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Crooklands Hotel - the restaurant, Crooklands, Cumbria

Crooklands Hotel - the restaurant

4.7
4.7
666 reviews
£25 and under
British
The Restaurant
Our main restaurant is modern with a lantern light ceiling which allows in plenty of natural light to flood in. A great piece of real architectural design. The restaurant boast some wonderful bespoke ironwork along with a vintage industrial feel . This restaurant offers a modern ambiance an ideal place to catch up with family and friends and enjoy our mouthwatering local dishes.

The Inn
The Inn is full of old world charm with little hidden nucks for dining. This restaurant is full of character and is used at lunch times primarily, but in the evenings, it offers a cosy ambiance lit by candle light ideal for a more casual approach to dining.

The Inn also offers an afternoon tea which is simply divine. Served between 2pm-5pm by prior bookings only.

The Bar and Snug is a relaxed and super cosy space sticking with the old charm of the Inn which this part of the building offers. It has an impressive wood burning stove and is dog friendly.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of Operation
    Bar Mon–Fri 7:30 am–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–11:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:30 am–9:30 am Sat, Sun 8:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Mon–Fri 9:30 am–11:30 am Sat, Sun 10:00 am–11:30 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    015395 67432
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Gareth Taylor
  • Catering
    Set menus and buffet menus available for various events
  • Private party facilities
    3 function rooms available to book for private dining parties. Check our website for details or ring/email us and we would be happy to discuss your requirements.

Experiences

  • Mother Days 2024 2 course set menu

    £27.00 per person

    10 Mar 2024 only
    Enjoy a delicious 2 course set menu on Mothers Day here at The Crooklands. (3 course option also available) Menu available to view on our website www.crooklands.com
    Mother Days 2024 2 course set menu photo
  • Mothers Day 2024 3 Course Set Menu

    £32.00 per person

    10 Mar 2024 only
    Enjoy a delicious 3 course set menu on Mothers Day here at The Crooklands. (2 course option also available) Menu available to view on our website www.crooklands.com
    Mothers Day 2024 3 Course Set Menu photo

What 666 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Cumbria

    Best Overall

  • Cumbria

    Best Food

  • Cumbria

    Best Service

  • Cumbria

    Best Ambience

  • Cumbria

    Best Value

  • Cumbria

    Great for brunch

  • Cumbria

    Child-friendly

  • Cumbria

    Good for groups

  • Cumbria

    Healthy

  • Cumbria

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Cumbria

    Great for fine wines

  • Cumbria

    Good for special occasions

  • Cumbria

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Cumbria

    Lively

  • Cumbria

    Most Booked

666 Reviews
  1. 012121

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food and fantastic service on a busy lunchtime service especially impressive

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  2. Alison

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had been recommended to try Crooklands by a friend. Myself and family thoroughly enjoyed it. Staff were lovely. Four was excellent. Good size portions representing good value for money. We all had different dishes from Cajun chicken salad to gammon. No one was disappointed. We will certainly return.

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  3. JulieC

    Cumbria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service and food. Well done and we’ll be back. I think the ambience could be improved. It was quite cold especially when anyone came in and out of the doors leading to the car park. The music was quiet- it would have been better a little bit louder and shame the lights weren’t dimmer and candles lit. But overall excellent apart from this.

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  4. JoJo

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fabulous meal for family of 4. Service was friendly and prompt. Food was plentiful, fresh and cooked really well. Prices are reasonable and the place was lovely and busy and a great atmosphere. A firm favourite of our family and always a pleasant visit. Highly recommend.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Cumbria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service is top notch the staff can't do enough for you really enjoyed looking forward to coming again which won't be long 10/10

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Steak was cooked correctly but there was little flavour in the meat. I chose the Garstang blue sauce which was slightly separated and not particular strong. A couple of the chips were undercooked. Stroganoff sauce was loose and had a lot of peppers in it. A little surprised with both as generally Stroganoff benefits from cream. Starters were fantastic - lovely Cartmel smoked fish and very well balanced duck pancake sauce. We asked to get seats in the bar after our meal but we’re told it was full. We moved ourselves 20 minutes later. No one came to us to offer us a dessert or further drinks or coffee. Some of the courses were £1 to £1.50 more than other competitive venues but the venue is very well kept and there are different places to eat and sit. Bar was well staffed and excellent service there. Would try again in case it was an off night. Wine choice was a short list but well researched. New Zealand Sauvignon was lovely.

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  7. MichelleH

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service from start to finish, food delicious and fantastic value for money We will definitely be back.

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  8. CarolH

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent. Food was well presented, tasty and cooked to paraffin.

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  9. briano

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We were place in a room where there was a big party of 20 people including children and it was very noisy and the drinks service was very slow. The food was very nice but for a cosy Sunday lunch they need to place large groups in a separate area away from couples dining.

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  10. Susie

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good meal with helpful friendly staff and value for money.

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  11. DianeC

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good menu & excellent choices for Gluten-Free diets too - on the main menu. However a gluten-free option, other than ice cream/ice-cream sundae would mean we are catered for at dessert too. The quality of food is excellent - a lovely restaurant

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  12. ShirleyL

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Another outstanding meal. The service was excellent as always .

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dining experience with friendly staff, food was excellent and such good value. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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  14. GillA

    Cumbria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Valentines meal with my husband, food was amazing, staff very friendly, lovely atmosphere, will definitely be back

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  15. AlanC

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice food , nice choice of drinks. Restaurant is open plan. Staff very friendly and Professional

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  16. PatriciaH

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely meal off an interesting & varied menu. Was a busy evening but didnt have to wait too long for food. Good service from friendly staff. Definitely a favourite place to eat.

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  17. RobertW

    Lancashire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Crooklands is now up there with the top eating venues in the South Lakes.The owners have transformed it into a warm,welcoming hotel with excellent food served by friendly,professional Staff. Well done to all concerned...we will be back.

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  18. Alice

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food, great time! Thankyou crooklands

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  19. Jackt

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely stunning venue perfect food and amazing staff very polite nothing was a problem very welcoming

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  20. JacquelineN

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Every thing was great just the food could of been hotter

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  21. MaryW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal. Really can’t fault it. Never had a bad meal here and would recommend to anybody.

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  22. ABCumbria

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and attentive staff. Def recommend

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  23. MarkB

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were so friendly to us and our dogs, it made it such a lovely, relaxing meal. The food is really well priced and the best we’ve had in the area. We’ll definitely be going back!!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Cumbria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our third night stay and last evening meal at the Crooklands Hotel, again can not fault the service and staff, we were made to feel part of the family. I had the shredded duck pancakes as a starter. It was very tasty and well presented, then I had the scampi, I have had scampi at several different places over the years, however this scampi was excellent, very well cooked and tasty the best I’ve ever had. My husband had the homemade soup and fish & chips, again he said it was lovely and very tasty. We Would definitely recommend The Crooklands Hotel for meals and hotel stay.

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  25. MandyP

    Cumbria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a lovely evening great food n service will definitely return

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  26. MichaelF

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent lunchtime meal enormous portions friendly staff and value for money.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Cumbria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second nights stay at the Crooklands Hotel, and our second evening meal. Once again we received exceptional friendly professional service from the staff,and the meal was delicious. I had the Duck & Damson burger off the special menu, it was excellent.

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  28. Lorna

    Amsterdam

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice quality and tasting food and a good size portions.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Cumbria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was outstanding, the staff were at hand whenever needed, the food was fantastic, there was six in our party and all the food came out together and was pipping hot? I would definitely recommend this pub/ restaurant? And the price was very reasonable.

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  30. PaulineS

    Cumbria

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had steak and mushroom pie. Too much gravy and not enough filling. Disappointing. Staff very good.

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  31. Bren

    Lancashire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic as usual. Excellent friendly service. Food amazing.Always served on hot plates. Spotlessly clean restaurant. Can't wait to go back.

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  32. LindseyS

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant lunch with my friend fir her birthday.

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  33. GillianP

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent roast dinner x 3 people. Crumble had only a teaspoon of crumble on top of a lot of fruit, and the tiniest of jugs of custard you have ever seen, so that was disappointing, but if you just wanted fruit then it was a good bowl of it.

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  34. Michelle

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Decided to have an impromptu meal locally to us. We weren’t disappointed. Menu extensive with something for all tastes including gluten free. The food was so nice. Staff lovely and very attentive and even our dog was made welcome.

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  35. Suell

    Lancashire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The sweet and sour chicken is brilliant, tasty and well cooked

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  36. SandraD

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Called in for Sunday lunch. Beautiful food and generous portions. We will definitely return

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  37. LynnS

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant with nice food at a good price. The ambience is great and the restaurant is decorated beautifully. The food is above average pub food at reasonable prices. The service was excellent. I highly recommend Crooklands.

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  38. AmandaS

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service and amazing food. Already sent the venue a personal email thank you

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  39. RuthB

    Cumbria

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favourite restaurant, food & service excellent as always

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  40. NicholaP

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food at a good price. Waitresses were very attentive. Setting was lovely

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Crooklands Hotel - the restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 666 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Crooklands Hotel - the restaurant

Crooklands Hotel, Crooklands, Cumbria LA7 7NW

Additional information

  • Area
    Kendal
  • Hours of Operation
    Bar Mon–Fri 7:30 am–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–11:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:30 am–9:30 am Sat, Sun 8:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Mon–Fri 9:30 am–11:30 am Sat, Sun 10:00 am–11:30 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Large customer car park
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Gareth Taylor
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan
  • Phone number
    015395 67432
  • Catering
    Set menus and buffet menus available for various events
  • Private party facilities
    3 function rooms available to book for private dining parties. Check our website for details or ring/email us and we would be happy to discuss your requirements.
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