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The Restaurant at The Cottage in the Wood

Magic Hill | Whinlatter Forest, Braithwaite, Keswick, England
+44 17687 78409
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good11%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (31 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (13 reviews)
“hogget” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Magic Hill | Whinlatter Forest, Braithwaite, Keswick, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with my wife for a meal to celebrate our anniversary. We both had the tasting menu and they made my wife a pescatarian version with no extra fuss. Each course was spot on and they had a great selection of wine and cocktails. Would...More

Thank Ryan L
Reviewed 14 February 2018

We eloped to get married last week in the Lake District and we are so glad we chose your restaurant to have our lunch on the big day. We will never forget it and really appreciated the complementary glass of bubbly when we arrived and...More

Thank dawn256
Reviewed 24 December 2017

We've left another review about the rest of our stay at The Cottage but wanted to add to what we've written specifically for the restaurant. Having eaten three breakfasts and three dinners, we feel qualified to comment on the experience. And what a positive one...More

Thank Deano1967
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Expectations were high from recommendations and previous reviews. And we were not disappointed. The service from the moment we stepped inside, very welcoming and warm given the weather was terrible outside. The decor and lighting was set just right. It was a wet week night...More

Thank Pearlie22
Reviewed 23 November 2017

My wife and I decided to treat ourselves for our anniversary this year and were recommended The Cottage in the Woods. From the moment you arrive and warmly greeted by the staff/owners you know you are in for a treat, The location is beautiful, nestled...More

1  Thank AvondaleGH
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Just had an amazing evening here. Lovely staff. Particular thanks to Monica And Cath. Superb food and great service from everyone. Chose the taster menu and wine pairing. Great to have some fresh and innovative tastes to tempt our tastebuds. The wine pairings worked really...More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 11 November 2017

A delightful setting - the restaurant was very quiet at this particular lunchtime. We had a window view down the valley through the trees; birdlife and red squirrels to entertain us. Helpful and non-intrisive waitress, a lovely Kir Royale, excellent 3 course lunch for £30...More

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We had been to The Cottage in the Wood before and enjoyed dinner there. This time we went with friends for dinner and loved the warm ambiance of the place as soon as we went in for aperitifs whilst we perused the menu. The difference...More

Thank Hils W
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We had one of the best tasting menus ever, served with an exceptional and sometimes unexpected choice of wines. Each course was beautifully presented, and included local produce and flavours fitting of the time of year. The wines were amazing too. Could not recommend this...More

Thank Borgeous
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had a midweek overnight stay in October. We were met with a warm welcome and shown to our room. The room was well presented and had a lovely view over Whinlatter forest. For our evening meal we chose the 'Taster' menu...More

1  Thank Steven W
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7 March 2015|
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Response from sunseekers017 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the last comment. One course is not enough unless you prefer very small meals. I would dine elsewhere if you only want one course as although the food is high quality and very well executed the portions are... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$84
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Magic Hill | Whinlatter Forest, Braithwaite, Keswick, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick  >  Braithwaite
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 78409
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Award winning restaurant with rooms featuring the best of Cumbrian produce
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