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Lakes Bar & Bistro

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25 Station Street, Keswick CA12 5HH, England
+44 17687 74080
09:30 - 21:00
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Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 17 January 2016

We were shown to our seats by a young female and asked what we wanted to drink just as we sat down. We said we would look at the menu and think about it . An older gentleman then came to take our order. He was very impersonal and abrupt. When we said we wanted to order drinks he said... More 

Thank jomB32CP
Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Walked 6 miles to Keswick and enjoyed a drink in here. Lovely bar, didn't eat here but seemed popular.

Thank TeePee12
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

We have visited the Lakes Bar & Bistro on numerous occasions when staying in Keswick and it has never disappointed. The menu is well priced and it can be as cheap or as expensive an evening as you make it. We always book in advance and food is always without doubt delicious. The staff are friendly and attentive and the... More 

Thank Laura T
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219 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

When we arrived the place wasn't busy, it was lunch time. We sat at a table but it was considered too large for us so were asked to move to a smaller table. We ordered and waited, and waited but as it was raining outside, but when it stopped raining and no food had appeared we asked what was happening.... More 

Thank deukerens
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

A huge thanks to Stephen Tracy and all the staff who looked after us so well tonight great food great service and a welcome second to none

Thank Phousam
Colne, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015

Friendly, attentive staff. Main courses are large, which meant I could no do justice to the Chicken cordon bleu after a yummy smoked salmon and prawn starter. So be warned! We will be returning, just ordering less food.

Thank LeighMac38
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015

We have eaten here on a number of occasions over the last few years and went again last evening, having booked in advance. Unfortunately, I no longer have the enthusiasm for writing too much but to summarise we left after an hour and a half waiting to be served our main course - the primary excuse seemed to be a... More 

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Penmaenmawr, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

We visited the lakes bistro at the beginning of Dec 2015, we really enjoyed our food which was top class and looked like a lot of effort had gone into its preparation, the staff were very polite and helpful and the place was spotless and tastefully decorated. . I would definitely recommend a visit for an evening meal and we... More 

Thank Kezzylar
Worksop, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 8 December 2015 via mobile

On our last night in Keswick we decided to go with the reviews and try this bistro for our tea. We walked in to a beautifully decorated restaurant. Very tasteful and loved the Christmas decorations! For starters we had the goats cheese parcel. This was absolutely gorgeous and loved all the flavours. Mains we had chicken and ham tagliatelle and... More 

Thank Abbs_88
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

My wife and I recently visited for lunch whilst on our mini moon in the Lake District. We were greeted by a young girl who was friendly and very helpful, we were seated and then put in our orders, with recommendations from the waitress. The food arrived and was absolutely delicious! If we are ever around Keswick again we will... More 

Thank Oliver H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 26
Bar, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Station Street, Keswick CA12 5HH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 74080
A relaxed Bar & Bistro Offering Excellent Cask Beer, Lager, Cider & excellent wines together with Locally Sourced Freshly Cooked Food.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?