Lake District Food & Drink
The Lake District is a food lovers heaven with a great variety of locally produced & organically grown products & delicacies. Much of our local produce has a distinctly Cumbrian history, such as the Cumberland sausage, damsons, Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding, Grasmere Gingerbread, Kendal Mint Cake, rum butter, Herdwick Lamb, Holker Salt Marsh Lamb, Muncaster Crab and of course Morecambe Bay brown shrimps
Spoilt for choice
We are spoilt for choice when eating out in Cumbria & the Lake District. Many of our local producers and restaurateurs have turned food & drink into an art form with award winning restaurants, pubs & cafes dotted around the county, you’ll need more than a weekend visit to experience the best of what our area has to offer.
The choice of places to eat & drink in Cumbria ranges from quintessential country pubs offering a mixture of classic pub food through to modern gastro pubs and a huge variety of restaurants that will suit all budgets and tastes.
The Lake District is home to more Michelin stars than any other county in the UK outside of London! This includes the only 3 Michelin star restaurant outside of the southeast – L’Enclume in Cartmel village. Cartmel is a top foodie destination village with 2 restaurants that have awarded Michelin stars, wonderful regional restaurants using local produce, seafood restaurants and of course restaurants catering for those who like food from around the world including French bistro’s, Thai restaurants, Italian, Indian, Chinese, Spanish etc.
Many of our local restaurants welcome children and several restaurants and most pubs also allow dogs too.
Cumbria & the Lake District is also privileged to have many wonderful farm shops, farmers markets and daily, weekly & monthly village & country markets where you’ll be able to buy wonderful local produce and get to meet the farmers and producers too.
If you love food, you’ll love Cumbria!