7 vegan-friendly restaurants in The Lake District & Cumbria

Often, when you think of Cumbria & The Lake District, you think of sausages, lamb, and game. However, whilst there are some brilliant places to get locally sourced meat, there is also a growing number of vegan-friendly restaurants in The Lake District and Cumbria. With locally sourced produce and inventive menus, eating vegan is becoming a lot easier in Cumbria. That’s why I wanted to share with you 5 brilliant vegan-friendly restaurants in The Lake District.

Vegan friendly restaurants in The Lake District & Cumbria

The Yard Kitchen, Penrith

The Yard Kitchen in Penrith is one of my favourite coffee and cake spots. They create really unique cakes, with brilliant flavours. Their coffee is delicious, and their vegan breakfast sandwich is perfect on a cold Saturday morning after parkrun.

📍Brunswick Rd, Penrith CA11 7LU | website

Fellinis, Ambleside

Fellini’s, in Ambleside, is a fully vegetarian restaurant. They use locally sourced produce, with a distinctly Mediterranean twist. If you’re looking for a fine dining night out, then this is the place to go

📍Church Street, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0BT | website

Fellpack, Keswick

Fellpack create dishes with innovative twists on classics, using skill and flavour to provide a memorable eating experience. They use seasonal produce, and no dish is the same. I just love how creative their menu is, and that every dish is so unique!

📍34 Lake Rd, Keswick CA12 5DQ | website

Granny Dowbekin’s, Pooley Bridge

Granny Dowbekin’s is one of my favourite places to eat. They have a great selecition of vegan, gluten free and dairy free food, and there’s something for everyone here! The perfect place for breakfast before a trip on the Ullswater Steamers, or lunch after a big walk!

📍Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NP | website

Larch Cottage Nursery, Melkinthorpe

Larch Cottage’s restaurant, La Case Verde, is a pescatarian restaurant in the heart of the nursery. The plants and gardens here are gorgeous, as is the food. They always have vegan options, and I’ve never had a bad meal here.

📍Melkinthorpe, Penrith CA10 2DR | website

Chesters-by-the-River, Skelwith Bridge

Chesters-by-the-River is such a beautiful place, just outside of Ambleside. They’re a vegetarian and vegan restaurant, with a bakery and gift shop. They’re also a great base for going on some beautiful walks. One of my favourite things to get here are the pizza’s – they’re delicious.

📍Ambleside LA22 9NJ | website

Kats Kitchen, Keswick

Kat’s Kitchen is completely vegan restaurant in Keswick. It’s a small cafe, on the main street, and offer vegan brunch’s, lunch, and the most delicious looking cakes.

📍 135 Main St, Keswick CA12 5NJ | website

They’re are so many great places to eat in The Lake District. If you’re looking for more places to eat in Keswick, then you’ll find this post really useful. If you’re looking for the perfect oat lattes, then my hidden coffee shop post is definitely going to be up your street. I recently found the blog Vegan Lake District, so if you’re a vegan planning a trip to The Lakes, I really recommend checking their blog out!

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  1. I love that are more vegan friendly options in restaurants and even vegan only restaurants. I love to eat veggie and vegan food. Thank you for sharing this list.

    Lauren – bournemouthgirl.com

  2. Lake District is one of my favorite destinations. My family and I just love to travel there. We’ve been there four times already. And we are planning a trip there again. Hopefully, we’ll dine at these restaurants. Thank you for sharing. Good post.

  3. Ooh I wish I’d had these recommendations for when we went to The Lake District! I was pleasantly surprised at how many veggie options there were as I didn’t expect there to be!
    Amy x

  4. I love that more and more places are catering for food allergies, intolerances and the likes. While I’m not vegan, I am lactose intolerant and can’t eat much meat so I often chose vegan dishes. And I always research restaurants before traveling, so this is really helpful!

  5. I love it when a restaurant has a vegan-friendly menu! When I was a vegetarian I was always frustrated at limited options. Some places have a whole separate menu which I love as you don’t have to search for the options you can have.