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The Restaurant at The Cottage in the Wood

Magic Hill | Whinlatter Forest, Braithwaite, Keswick, England
+44 17687 78409
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good11%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“tasting menu” (31 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (11 reviews)
“hogget” (7 reviews)
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British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Magic Hill | Whinlatter Forest, Braithwaite, Keswick, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Four of us had the 6 course tasting menu. It was very impressive. All courses were well presented. Highlight was the steak tartare and then Douglas fir dessert. Nice selection of wines. Brown soda bread and sourdough accompanied well. All staff were friendly, warm and...More

Thank Gordon D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Outstanding restaurant. We stayed there for one night in May. There is a real warmth and homeliness to the building especially when tea/coffee and flapjacks are served in the late afternoon. The meal itself was faultless. Every course building on the last and all perfectly...More

Thank kuiti
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my wife to the Cottage in the wood for her birthday. She had been before but I had not. It was a couple of years since she had been - more like three or four in all probability. It's important though because the...More

Thank martin h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Cottage in the Wood for a 60th birthday lunch and the outcome exceeded our expectations. The service was perfection, and the food beautiful, intensely-flavoured and assured. A pity there were only us two and one other diner; it was a Friday and it...More

Thank Nick R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Birthday meal for a massive foodie, this place lived up the reviews we had heard! Delicate plates of absolutely delicious food. Carefully thought flavours and combinations using arty flare to present. Even the bread was heaven! Strongly recommend.

Thank daisychain0705
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the perfect setting to celebrate a birthday, with wonderful views of Skiddaw, a very tranquil atmosphere and really tasty food. The service was fantastic and each dish was described to us. I had a wonderful time.

Thank Marcus G
Reviewed 15 April 2018

We have dined at this excuisite establishment on Saturday evening as a special treat for our anniversary. From the moment we walked in we could not fault one thing. The atmosphere was so calm and relaxing although the restaurant was full. The waiter was very...More

Thank Jana R
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Ate here last night and went for the 6 course tasting menu with matching wines. My wife is a pescatarian and she mentioned this when making the reservation so the chef had planned a fish based alternative to the standard tasting menu. The food -...More

Thank RichD41
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Managed to get a reservation on the same day and so glad we did. The location of the restaurant is fabulous with the views from the table towards the hills amazing. We ate from the a la carte menu. Starters were a fresh tasting asparagus...More

Thank gp41
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Went with my wife for a meal to celebrate our anniversary. We both had the tasting menu and they made my wife a pescatarian version with no extra fuss. Each course was spot on and they had a great selection of wine and cocktails. Would...More

Thank Ryan L
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7 March 2015|
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Response from sunseekers017 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the last comment. One course is not enough unless you prefer very small meals. I would dine elsewhere if you only want one course as although the food is high quality and very well executed the portions are... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 34 - USD 81
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Magic Hill | Whinlatter Forest, Braithwaite, Keswick, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick  >  Braithwaite
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 78409
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Award winning restaurant with rooms featuring the best of Cumbrian produce
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