Best Restaurants in the Lake District

Michelin star restaurants and local recommendations for the best restaurants in the Lake District, Cumbria, close to Windemere:

N.B. We recommend you always call in advance to check days and hours of opening, and to reserve your table. 

Lake Ullswater, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2LZ

Experience the restaurant at Sharrow Bay,  it has a Michelin star, over 700 fine wines, and overlooks Lake Ullswater. Beautiful.

Cuisine: British
Tel: 01768 486301

Crosthwaite,  Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8HR

Comfortable and homely but still chic. The menu is ambitious but unfussy and uses local produce. Service is a joy – friendly, enthusiastic and laid back; and the food is wonderful. Read our full review

Cuisine: British
Tel: 01539 568 237


Crook Road, Windermere,The Lake District, LA23 3NE
Imaginative takes on traditional British cuisine created using local produce and west coast seafood. Choose to dine in one of four different rooms, each with fresh flowers, linen table clothes and candles at night.
Cuisine: British
Tel: 01539 488 818

Holbeck Lane, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LU

Excellent, Michelin star dining in a gorgeous setting, with an impressive cellar.

Cuisine: British
Tel: 01539 432 375

Cavendish Street, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 6PZ

Cuisine: Modern British
Tel: 01539 536362
Simon Rogan’s L’Enclume is an experience you’ll want to enjoy more than once. Warm and friendly, and course after course of exquisite. beautifully presented food made from locally sourced ingredients and produce from his own farm. It’s no surprise, then, that L’Enclume has been awarded two Michelin stars.


Cavendish Street, Cartmel, Grange over Sands, Cumbria LA11 6PL
Simon Rogan’s other restaurant in Cartmel is as warm and welcoming as L’Enclume and serves amazing food made from the finest locally sourced ingredients and produce from his own farm.

Cuisine: British
Tel: 015395 35917

Cartmel, Grange over Sands, Cumbria LA11 6PL

Simon Rogan’s pub venture, The Pig & Whistle is brilliant. Superb homely British food with good local ales.

Cuisine: British
Tel: 015395 36482

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