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Greens Cafe & Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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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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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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126 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank LeetleMissCookie
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

WE found this place a couple of years ago and w always try to visit it when we go for our walk around the fields of Grasmere. The food is excellent the drinks great, and the staff are convivial. I always have to have cake when I come here they are so welcoming and call to me ! Would recommend... More 

Thank Neal T
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

Food is all locally sauced and is excellently cooked. Warm and friendly. Don't dither outside go on.

Thank Beemitch
Chatham, United Kingdom
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244 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

Only popped in for a coffee/hot chocolate. But wished we'd had breakfast or lunch! Menu looked interesting and varied. As did the range of home make cakes. Hot chocolate was stuffed with cream and marshmallows. There are lots of places to choose in Grasmere but this is worth looking for.

Thank Steve6244
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

We went in for breakfast on both days of our trip because we loved the food so much. The lovely man offered all gluten and dairy free options and gave us great tips for walking that day and the next day! Would definitely recommend for anyone wanting breakfast staying in Grasmere! great service by all staff!

Thank foodfan186394
Leeds, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

A must-visit if you're in the Lake District. Fantastic for vegans and my boyfriend enjoyed his meat dish too. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was excellent. Can't fault it! Had 3 courses and they were all superb.

Thank Isabel K

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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
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
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?