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Merienda, Keswick, ENG

Merienda

4.4
4.4
56 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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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

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 56 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cumbria

    Fit for Foodies

  • Cumbria

    Healthy

  • Cumbria

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Cumbria

    Romance

  • Cumbria

    British

  • Cumbria

    Most Booked

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  1. FY

    FairytaleofYork

    Yorkshire

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love coming here, the food is fresh and delicious (not too many choices on the menu) and all options are cooked well. A great restaurant for couples or groups of 4, it's very cosy.

  2. JT

    JohnT

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food; friendly, switched-on staff with time everybody. Excellent central location and superb value.

  3. K

    Kizzwhizz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Really good food and excellent service. We really enjoyed our night, thank you

  4. L

    Lols

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food as always. Return every year on our visit to Keswick. The best meal of the week. The only issue we had was that the restaurant was overly warm and felt quite airless..... We will be back.

  5. H

    Helen

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely meal, interesting menu, great service! Enjoyed by everyone!

  6. LD

    LesleyD

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic meal, fish cooked to perfection and veg slightly al dente - just how we like it. Chocolate brownie with double Jersey ice cream was a delight. The lady serving us was attentive, but not fussy and very pleasant - couldn't fault the service either. Hope to go in again later in the week! Thanks

  7. JF

    JonathanF

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to eat, my second visit. Some great food from the Specials board.

  8. BC

    BarbraC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Perfect place for a dinner with friends or a loved on. The food was fresh, really well seasoned. Good selection for vegetarians. The waiters were considerate and funny, it added to the evening. Will definitely go back.

  9. SS

    SociableSummit

    Cumbria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Delicious meals, and desserts are tasty (and huge!) :)

  10. M

    Mikey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service,only gripe was the price of drinks

  11. C

    Cavs

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and friendly, efficient service. Looking forward to our next visit.

  12. SH

    SkipH

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Great food. Casual service. Don’t go if you are in a hurry. Save room for sticky toffee pudding!

  13. JR

    JulieR

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food served promptly, which was just what we wanted before a theatre visit.

  14. HJ

    HuwJ

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service, food and good value. Loved it.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    The food was delicious, as always. It took a while for us to place our order for both drinks and food but then the service improved and seemed very efficient. Unfortunately it was rather cold in the restaurant so we had to wear our coats to dine. Other diners were also wearing coats! As the tables are very close together better planning would mean you weren’t overcrowded. If people with the same time for reservations were spread out around the room rather than all crammed into one area whilst leaving the rest of the restaurant empty it would feel more spacious.

  16. PM

    PamMcKeown

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a really lovely tasty meal at Merienda,staff really friendly and service was excellent.Will definitely be returning on our next visit to Keswick!

  17. CC

    CarolineC

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Interesting menu. Small venue in the heart of keswick. Cafe by day. Staff always very friendly and food always good.

  18. RD

    RichardD

    Cumbria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    We went a few days before and had great food and excellent service. Unfortunately this time the service let a lot to be desired. Only 2 staff which wasn’t enough for how busy it was hence the poor service!

  19. KT

    KeithT

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service & food, together with the friendly staff provided the perfect experience of dining out. The range of menu was also great.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food at Merienda is always fresh and delicious, and the staff are amazing too. I have a gluten allergy and they were super helpful giving me advice about the menu.

  21. DL

    DavidL

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    Not much room between tables - vegetarian options limited

  22. RD

    RichardD

    Cumbria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and fabulous ambience with great interior.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Just what we needed after a hard days walking. Will definitely be back!

  24. SM

    SaraM

    Cumbria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Food was lovely really good as was the service. The only downside was the speed of the service, both courses eaten within an hour and we were too full to think about a dessert. The tables are very close too. However it would not stop us returning as the menu and food are very good.

  25. KK

    KathrynK

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Favourite restaurant in Keswick! Beef teriyaki tacos are divine.

  26. AH

    AndrewH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    2nd visit here for dinner and just as good as the first staff were really attentive. Food was exceptional once again and it’s very reasonably priced. It’s an absolute gem of a restaurant in Keswick and a must visit. Haven’t a single bad word to say. 5stars*****

  27. PM

    PMMM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    The service was quick, pleasant and friendly. The only choice for a vegetarian was falafel which included an onion and pepper salad which I don't like. Apparently, this could not be taken off so a salad was substituted. While I appreciated the last minute substitution of a mixed leaf, feta, olive, walnut (and beetroot) salad, to be charged £14.50, the price of the classic falafel, seemed excessive. The noise of clearing up cutlery from behind the bar/counter was obtrusive. The food was, we felt, expensive. We would not go back.

  28. CH

    ChristineH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Lovely food, very attentive staff, as good as previous visit.

  29. LB

    LesB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have used Merienda over the past few years for breakfast , coffee and cake but while on holiday this week we went for an evening meal. The staff are always friendly and welcoming and despite it being late spring most of the tables were occupied creating a nice feel. The food as as always was really good, I had the jerk chicken and salad together with a local beer filled by a lemon posset brûlée and raspberry ice cream. What’s not to like😄

  30. JB

    JodieB

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We really enjoyed our evening meal. I like the menu choices and the service was efficient

  31. SW

    SeanW

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    In a nutshell the food was amazing the fillet steak was fantastic and the sticky toffee pudding delicious throughly enjoyed it.

  32. a

    alibobs

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience2

    We have visited Merienda for the last few years every time we were in Keswick, usually twice a year and have always loved the food there. We visited recently and still found the food to be delicious and different to anywhere else in Keswick. What really upset us was to find it is now dog friendly like most other places in Keswick. I love dogs but we don’t have one as both my husband and eldest daughter are allergic to them. After loving the food at the Merienda we probably will be giving it a miss from now on as we wouldn’t feel comfortable booking knowing the table next to us might have a dog which would effect my husband’s breathing.

  33. SM

    SarahM

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious food & nice staff but I’m sorry for me personally the tables are too close together. I went to enjoy an evening with my husband, I didn’t want to sit and listen to someone else’s conversation which I couldn’t help but do.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was excellent the place is lovely and the food was exceptional we would highly recommend this place to anyone

  35. a

    audreyb

    East Sussex

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Second time I’m eating at Marienda, everything was great again. Very good food, we can feel that everything is handmade with a lot of flavours.

  36. J

    Jospin

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The decor and the service made it a really nice place to enjoy a special meal. The food was delicious especially the starters of tempura vegetables and won ton, the lamb burger and baked trout, and the amazing chocolate fondue for dessert.

  37. MT

    MarkT

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    The staff were friendly, but the service was quite slow. Food arrived quickly and was tasty, but the ordering took a while - you’re left to it for too long.

  38. AS

    AndyS

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a fabulous place; I understand it's more of a cafe in the daytime, but we went in the evening, when it converted into a charming little bistro. It has a short and obviously freshly cooked menu offering, reasonable wine list, and lovely friendly atmosphere. The service was impeccable, as was the food. We'd been staying at Keswick all week, eating out most lunchtimes and evenings, and this meal topped the lot, and was by no means the most expensive. Special thanks to the waitress who chased us down the street in the freezing cold, to return my wife's glasses, which she'd accidentally left behind. Top marks - highly recommended!

  39. T

    Tilly555

    Cheshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    Disappointing they didn't have the local gin advertised on the menu which is available to buy everywhere in Keswick, mains were delicious, dessert was shameful, not as advertised or pictured with shop bought meringue and shortbread.

  40. CG

    CarolynG

    Cumbria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely meal despite the fire alarm going off for 20 mins ! We persevered and made fun of the situation . Owner offered the ones left a free drink.. Beef tacos and lamb burger delicious

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Merienda is rated 4.4 stars by 56 OpenTable diners.

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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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