The Grasmere Hotel Restaurant

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Updated 15.04.21

Due to social distancing measures, we have taken the decision to reduce the number of diners in our restaurant; therefore, regrettably, we are unable to take advanced bookings for non-residents.

However, depending on our hotel occupancy, we may be able to allocate tables to non-residents on the day, if available. 



Our menu is creative and refined using the best of seasonal and local produce complemented by an extensive wine list. Starters are served with homemade bread. We cater for nearly all diets (including vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, dairy free etc.) if we are informed in advance.

Price for a 3 course dinner: £37.50 per person

We start serving dinner at 7.00pm and orders are taken until 8.00pm. The restaurant is open every evening. 

For hotel guests the price of the 3 course dinner is included in the dinner, bed & breakfast rate.

Sorry, no children's menu available.

Please note our dress code is smart casual.

Sample Menu


Roasted tomato soup, crumbled goat’s cheese, basil pesto (v,gf)

Grilled smoked mackerel fillet, beetroot and new potato salad, horseradish crème fraiche (gf)

Confit duck leg and damson terrine, plum chutney, carrot purée, savoury nut crumble

Creamed garlic mushrooms, toasted crostini, soft poached hen’s egg, chive oil (v,gf*)

Cumbrian crab and prawn salad, avocado purée, macerated cherry tomatoes, cucumber (gf)


Main Courses

Breast of corn-fed chicken, black garlic ketchup, creamed garlic mushrooms, English asparagus, garden peas (gf)

Loin of Herdwick lamb, rainbow courgettes, confit cherry tomatoes, basil pesto, garden pea purée, feta cheese (gf)

Slow-braised short rib of beef, charred tender-stem broccoli, spring onions, cauliflower purée crumbled blue cheese, crispy onions

Supreme of salmon, watercress velouté, poached heritage beets, horseradish crème fraiche, green apple and watercress salad (gf)



Crushed meringue, Summer berries, whipped cream, Madagascan vanilla ice cream (gf)

Chocolate and hazelnut sponge, black cherries, chocolate sauce, espresso ice cream

Date and fig sticky toffee pudding, butterscotch sauce, Madagascan vanilla ice cream (gf*)

Fresh fruit salad, pouring cream (gf)

Handmade ice creams: choose from caramelised ginger; dark chocolate; roasted strawberry; espresso; honeycomb; or Madagascan vanilla (two scoops) (gf*)

Cheese selection: Black Dub blue, smoked Applewood, brie, Tasty Lancashire, biscuits, grapes and chutney (£3.95 supplement) (gf*)


Please note that some of our food may contain nuts, dairy, gluten, egg and shellfish.

v denotes vegetarian / gf gluten-free / gf* may be prepared without gluten