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Great views and epic Lake District-inspired menus

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At a glance

Vegetarian menu
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

Located at the top of the Whinlatter Pass, deep in the Lake District National Park, this restaurant with rooms is in a building that dates partly from the 17th century and is surrounded by forest; from the terrace and front half of the dining room there are wonderful views down the valley. The bare wood tables with round slate place mats prove the perfect foil for very pretty dishes, inspired by Cumbria’s wonderful produce. There’s a six-course tasting menu that takes you on a culinary journey through the woods and along the coastline of this stunningly beautiful region, or if time is an issue you could just opt for the well-balanced set-price menu. Maybe start with the effective flavour combinations and precise presentation of Arctic char with apple, dill and horseradish, or rabbit with curried granola, date and tamarind with pickled carrot, then continue with main courses like halibut with Jerusalem artichoke, sweetcorn, trompette and bacon, or a splendid vegetarian option of hen of the woods, mushroom ketchup, charred lettuce and confit hen’s egg.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: January
  • Days closed: Sunday to Monday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9

Chef

  • Chef(s): Richard Collingwood

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 12
  • Wines over £30: 40
  • Wines by the glass: 8

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 40
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

M6 junction 40, A66 signed Keswick. 1 mile after Keswick take B5292 signed Braithwaite, hotel in 2 miles

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Penrith
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