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Forest Side

Keswick Road, Grasmere LA22 9RN, England
+44 15394 35250
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good9%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“hogget” (6 reviews)
“lemon sole” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Keswick Road, Grasmere LA22 9RN, England
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Reviewed yesterday

well to start you need to real stay here! this way you will get the full effect of an amazing experience with perfect service. To call it cooking dosn't really give it justice, the food is a cross between classic art and edible chemistry, each...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

A wonderful meal. In my view the top lakeland foodie destination. The dishes all consistently display a stunning depth and breadth of flavour, and look amazing too. Service is friendly and I feel the waiting staff are really interested in the food they are serving....More

Thank Heather R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the lil un at lunch, and it was delicious.mushrooms in a broth were brilliant. Fish course was immense with beautifully cooked cod with a salsa of salty oyster and herb. The venison was tremendous too, amuse bouche / entre of black pudding on...More

Thank Rikitiki123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first stay at the Forest Side was absolutely lovely. Right from arrival everything was just right - fantastic & friendly reception and a superbly appointed bedroom. Once settled in we availed ourselves of the array I of locally made gins and relaxed for the...More

Thank Suzanne S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a truly fascinating meal. A wonderful blend of interesting food, locally sourced and foraged ingredients blended together. We opted for the wine pairing and what a wonderful experience it was too! Vanessa offered an interesting narrative of the wine choices and why they had...More

Thank Manuela F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Chef at “The Forest Side” , Kevin Tickle, was originally at “L’Enclume” in Cartmel where he refined his craft alongside Simon Rogan - and it shows. Yes there is an aspect of Rogan driven originality to Tickles tasting menu offering. Many courses often small...More

Thank PaddyBriggs46
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've reviewed the restaurant with the hotel, but can recommend it highly for innovative and imaginative cooking.

Thank Diane P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Anybody that is lucky enough to have a meal here is in for a treat. We have dined at many Michelin starred restaurants and this is up there with the best. The food was sublime (the grey squirrel divine & the hoggets naughty bits scrummy)...More

Thank ClareLeyburn
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Have to say I had never heard of this place when I received a meal voucher as a Father's Day present...and despite having being past the entrance many times....which is very understated.....I had no idea it was there...The driveway is very grand...the kitchen garden was...More

Thank R0bin1962
Reviewed 20 August 2018

My wife and I enjoyed a truly superb lunch to celebrate my big birthday. We went for the six course tasting menu. There is no choice, you simply get the 'menu du jour'. However, every dish was a delight. Even the butter for the freshly...More

Thank Ray C
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21 April 2017|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
Ring the hotel then...
5 April 2017|
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Response from Leah B | Reviewed this property |
It's probably best to ring the number is 015394 35250 :) sure they would be happy to help!
22 January 2017|
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Response from anniepitts | Reviewed this property |
I think a cocktail dress would be lovely for an evening meal .My husband and I ate lunch there an there were some jean wearers however for am evening meal I'd say smart trousers would be preferable .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Keswick Road, Grasmere LA22 9RN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Grasmere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 35250
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