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Cafe Bar 26

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26 Lake Road | Lake Road, Keswick CA12 5DQ, England
+44 17687 80863
08:45 - 23:00
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Disappointed that the FULL English breakfast doesn't have sausage. Breakfast generally poor. Rooms were fine but not a cheap stay as you have to pay to park aswell

Thank thegog2017
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here to have some simple food. Being vegan and my partner vegetarian, tapas is usually a good option as you cant really go wrong with veggies. We had some bread which was nice but the waitress did tell us that it comes from a bakery so cant really give them creds for that. The patata bravas was a bit... More 

Thank D3ea
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If I want a good coffee and catch up using the internet then this is the spot I choose. Dog friendly too. Foods good but only tapas in the evening. We usually do lunch.

Thank Sign_of_the_Thymes
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Menu looked different so decided to give it a try. Was not disappointed. Staff were friendly as soon as we walked in the door, casual but efficient. After several changes of mind about what to eat, decided on the paella with prawns. We waited a little longer than most cafes, but when it arrived the meal was worth the wait.... More 

Thank granny38
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for drinks and sat at the bar. We were sitting on the side and there were 3 bartenders. They literally just didn't see us. They were filling the fridge up and chatting to people sitting at the bar. We also had some people sitting next to us who left because they didn't get served after at least 15-20... More 

2 Thank Jessica L
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love this place and gave been many many times over the years. Food is still very good, but miserable foreign front if house staff spoil your first impression and overall experience. Everything they do is a chore. They don't care about your experience. Greeted with a sneer. This is a great establishment it deserves great local staff that care!

2 Thank D M
Berkeley, Ca
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126 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a chance on this as I fancied the Paella on the chalkboard outside, but when faced with the menu decided on an eggs benny with avocado. Clean, reasonably quick to the table and quite unexpectedly delicious with a spicy stab ..most enjoyable and a very reasonable price. Have a go.

Thank EdwardoCalipso
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rubbery calamari and very spicy patatas bravas (not crispy but greasy). Churros are not that great either. I would not go back

1 Thank Emily T
Northumberland, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very tasty tappas with friendly staff and efficient service, it was a saturday night and the place had a nice atmosphere and a good selection of nice food and drink, will defo go again.

Thank carlone_01
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in on a Friday evening. A good atmosphere and nice decor. They serve tapas which you order at the bar. No meat dishes and when I asked about the absence of any meat dishes the waitress pointed out that there were meatballs. However I quickly pointed out that they were on the menu as 'vegetarian' meatballs!!! The food arrived... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, British, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
08:45 - 23:00
08:45 - 23:00
08:45 - 23:00
08:45 - 23:00
08:45 - 23:00
08:45 - 23:00
08:45 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Lake Road | Lake Road, Keswick CA12 5DQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 80863
Located on a bustling pedestrian street in the heart of Keswick, close to the busy market square and shores of Lake Derwentwater, Cafe Bar 26 is a relaxed Mediterranean style cafe bistro by day and a vibrant wine and cocktail bar in the evening with a unique atmosphere. Feeling peckish? We serve tasty cooked breakfasts every morning 8.45Am - 11.30Am, brunch and lunch from Midday until 3.00Pm and tapas and Italian style flatbreads 5.30Pm - 8.30Pm. We also serve great illy coffee, interesting wines, continental beers, cocktails and champagne all day long! Perfect after a day on the fells or simply a stroll around the shops. There is also Live Music every Wednesday and Thursday from 9.00Pm.

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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