Must Try Restaurants in Keswick

Top dining spots in and around Keswick

Posted on 10-07-24, updated on 11-07-24By: Claire S. | 4 minute read

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Keswick's Culinary Scene

Are you a foodie looking for your next foodie fix? Look no further than Keswick, the Lake District gem! Famous for its stunning views and delicious food, Keswick has a treasure trove of dining options to suit every taste. Whether you’re after the cosiness of a cafe or the luxury of a fine dining restaurant, this foodie haven has it all. Get ready to go on a flavour adventure as we reveal 5 Keswick restaurants you need to try!

Wild Strawberry Cafe, Keswick

Wild Strawberry Cafe, Keswick ©Wild Strawberry

Wild Strawberry

54 Main St, Cumbria, CA12 5JT - Open 10-4 Tuesday – Saturday

The Wild Strawberry is a escape from the norm where locals and tourists can enjoy mouthwatering home cooked food and delicious handmade pastries in a lovely and stylish setting. They support the amazing food producers of Cumbria and feature their best ingredients. Milk and free range eggs come from the local farms, their award winning Cumberland sausage is from Lakes Speciality Foods in Staveley and the ice cream is made in Ulverston and the coffee is roasted in Coniston. The drinks menu also features local beers like Jennings and The Lakes Gin from Bassenthwaite – every sip is a celebration of this lovely county!

Hungry for something savoury? You’re in luck! Their menu features deli style hot and cold sandwiches, salads, savoury pastries and sweet and savoury crêpes all made with the freshest local ingredients. Start your day with their lovely light breakfast options like bacon or sausage butties, buttery crêpes and croissants in sweet and savoury flavours.

Square Orange, Keswick

Square Orange © Square Orange Cafe

The Square Orange Cafe

20 St. John’s Street, Keswick,CA12 5AS - Open Monday-Sunday: 10:30am - 10:30pm Food Served: 12:00pm - 9:00pm

Welcome to the "Squorange", a local favourite and visitor treasure in the heart of Keswick! With full bar, speciality coffee, freshly made stone-baked pizzas and live music nights you’ll feel right at home in this warm and cosy place!

Their handpicked selection—guest wines from family run vineyards, craft beers from local microbreweries and Belgian and German classics. Coffee blends from Cumbrian roasters and exotic flavours from India and South America.

Call in for a cuppa and a slice of cake or treat yourself to an evening with your favourite cocktail and a pizza fresh from the stone oven. On a wet day, snuggle up with friends and enjoy the European tapas menu while playing chess. Every time you visit the Squorange is different!

Merienda, Keswick

Merienda, Keswick ©Merienda

Merienda

10 Main St, Keswick, CA12 5JD Open Monday-Saturday: 8:00am – 9.00pm Sunday: 9:00am – 9.00pm

This little cafe will tickle your taste buds and fill your belly. Whether you’re looking for light bites, aromatic coffee, delicious cake or a full meal they’ve got you covered. From classic American diner food to global dishes and the odd home cooked Indian curry – they have something for everyone here.

Welcome to Merienda – a Keswick institution in the heart of the bustling market square. It’s your perfect pit stop during the day. The smell of freshly brewed coffee will draw you in and if that doesn’t work the smell of the cakes certainly will!

Old Keswickian Fish & Chips

Old Keswickian Fish & Chips ©Old Keswickian

Old Keswickian Fish & Chip Restaurant

Market Square, Keswick, Cumbria, CA125BD Open Sun-Thu 11:00 – 19:30 Fri-Sat 11:00 – 20:30

So why does this chippie generate so much love? Only the best ingredients goes onto your plate here. Enjoy wild organic Cod caught in the crystal clear North Atlantic waters. Their chips are made with Lincolnshire Maris Pipers and Markies, selected by local merchant for their sugar content and dry matter percentage. The result? Perfect chips every time!

Now offering dine-in and takeaway, they’ve added the famous Cumberland sausage to their menu - a tangy local favourite from Keswick, made by award winning butchers. Or try their famous steak, ale & mushroom pies, with tender Lakeland beef marinated in Cumberland ale from Jennings of Cockermouth. A must try!

Casa Bella, Keswick

It's a family affair ©Casa Bella

Casa Bella

24-26 Station St, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5HF

Their homemade pizzas, are hand stretched to get that perfect traditional thin and crispy base. Each pizza is loaded with zesty tomato sauce and 100% mozzarella cheese and then topped with your favourite toppings. Gluten free? We’ve got you covered! Their pizzas are gluten free with no compromise on flavour.

An Italian restaurant wouldn’t be an Italian restaurant without a bolognese or beef lasagne – both of which get rave reviews. Feeling fancy? Try one of the seafood dishes with various pastas or risottos.

One (or two!) scoops from 16 delicious flavours of handmade ice cream made with local ingredients and traditional Italian methods. Or try one of the special Sundaes with ice cream straight from their own dairy. And don’t worry, chocolate lovers who are vegan can enjoy too with the chocolate vegan gelato!

Looking for more inspiration?

Whether you are searching for a quaint cafe to enjoy a leisurely breakfast or a sophisticated restaurant for a special evening meal, Keswick has it all. After satisfying your taste buds with the local fare, retreat to one of our Keswick holiday cottages for the ultimate relaxation and comfort. Our accommodation provide the perfect home away from home, allowing you to unwind and recharge before heading out to explore more of what Keswick has to offer. From scenic walks to cultural attractions, there is no shortage of activities to fill your days with excitement and adventure.

If you're wanting ideas of where to go in this outdoor playground then head over to our blog and discover the best things to do in Keswick.

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