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 fe…
Pub Food in Windermere & Around

Brown Horse Inn

Three miles from Windermere in Winster, the Brown Horse is one of Windermere's top dining pubs. Produce is sourced from the Brown Horse Estate, furnishing the chefs with meat and game such as venison, spring lamb an…
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…
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 deli boards and Thai chicken supreme. Arrive early if you want to bag a table on the lawn – the lake views…
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 and flowers in jugs, and the menu has a…
Bistro in Windermere & Around

Porto

The classiest address in Bowness, tucked away in a whitewashed building on Ash St, and serving adventurous British bistro food (slate plates and sparse presentation present and correct). Head chef David Bewick previ…
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 good food and a choic…
Cafe in Windermere & Around

Homeground

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

Lighthouse

This three-storey cafe downhill from the station has a huge menu, taking in everything from tapas platters to pizzas, burgers, pasta, sandwiches and fresh soups. It's open all day from breakfast to late, and there's…