Eating out

Please note that we do not have facilities for lunch or evening dining at the Cranleigh. However, we are situated in the centre of the village of Bowness-on-Windermere and have an excellent selection of restaurants on our doorstep.

Within walking distance, there is much to offer, but these are some of our particular recommendations.

If you would like assistance in booking a restaurant prior to your stay, or require further information about restaurants in the area, please do not hesitate to speak with us.

Pub - The Village Inn (1 minute walk)

A modern pub with a relaxed and lively atmosphere, serving a good selection of traditional favourite’s such as fish and chips.


Pub - The Angel Inn (5 minute walk)

Family owned and serving light bites or a fuller menu throughout the day. There is a choice of areas in which to dine, from the relaxing lounges, conservatory and restaurant to the terraced garden on warmer days.


Fine Dining - Porto Restaurant (1 minute walk)

A more refined dining experience can be enjoyed at the Porto. Enjoy freshly prepared food, using locally-sourced ingredients from the best regional suppliers.


Fine Dining - The Old England (2 minute walk)

Savour speciality dishes and fine wines at The Old England’s award-winning Number 23 Church Street Restaurant. For a less formal dining experience, the Terrace Coffee Lounge & Cocktail Bar also offers views across the gardens to the lake.


Fine Dining - Miller Howe Restaurant (5 minute taxi ride)

Excellent food, professional service and a stunning location. As you dine, you can enjoy the wonderful views of Lake Windermere and the majestic Langdale Pikes.


Fine Dining - Gilpin Lodge (10 minute taxi ride)

Their wonderful restaurant serves traditional British flavours in a light, imaginative way with a menu that celebrates some of the finest Lake District produce and West Coast seafood.


Fish- Hooked (25 minute walk/ 5 minute taxi ride)

The area’s only dedicated fish restaurant serving seafood with flavours & influences from the Mediterranean, South East Asia & Australasia. The menu changes daily depending on availability and local fish supplier West Coast Seafood.


Italian - The Villa Positano (1 minute walk)

A friendly, family run restaurant with an excellent menu and featuring daily specials.


Italian - Giottos (25 minute walk/ 5 minute taxi ride)

A lovely restaurant with a lively atmosphere and delicious Italian specialties.


Indian - Mela Spice Fusion (1.5 minute walk)

A varied menu, with the staff delighted to guide you through the menu and choices available.


Chinese - The China Boat (3.5 minute walk)

The first cantonese restaurant to open in the area, and still a popular choice.


Chinese - Jade Delight (7 minute walk)

Chinese food at very reasonable prices. There is a good choice on the menu and some value banquet options.


Thai Cuisine - Jintana (7 minute walk)

A taste of Thailand, with original Thai furnishings and authentic cuisine, prepared by Thai chefs.

The Cranleigh, Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere,

Cumbria, United Kingdom, LA23 3EW


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