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“Excellent, intimate venue”
Review of Lakes Bar & Bistro

Lakes Bar & Bistro
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Ranked #36 of 141 Restaurants in Keswick
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $27
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: A relaxed Bar & Bistro Offering Excellent Cask Beer, Lager, Cider & excellent wines together with Locally Sourced Freshly Cooked Food.
Reviewed February 22, 2013

We were recommended to eat here by the proprietor of our B. and B. The food and atmosphere were of a very high standard. As it was Valentine's Day, my wife received a complimentary Rose, and a glass of Cava. We would highly recommend this restaurant for both choice and quality of food. The service was also to a high standard.

Thank STCGeorge
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

We had a lovely meal, excellent service, great location and very good sized portions. We would return.

Thank Laura R
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

I run a Guesthouse in Keswick and took guests so I will be honest and fair as it didn't reflect too well on us as a recommendation. We went at 7.30pm on a Monday night and the first 3 things we ordered were not available. No pizza at all at that time as you had run out (not sure how you can run out of pizza as it takes very little time to make pizza dough and it lasts a long time) and no Liver, fair enough. When the food arrived it was very nice, not excellent but the girl who was serving was very nice and apologetic for the non availability of items, not her fault. Details now but when we came to pay we asked for the bill to be split 2 thirds/1 third, not rocket science but it could not be done and we had to come to the bar to specify which items were on each bill. All in a all a nice place ambiance wise and service wise but maybe a few kitchen issues? I can only say it was ok sorry.

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Thank alexcam
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

Pteviously "The Rembrant" refurbished in 2011 and we have been eating there regularly since then (several times a month and often taking friends and family when they stay with us in Keswick). Have always had good service and food and enjoyed the venue. Continued to visit even when portion sizes went down and prices went up.
On our latest (and last )visit there were different staff to previous visits and it was very busy with tourists due to the Christmas Fair. They had obviously forgotten our order and we had waited 45 mins with a further 10-15 minute wait ("for it to be plated up") after several reminders. When the food arrived it was nothing like the previous times with charred chicken pieces and was very disappointing. We could have accepted that they were busy if they had been upfront and honest. however the older female manager(?) whom we had not come across before was disinterested and insistent that this was how it was normally presented despite us pointing out that this was one of our regular dishes.
No attempt at an apology for either the delay or the food never mind a free coffee or discount. Sadly they have lost our loyalty and patronage, which is a shame as previously the younger staff have been very friendly and helpful and we have enjoyed good food. We debated about emailing them on their site before posting this comment but as we suspect the person concerned may have been part of the family owners thought that the response we got would be the same as on the day.

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1  Thank Chris E
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

Liked the look of this place as we wander around Keswick looking for lunch. Really pleasant bistro with great food at good price. Would strongly recommend.

1  Thank Sue B
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