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Merienda, Keswick, ENG

Merienda

4.5
4.5
109 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Keswick is one of the most scenic parts of the Lake District – which in itself is up there with the most scenic parts of the United Kingdom – and in the very heart of the town, you can find Merienda on the Main Street, whose food is about as beautiful as the surroundings. We offer wholesome, uncomplicated food in a homely ambience, and you can enjoy it any time of day, from a quality morning pick-me-up (We are serious about coffee and use quality Merienda's exclusive espresso blend from Darkhouse Coffee Roasters, Keswick) and hearty breakfast, to a range of delicious cakes and filling sandwiches, to a scintillating evening dinner menu accompanied by a range of fine wines and quality beers. Fresh, seasonal ingredients are the focus of a menu filled with British classics and dishes inspired from around the world – reserve a table and head on down.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Fusion / Eclectic, European

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 08:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    017687 72024

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

What 109 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. AM

    AlisonM

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal. I had the falafel which was a lovely plate of wonderful flavours. We asked for adaptations to the meal for another member of our party which was undertaken with no problem. Great service.
  2. LW

    LauraW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely lovely food would recommend 100 % will definitely be back
  3. J

    Jospin

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really delicious food and excellent, friendly and efficient service in nice surroundings. I particularly recommend the vegetable tempura, teriyaki beef tacos and chocolate fondue (the latter most definitely to share). We had a lovely birthday meal with the family.
  4. AM

    AlistairM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a unique Keswick eatery with a simple yet interesting Asian/western amalgam fusion style menu, served by delightful staff and obviously good chefs! Had been here pre- pandemic and were delighted to find it still thriving in 2022!
  5. D

    David

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely restaurant with really friendly staff. Busy, but not loud. Food cooked and presented beautifully. Definitely recommend it
  6. RS

    RobS

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The restaurant is centrally located. The food was of a very good standard with a good range of options. The service was prompt and the staff was excellent.
  7. JM

    JMacToon

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Second visit we’ve made where the dining experience has been affected by electrical problems - sort it out! Food not bad and offers a nice variation to most of the other fare available in Keswick, but won’t return for a while. Front of house welcome was also poor.
  8. J

    Jacquie

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A lovely little restaurant, delicious food and polite friendly service.
  9. LC

    LesleyC

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We really enjoyed our meal at Merienda. The menu was full of unusual items, the helpings were ample and the waitress was very helpful. I had the sea bass special. It was perfect. Unfortunately I couldn't manage a dessert! The service was a little slow but the waitress did explain that they were one fryer down. I would suggest you book as several people were turned away from this popular restaurant.
  10. RR

    RubyRed

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic choice of food, all served beautifully - would highly recommend!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food, the pork wontons and chicken wings starters were both very tasty. I then had the sea bass special which was the star of the show! Absolutely delicious! Would visit again just for that! So many other nice sounding things on the menu that I wanted to try as well. Service was good, the staff were helpful. I’d recommend a visit.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Food was excellent. We ate upstairs where service was not responsive but nevertheless in a nicer environment than downstairs we thought.
  13. PA

    PaulA

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food, great location, was very busy so service was a little slow.
  14. D

    Digdap

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly service in this quirky restaurant. Urban vibe. Burgers absolutely delicious.
  15. TS

    TraceyS

    Cumbria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Was looking forward to the sea bass, but unfortunately they ran out. Food very nice but would like see a few more choices on the mains. Had lunch here a couple of days before. Would definitely go back. Service really friendly
  16. SM

    SarMM

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Small but friendly venue serving really simple and delicious food right in the centre of Keswick.
  17. RH

    RHS65

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We have visited Merienda a few times for lunch previously to great satisfaction so decided to give the evening menu a try. We were unable to fault the staff who were very attentive and helpful. The food was fabulous. We had the bread and dip as a starter, and the pulled pork burger for the main. Both highly recommended and excellent value for money. Unfortunately we were seated upstairs at a table for 2, between two other tables which were both occupied by groups of overly loud, quite intoxicated males. There was a lot of unnecessary swearing, rudeness to a member of staff and loud complaints regarding another group of customers for bringing in (a very well behaved) dog. All this took the edge off the evening but was in no way the fault of the staff and for that reason I would recommend and will rebook at this establishment.
  18. S

    Suzywong

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Lovely freshly cooked food served by friendly kind staff . Small restaurant all dishes look made on the premises . I had lovely sea bass with crushed new pots and pak choi and carrots . Quite a large portion . The other dish was the lamb burger special with truffle wedges which was very tasty . No waiting around for service here . A high quality establishment.
  19. IW

    IanW

    Cumbria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food lovely. Service spot on. The only thing I would suggest is that you have more selection for children.
  20. LC

    LindsayC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely perfect, first time and hope to return. Friendly staff and delicious food. A lovely experience!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good in the Merienda as the chef’s can cook and the staff are great.
  22. H

    Human

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    The food is good and came out quickly. The ambience was nice. The service was the problem. Not that they were understaffed - which they were a bit. One of them discussed with a couple how he would not drink a particular beer as people would think he wasn’t looking for a girlfriend. He then told 2 ladies next to us that a desert was too much for them but would be fine for us. Nice food, nice environment- but a really awkward meal.
  23. P

    Pumi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, delicious food. Accommodating for us having our dog with us.
  24. JH

    JudithH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Creative, balanced, and delicious! Unique dishes. Excellent and friendly service.
  25. JG

    JohnnyG

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been to merienda a few times now and has always been exceptional
  26. KS

    KenS

    Glasgow

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovey food. Recommend the pulled pork burger and beef tacos. Both dishes very tasty. Nice service. Didn’t feel rushed. Will be back.
  27. D

    Digger

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant & great food. Staff were very attentive too.
  28. s

    steveng

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Nothing outstanding, but a reasonable meal at a reasonable price.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service
  30. SB

    SionB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food and service. Wine list a little restrictive.
  31. NC

    NeilC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful evening made by combination of excellent food, world class service with a smile and we also made some new American friends made in friendly, comfortable surroundings. This is a really good place for a nice meal, thoughtfully prepared and served. Five stars. Neil & Michelle Cousins
  32. J

    Jose

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent restaurant, perhaps another person serving would have been helpful, the two staff members where exceptionally busy. Highly recommend ........
  33. PJ

    PeterJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, fast service. Good choice of dishes, different from usual menus. Would recommend
  34. JD

    JasonD

    Cumbria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great restaurant when visiting Keswick; a choice menu selection for all - will be returning
  35. RE

    RosemaryE

    Cumbria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very pleasant casual dining, friendly staff and nice uncomplicated menu.
  36. JL

    JohnL

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly, efficient service of excellent dishes. We will return.
  37. N

    Nina

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly service, delicious food. What more could you want!
  38. MB

    MartynB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit to Merienda. Food was delicious and service great.
  39. C

    Clare

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening with delicious food and friendly, attentive service. Thank you :-)
  40. LM

    LauraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic staff who were very accommodating and provided quick and friendly service. Dining environment was wonderful and quiet enough for our dog to sleep whilst still keeping a nice ambience. Food and drinks were really high quality and very enjoyable. Would definitely recommend.

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Merienda is rated 4.5 stars by 109 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for Merienda

10 Main Street, Keswick, ENG CA12 5JD

Additional information

  • Area

    Keswick

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 08:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    British, Fusion / Eclectic, European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

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