2 Broadgate, Grasmere
Cumbria, LA22 9TA

About Us


Lewis’s Bistro sits at the heart of the Lake District in Grasmere. This modern, family run venue seats just 24 per sitting so booking is advised. All dishes are cooked fresh to order – and where possible locally sourced – and the kitchen has a comprehensive understanding of allergens and a wide range of gluten-free dishes on offer. You might start with black pudding and mushrooms served with a spicy peppercorn sauce and micro-salad or Three pan-fried scallops with a pea puree and pancetta. Mains include Cumbrian fillet steak, Grasmere roasted lamb rack or a Mediterranean vegetable casserole followed by desserts such as Sticky toffee pudding, Bakewell tart and a Cumbrian cheeseboard.

Fully licensed with a personally chosen selection of wines and spirits.

Lewis’s Bistro is dog friendly but please let us know in advance if you wish to bring your dog as we are a small venue and can only allow a maximum of four in a service.

Open Tuesday to Saturday from 5.30pm.

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Mon closed
17:30 – 23:00
17:30 – 23:00
17:30 – 23:00
17:30 – 23:00
17:30 – 23:00
Sun closed
Closed Winter from December through February
2 Broadgate, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9TA

Tripadvisor Reviews

  • star rating  Beautiful place to dine - We booked to have a meal for my birthday wanting somewhere special to go and liked the look of Lewis's, I'm so glad we did, we were warmly welcomed and... read more

    avatar thumb Littlehob
    November 28, 2022

    star rating  Excellent place to eat - Had an excellent meal here this evening, scallops starter which were perfectly cooked, fillet steak and pork belly for mains which were stunning.
    Highly recommend this place and will be... read more

    avatar thumb AUSTIN G
    November 26, 2022

    star rating  Dinner - What a lovely find. Dinner was excellent. We had starters, main and dessert, all of which tasted incredible and beautifully presented. We were warmly greeted and seated straight away. Service... read more

    avatar thumb tracyb599
    November 24, 2022

    star rating  Outstanding food. Cold restaurant where we sat near bar - We booked here based on positive reviews on here and staying in grasmere. The food was outstanding and I can not fault this at all. We had baked Camembert and... read more

    avatar thumb KimJD77
    November 20, 2022
  • star rating  Not the warmest of welcomes but the food was great - We'd travelled for an hour and a half by car to the restaurant in really bad, stormy weather. Because of this we were 10 minutes late to our reservation as... read more

    avatar thumb rebeccalballantyne
    November 13, 2022

    star rating  Food disappointment - A warm cosy atmosphere where we have eaten many times and recommended to friends but on this occasion the food was not good. We paid £26 for a 6oz fillet... read more

    avatar thumb Z721KMdennisr
    November 6, 2022

    star rating  Good food well cooked. - The menu had the makings of a good evening when we looked at the postings outside. The restaurant is popular and you do need to book in advance: easy to... read more

    avatar thumb gourmetflaneur
    October 31, 2022

    star rating  Meal - Service was excellent and friendly. Unfortunately the food was not great. Nice venue with good seating.

    avatar thumb SJM1000
    October 29, 2022
  • star rating  Lovely Lewis’s - I had a little tete-a-tete with Amanda last year in relation to our booking and it put us off visting Lewis’s again.

    On our return to Grasmere it was... read more

    avatar thumb CheshireDancingqueen
    October 17, 2022

    star rating  Booked in for my birthday celebration and we had a fantastic meal.
    No starters, as we had been once before and the portions are good plus we wanted the... read more

    avatar thumb Kyla157
    October 11, 2022

    star rating  Vegan Aribiatta was the tastiest pasta dish I’ve tasted in a very long time. Huge pasta shells with vegan, smokey sausage, chunky pieces of carrot, courgette ribbons in a tasty... read more

    avatar thumb puddles03012013
    October 6, 2022

    star rating  Every time we visit Grasmere (which is quite a few times a year) we make a point of having a meal here and are never disappointed, food is absolutely amazing... read more

    avatar thumb Lynn C
    September 21, 2022
  • star rating  What an absolutely fantastic eatery- food was excellent and so were the staff with a special mention to Libby who looked after us. We’re already booked to go back in... read more

    avatar thumb bruno z
    September 18, 2022

    star rating  We a group of 4 dined here this week, our first visit to this restaurant. We were aware of recent views and have to say we had a most wonderful... read more

    avatar thumb andrewpK2748KE
    September 16, 2022

    star rating  Terribly impolite, pretentious male front of house, suspected owner, other staff delightful. Easy to see why this place not at capacity. Great wine, won’t be returning though, i’m planning to... read more

    avatar thumb Logie1
    September 3, 2022

    star rating  Having read the glowing reviews off Deborah’s service I was a bit sceptical as to whether her suits were really as good as they appeared. I needn’t have worried as... read more

    avatar thumb iwardbrown
    August 30, 2022
  • star rating  We dined here last year and thoroughly enjoyed it so booked again this visit. Starters of French onion soup and baked camembert were delicious. My husband had steak and ate... read more

    avatar thumb Eckerslike2
    August 30, 2022

    star rating  We enjoyed a delicious meal at Lewis's. They were short staffed but everyone was really friendly and it was a good atmosphere. Portions are very generous (but we still managed... read more

    avatar thumb tstev0
    August 29, 2022

    star rating  My husband and I dined here last night and it was a fabulous experience! A warm welcome awaited us, attentive staff with a customer first approach! gluten free friendly and... read more

    avatar thumb janeelizabethadams
    August 24, 2022

    star rating  Delicious food and lovely atmosphere! We went for the earlier sitting, and had a table reserved for 18:45. As a family of four, we started by sharing the scallops and... read more

    avatar thumb sophiasheridan
    August 23, 2022
  • star rating  We were very disappointed. Food was bland. Recommended wine pairing ordered only to find out when ordering food the entree was off the menu. There are better places to eat... read more

    avatar thumb nickoatley
    August 21, 2022

    star rating  Excellent! Family of four and all delighted with our food best steaks ever eaten, amazing slow cooked pork with super crispy crackling, and hugely accommodating for our quasi-veggie daughter oh,... read more

    avatar thumb M188UDanthonym
    August 19, 2022

    star rating  WOW!! Great visit - a welcoming atmosphere with lovely staff, service was efficient and friendly with all requests accommodated for. The food was just incredible - would definitely come here... read more

    avatar thumb Daisy M
    August 18, 2022

    star rating  Visited tonight during our stay in Grasmere with our family of 4 plus dog. Our dog was given treats and fussed over. We ordered 2 steaks and chips , one... read more

    avatar thumb 183katherinej
    August 17, 2022
  • star rating  Visited 10th August 2022 .My Husband had steak and I had Pork Belly. A little gem of a restaurant and without doubt the best meal of our week's holiday, absolutely... read more

    avatar thumb bandk2016
    August 13, 2022

    star rating  What a fantastic restaurant, great service, excellent food (we had the lamb chops and the pork belly).

    Staff were friendly and helpful

    They also allow dogs

    avatar thumb 384annetteb
    August 7, 2022

    star rating  We visited this place on our second night, it’s menu looked appealing.
    My daughter opted for tea as she doesn’t like fizzy soft drinks, I had a rather good Prosecco.... read more

    avatar thumb LMO2707
    August 5, 2022

    star rating  Beautiful, well-cooked food. Not particularly cheap but worth it! Great menu choice and good service. Lovely ambiance in typical ‘bistro’ style. Would definitely recommend and will most definitely return!

    avatar thumb LandK28
    August 3, 2022
  • star rating  Recently made a visit whilst exploring the Lake District. It was our first time in the area and we were pleasantly surprised! Once we mentioned it was our first time... read more

    avatar thumb brogan1306
    July 28, 2022

    star rating  Shame! Great little building and location, but sadly the food you are served is terribly below expectations. Overpriced and overcooked, carrots with the life boiled out of them, dry, bland,... read more

    avatar thumb R5898FNpaulw
    July 26, 2022

    star rating  This is an alternative to the average pub grub - slightly more effort in the kitchen, and high aspirations in the pricing department. If you look at the "cost per... read more

    avatar thumb JeJeWe
    July 19, 2022

    star rating  Paid £26 for a fillet steak which isn’t too bad but it was the thinnest fillet I’ve ever seen, was cooked well but just wasn’t worth the money. The chips... read more

    avatar thumb 205marci
    July 18, 2022

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Lewis’s Of Grasmere
2 Broadgate

LA22 9TA