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The Restaurant at The Cottage in the Wood

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Magic Hill | Whinlatter Forest, Braithwaite, Keswick, England
+44 17687 78409
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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten here lots of times. The restaurant is really relaxed with great views over the valley. The staff were attentive and friendly and the food was fantastic. The presentation of the food was beautiful and they used lots of locally Sourced produce. We can reccommend this place without hesitation.

Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've read the range of previous reviews and can see their points. Firstly the location is interesting, standing on its own with views across to Skiddaw though you can't actually see Bassenthwaite. Lots of bird feeders and you are in the woods so there are plenty of feathered friends to amuse you, we even had a heron. That assumes you... More 

Thank Alfred S
Loweswater, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It has taken me a while to think about a response to dining at this restaurant. We live locally and decided to give The Cottage in the Wood another try with two of our local friends. We had both eaten here on two previous occasions, quite some time ago. The first time we enjoyed our meal, the second time we... More 

Thank FellwalkersCumbria
Paris, France
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The warm welcome, the friendly enthusiastic staff, the location and, above all, the food make the Cottage in the Wood a great example of how to create the best kind of restaurant with rooms. The cooking is very classy with outstanding and very well thought out flavour combinations. This was our first visit and our only regret was, that after... More 

1 Thank John D
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Fresh ingredients, delicious and ingenious food, with asparagus ice cream a particular highlight. If you are anywhere near Keswick in the north of the lakes you MUST eat here.!

1 Thank james m
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

There are only two menus here - a three-course "Cottage menu" or the six-course Cumbrian tasting menu, and both show imagination and skill which is rare at any price, let alone the £45 and £65 respectively charged here. What a lovely, modest and friendly spot that punches so above its weight that it deserves to have a three month-long waiting... More 

1 Thank kevin_loader
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit to the restaurant and we were warmly welcomed and sat at a window table overlooking The Fells. We chose from the set menu with two options for each course. Both options were fine, and we were presented with amuse bouche with our aperitif. We do not drink and so can not comment on the wines.... More 

1 Thank Andrew R
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Very easy to give this excellent review. A very warm and friendly greeting when we arrived by the Manageress and Staff, was followed by a fantastic taster menu and wine flight, the wines were presented very well by the wine waiter and complemented the food beautifully, even the chef had time for a short conversation at the table. This place... More 

1 Thank 69Spadge
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We had a fantastic time here in August on our 'Foodie' trip through the North. Our stay was sandwiched between L'enclume and Holbeck Ghyll, and in terms of the food it certainly wasn't hidden. While L'enclume has the theatre and 'experience' aspect of dining, what Kath and her small team produced was nothing short of incredible, and of the three... More 

1 Thank WanderingF0x
Lancs, England
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Absolutely first class, food and accommodation could not be faulted. Plenty of great walking from the door, we will be back!

1 Thank Threepiers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 33 - USD 78
British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, 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
Award winning restaurant with rooms featuring the best of Cumbrian produce

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