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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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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2013

Well, we started off going to The Cottage in the Wood for anniversaries, birthdays etc, but we are now inventing special occasions as an excuse to go back! The food is just lovely and you are made to feel so welcome. Strongly recommend the scallops with pigs trotter starter and the Lorton Lop main course. Oh, and that little amuse... More 

Thank Jointheaa
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2013

I booked a table while working in the cottage next door as a surprise for my wife. We arrived a little early so we were seated in the lounge area with a drink, the menu to browse and the roaring log burner, lovely. We had the difficult decision of the three course menu or eight course taster menu. We decided... More 

Thank Chewy0705
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013

My wife booked us a room and meal for my 40th birthday it was a very special and atmospheric meal. As soon as we arrived we were warmly greeted by the staff and shown to our room, one at the top of the house in the attic, be warned that the doorways are a bit low, I am well over... More 

Thank Theregsy
Ballarat, Australia
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117 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013

We found this place as we drove by and turned around to check it out. We booked immediately for dinner, and, had we known about it earlier, we would have stayed here too. Quiet and secluded in the midst of the lake District's walks. Once again the produce was all locally sourced. Modern presentation and again good choice of game... More 

Thank AllanRosemary
Bradford, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

The Cottage in the Wood, positioned amongst delightful surroundings in Winlatter forest, atop the intriguingly named “Magic Hill”. Our meet and greet at this establishment was warm and friendly albeit perhaps a tad “friendlier” than the occasion warranted,. . . some folk I am sure could be made to feel, (unintentionally), ill at ease in feeling obliged at having to... More 

1 Thank siefgried
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

Having passed this place umpteen times and saying "we'll have to give it a try", we finally got to go. It was my birthday after all!!!! A warm welcome awaits, followed by one of the best meals we have ever had. Locally sourced ingredients with fabulous attention to detail and very knowledgeable staff made it a wonderful experience. If you... More 

Thank Shemich
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

Enjoyed a fabulous lunch for my Birthday whilst on holiday in the Lakes. Choosing the set meal 3 courses for £24. Excellent service, fantastic views from the balcony where we enjoyed a pre lunch drink. Quality of food and taste was a culinary delight which is a compliment indeed from two 'foodies' who expect more and are usually so very... More 

Thank Jacqueline T
Manchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013

We have eaten here three times now, twice last year and recently. Each time we have found the food to be top notch but this time especially were blown away by the standard, presentation and value for money considering the quality, freshness and inventiveness of the food. The main menu food is very good and the Tasting menu amazing .....using... More 

1 Thank doglover62
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013

My girlfriend had booked us a table here for my birthday back in May, and I left feeling very underwhelmed. After waiting 20 mins to be seated for no apparent reason as the restaurant was not particulary busy, we were shown to our table. My girlfriend had asked for a table near the window as we were celebrating, but this... More 

6 Thank Richard G
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013 via mobile

Truly outstanding in every way. Taster menu was our choice. Every single detail of how the food was chosen prepared and served was perfect We will definitely be back

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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$32 - US$76
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
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?