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Cafe, British, Healthy
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Reviewed 10 May 2024

Arrived by ferry, short, steep walk up from quay and 2 minutes from the entrance to Brentwood, beautiful view over the lake and fells beyond, initially had cake and coffee then came back for lunch, different (and complicated) menu and wide choice of cakes, all...the food was well presented, very tasty and good sized portions. We had a lovely time, many thanks, we would revisit just for the cafe.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 5 May 2024 via mobile

Nice staff, nice food and a pleasant place for an informal lunch and/or afternoon snack. Lovely views over the kake to boot!

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 29 April 2024

First impressions, what an incredible location! Me and my boyfriend sat by the window and had a lovely view of Coniston. Perfect rainy day retreat. The menu was a bit intimidating for me but I bit the bullet and got the heaped sausage hash. OMG...it was to die for! Absolutely stunning sausages and hash browns and the gravy was delicious. My boyfriend had the halloumi salad, he said it was nice but had major food envy over my meal! We'll definitely pop back next time we're visiting the lakes.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 11 March 2024

Do not really like the current menu. I am sure some will love it but for me it was all overcomplicated and nothing plain. I chose a bacon and hash brown balm but had to give up after eating half of it. Too many unusual...flavours not at all to my liking. We visit regularly but will no longer have lunch..More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 30 December 2023

Great spot for views and the amazing Brantwood 😊 Lunch sadly at the cafe not up to much. Had home made bao buns with crispy duck. If it had said starter maybe fine as literally two forkfuls of duck so very disappointing…

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 9 December 2023 via mobile

Super menu, great for families and dietary needs. Great service and atmosphere, will definitely be back. The Christmas events are excellent too!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 7 December 2023

Walked here (about 40 mins) in the aftermath of The Great Cumbrian Snowstorm slipping and sliding on the icy road. The Terrace had been closed for four days due to the snow, but its website said it was reopening that day. What it didn't tell...us was that there was no food! Bit of a chat with a friendly waitress and she conceded that she could do two toasted teacakes. The were the worst teacakes of my long life (I'm 78). Preparation must have been as follows: take a two week old teacake, cut in half, bake in a slow oven until rock hard all through, leave on the counter until cold, serve with a pat of butter so ice cold it would not have melted on a hot fresh teacake. But what the hell? Five stars for opening at all in these conditions, for providing a destination for our walk, a roaring fire and a nice glass of wine. A great day to be alive, the snowscapes were magnificent, the sun shone (albeit briefly), and - so rare for the Lake District - the silence was tangible. Give me more days like this. Please.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 23 November 2023

The festive menu started today and we had delicious festive hot chocolates with slices of tiffin. It was really lovely. The staff were so friendly and welcoming. I would highly recommend this wonderful place.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 20 October 2023 via mobile

The food looked delicious however we were unable to try the full range of food. We had planned to go here for lunch and arrived at around 1:30pm but unfortunately an event was taking place so not only was there no where to sit in...doors, every table outside was dirty and all had used crockery and mugs on which was a shame. When we went in to order we were told they were only serving tea/coffee and cakes. We weren’t given a menu of what they did have so weren’t sure what drinks they had to offer and when I asked if they had anything savoury like a bag of crisps or sandwich I was told no. We settled for some cakes as we had come all the way to try this place. My partner had a scone which was huge and he really enjoyed and I had a brownie which was very soft but ultra rich and chocolaty. I also had a delicious cappuccino. The scenery was beautiful and the gentlemen at the register was polite but seemed very stressed as there was a lot of people hoping to get something more substantial than the cakes on offer. He also seemed to be the only staff member cleaning the outside tables and serving food to guests so things took quite a long time. It might be worth getting some more staff in when there is an event like this and perhaps pre-making a selection of sandwiches to sell to people in need of lunches when an event like this is on.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 15 October 2023 via mobile

Lovely building/space to enjoy, excellent menu, friendly staff. Really enjoyed our food and drink - the banana Bombay curry was top notch! Cakes are amazing. What a find!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023

Was recommended to stop here off a boat trip. We sat outside and enjoyed the amazing views you got. Staff friendly. Fruit scones amazing.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 3 August 2023

We came here after a lovely walk from the water. There was lots of room on the terrace and also inside the café. It was table service only but the waiter was quick to take our order and food was quick to arrive. The menu...is rather simple but caters to people who are gluten free and vegans. Me and my husband both ordered a toastie which was tasted great and enjoyed a drink whilst taking in the view. The only slight issue we had was when it came to paying. We went inside to pay and due to how busy it was I stood at the counter for a good 3-5 minutes before my presence was acknowledged. Otherwise, an ideal lunch.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 13 July 2023

Tea - no Darjeeling on offer. Tea is tea bags not tea leaves. Cake - serviceable but not excellent. Scone - fruity but rather dry and maybe a bit overcooked. Jam - tiny glass pot. Music - finished up with some kind of rap. Overall...disappointing - Chris and Gilly Addison - former proprietors till 2015 - you are missed and your standard of excellence has not been maintained.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 12 May 2023

The view is tremendous. The lunch was awful - unappetising, bland, small portions, and twice the price of other places. Would not recommend at all.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 20 April 2023 via mobile

Wonderful views from the terrace. Go on a sunny afternoon. Cosy inside too with a log burner and comfy sofas. Coffee was okay.

Date of visit: April 2023
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The Terrace - Coffee House and Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5