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The Restaurant at The Cottage in the Wood

Magic Hill | Whinlatter Forest, Braithwaite, Keswick, England
+44 17687 78409
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good11%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“tasting menu” (33 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (12 reviews)
“hogget” (8 reviews)
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British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Magic Hill | Whinlatter Forest, Braithwaite, Keswick, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really good food (using NYC and London standards) and a lovey environment. Delicious whisky sour followed by amuse bouches, gougeres, great apps and duck and pork mains. Some might say small portions, but we thought they were just right. Important: we almost cancelled because the...More

1  Thank IveBeenAroundNYC
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

This restaurant hotel was chosen by my wife and what a great choice from the welcome we were given to the delicious food and wine we enjoyed We enjoyed the taster menu with the wine flight and what a treat that was The bedroom with...More

1  Thank No1bodger
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Service and ambience faultless. We ordered from the a la Carte menu. Lovely bread then a delicious amuse bouche came first. My meal was perfect and beautifully cooked and presented. However, my husband had the Eden Valley Tamworth pork. He complained that some of it...More

Thank shelford2018
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Stopped at the hotel for four nights and ate in every evening, the food was lovely and well presented. The wine matching to each course was great, normally I do not drink white wine but followed the recommendations of the hotel and drunk some lovely...More

Thank russellprice46
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Unexpectedly found ourselves in the Camper-van very close by, so booked a table. From start to finish the food and wine pairing were very good attention from the staff impeccable so five stars. However the food prep and experience just a little clinical. Some may...More

Thank Crookrise
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Pure perfection. The Menu is a taste experience. The owners Kath and Liam have a wonderful team. The chefs are so clever the ingredients they put together set your taste buds alive it's truly delicious. Fine wines chosen to compliment the meal. Locally sourced produce...More

Thank s_huggett486
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Can't say enough good things about this restaurant. We went for dinner and had the tasting menu - which was simply fabulous. All sorts of different dishes, based upon local produce, that really captured the variety of product in the area. Everything was beautifully presented...More

Thank AndrewJ25
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

A beautiful restaurant in a cosy setting, I booked this for our 1st Wedding Anniversary and it was perfect. The staff were lovely as they knew it was our anniversary they went above and beyond to make our experience special. It is real fine dining...More

Thank Jenmp14
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We had a really lovely lunch here last Saturday - the Taste Cumbria menu was great value for the amount that’s served. We particularly enjoyed the Arctic char and the raspberry dessert. Service friendly, good views and a reasonably priced wine list.

Thank JohnRPearson
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

We stayed here for one night (last night) We was in the area due to a family member being ill, so we needed somewhere at very short notice. I must say the welcome and the understanding given the circumstances was fantastic!! Nothing was to much...More

Thank stuarta1981
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6 March 2015|
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Response from sunseekers017 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the last comment. One course is not enough unless you prefer very small meals. I would dine elsewhere if you only want one course as although the food is high quality and very well executed the portions are... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 32 - US$ 77
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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Award winning restaurant with rooms featuring the best of Cumbrian produce
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