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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%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (26 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (13 reviews)
“hogget” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Magic Hill | Whinlatter Forest, Braithwaite, Keswick, England
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111 - 120 of 267 reviews

Reviewed 25 July 2014

I am so grateful to Kath and Liam for treating me as a VIP. The restaurant, attached to the B&B has become renowned not just to guests but throughout the Lakes and beyond. Located in the Whinlatter Forest near Braithwaite, this lovely couple have poured...More

1  Thank SarahS S
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Our party of 4 saved this for our last night in the area - and were delivered a polished evening of fine food & service in a lovely setting. Warm welcome, knowledgable on the wine, and we were not hurried, allowing us to savour this...More

1  Thank TheConstantEater
Reviewed 21 July 2014

A Tuesday evening return trip to `The Cottage in the Wood` , Braithwaite in the heart of the English Lake district. I decided to go for the a la carte this time as the Summer Tasting menu was still running from my last visit in...More

Thank Cumbriafoodie
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Excellent food, excellent service. Only slight gripe was that they were very happy to replace bottles of water without telling us that they cost £4 each. Not enough to spoil the experience though, by any means.

2  Thank Luke B
Reviewed 8 July 2014

My husband particularly enjoyed the Herdwick Hoggett and I so loved the chocolate dessert as I ordered it three times during a four night stay. The turbot is also thoroughly recommended. In fact, everything we ordered was delicious and the wine list is very well...More

1  Thank Blakemore145
Reviewed 3 July 2014

On this visit ( a three night stay) our expectations were not met. The dinner menu (last year £30 a head, now £45) was the same on all three nights, with only a choice of three starters, mains and desserts. The appetisers were also the...More

3  Thank Geoff L
Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

Me and my partner visited this restaurant on friday evening to celebrate our anniversary. We opted for the tasting menu and so pleased we did. It was amazing...both to taste and look at. We decided to choose our own bottles of wine instead of wine...More

2  Thank xXxDawniexXx
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Stayed here over the weekend with my husband. As we are well travelled & not impressed by pretence and grandeur we were fearing that the rave reviews were merely from people caught up in an " emperor's new clothes" sort of scenario. On the Friday...More

1  Thank rothwell40
Reviewed 17 June 2014

My wife and I had dinner here in June 2013 and thought the food was fantastic. This time we were disappointed and felt the food was not nearly so good as it had been the previous year. An exception was the sourdough bread, which was...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Would definitely recommend eating here. From booking to leaving the whole experience is wonderful. When booking I was asked about special dietary requirements & my request was met with subtly. A parking space was reserved right by the front door due to mobility issues &...More

Thank Juda96
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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$ 33 - US$ 78
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
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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