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The Restaurant at The Cottage in the Wood

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Magic Hill | Whinlatter Forest, Braithwaite, Keswick, England
+44 17687 78409
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Shropshire, UK
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117 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although I had read the earlier review I still was surprised when the only alternative to the goats cheese first course for my daughter who dislikes goats cheese was the same dish without the cheese. She eats other cheeses quite happily and these were served later when we selected the £10 additional cheese course. We liked the surroundings and the... More 

Thank XKSue
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing and presentation perfect. However there was only one choice on the menu, I did call in advance to inform them that I don't eat fish and mushrooms but unfortunately the only alternative to fish was mushrooms I therefore had minimal food. I would recommend eating here but if we visit again will ensure there is more... More 

Thank Clarehops
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My wife and I chose to celebrate our wedding anniversary at The Cottage in the Wood. We selected this restaurant based on its reputation, feedback and setting. All of my engagement with the restaurant has been first class. My emails were responded to promptly, two conversations over the phone could not have been more helpful or accommodating and even a... More 

Thank David H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I went to this restaurant on a Saturday night with family members. On Saturday there is only a set tasting menu, but there was no problem about changing this for one person who doesn't eat meat (we did tell them in advance, though!). The food was very good, not huge portions but enough that we weren't left feeling hungry, and... More 

Thank scratchetta
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We ate here with a couple of friends who were staying there for the second time and encouraged us to join them as they were so impressed by the place, and it was my wife's birthday. t was a set menu, which I quite like as it often makes me veer away from my usual choices and try something different... More 

Thank Robscoffs
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Looking at the previous reviews I hate to be a kill joy but it is easy to be blinded by the beautiful location of this restaurant. My wife and I were eager to return after a visit 2 years ago, when we had a gorgeous taster menu meal. This time the menu was a set menu which may not have... More 

4 Thank Craig H
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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236 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

We had a very enjoyable dinner here. The service is excellent, friendly and knowledgeable. The set menu offered three courses with a cheese option. Each course was tasty, well presented and high quality ingredients. The wines are out of the ordinary, each explained when brought to the table. I was impressed and very happy with our visit.

Thank susieQ321_12
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

We ate here last night and had a fabulous meal. We chose the tasting menu, and I would have to say it was one of the best meals I have had the pleasure to eat. The wine list was small but the wines tasted were excellent. If you are wanting a large, pub-like meal, this is not for you. If... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Let us start by admitting that we are fans of this place We have visited before, we visited last night, and we will visit again Where can I start? Setting - stunning Welcome - beautifully warm .. Not over familiar but confident, settling and precisely what's called for Decor - comfortable and relaxed - Plenty of spaces for individual time... More 

1 Thank weedocol
Manchester, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

We ate here after a hike up Skiddaw. From our table in the window we then watched the setting sun turn the mountain and cascading cloud change colour. Perfect view to accompany the food. We could have chosen from the 6 course tasting menu but opted for the set menu with wines. There was a choice of 3 dishes per... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$74
European, British
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
Award winning restaurant with rooms featuring the best of Cumbrian produce

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?