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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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British dining with an international twist

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At a glance

Open all year
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

Surrounded by peaks and the lush greenery of the Borrowdale Valley, the Scafell Hotel is ideal for those seeking time in the great outdoors. The Riverside Bar and lounge bar offer informal dining, with the main restaurant a more formal option. Salmon is cured in-house and matched with avocado and tomato salsa, while another starter sees flaked crab with linguine given a nicely judged hit of chilli. Main-course herb-crusted shoulder and noisette of lamb is partnered with Thai-style vegetables, and pan-roasted monkish comes in a Mediterranean-style combination of confit plum tomatoes, red peppers and red onions. Finish with a light and fluffy mousse of chocolate, Tia Maria and mocha.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Closed for lunch: Mon-Sat
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9

Chef

  • Chef: Paul Wilson

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 57
  • Wines over £30: 35
  • Wines by the glass: 11

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats: 65
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 65

Getting here

M6 junct 40 to Keswick on A66. Take B5289 to Rosthwaite

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Penrith
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