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“Superb meal in a beautiful setting”

The Restaurant at The Cottage in the Wood
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$32 - US$77
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Award winning restaurant with rooms featuring the best of Cumbrian produce
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

The restaurant was lovely, the setting was stunning with views of the hills. The meal was delicious: mackerel to start with textures of beetroot; hogget with mint and tiny potatoes; and a dessert called ‘white chocolate’ which was a lovely fluffy white chocolate, yogurt sorbet, pistachio & olive oil sponge and raspberries. I loved the mackerel which was superb with the beetroot and it was one of the most delicious desserts I’ve had. A very nice glass of champagne was just lovely with it. This lunch was a real treat.

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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Excellent food and great friendly service.
Really nice setting with great views.
Had set menu, with choices for each course. Try to source all of their ingredients as locally as possible

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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the 6 course Cumbrian Taster menu whilst taking in the glorious views over Skiddaw from the recently refurbished conservatory:

- The service was very friendly
- The food was delicious. It would be hard to pick a favourite but the venison with Caper Jam and smoked emulsion probably took the biscuit.
- Good value for money relative to the quality and volume of food.
- Likely to organise another trip to the area so as to have an excuse to come back for another meal.

Thank IanCooper93
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

We hadn't been here for a long time so were unsure what to expect. The restaurant has been refurbished recently and it is very nice. We had an excellent window table with a beautiful view.

We were a party of six plus a baby for a family meal.

Everybody enjoyed their food and the service was good.

We will definitely be going back.

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

I was delighted to secure a table here with 24 hours notice for a birthday dinner for two and was not disappointed. The Cottage in the Woods has a beautiful location with the restaurant conservatory overlooking the fells .We were treated to a beautiful sunset towards Skiddaw .There is free roadside parking just in front of the Cottage. Kath and Liam provide a welcoming and personal touch, and there was even a birthday greeting on our table. Despite the fine dining reputation of this restaurant it did not feel pretentious. We ordered the standard 3 course dining menu rather than the taster menu and had innovative canapés while perusing the menu in a relaxing lounge, followed by an amuse bouche. The cleverly amalgamated flavours in all courses were exceptional. A perfect birthday treat. I am looking forward to returning to try the Taste Cumbria menu, unfortunately I live too close to have an excuse to stay in the rooms.

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Thank traveldoc65
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