5 Best Restaurants in the Southern Lakes

One of the best places to visit in the Lakes is Cartmel.  Not only have you a Medieval village, Priory, fabulous shops, cafes and a race course but you also have 2 top restaurants!

L’Enclume has just been voted THE best restaurant in the UK. It is owned by Simon Rogan.    It’s a10 minute drive from Woodside in the village of Cartmel.

Also in the village of Cartmel is Simon Rogan’s Bistro. Slightly simpler fayre than L’Enclume but still  excellent.

Next up is The Swan (our local) I particularly like the ribs…fantastic. A beautiful setting on the banks of the River Leven and a few minutes drive from Woodside or a leisurely walk through the woods.

Heft at High Newton is an excellent pub/restaurant. The burgers are great.

And finally a pub that never fails to deliver. A family run pub that was runner up in 2015 in “The friendliest pub in GB”competition. The Pheasant is in the village of Allithwaite ( 20 mins away) is run by Charlotte and her team.

For accommodation in the Lake District check out www.lakesgetaways.co.uk


A BBQ that’s worth waiting for

Cartmel Village

If you’re planning a BBQ when you’re in the Lakes, where do you go for your food? I will share the best places to go for the best BBQ!

As for the burgers, sausage, pies and steak you need to visit Higginsons in Grange over Sands

When it comes to baps and buns its got to be The Hazelmere in Grange over Sands

For BBQ sauce and relish you must visit Hawkshead’s own Hawkshead Relish and try their Bloody Mary Ketchup! or Black garlic!

You need some beer? Well I’ve got that covered. Go to Unsworth’s Yard in Cartmel for their own brew from Cartmel Brewery
Need a bottle of wine? Then also in Unsworth’s Yard in Cartmel is the Drinks shop, where you can buy excellent quality wines.

Like a bit of cheese? That’s OK as next door is “Cartmel Cheeses” where you can try before you buy. An extensive array of cheeses are for sale.

And finally. Have you got a sweet tooth? Then it’s got to be the Village Store in the centre of Cartmel. Fondly known in my family as “The Sticky Toffee Pudding Shop” And yes, it’s got to be sticky toffee pudding all round.
These few shops will provide you with the ultimate BBQ!!
The video is Unsworth’s Yard in Cartmel.