England and the UK in general might not be so well known for its culinary traditions, despite world class chefs like Gordon Ramsey and Jamie Oliver, but the Lake area really is a melting pot for great food and drink experiences. Here are some of the most recommended places to visit when in the area.


  1. Choccobar, Bowness-On-Windermere

Choccobar, a little family owned coffee house in Cumbria, has a world-wide reputation of serving the best hot chocolate on earth. Does it sound like a joke? Check out the 416 (out of 455) five star reviews on Tripadvisor and you will understand it’s not.

They are closes on Tuesday but open between 11-6 pm all days and you will find them and their delicious chocolate just by the main square in Bowness-On-Windermere.

  1. Steam Bistro, Coniston

Steam Bistro is a little bistro restaurant located in the heart of the lake district. They offer a great relaxed environment, with delicious ecological food brought by local producers. They offer Mediterranean dishes as well as classic English food.

The restaurants have many times been mentioned as one of the best in Cumbria and is well worth a visit when you are in the region. We recommend you to book a table in forehand if you are planning to visit during peak hours.

  1. The Grasmere Hotel Restaurant

Located within the premises of the beautiful Grasmere Hotel, the restaurant itself holds a great reputation for serving delicious food and giving great service.

They are also well-known for their great weekend breakfast buffet, which is well worth a visit if you are the surroundings on a Saturday or Sunday.

We recommend you to book a table in advance if you are planning on coming on a weekend, since the restaurant many times are busy with hotel guests and locals visiting for a well-cooked dinner.