Oak Bank Hotel Restaurant is open to non resident diners as well as resident guests and has become a foodie destination in its own right.
Dining at Oak Bank will be a highlight of your stay in the Lake District.
Well, we have a deservedly good reputation for our food because we use top quality fresh ingredients, many locally sourced from reputable suppliers within Cumbria if possible, to produce great dishes - we even make our own breads, pasta, sauces, jus, sorbets and ice creams, so if you have an allergy to something, we should be able to tell you exactly what is in the food. Apart from that when a dish is made from scratch it just tastes better, however, we do let Heinz make the beans and HP the brown sauce for breakfast!
The AA also rates our restaurant as they awarded us a Rosette in 2009 and then Two Rosettes in April 2010. The criterion for achieving this award is "Excellent restaurants, which aim for and achieve higher standards, better consistency and where a greater precision is apparent in the cooking. There will be obvious attention to the selection of quality ingredients."
Dinner is normally served between 6.30 & 8.00 p.m.
Make yourself comfy in one of the lounges as you peruse the choice four course daily changing menu, maybe with an aperitif from our well stocked bar.
A selection of fine wine from around the world is also available to complement your meal and as we have a flat rate mark up on our wines you will find excellent value particularly at the top end of the list.
When your food is almost ready to be served we will take you to your table, to enjoy dinner at your pace not ours. A variety of coffee or tea can be enjoyed with petit fours in the lounges after your meal.
Breakfast is served between 8.15 & 9.45 a.m. Monday to Saturday inclusive and slightly later on a Sunday and Bank Holidays between 8.30 & 10.00 a.m..
After a comfortable night's sleep choose from our extensive breakfast menu, whether you’d like a light breakfast of fruit then freshly baked croissants, or muesli with yoghurt then smoked salmon and scrambled egg, or a more hearty breakfast of porridge then the Oak Bank Grill, we will set you up for the day, whatever you plan to do.
All food photography by Alan Spedding