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The Restaurant at The Cottage in the Wood

Magic Hill | Whinlatter Forest, Braithwaite, Keswick, England
+44 17687 78409
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good11%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (26 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (13 reviews)
“hogget” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Magic Hill | Whinlatter Forest, Braithwaite, Keswick, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing 3 rosette restaurant about 15min drive out of Keswick. It is located on Magic Hill and it really lives up to its name! Our host, Ruth, made us feel really welcome as we waited for our table in the lounge with G&Ts. Once in...More

2  Thank monkeysloth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Most memorable meals of my life have included the Paul Bocuse Restaurant in Paris (1985), Flatts Cafe in Sofala, Australia, (1980), the Bayswater Brasserie in London, Fred's Diner in New York (for Breakfast in America), The Blue Duck in Prague ... and now The Cottage...More

Thank RobXK120
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the 4 course tasting menu tonight; highlights were the lamb and the chocolate dessert - setting great too overlooking the mountain

Thank Alyson_Paul
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

I have just posted a review but went on to read the others. If you are new to high end cuisine do not expect pub food portions. This is about experiencing a chef's interpretation of a set of ingredients. I found the negative comments to...More

1  Thank Eva A
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This is a difficult review to write since all the ingredients were present for an outstanding gastronomic experience. Attentive service and lovingly prepared food conceived an obviously talented chef was complemented by a stunning mountain view in a comfortable restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere. Sadly...More

4  Thank James P
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We went to the Cottage in the Woods for our 5th wedding anniversary and thought everything from phoning us back to say a table was in fact available over service to the food was absolutely outstanding. My husband and I have been to various food...More

Thank Andrea55_12
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We have eaten here lots of times. The restaurant is really relaxed with great views over the valley. The staff were attentive and friendly and the food was fantastic. The presentation of the food was beautiful and they used lots of locally Sourced produce. We...More

Reviewed 23 April 2017

I've read the range of previous reviews and can see their points. Firstly the location is interesting, standing on its own with views across to Skiddaw though you can't actually see Bassenthwaite. Lots of bird feeders and you are in the woods so there are...More

1  Thank Alfred S
Reviewed 20 April 2017

It has taken me a while to think about a response to dining at this restaurant. We live locally and decided to give The Cottage in the Wood another try with two of our local friends. We had both eaten here on two previous occasions,...More

3  Thank FellwalkersCumbria
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The warm welcome, the friendly enthusiastic staff, the location and, above all, the food make the Cottage in the Wood a great example of how to create the best kind of restaurant with rooms. The cooking is very classy with outstanding and very well thought...More

1  Thank John D
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6 March 2015|
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Response from sunseekers017 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the last comment. One course is not enough unless you prefer very small meals. I would dine elsewhere if you only want one course as although the food is high quality and very well executed the portions are... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$32 - US$78
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Magic Hill | Whinlatter Forest, Braithwaite, Keswick, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick  >  Braithwaite
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 78409
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Award winning restaurant with rooms featuring the best of Cumbrian produce
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