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Cafe Bar 26

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Bar, Cafe, European, Spanish, British, Wine Bar
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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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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place had a lively atmosphere and we were glad we'd arrived just before 6pm since it filled up quickly and people were being turned away by the time we ordered dessert. Haven't tried tapas for a while and this place reminded me why - you don't get a lot of food for your money. A little bowl of large... More 

Thank LesleyScarborough
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Friendly and effective staff even when busy. Super coffee and great Scandi plate - we went two days running as it was so good.

Thank mf_warrington
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Used to call in here for tapas pretty regularly, but have noticed a definite decline in quality and portion sizes of the tapas. Would certainly recommend the bar for drinks and atmosphere though!

Thank Finklewinkle
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Café bar with a difference, unusual menu with a huge sweet menu friendly polite staff not in your face

Thank Doreen Q
Chester, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Called into Cage 26 for lunch lively quiet restaurant friendly staff and void food, my parter had the steak open sandwich with chips I had the prawn Marie rose open sandwich with salad. Food was served promptly in nice surroundings.

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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here with our four year old son for lunch and we were delighted that we did. The vibe of the place is very much Parisian Cafe, the decor is great and the music was loud enough to give the place some atmosphere without intruding on your conversation. The menu is just great, it's quite varied in terms of... More 

Thank Gurupalm
Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went early on a Friday evening and it was very busy. The service was efficient and friendly despite the crowd and the tapas was excellent. There is a good selection and the cost is very reasonable. There was a lively atmosphere and it felt a bit like being at a tapas bar in Barcelona. The ladies said there should... More 

Thank Alfred S
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here twice in one night very busy but staff very freindley they had an open mic that night were anyone could get up and sing it was very entertaining

Thank Sharon C
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 2 nights. The room and bathroom are small , but perfectly formed. Breakfast was good with some nice touches eg milk out for you in a bottle and a carafe of orange juice on the table. If you want to be in the heart of Keswick you cannot argue with this location. Most of the staff... More 

Thank Judygateshead65
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great spot, lovely relaxed atmosphere- delicious tapas and flat bread pizzas. They have a nightly gin club where a double plus mixer is £4 (premium gin). What's not to like? And dog friendly!

Thank SmileySean

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bar, Cafe, European, Spanish, British, Wine Bar
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
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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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