10 of the Best Restaurants in Windermere

You will never go hungry when visiting the Lake District. Especially if you’re staying in Windermere Boutique Cottage and around one of the most popular tourist destinations, the beautiful waters of Windermere. There’s everything from traditional pub classics to fine dining.

If you’re after some help on deciding where to eat, why not choose out from 10 of the best restaurants in Windermere:

Porto Restaurant

Book a table at this award winning, fine dining restaurant. Specialising in utilising local produce and the freshest ingredients, here you will find a bistro-style service for lunch and a traditional Sunday roast. For something even more special enjoy the dinner menu and some high end European cooking.

Balance of Bowness

Combining traditional cuisine with modern ideas, the Balance of Bowness open daily from 10am. The early start means you can call in for a cuppa during your morning walk or stop off for lunch. Return in the evening for an incredible dinner washed down with a nice glass of wine.

Villa Positano

Talking wine, Italy is well known for some of the best wine regions in the world. You don’t have to travel far to sample the Italian cuisine either, as Villa Positano in Windermere demonstrates.


The rural countryside of the Lake District is made up off 16 bodies of water, many of which provide fishing trips. If you don’t fancy catching your own dinner, then Hooked is one of the best seafood restaurants in Windermere.

Jackson’s Bistro

Described as “home to a thousand flavours” you will find something to cater for all tastes at Jackson’s Bistro.


Perfect for a quick lunch while enjoying the local attractions or a hearty breakfast to set you up for a trek across the hills. This small café is popular among locals and passers-by.


With European influences, Francine’s offer a wide selection of specials alongside their smaller specialist menu. The fact there’s always something new will keep you going back for more.

House of Siam

If you’re looking for some authentic Asian cuisine in Windemere visit the House of Siam. Always complimented on great service as well as high quality food.

Jintana Thai Restaurant

Enjoy another culinary experience in Windermere at this Thai restaurant. The artwork on display has been imported direct from the orient, adding something special to the surroundings. Not only that, there are plenty of food options to choose from.

El Porton

Spanish Tapas in the heart of rural England, offering one of the best wine selections in Windermere. Book a table at El Porton, where you can enjoy a great meal following your tour through the Lake District.

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