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Lakes Bar & Bistro

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25 Station Street, Keswick CA12 5HH, England
+44 17687 74080
09:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 21:00
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Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Lakes Bar it wont be our last, the staff were very good and helpful, my wife had the 5oz rump steak which was cooked exactly to her liking. All in all a great choice for my birthday meal

Thank John W
Bulli, Australia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ordered fish and chips. The fat was burnt and was reflected in a bitter taste in the batter. The chips were old and soggy. When I complained to the proprietor he offered me a five pound refund, if I wanted a free feed I would go to the Salvation Army.

Thank John S
Halifax, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had an awful meal at another place, and havng eaten here before, we went in and shared a pizza. it was lovely. Nice service and nice restaurant...

Thank Andy V
Stirling, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a cold day we went in to have a hot plate of soup ,if we weren't told that it was potato and leeks we would have been guessing all day it was very watery no thickness to it at all ,best part was the hot bread we had with it ,

Thank Eleanor W
Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Good food but terrible service.Not a relaxing experience because the staff were obviously were under pressure.Won't be going back!

Thank philhea
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Whilst we didn't take our dog when we went for an evening meal we noted other dogs with diners. Staff friendly & welcoming. Food ok

Thank Aliquine
west yorkshire
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173 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We ate here in May this year and really enjoyed our meal. We were recently staying in keswick so decided to eat here again. We both ordered a pizza but were told they didn't have any pizza left so we ordered something else. Five minutes later we were told that my husbands 2nd choice wasn't available either. He ordered something... More 

Thank carolamy37
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This restaurant was packed - make sure you book. A good selection of reasonably priced food and drink served by attentive staff in a pleasant environment.

Thank gnp1
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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190 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We called in here for lunch on a whim whilst in Keswick ,,,and we chose well. It has a great lunch menu with lots of choice on offer. We opted for the hot deli sandwiches - the kids having the Club Sandwich and the adults the toasted Steak Ciabatta. Both came with some really well cooked 'proper' chips and a... More 

Thank Geoff H
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Not one of usual haunts in Keswick but thought we would give it a try. What a mistake! My wife had the Steak & Stilton Pie. Meat was chewy and in edible and pastry soggy. The veg and gravy were ok. I ordered the Chicken and Chorizo Risotto. It looked grey and sludgy when it was served and was tasteless... More 

Thank Simon W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$25
Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Station Street, Keswick CA12 5HH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 74080
A relaxed Bar & Bistro Offering Excellent Cask Beer, Lager, Cider & excellent wines together with Locally Sourced Freshly Cooked Food.

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