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“Frozen fish and chips.”
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The Cumbrian
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Frozen fish and chips.”
Reviewed July 23, 2012

We popped into the Cumbrian for a nice lunch.We were so sorry afterwards.It cost us over £25 for two fish and chips and two coffees.I would not have minded if they had been fresh and tasty,but they must have been to the supermarket Iceland for their produce.It must be a terrible example of British cuisine to all the foreign visitors to our beautiful Lake District.We were disgusted.

  • Visited July 2012
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3 Thank badger984
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English first
Rugby, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Avoid.”
Reviewed July 29, 2011

With all the choices of lunch today, we agreed as a family to toss acoin to decide, over all we were very very disappointed for a family of 5 a very small light lunch cost us over £45 . I wouldn't have minded but the jacket spuds were tiny with a bit of salad othe side. Seriously my advice you to is avoid completly. Very disappointed

  • Visited July 2011
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4 Thank ness_tony
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Worst eatery in the Lake District - avoid at all costs”
Reviewed May 31, 2011

We popped in to the Cumbrian early one morning for breakfast (having driven into Grasmere the back way, not realising it had so much more to offer just a little further along the road). We stood in the empty seating area in front of the counter for five minutes before anyone came to serve us and what eventually did greet us was a surly older lady whose face did little to disguise her feelings about the sight of customers. We enquired about what they had to offer in the way of breakfast, to which she barked back - "don't do breakfast". We then noticed the blackboard behind her advertising various toasted sandwiches which my husband thought would suffice as an alternative, but alas, more barking - "that stuff isn't ready yet". Seemingly the only things available at 9.15am were some pre-cut and cling-filmed pieces of cake, some cold and uninspiring petrol station-type sandwiches and toasted teacakes "served with butter and jam". One of our party plumped for the latter, at which the woman bellowed - "teacake!" in the direction of a drippy looking youth dressed in chef's whites. At first glance the cottage-style wooden tables and benches that made up the seating area looked quite appealing, however closer inspection revealed them to be grubby and ours was covered in dry tea stains and crumbs, presumably from the day before. After five minutes the youth appeared from the kitchen weakly offering up a plain toasted teacake to the barking lady behind the counter (failing to notice the four of us who were their only customers) to which she just waved a finger vaguely in our direction. He dropped the teacake onto our table then made to skulk away, but didn't get far before we had to enquire about butter, jam, perhaps a knife? He looked at us blankly for a moment before limping off on what turned out to be a five minute expedition to locate and deliver said items, by which time the teacake was cold. We ate what we all agreed to be a thoroughly disappointing breakfast as quickly as possible then left with our drinks half finished. Afterwards we walked a short distance further into Grasmere village, passing more than half a dozen lovely looking tearooms/cafes and miserably regretting our stop at the Cumbrian. Dreadful!

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5 Thank Kilivets
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Hampshire
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Avoid!”
Reviewed September 18, 2010

Short of time, with only 40 minutes until our bus was due, we popped into The Cumbrian for a quick light lunch.

"Homemade Vegetable Soup and Our Freshly Baked Bread" was undoubtedly commercially-produced soup accompanied by a small roll of the part-baked variety readily available in packets of six in any supermarket. Unfortunately, the roll had clearly spent not enough time in an oven many hours before and was pale, under-cooked and stone cold. Had we not been so short of time, we would have complained in person.

My OH's toasted cheese and pickle sandwich was adequate, but plainly served with no attempt at presentation. Over £15 for mediocre soup, sandwich, beer and a glass of white wine is about average for Grasmere, but in more discerning restaurants in the village the soup would have been homemade and hot, and the bread of the 'interesting' variety.

It was only on the way out that I noticed the chilled display cabinet full of portions of cake, pies, etc individually sliced and wrapped in clingfilm, which speaks volumes in my book - motorway service catering without a doubt.

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3 Thank RoundtheHorne
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