Clare House

4.5
28 reviews
£26 to £40
British

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Afternoon Tea
A relaxing & charming haven, set in breathtaking scenery in this idyllic corner of the lakes.
We are closed from Saturday 19th December 2020 until Wednesday 13th January 2021.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
What 28 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.5
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JaneT
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Afternoon tea was delicious. The right amount, we managed it all ! The lounge was delightful. Service was just lovely attentive but not over fussy and she said it had been her first day! Very professional, keep her !
Thank you All. In January I have a significant birthday and I have been looking for a venue so I do hope to be back, maybe several groups of six .

JM
JakiM
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious smoked haddock risotto followed by apple and blackberry crumble. All piping hot and beautifully presented. Will definitely return.

AS
AnnieS
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The Sunday lunch was tasty but small in portion (especially the main course). If a menu states sprouts and roast potatoes I would expect more than 1 small potato and 1.5 sprouts (pan fried so like a bullet). The vegetable puree was no more than 1 tsp in size, and needed to scrape the plate to find the chestnuts. Would need to eat 3 courses to feel remotely full.

GS
GailS
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcomed at the door. Checked on regularly. Never waited long for our afternoon tea. Definitely be back.

CP
ClareP
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way. We chose this for a special afternoon tea celebration for a birthday. Everything about the experience was exceptional. The food was wonderful, there was an excellent choice of teas to accompany the food and the service was attentive but discreet. We were not rushed at all and I would highly recommend Cedar Lodge.

TB
TorquilB
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice quiet afternoon tea. Clare House staff were very attentive and friendly. Absolutely no complaints at all.

AM
AnnaM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful setting/location and delicious food and service.

KM
KayM
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A really tasty meal in a nice setting.
Good value

JD
JenniferD
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our food order got lost, so we had quite a wait, but when it came, the food was excellent. Staff were really helpful and we were able to sit outside. Would definitely go again

JR
JacquelineR
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent afternoon tea outdoors. Great service and the food was excellent.

JM
JoanneM
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon tea. Food was fresh but could maybe do with more variety cake wise as was all very similar fruit cakes. Staff were attentive when needed but could have been more visual. Would highly recommend though.

GH
GrahamH
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

S
Sirrom
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Although we enjoyed the afternoon tea we weren't asked what type of bread we preferred so got white and brown and would have preferred brown. Had to knock at kitchen door to get waitress attention to refill our teapot. Had to knock again to request our bill. We were asked if we would like a box! If they had looked they could see there was nothing left. Need improvement on service skills.

BM
BevM
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the moment we arrived was excellent. Would certainly recommend.

JM
JeM19
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was a fourth visit to Clare House and we brought along our good friends. It was a beautiful sunny Sunday and we enjoyed sitting outside. We all had the ribeye steak and found it a little chewy, also the food was not hot, however we still enjoyed the ambience, the service and the majority of the courses.

LB
LyndaB
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a pleasure to eat here. The perfect venue for a light lunch with friends in relaxing surroundings. Never rushed. A little gem.

JW
JaneW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Beautiful house set in lovely grounds. Afternoon tea was great and the sandwiches were freshly made on arrival. When the weather is warmer it would be lovely to sit outside as the views are really good overlooking the bay

DH
DavidH
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

enjoyable evening with pleasant company. Food very good, wine choice good and not overpriced. Will definately be going again.

DB
DianeB
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Booked afternoon tea for my mum's Birthday. Had a wonderful time in a very relaxed atmosphere. Food was delicious, service was friendly and efficient. Would definitely return again in the future.

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peterl
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

From the moment you arrive you know that everything is going to be 'just right'. The staff are efficient, attentive, professional and thoroughly nice people. The setting and décor is spot on and the tables are far enough apart for privacy whilst still retaining an aura of atmosphere. The food is well cooked and presented and delicious. Couldn't fault it. Well done Clare House - you've got it right!

KT
KaTrina
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Excellent food and very good service
Placed in close proximity to a family group with children - -- constant movement a little disconcerting

LB
LyndaB
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit after lunch in the garden in the summer. Not disappointed.
Enjoyeda lovely lunch with friends. Will definitely visit again. Highly recommended.

CM
CMTraveller
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall4food5service2ambience2

The food was very good and there was lots of it. All the courses had plenty of choice and there was a good selection of cheese on the cheese board. The wine list was a bit limited, with only one rose on the list. There could have been a bit more ambiance as there was no background music at all. The staff were very friendly but needed more training on what was on the menu and the wine list. Also, I have never seen a table being set for breakfast the following morning before the dirty glasses and crockery had been removed from the dinner serving and without the top cloth being changed. Also a bit odd to hoover up a spillage of cheese when there were still diners at the tables.

JR
JacquelineR
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and presentation. Enjoyed our meal and loved the views from the lounge. Staff were friendly and professional. First visit, we'll definitely be back!

CM
ChristineM
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food of a very high standard and portions very adequate for lunch and not over-facing. Will certainly visit again.

C
Chris
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always
One of my favourite places
Great attention to detail and an interesting up to date menu
Portion sizes just right so you can enjoy all the courses without overloading

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of food and service was excellent. This was a special meal for our 40th wedding anniversary and could not fault anything. We would highly recommend this restaurant.

R
Rossco
Cumbria
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were warmly received, the service was very friendly and the food was of high quality. The only downside - we should have paid an extra couple of pounds for the wine as the cheapest rose was well below the standard we expected.

FAQs

Clare House offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 015395 33026.

Clare House is rated 4.5 stars by 28 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.