Lakes Bar & Bistro
A unique & relaxed atmosphere awaits, along with a warm welcome. The Lakes Bar & Bistro is family owned and ran.
Serving high quality food and local cask ales by our welcoming and friendly team.
We take great pride in preparing & serving a wide range of dishes inspired from around the world alongside the more traditional fayre. Thus ensuring there is something for everyone to enjoy…
From Homemade Steak & Ale Pie or Classic Fish & Chips to Thai Green Curry or Moroccan Lamb Tagine…..plus everything in between.
We strive to maintain a high standard throughout and our well kept cellar is no exception.
With Local Cask Ales from Jennings Brewery, Cockermouth to a wide variety of wines selected to compliment your meal perfectly.
We also have a range of draught lagers, bottled beers, fruit ciders, spirits, soft drinks & not forgetting, locally sourced tea’s & coffee.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Food was great and service was quick, but they just haven’t got the hang of COVID security. The restaurant was largely empty, but of the 3 tables in use we were all bunched close together. The young waiter wore his mask and was careful in his food and drink handling but the waitress did not wear a mask or visor at all, completely against all rules of current hygiene and safety.
Great staff and clean venue. Pizza was excellent but the steak pie had changed and not quite as good.
Overall still one of the best value, child and dog friendly places in Keswick.
Warm and welcoming we got off to a good start - but as the evening wore on, everything took a long time (ordering and getting drinks, orders and receiving food, requesting and getting the bill). We gave up on asking for more drinks / desert.
Wide variety of food in generous portions. Not brilliant but not bad at all.
Fantastic little place. Food was absolutely lovely with very friendly staff and very quick service. Would definitely recommend!!
Excellent food. Excellent service. Nothing too much trouble. Plenty of customers do a nice atmosphere. It felt very safe and welcoming.
Food was ok and its worth a visit when you are visiting keswick, but not alot of atmosphere, perhaps because of the covid issues😢😢
Simple, tasty home cooked food.
Great location and excellent service and food
We went early and they were able to accommodate which was good. But there was only one server for like 10 tables so we didn’t get great service unfortunately due to this (which I can appreciate he was working hard.) My coke was flat and he said he was unable to give me another. I asked for hot sauce and he said he’d be back and never came back with anything. My pizza made me feel really ill afterwards. And because we were seated right at the bathrooms I saw the chef go into the toilet and he wasn’t wearing a mask which was unsettling.
lovely venue and friendly staff
Lovely venue, excellent food, efficient and friendly staff
Saturday evening during covid my wife and I couldnt have asked for more. We were met by excellent staff who saw to our drink and food needs. We had the Rib eye which was cooked to order and was lovely and the Morroccan Lamb Tagine which again was delicious. Lovely evening will def visit again when we are in Keswick
A nice venue. Not too busy and tables well spaced. We felt safe eating here during this pandemic.
Great service. Nice quality food. Reasonable prices and nice atmosphere. Thanks for a lovely evening.
Seafood risotto was fabulous, service was excellent and the background music was very good. Definitely will be back.
Friendly service, lots of choice on the menu, nice twist on some dishes. Moroccan lamb tagine was really tasty.
Overall we enjoyed our visit the food we were served was ok we both had the pie which was very small for 13 pounds plus. The poor member of staff behind the bar was run of his feet taking orders for drinks and showing people to tables we know we are living in difficulty times but I think the bistro needs more staff.
The food was delicious and the service warm and friendly. A lovely dining experience.
Great food! Service was a bit slow this time but very friendly, so not a problem.
Always satisfied with food and service.
With all the Covid 19 restrictions it’s an odd time to be eating out but they’ve really done a smashing job in making it feel normal. Great service, wonderful food
Great little restaurant. Great food at a great price. Will definitely go back there next time I’m in Keswick
good food, reasonably priced and served by friendly staff,
Honestly the best pizza I have EVER had, will definitely return.
Booked a table for four on line, tables well spread out, staff wore masks which was reassuring. Staff friendly and food very good. Vegetables were on the al dente side but that’s how I like them. Couldn’t fault anything
Varied menu, delicious food. Staff very friendly but not wearing masks.
Very enjoyable visit staff were excellent and food good
Food was beautiful, but we were a little disappointed with the service. Young man was dismissive and flippant. In different times, we may have left and gone elsewhere.
Lovely welcome. Food amazing. Service fabulous. Cheery staff. Would highly recommend. Thank you x
Lovely food service excellent
Safe environment adhering today Covid rules
Really nice food and atmosphere - they had a great selection of food and in a good area!
Food was fine but no adherence to covid safety in evidence. No staff wearing masks staff leaning over diners far too close. No track and trace, diners walking through to tables far too close. Same menus being recycled, didn't notice cleaning of tables between diners.
Found the Staffordshire bull terrier drooling not more than 10'away and wheezing very off-putting
Food was excellent and the staff were very friendly
A bit hit and miss. 1 member of staff was very nice and attentive but the other wasn't very attentive. No one asked if our meals were ok or if we needed more drinks or wanted dessert. I had the risotto, which had a nice flavour but was dry. My husband had the pie, which was a bit disappointing compared to the description of it on the menu. Overall, quite nice but not bothered about going back.
Lovely little bistro, main meals were very good value with large portions, we couldn't fit dessert in so can't comment on this. Drinks including wine really good and not expensive. Service was very good the staff were very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this bistro to anyone visiting Keswick and looking for a reasonably priced meal out. So nice we went a second time
Lovely food, lovely staff. On a very busy bank holiday Saturday we felt relaxed and very well looked after.
Great friendly service, varied menu and tasty food.
Great service very pleasant staff and absolutely nothing wrong with the food would definitely recommend this to friends X
It was very nice bar food was great and staff was very friendly
Super friendly service and great food. We booked the Bistro twice last week and had a great experience both times!
A really great place for dinner. Expect to pay extra though!
Lakes Bar & Bistro is rated 4.2 stars by 132 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.