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Dandelion Cafe

Derwent Bank, Portinscale, Keswick CA12 5TY, England
+44 17687 73667
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“scones” (12 reviews)
“salad” (6 reviews)
“jacket potato” (2 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, British
$$ - $$$
Derwent Bank, Portinscale, Keswick CA12 5TY, England
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Do not plan on visiting the Dandelion Cafe as it is closed as the building is now an HF Holidays Hotel.

Thank SkinnyJonny
Reviewed 29 April 2017

The food on offer was pretty mundain. Cakes were not home made and very average. However the view from terrace is just a delight and a walk to the jetty and lake a delight. It could be so very much better, a shame !

Thank jlt665
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Went for a lovely walk into Portinscale and was very sad to see that the Dandelion cafe has now ceased trading. This was a great cafe with stunning views onto Derwent Water and it will greatly missed. The grounds are now only open to hotel...More

Thank Mackemlad6
Reviewed 18 February 2017

I'm sad to report that there is a sign at the roadside by the main entrance saying that the cafe has 'ceased trading'. There is a lot of competition about, including just down the road at Lingholme. But I enjoyed Dandelion, which had superb views...More

2  Thank GSRed
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The variety of different tea selection at the Dandelion is great, superb location, right next to Lake Derwentwater, gorgeous cakes and friendly staff

Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We dropped in here while on a walk from Keswick to Borrowdale and back via Cat Bells and had lunch. Unfortunately, it was drizzling and cool so couldnt sit out in the open air and admire the views of the Lake. However, the service indoors...More

1  Thank outdoorliving
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Had lunch here today with a friend, the paninis were great, really crusty and fresh bread. Lots of filling too and a good choice. The views across Derwent Water are probably the best feature of the cafe

Thank MelonMelbourne
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

lovely views of Derwentwater lovely coffee and cakes too would recommend it ran by hf holidays well worth a visit if your in the area of portiscale cumbria

Thank susan w
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This cafe is part of the HF hotel in Keswick and has fantastic grounds overlooking the lake. The menu is full of nice calorific treats and the normal range of beverages. The walled garden is also worth a tour. Recommended before you get into the...More

Thank kevin_marchant
Reviewed 11 August 2016

thoroughly enjoyed our coffe and scones at the Dandelion. It's a beautiful location and the staff were very helpful. A splendid place to visit and on a good day you can sit outside and enjoy the wonderful view.

Thank kruthy2016
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22 September 2015|
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Response from Rantin rover | Reviewed this property |
Don't know personally about inside the cafe however we saw a water bowl for a dog at the picnic benches outside on the terrace overlooking the lake.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Derwent Bank, Portinscale, Keswick CA12 5TY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick  >  Portinscale
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 73667
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