Eating Out/In

Ivythwaite Cottages

Eating Out

Our top recommendations for local restaurants are - click on the name to link to their website

Hooked - Seafood - Windermere - 01539 448443

Francine’s - French - Windermere - 01539 444088

Rastelli’s - Italian - Bowness - 01539 444227  Closed every Tuesday

Jintana - Thai - Bowness - 01539 445002

West View - Chinese/Japanese/Korean - Bowness - 01539 422180

Lake Raj - Indian - Bowness - 01539 445900

San Pietro - Italian - Windermere - 01539 444854

The Lamplighter Dining Rooms - British - Windermere - 01539 443547

Jackson's Bistro - British - Bowness - 01539 446264

Our top recommendations for British pub meals are - click on the name to link to their website

The Westmorland Inn - Bowness - 01539 444078

The Brookside - Windermere - 10539 445962

The Angel Inn - Bowness - 01539 444080

The Albert - Bowness - 01539 443241

The Brown Horse - Winster, 4 miles south of Bowness - 01539 443443 

The Mason's Arms - Bowland Bridge, 7 miles south of Bowness - 01539 568486

We have teamed up with High Spirits Leisure Group to offer our guests 10% discount at each of the following venues. The venues are currently not taking advance bookings - just turn up and one of the team will seat you, space permitting. Please ask us for your 10% discount card before you go. Click on the venue name to link to its website.

Bowness on Windermere

The Flying Pig - British pub serving British dishes and cask ales

Caffe Riva - contemporary and relaxed Italian restaurant and bar

The Arts Bar - celebration of great food and perfectly crafted drinks


The Flying Fleece - British pub serving British dishes and cask ales

Ambleside Tap Yard - a destination for craft beer and real ale enthusiasts


The Yewdale Inn - traditional Lakeland pub

Enzo's Caffe and Pizzeria - wood fired pizzeria, Italian coffees and cakes

Eating In

Our top recommendations for local food and drink suppliers are - click on the name to link to their website

A Day's Walk - online shopping and delivery service offering the best locally produced and sourced produce

Lakeland Artisan - an award-winning artisan food and drink company producing high-quality, hand-crafted products

Booths - regional supermarket in Windermere stocking an excellent range of local produce

Claytons - traditional butchers in Windermere, trading since 1907

Plumgarths Farm Shop - a family run farm shop set in an independent produce retail park near the A591, west of Kendal

Hawkshead Relish - an artisan producer of award winning preserves based in the historic village of Hawkshead

Penningtons - a Kendal based, family owned company providing a great range of ethically sourced teas and coffees

Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding - home of the original, much loved and home baked sticky toffee pudding - found in the lovely village of Cartmel

Grasmere Gingerbread - invented by Victorian cook Sarah Nelson in 1854 in the  Lake District village from where it gets its name

Roly's Fudge - artisan fudge producers in Bowness, started in 1987 in a farmhouse cottage kitchen

Helen's Chocolates - luxury chocolate products, award winning handmade fudge, bon bons, and traditional sweets, in Bowness

The Little Ice Cream Shop - independent shops in Windermere and Hawkshead serving over 40 flavours of ice cream

Bowness Bay Brewing -  hand-crafted, Lakeland-inspired beers, brewed in Kendal

Shed 1 Gin - small batch gin distillery based in the lovely local town of Ulverston