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Cafe Bar 26

26 Lake Road | Lake Road, Keswick CA12 5DQ, England
+44 17687 80863
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (234 reviews)
“flatbread” (44 reviews)
“paella” (12 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Bar, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
26 Lake Road | Lake Road, Keswick CA12 5DQ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We always visit CB26 when we’re in Keswick. It’s a nice place for lunch or dinner with drinks. We’ve found service somewhat sporadic over the years but by in large good. Their tapas is great.

Thank zebracoco
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited again recently as we have done in recent years during a holiday to the Lakes. We love the place and our dog is welcome too. We were greeted by a friendly and helpful member of staff (13/4/18 am). We love the modern healthy menu...More

Thank joneil
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Never ate here but came a few times for drinks and for the open mic night. Nice group of people and very comfy. Soft drinks are quite pricey and small portions

Thank Piano P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

13 of us went here on our last night in Keswick and all had Tapas. I was very impressed with the food which was all absolutely excellent. I would THOROUGHLY recommend the feta with honey dressing, which was absolutely gorgeous. Staff were very attentive and...More

Thank eme3sh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff welcoming and very pleasant and efficient. Good varied menu which is a bit different from the norm. Recommend the Goan fish stew. Good value. Well worth a visit.

Thank vivianliliasm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in on a Saturday night for a quick drink. Didn’t try the food but it’s a welcoming bar with a nice atmosphere (and lots of gin). A nice counterbalance to some of the more traditional pubs in town.

Thank Waddler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a change for us from tapas at es Bar and it was lovely! only serve tapas up until 8.30 but that was no problem. There was a wide variety and catered for everyone. The food was delicious, atmosphere chilled and bar staff really...More

Thank Paul E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went in here on a cold drizzly day for lunch and oh boy how they delivered just what we needed. A couple of side plates of Japanese dumplings (must try!) Sweet potato fries topped with Mediterranean vegetables, Goan stew and meatballs with macaroni. All...More

Thank jos710
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just stopped by for coffee and soup and a scone. All were home made, excellent and great value for money. That we were welcomed with our dog was a real bonus . Well worth a visit

Thank MoretonBoy
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Been coming here for years, always a great ambience and the food is delicious. We had chorizo hash, spicy Spanish meatballs, tamarind prawns, smoked salmon and dill, fries with alioli, Parma ham & melon. All delicious. The only downside is the place is so popular...More

Thank LizaDurham999
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Amy R
19 July 2016|
Response from AJOK | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, best ask the owners
22 March 2015|
Response from NorthCoffeebeans | Property representative |
Hi Thank you for your enquiry. I am afraid we do not take bookings in the evenings unless it is for a party of more than 6. We usually do not have a problem with this though as tables tend to turn around fairly quickly... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Lake Road | Lake Road, Keswick CA12 5DQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 80863
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Located on a bustling pedestrian street in the heart of Keswick, close to the busy market square and shores of Lake Derwentwater, Cafe Bar 26 is a relaxed Mediterranean style cafe bistro by day and a vibrant wine and cocktail bar in the evening with a unique atmosphere. Feeling peckish? We serve brunch and lunch Tuesday - Sunday 10.00am - 4pm and tapas 4pm - 9.00pm. We also serve great illy coffee, interesting wines, continental beers, cocktails and champagne all day long! Perfect after a day on the fells or simply a stroll around the shops. There is also open mic night every Wednesday from 9.00pm. We are closed Mondays.
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