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Cragwood Country House Hotel

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About this rating

Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Modern country-house cooking overlooking Windermere

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At a glance

Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass

Built in 1910 from stone quarried in its own 21 acres of grounds, Cragwood has views over Lake Windermere and bags of country-house charm. The two dining rooms that make up the restaurant have lovely day-time views and smart, traditional furnishings. Things get rolling with three canapés and five types of bread. The menu is built upon local ingredients and shows contemporary leanings; a complex venison starter, for example, comes with an array of accompanying flavours, while another matches pan-fried mackerel with pickled cucumber and candied fennel. Main-course stone bass is served with crab and chive arancini, and, among desserts, caramelised pear crumble looks as pretty as a picture.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Closed for lunch: Monday to Saturday
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 8.30


  • Chef(s): Calvin Harrison

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: British, French
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 52
  • Wines over £30: 28
  • Wines by the glass: 7

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets

Additional information

  • Seats: 40
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 20
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

M6 junction 36 then A591 for 15 miles, past Kendal and Windermere, hotel on left.

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