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Cafe Bar 26

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26 Lake Road | Lake Road, Keswick CA12 5DQ, England
+44 17687 80863
08:45 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 08:45 - 23:00
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Pittenweem, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived harassed after a long drive and found it very difficult to find the entrance to the Property. Parked in a car park behind the accommodation and ran in to ask about parking. Staff very busy and really not interested. Eventually a customer helped out. The cafe has no parking and you park in a car park behind the cafe... More 

1 Thank Val M
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited Cafe Bar 26 on numerous occasions and enjoyed excellent cocktails and tapas in the past, we thought we would go on New Years Eve. In the past, we have generally had to queue for a table as it has been very busy so we were suprised to find several empty tables on the 31st December. Once seated we... More 

2 Thank milnedtx00
Jersey, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere and food, always our first stop when we go to Keswick. Been here several times for the live music nights and dog friendly so even better.

Thank Jsygal
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waited too long to be served manager was too busy talking to staff so left. We have spent many an afternoon and night here and had a great time especially open mic nights and live music night both have not been on this week. Bring back the old bar 26

2 Thank Sandra H
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oh dear this place used to be really good. When we asked the waitress why we had strawberry jelly instead of quince she replied 'I don't know about that' and then walked away. Which sums up our visit. Our cod dish was very watery and the prawn dish was mean in it's number of prawns. The meatballs were good. When... More 

Thank Paul G
Durham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cafe 26 is a perfect location to stay in Keswick - situated just to the right of the main square leading to the park on Lakeside road. Lovely rooms and comfortable bed, very clean- I have stayed here in 3 times prior and have always enjoyed my stay and would definately re book again in the near future. However the... More 

Thank Lindsay D
Frizington, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location near the town centre and good atmosphere, not cheap with a strange early closing food policy. Bright young staff but no management in evidence. Specialises in tapas, not bad, and occasional good live music. Pleasant decor and usually quite busy.

Thank timothy k
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loving the new menu at Bar 26. My partner and I are regular visitors to this establishment and would highly recommend their food.There are a good mix of dishes from rib eye steak to king prawn paella all reasonably priced. In the evening they offer a good selection of tapas. This bistro bar has always had a very relaxed atmosphere... More 

1 Thank James D
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great atmosphere with winter walkers in casual dress and the pre theatre crowd in dicky bows and evening dress. Tapas was great, well presented and great tasting. Friendly staff and wide choice.

Thank Michael C
Keswick, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Had tapas and gin of the week. Lovely lively place with lots of atmosphere. Had 6 tapas dishes between us - all exceptionally good. 10 out of 10 for that goats cheese with honey. Also lovely puddings. Will go again.

1 Thank EleanorGH

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Cafe, European, Spanish, British, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:45 - 23:00
08:45 - 23:00
08:45 - 23:00
08:45 - 23:00
08:45 - 23:00
08:45 - 23:00
08:45 - 23:00
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
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 tasty cooked breakfasts every morning 8.45Am - 11.30Am, brunch and lunch from Midday until 3.00Pm and tapas and Italian style flatbreads 5.30Pm - 8.30Pm. 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 Live Music every Wednesday and Thursday from 9.00Pm.

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