Cumbria is renowned as one of the most beautiful counties in England. Home to the Lake District National Park, most of England's highest mountains and large swathes of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, it's a haven for hikers and all who love the great outdoors. Restaurants in Cumbria match that beauty with traditional dishes, innovative menus and food from around the world. There's some great local produce, with fantastic Cumberland sausage, salt marsh lamb from the Cartmel peninsula and Grasmere gingerbread on offer too. The unique local damsons are also used to make a wonderful gin.
Although a mostly rural county, there are also excellent urban restaurants in Cumbria in towns such as Carlisle and Barrow-in-Furness, so you can get the hiking gear off and slip on something dressy when the mood takes you. There are also some lovely and historic tourist towns such as Windermere and Keswick dotted across Cumbria, where restaurants cater for a huge number of hungry visitors and appreciative locals alike. Whatever your preference, you can be sure to find the best Cumbria restaurants right here on Quandoo and you can easily book a table in just a few clicks.
With all of that excellent local produce and stunning countryside, it's no wonder that so many top chefs have made their home in Cumbria. Their restaurants often feature some top quality British cooking, with a tempting mix of traditional favourites and more innovative dishes that make great use of local ingredients. The Cumbrian Pig Showcase served at the Dale Lodge Hotel is a prime example, showcasing superb local black pudding and pork loin.
If you're in the mood for some adventurous cooking then you need look no further than the many international restaurants around Cumbria. The county has some excellent Italian ristorantes, Mediterranean-inspired cafes and modern European eateries to choose from. If you fancy flavours from further afield, meanwhile, you'll also find some top-notch Indian, Thai and American restaurants. With such a wide choice of dining options, picking your perfect Cumbria restaurants might be tricky but at least booking them here on Quandoo is a breeze!