From traditional English fare to contemporary cuisine, when it comes to an abundance of taste bud tantalising choices, nowhere does it better than The Lake District. Not only is it home to delights such as sticky toffee pudding and the world-famous Kendal Mint Cake, but it offers a wide choice of family-friendly restaurants, informal cafes and fine dining experiences. No wonder it’s become a heaven for foodies.
Food Inventions of the Lake District
If you’re looking for an energy boost on one of the many stunning walks to be enjoyed in the area, Kendal Mint Cake is a must. Still made in the attractive market town of Kendal, legend has it that the recipe was first devised because of a peppermint cream mixture that went wrong.
For the ultimate in comfort food, nothing beats a generous helping of sticky toffee pudding – another famous Lake District food invention. Dedicated carnivores will also love Herdwick lamb and Cumberland sausage, made with pork, spices and herbs.
Eating Out in the Lake District
Are you planning a special meal for a birthday, anniversary or reunion? Or maybe you’re searching for the perfect romantic restaurant with stunning views and a dramatic backdrop? If so, The Lake District is sure to tick your boxes. Whether you crave a Michelin-starred menu or a more informal setting with food that caters to young and old members of the family, there is plenty to choose from and options to suit all budgets.
Self-Catering in the Lake District
We’ve heard that staying in is the new going out, and our holiday cottages provide the facilities you need to cook your own delicious meal without ever venturing out of the front door. Support local producers by stocking up at one of the many farm shops to be found in the area, where you’ll find all the basics to fill your cupboards as well as treats, goodies and gifts. Meanwhile, if you love a tipple, make sure you sample a creation from The Lake District’s thriving craft brewery scene.
Our five-star luxury holiday cottages in Lake District are the perfect base from which to explore the best food and drink the region has to offer. Contact us today to book your next break or to ask us a question.