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Lakes Bar & Bistro

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25 Station Street, Keswick CA12 5HH, England
+44 17687 74080
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
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1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here for a mothers day meal I have been previously and it was my favouret place to eat in Keswick. Unfortunatly it Was a massive let down this time. We where Limited to a couple of meals per course as it was only the mothers day menu on. Also chips where raw inside (still frozen) bread missing from... More 

Thank Carl D
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked a table for 8pm. Arrived 5 minutes early. Shown to table and order taken fairly quickly. Advised of long list of meals which were off the menu. Chose two meals only tobe advised two minutes later that my wifes choice was also off. Re- ordered. 45 minutes later starter arrived. Reasonably good. 35 minutes later, main courses arrived, but... More 

Thank jazzman1609
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked this restaurant as previous visits had been good! Such a disappointment this time round! Wait times nigh on an hour for starters and main course. Pre booked table but 2 large tables booked in at same time. Would of appreciated a phone call to rearrange if they were aware times would be in excess. Starter lovely. Mains a disappointment.... More 

Thank Cumbrianlad86
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived at 2030 for the table, got shown to the table, thought it was just a place to wait while table was being vacated, at the back, was actually our table, next to the wall, we moved a bit further up, restaurant was busy, but was cold due to air con being on, another table asked for it switched off,... More 

1 Thank patbon0209
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely, lovely evening meal with friends. Food was exceptional with a pudding to die for. Nice and simple roast beef / Lamb. All plates finished followed by sticky toffee pud like no other. Friendly staff well worth a visit.

Thank Gary C
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

We were disappointed with our experience at this restaurant, which we'd booked to celebrate Valentine's Day. The food tasted good and was extremely good value for money, however the staff unfortunately lacked enthusiasm and we felt the whole experience was a bit flat. Hate to leave a negative review, as this restaurant has the potential to be good, however we... More 

1 Thank Carrie-Anne W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, great portion sizes and a chilled , laid back atmosphere. Highly recommended for groups or couples!

Thank Chris W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

This was a special weekend to celebrate hubby's birthday. We didn't book, but had walked past a couple of times and found the menu varied and tempting. Two adults and a child, we had 1.seafood risotto (I asked for no prawns and was given extra haddock/salmon/cod & scallops instead which wasn't a problem for them) lots of fish and v... More 

Thank Elaine C
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

We always pop in for lunch as they have the best jacket potato in town and the staff hang over you like some places in town or rush you out the door, then we went for dinner and it was beautiful. Never a fault each time we go! Great food & great staff!

Thank lorraine i
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Pleasant comfortable relaxing surroundings. Serves good real ale, wine, good coffee, good food, friendly staff, open till late.

Thank Paula O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $25
Bar, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Station Street, Keswick CA12 5HH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 74080
A relaxed Bar & Bistro Offering Excellent Cask Beer, Lager, Cider & excellent wines together with Locally Sourced Freshly Cooked Food.

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