Places to eat in the Lake District
The Lake District is full of places to eat, whether you want to bring your own food and picnic against the backdrop of beautiful views, eat in somewhere with a great selection of food, or grab a takeaway drink to take with you on your spring walk.
Here are some of the Lake District's best eating options for tucking into something tasty outdoors or enjoying a meal inside.
Whether you're after a coffee to take with you on your walk or an ice cream treat mid-adventure, you'll be well catered for at Fell Foot.
Pay a visit to the Aira Force tea-room for hot and cold drinks, home bakes, sandwiches, pasties and ice creams. You can eat in, take away or even bring a picnic.
Joey’s Café at Claife Viewing Station serves as a cosy pit-stop for those walking up to the station or setting out along the west shore. Will it be a slice of freshly baked cake or a frothy coffee?
Can we tempt you to afternoon tea in the café, a new pair of gardening gloves from the shop or a pre-loved book during your visit to Sizergh?
Need some refreshment during your visit to Wray Castle? Our partners at Joey's Café offer a wide range of snacks and drinks to help you refuel before or after your adventures.
Bring along some goodies to enjoy your lunch in the fresh air amidst the Lake District's iconic landscape.
Make yourself at home and tuck into your favourite picnic treats in the quiet garden overlooking Grasmere. If it rains, there’s even an indoor space for you to enjoy the food you brought.
Bring your picnic and enjoy lake views of Windermere against the backdrop of Wray Castle. Grab a bench on the terrace or lay down your mat on the West Lawn or Shingle Beach.
Unroll your blanket on the grassy lawns and enjoy a picnic on the shores of Windermere at Fell Foot. At weekends, the Ice Cream parlour is open for a sweet treat.
Head to one of Sizergh's picnic tables dotted around the gardens and take in the seasonal sounds around you. The café sells hot drinks, fresh cakes and pastries and ice cream if you want to top up your supplies.