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Dandelion Cafe

Derwent Bank, Portinscale, Keswick CA12 5TY, England
+44 17687 73667
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“great cafe” (2 reviews)
“derwentwater” (31 reviews)
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Cafe, British
$$ - $$$
Derwent Bank, Portinscale, Keswick CA12 5TY, England
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Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Stopped for a tea and scone here - as others have said beautiful view over lake and well groomed gardens. Tea was nice although served in strange handless cups seemed very dated and pointless. The scones are definitely to be avoided fresh from the microwave...More

Thank MT4722
Reviewed June 29, 2016

Nice spot for a tea break during our walk, nice surroundings and good service. Lovely views over the lake towards Keswick

Thank malcolmwhitfield5
Reviewed June 26, 2016

Called in here for coffee and cake after a recommendation, it didn't disappoint! It was a sunny day, there were tables outside as well as in and they were 'dog friendly'. The coffee was excellent and a nice choice of cakes. They also do hot...More

Thank Jan R
Reviewed June 6, 2016

stopped for morning cuppa & the biggest scone we've ever seen! luckily it was a sunny day so we sat outside-views down lawns/gardens to derwentwater....stunning setting. birds attracted to table, a thrush ate crumbs from our hands!

Thank bambi4sluice
Reviewed June 4, 2016

This holiday fellowship venue is a hidden gem that walkers stumble upon then come back for more in their cars as it has a large off road car park. Walk to the terrace through azalea and rhododendrons in full bloom early june. Tables in full...More

Thank Frank B
Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Can't think of a better place for your morning coffee, sat on the terrace amidst the lovely rhododendron gardens and tall fir trees with the lake in front, even the ducks don't wake up till ten thirty its so peaceful. It can be chilly on...More

Thank Terry252
Reviewed May 18, 2016

The view from the terrace is brilliant and if you want the positive that's it. We asked for a mall coffee and that's exactly what we got - a small coffee. In the morning they also have scones. . But they are just orindary standard...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Struggled up and down Cat Bells (Very windy and cold at the top) and decided to carry on to Keswick. Came across the Dandelion at Portinscale.Had a very nice cheese muffin and chocolate shortbread sitting in the garden. Only negative was tea was individual pot...More

Thank lgd23
Reviewed May 7, 2016

Good coffee, pleasant staff and very clean. Great start before we set off for a walk around the lake.

Thank fion2412
Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

A place to visit when the sun is shining, so you can sit on the outside terrace and take full advantage of the fantastic views. Didn't try the food, just enjoyed a beer after walking round Derwentwater.

Thank Jane R
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September 22, 2015|
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Response from Rantin rover | Reviewed this property |
Don't know personally about inside the cafe however we saw a water bowl for a dog at the picnic benches outside on the terrace overlooking the lake.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Derwent Bank, Portinscale, Keswick CA12 5TY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick  >  Portinscale
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 73667
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