The capital of the stunningly beautiful Lake District, Cumbria attracts walkers and campers. It's also a destination for those who just like a drive in the country and a chance to explore charming villages and independent shops and cafes. Restaurants in Cumbria range from the very high-end to the traditional country pub, and represent several European and British cuisines.
If it is indeed high-end fayre that you seek amongst Cumbria restaurants, then at the top of the tree is L’Enclume. At this twice Michelin-Starred venue, chef Simon Rogan and his team take pride in crafting local ingredients into haute cuisine dishes. There are no set or a la carte menus; rather, the team work with whatever ingredients are available to them to invent bespoke, multi-course original meals for each diner. There is, however, an extensive wine and champagne list featuring an exciting range of global bottles.
For more luxury in Cumbria, the Hipping Hall restaurant at Kirkby Lonsdale is an ideal destination. On the menu, examples of the restaurant’s locally sourced gourmet dishes include guineau fowl, breast and confit leg and rhubarb poached with sorbet, and served with jelly and tonka bean ice cream. If you are feeling indecisive, there’s an eight-course tasting menu to sample.