot chocolate, wines, beers are all produced on the premises and cater for gluten free and vegan diets as a matter of course. The... More 

Thank robert p
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had not been to the Greens for several years and after a good walk decided to drop in for lunch just prior to New Year. Place was pretty busy but managed to find a table for two by one of the gentlemen up front. Good sized menu and a good keen price. Decided on the soup which came with... More 

Thank digitraisedwhenasked
Manchester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Having just walked several miles including to the top of Helm Crag and back we were hungry and wanted somewhere to eat. This place had been recommended by family in the past so we tried it. The interior is nicely done. The open fire was very much appreciated in December and the staff were ok. Sadly the seating was very... More 

Thank Pebbleheed
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

Had a lovely lunch here yesterday - place was busy but service good, they have a large option of delicious GF options (I'm coeliac), including sausage roll, superfood salad, sausages and yorkshires, shepherds pie (which they also do veggie), and they offer GF bread with the already GF soup - many things were already GF, rather than having to be... More 

Thank louSmith9
Guildford, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

We popped in there for a light bite to eat and the place was packed. Always a good sign! The food was excellent and innovative for the surroundings. The smoothies very well made and full of flavours. Service was attentive so all in all a very nice pit stop !

Thank Stephane S
Kendal, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Had a drive out from Kendal mainly to get some fresh air and I hadn't been to Grasmere for a while. Had a walk with the dog and then decided we wanted something to eat as it was about 2pm. Spotted Greens and as there were people sitting outside with dogs, we decided to do the same. Both my husband... More 

Thank Fiona B
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

Being newly-vegan, I was really encouraged and looking forward to visiting this great-sounding vegetarian and vegan-friendly cafe in Grasmere. The reviews are on the whole very positive and the menu offers a brilliant range - it's a pleasure to read a menu and spot several dishes that sound great, bursting with flavour and ingredients other than cheese and cream. However,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $12
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: College Street, Grasmere LA22 9SZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Grasmere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 35790
Friendly local cafe and bistro specialising in home cooked meals and home baked cakes. Wide range of special diets catered for including gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, vegan and meat lovers too!

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