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Craig's Kitchen at Virginia House

24 Queen Street, Ulverston LA12 7AF, England
+44 1229 584844
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Overview
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (21 reviews)
“tomato water” (11 reviews)
“dexter beef” (9 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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24 Queen Street, Ulverston LA12 7AF, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely, exquisitly tasty food but quite small portion size. (We had not realised vegetables were not included with the main course so were a little underfed!) An excellent selection of wines and also gins in the bijou gin bar. Extremely friendly, helpful staff, we were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Highonahill
Reviewed 1 week ago

Group of ladies visited this beautiful restaurant and bar earlier this year. We only stayed for a short while and sampled some of their gins (they have a fabulous collection of gins). The place is quite small but very well decorated and smart. We will...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Kerry852
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having lived in Furness for 38 years we have tried most of its restaurants. There are many that serve really good food but Craig's Kitchen is the only one I know that is genuinely fine dining. I booked a table for two for my wife's...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RonCr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Craig's Kitchen for a Saturday lunchtime family meal and it was excellent from start to finish. There were 4 of us (myself, wife and two teenagers), we all had the 3 course lunch and every plate was thoroughly enjoyed. The atmosphere was welcoming and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JonathanP4345
Louise0706, Owner at Craig's Kitchen at Virginia House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good to hear you enjoyed your meals at Virginia House - we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Craig & Louise x

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food Excellent staff excellent, sorry I mean perfection the fat veggie from Lancashire see you again without fail next year !!!More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mikekZ8586PP
Louise0706, Owner at Craig's Kitchen at Virginia House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So pleased to hear you enjoyed Christmas Day with us at VH! And thank you for making such a long journey!! Apologies for making assumptions over who the possible vegetarian in the party would be ;-) Look forward to welcoming you back t Virginia House...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chef Craig & hostess Louise with the friendly team at Virginia House Hotel, Ulverston, Cumbria, put their heart and soul into making their diners and guests feel welcome. An absolute must if you are visiting the Lake District. Fine food, charming accommodation and 1st rate...More

Thank rebeccat764
Louise0706, Owner at Craig's Kitchen at Virginia House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words - always a pleasure to have you stay and eat at VH x

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

went to the restaurant following an advert in the program for the outsiders play 'the 39 steps'. It was advertising a pre theatre meal for £22 per person on sitting done to order the menu was £25 this the Friday of the show run. All...More

Date of visit: November 2018
3  Thank Anthony Barnsle... S
Louise0706, Owner at Craig's Kitchen at Virginia House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Virginia House. We are sorry you feel you were conned. It is not our aim to con people, indeed quite the opposite, we aim to provide our guests with delicious food and great service....More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped her one night and had booked into the restaurant to sample the Great British Menu meal. we were the only two people having it on that night. each course was a delight, exceptionally cooked and presented, with each course the Chef himself comes...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank benstravels
Louise0706, Owner at Craig's Kitchen at Virginia House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words! We really are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience at Virginia House and that Craig's Great British Menu lived up to your expectations! It's all part of the experience that Craig personally serves each course so he...More

Reviewed 12 December 2018

We went for a pre-Christmas celebration with another couple. Every course of the six course taster menu was expertly prepared with many locally sourced ingredients. The service was attentive but not intrusive and the atmosphere was relaxed. An excellent evening was had by all.More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Christopher G
Louise0706, Owner at Craig's Kitchen at Virginia House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to Craig's Kitchen - good to hear we're getting the level of service right and that you enjoyed the food - provenance is very important to su and being where we are we're truly spoilt with the...More

Reviewed 12 December 2018

Felt ignored from the moment we arrived. We were left standing at the restaurant door for approximately 10 minutes before we were seated. We realised it was because the onlonly other table booked were having the most expensive option on the menu so therefore all...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Beverley B
Louise0706, Owner at Craig's Kitchen at Virginia House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Beverley, we are so sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience at Virginia House. As a small family business, we work incredibly hard to ensure every customer enjoys their meal and their time at Virginia House and we apologise that we did not...More

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pennywise41
1 June 2018|
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Response from Nick3103 | Reviewed this property |
Hope this answer isn’t too late. Yes there are various car parks. Also places a few minutes away you can park for free. One example I like is the top section of Lightburn Road. Drive past Virginia House on one-way system... More
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Fab24
25 February 2017|
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Response from Dawn-Cumbria | Reviewed this property |
No. However there is a public car park 100 meters away.
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Judith J
8 July 2016|
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Response from screpta | Reviewed this property |
There are some menus online, but they change regularly based on in season and local produce
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 63
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Queen Street, Ulverston LA12 7AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ulverston
  • Phone Number: +44 1229 584844
  • E-mail
Description
Chef Craig Sherrington of BBC2 Great British Menu 2018, along with his wife Louise and their small friendly team, welcome you to Craig's Kitchen at Virginia House, an intimate, yet vibrant and informal, 34 seat Brasserie style restaurant, accredited with 2 AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence. Craig & Louise bought Virginia House in 2015 as a traditional B&B, and have been working hard to transform it into a real foodie destination for all, with a Brasserie restaurant, gin bar, secret garden and guest rooms. Craig's food is all about flavour, fabulous, delicious, satisfying flavour and makes use of local seasonal ingredients, cooked to perfection. Come along and enjoy fabulous food, retire to one of our 8 cosy guest bedrooms, or enjoy a gin or three in our atmospheric gin parlour. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you to Virginia House x
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