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Nichol End Marine

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Portinscale, Keswick CA12 5TY, England (Formerly nichol end marine)
+44 17687 73082
09:00 - 18:00
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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A nice cafe. Friendly staff. Good food. But i think the layout of the cafe needs improvement. When we first walked in all tables were occupied except one pushdd into a corner which was impossible to have access to. Then we realised there was another room through a door where ee sat down.

Thank Oz_Wallasey_Uk
Workington, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely little place we had visited before the floods, now with the cafe upstairs, has lovely views over the lake. A few good choices, we went for the pea & ham soup, not what we expected but it was really nice, came served with a warm crusty baguette. Just the job on a very cold day. We will definitely call... More 

Thank Fussyteam
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you only stop off at one place when out walking around Derwent Water make it Nichol End Marine. Long opening hours, excellent food (scones to die for), friendly staff and modern décor should make it a go to place for all visitors to the area - walkers have no excuse not to partake. Lots of nice places in the... More 

Thank d0rsetb0b
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Been dropping by since about 1990 so this is probably overdue. Artisan coffee served hot and slabs of trademark scone hacked from a huge tray. My wife recommends the soup.

Thank OliveTree17
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

My partner and I visited this cafe with friends on New Years Eve afternoon after a short walk. We've visited on a number of occasions but this was the first time since the cafe has recently moved upstairs. The views of Derwentwater are great and the food as good as ever. The choice of tray bakes are very good at... More 

Thank dcarr50
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Returned to Nicol End Marine cafe yesterday. Scones and hot chocolate were delicious, the scones are like a meal in themselves. This is a comfortable, unpretentious cafe with spectacular views. The staff are helpful and pleasant too. Will be back again soon.

Thank WaveyLoz50
Rossendale, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Recently refurbished after flood damage in 2015, the cafe is now upstairs, so lovely views to Skidaw over the lake. Really relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We just had a light lunch of excellent home made soup, with tea and coffee, (refills only £1). Didn't try the breakfast, but looked really good value

Thank David M
Durham, United Kingdom
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244 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We called here as part of our walk around Derwent Water, the cafe has been re-located upstairs since we last called in, but the scones are just as good as ever, on this occasion a cheese scone. Coffee also fine, not expensive and friendly staff, very pleasant.

Thank Steve S
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185 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Walked round to Nichol End from Keswick for lunch. Try the home made pizza, superb! The weather was still good enough to sit outside, we shared the pizza and watched the boats coming and going. Delightful!

Thank Stuart W
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122 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Nice little cafe with a fab view onto the lake. The scones are freshly baked every day and are the best in the Lake District!

Thank 2coats

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
Cafe, British
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Portinscale, Keswick CA12 5TY, England (Formerly nichol end marine)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 73082
CAFE: The cafe is undergoing refurbishment this winter after severe flooding in December 2015. We are trying to ensure that as a minimum tea, coffee and loos are available for bertholders, members and passing walkers. BOAT HIRE AND TUITION Is still available but is very much dependent on the weather conditions on the day. MOORINGS Moorings are available for the 2016 season. KESWICK LAUNCH Is unable to call at Nichol End at the moment due to damaged jetties. We can offer a shuttle service to and from Keswick on one of our boats to connect in with Keswick Launch. This is weather dependent and on demand. WORKSHOP The workshop was also flooded and we are only accepting small engine repairs at present. See our facebook page for updates. We are doing our very best to reopen and resume our full service for Easter 2016.

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