Restaurants

Top Choice Pub Food in Windermere & Around

Mason's Arms

Three miles east, near Bowlands Bridge, the marvellous Mason's Arms is a local secret. The rafters, flagstones and cast-iron range haven't changed in centuries, and the patio has to-die-for views across fields and f…
Seafood in Windermere & Around

Hooked

Seafood might not be something you immediately think of when deciding what to eat in Windermere, but Paul White's first-class fish restaurant is well worth considering. He likes to keep things classic: hake with Med…
Bistro in Windermere & Around

Francine's

The definition of a neighbourhood bistro: it's a locals' favourite and if you come more than once you'll probably be greeted by name. It's a tiny space with crammed-in tables, so watch your elbows with your neighbou…
Pub Food in Windermere & Around

Angel Inn

This smart gastropub sits atop a grassy knoll near the Bowness shoreline and offers superior pub grub: think focaccia pizzas, sea bass with pak choi and trio of Lakeland sausage. Arrive early if you want to bag a ta…
Pub Food in Windermere & Around

Watermill

Two miles from Windermere in Ings, this resolutely traditional inn is exactly what you'd expect from a Cumbrian pub – beamed ceilings, whitewashed walls, log fires, hand pumps and all. Throw in old-fashioned pub gru…
Pub Food in Windermere & Around

Brown Horse Inn

Three miles from Windermere in Winster, the Brown Horse is a popular dining pub. Produce is sourced from the Brown Horse Estate, furnishing the chefs with meat and game such as venison, spring lamb and pigeon. Beams…
Cafe in Windermere & Around

Homeground

Windermere gets its own boutique coffee house, serving excellent flat whites, pourovers and ristrettos, accompanied by a fine display of milk art. It's super for brunch too, with bang-on-trend options such as a lavi…
Bistro in Windermere & Around

Porto

For a proper dinner in Bowness, this well-known address is tucked away in a whitewashed building on Ash St. Ingredients are fundamentally Cumbrian – lamb chump, beef cheek and pork belly, laced with mushroom sauces …
Pub Food in Windermere & Around

The Pig

Windermere Town's newly opened gastropub does a solid meal – and as the name suggests, pork features on the menu in many forms, from crunchy ham skins to slow-roast suckling pig and a piggy platter. It's big, brash …