Eating Out in Portinscale

Eating Out

You can sample some fine cuisine at a local gastro-pub or restaurant. The Chalet Restaurant, which is informal yet stylish, is a mere 5 minutes, and The Farmer’s Arms is only a ten minute walk from the house. The Lingholm Kitchen & Walled Garden is Derwentwater’s newest hidden gem serving breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea and is only a short walk from the house. Keswick also offers great dining out, with our favourites being Morrels and The Pheasant Inn. Other favorites for a special occasion are The Pheasant at Basenthwaite Lake, or The Cottage in the Wood, Whinlatter. We recommend booking.

Recommendations

The Chalet

Portinscale (5 min walk)

Tea room by day, restaurant in the evening. Informal yet stylish. (££)
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The Lingholm Kitchen

Portinscale (10 min walk)

Beatrix Potters greatest inspiration and now popular Lakeland destination for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. Serving a range of locally sourced foods alongside artisan breads and cakes which are all made in the adjoining Lingholm Bakery. (££)
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The Farmers Arm

Portinscale (10 min walk)

Portinscale’s village pub, serving good beer and food. (£)
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The Pheasant Inn

Crosthwaite Road, Keswick (5 min drive)

Just a 5 minute stagger from the house is a great local pub serving Jennings Beer, good pub fare served by friendly hosts. (£)
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The Round

Market Square, Keswick (10 min drive)

Offering great tasting burgers (including vegan and vegetarian options), using local ingredients, homemade sauces and inventive twists on classic combinations. Cocktails are crafted with love and there is a wide enough selection to suit all tastes. Failing that, the beers, wines and soft drinks should have you covered. (££)
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Brossen Steakhouse

Market Square, Keswick (10 min drive)

Brossen Steakhouse Restaurant is all about spectacular meat and proper stunning food. (£££)
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Treeby & Bolton

Lake Road, Keswick (10 min drive)

Art Gallery and cafe in Keswick, serving great lunches. One of The Independent’s top 50 coffee shops in the UK. Same family ownership as Derwentwater House. (££)
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Morrels

Lake Road, Keswick (10 min drive)

Daily specials which run alongside the restaurant menu. They also offer a Table d’hote menu on Sundays with 2 courses or 3 courses. (£££)
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Cottage in the Wood

Whinlatter Forest (10 min drive)

Fine dining for smaller parties. We advise booking. (£££)
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Mizu Pan Asian Restaurant

Borrowdale (10 min drive)

Award-winning pan-Asian restaurant in the Lake District. Serving Japanese, Malaysian & Thai-inspired dishes. Expect sensational sushi and sashimi, crisp tempura, fragrant curries and delicately spiced bowls of ramen, as well as tender meat, chicken and fish dishes from the grill, Mizu-style. (£££)
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The Pheasant at Bassenthwaite Lake

Bassenthwaite Lake (10 min drive)

Steeped in history, this is a great restaurant and bar serving cumbrian food and also a country-style bistro. (£££)
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