An excellent café/restaurant/tea room under the same ownership as the nearby Drunken Duck (q.v.). It occupies a stunning location alongside the River Brathay and the outside terrace is a marvellous place to eat in sunny weather.
They offer a menu pleasantly-heavy with local seasonal produce. These are divided into 'starters/lighter dishes' and 'main meals' + afternoon Tea type items.
The former might include the likes of ' Risotto of Beetroot, Goats' Cheese and fresh Herbs'; 'Fresh Linguini with Smoked Bacon, Mushrooms and Tarragon Cream' and 'Home-made Soup with Granary Bread'.
The latter perhaps 'Wild Boar and Apple Sausages with Crushed New Potatoes and a Calvados Cream Sauce'; 'Salad of Cumbrian Air-Dried Ham with Celeriac Rémoulade, Fine Beans and Herbs' and 'Braised Shin of Galloway Beef with Creamed Potatoes and Red Wine Gravy'.
As well as a few desserts, such as 'Treacle Tart' and 'Lemon Cream Pie' they offer a delicious selection of home-made cakes & biscuits - all made usingop-quality local ingredients such as free-range eggs, high-quality chocolate and fresh fruit. All the jam's and curd's on offer are made in-house.
- Food Style: Budget Restaurants - the best
- Lunch: all week, 10.00-16.30; mains around £9 to £14
- Dinner: Closed
- Wine: a concise, but carefully chosen list is offered
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: please enquire
- Nearest station: Windermere Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Closed: D all week; some Bank Holidays, enquire about Christmas openings
- Outside eating