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Cafe Bar 26

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26 Lake Road | Lake Road, Keswick CA12 5DQ, England
+44 17687 80863
8:45 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:45 am - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our favourite place for lunch in Keswick. Have been many times; on our own, with our children, nieces and with friends - the only time we are disappointed is when we can't find a seat. Great atmosphere, tasty food, relaxing music - could quite easily spend the whole afternoon here!

Thank Carolinejoy3
Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We don't write many reviews... but we thought it would be worth mentioning this little place at the far end of Keswick... Dog friendly and child friendly. Top three things- 1/ steak done exactly as requested. (And I'm picky). 2/ excellent coffee. (Unanimous decision). 3/ freshly made kids menu.... tasty and high quality. Renovations quietly getting on in background- the... More 

Thank TheGoldenTench
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Called here after hearing the music....what a fantastic way to spend an evening. Great atmosphere as people sang along to so many favourites spanning 50 years. Thank you!

Thank Seekingcoffeeheaven
Milngavie, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a regular haunt of ours but disappointed in the new smaller menu and portions and also that no tab was available meaning we had to pay before we received our food which is never good.

Thank Gordyma
Whitehaven, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and i had a lovely lunch today. The service was good and the food linguine and kedgeree very fresh. All in all it was an enjoyable dining experiance

Thank pauldavidson1
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

1st impression, confused about the procedure to order our tapas, you order the food from the menu and pay at the Bar, as we were ordering a selection of dishes from the menu my partner decided to pencil tick the items on the menu (piece of paper with dishes typed on) where on presentation to the bar she was admonished... More 

Thank Peter G
Hawes, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Relaxed, good music & nice arrangement of seating for small groups. Need to make menu vegan friendly

Thank Maverick6269
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Love to visit here, good atmosphere, pleasant staff, good selection of Wines for myself & my Wife, recommended by our friends Frank & Janet who have been here many times.

Thank Adrian W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a win-win for Keswick - the location is prime but the feel of this restaurant is very chic city with lots of class and a huge selection of nibbles and drinks. Servers work hard when its busy to keep everyone happy, the fireplaces do the rest. They have games for kids and families, and a nice bar for... More 

Thank Devon S
Macclesfield, Cheshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The coffee is excellent, and my wife likes the tea. There are many choices on the lunch menu, and we have never been disappointed. Free Wi-Fi, and pleasant staff.

Thank Bob H

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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
Bar, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, British, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
8:45 am - 11:00 pm
8:45 am - 11:00 pm
8:45 am - 11:00 pm
8:45 am - 11:00 pm
8:45 am - 11:00 pm
8:45 am - 11:00 pm
8:45 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Lake Road | Lake Road, Keswick CA12 5DQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 80863
Located on a bustling pedestrian street in the heart of Keswick, close to the busy market square and shores of Lake Derwentwater, Cafe Bar 26 is a relaxed Mediterranean style cafe bistro by day and a vibrant wine and cocktail bar in the evening with a unique atmosphere. Feeling peckish? We serve tasty cooked breakfasts every morning 8.45Am - 11.30Am, brunch and lunch from Midday until 3.00Pm and tapas and Italian style flatbreads 5.30Pm - 8.30Pm. We also serve great illy coffee, interesting wines, continental beers, cocktails and champagne all day long! Perfect after a day on the fells or simply a stroll around the shops. There is also Live Music every Wednesday and Thursday from 9.00Pm.

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