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Forest Side

Keswick Road, Grasmere LA22 9RN, England
+44 15394 35250
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good10%
  • Average4%
  • 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 2 days ago

We were recommended this restaurant by the cheese seller on Keswick market. We booked lunch through an email enquiry the day before. A very friendly reception on arrival and seated in the lounge with a log burning stove in action suites the dull rainy day....More

Thank JohnR R
Reviewed 3 days ago

We ate in the restaurant on a Thursday night while staying in nearby Grasmere. The building was fantastic, the service was fantastic, the food was fantastic and the price was well.. fantastic. To be fair the hotel's website is quite open about its prices and...More

Thank bethano495
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Forest Side yesterday evening and enjoyed the Lal'un tasting menu. The food is outstanding and justifies the price tag. The cod, hogget and final dessert course were particularly standout dishes, along with the black pudding amouse-bouche which was exquisite. The dinner service was...More

1  Thank Meander241768
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here on previous visits to Lakes and thought the food was excellent, the wait staff were so knowledgeable about what they were serving, and the sommelier explains the wine flight with enthusiasm, so a great evening again. BUT, as we went to bar for...More

Thank Rubymanor
Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb setting and food, but why serve such small portions of the main courses? Prices are high and ingredients are cheap, so why not?

Thank Northern_fellwalker
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every year we have an autumn break in the Lakes and so far, have treated ourselves to a dinner at L'Enclume. This time, staying in Grasmere, we went to Forest Side. It is obvious that Kevin Tickle had spent some years under Simon Rogan -...More

Thank Philip L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2nd weekend stay at the hotel. Only tasting menus big and bigger but still very good. My favourite things were the brown bread and roasted celeriac butter. Then there is the food! Magnificent mushroom dish cooked in bone marrow, jazzy prawn which is a superior...More

Thank GroundhogBill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our lunch today (Friday 2nd Nov) did not disappoint. What a wonderful experience. The menu was superb, we opted for The Bait Menu. We started with drinks served in the lounge before being taken through to the dining room. The table overlooked the grounds and...More

Thank JaneSheldon13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time at this top quality hotel and we will certainly return. It was a pity that we did not eat the gourmet food menu as we were there for a wine tasting with a canteen style buffet. However the room was...More

Thank Fran22ww
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the three-course lunch menu and it was delicious. The amuses bouches that preceded the meal were lovely and the bread was superb. Staff were friendly, the setting was beautiful and the ambiance was relaxed. A lovely experience.

Thank Cooking_with_Capers
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Wendy S
4 October 2018|
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Response from Ray C | Reviewed this property |
Smart/Casual should be fine. If in doubt err towards smart.
21 April 2017|
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Response from Your_mans_travels | 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!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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