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Cafe Bar 26

££ - £££, Cafe, European
26 Lake Road | Lake Road, Keswick CA12 5DQ, England
+44 17687 80863
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (241 reviews)
“paella” (12 reviews)
“chorizo” (23 reviews)
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Bar, Cafe, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
26 Lake Road | Lake Road, Keswick CA12 5DQ, England
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31 - 40 of 902 reviews

Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Spent 2 lovely afternoons here on this holiday. The San Miguel was just the ticket as the temperatures have been as hot as I can remember in England. Lovely service and my daughter was made very welcome.

Thank AlexDavison1975
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

This great tapas bar is a chilled and nice environment to grab a beer and some food, the frequent open mic night is full of great local talent and friendly staff. A must visit if you are exploring Keswick.

Thank Frazer H
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Visited on a Sunday morning just for a coffee but lovely coffee it was too and made with care. Another example of friendly staff who took the time to chat and didn’t seem to mind us sitting for a while. It was quiet at the...More

Thank Julia L
Reviewed 21 June 2018

I used to love this place for chilling out as it had good (latin american) music and was atmospheric with a "cosmopolitan" customer base, good tapas and decent wine but things seemed to have changed, and for the worst. The management seem to be running...More

Thank TerenceAllan
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

We don’t live far away from Keswick and often take a trip through. We visited Bar 26 for lunch and coffee, the bar had a good few tables already in on our arrival and there was only one member of staff working however he was...More

Thank LouisVel
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

We come here year after year....always had great wine and fab Tapas. Turn up today, and menu completely changed, all our favourite dishes gone, ordered two dishes from a poor selection at 6:30pm (one was hummus) when the place was empty and got told 40...More

1  Thank DJJazzyChris
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit, nice cosy atmosphere and don’t take too much from the negative reviews if you’re having tapas you generally aren’t in a rush Kick back enjoy your time and enjoy the different tastes and ambiance Staff are all so nice and the...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

So we stumbled across Bar 26 when we first got to Keswick, and read the menu on the board outside. Advertised on the cocktail section of the menu was a negroni sbagliato, something my boyfriend has been keen to try for a while - being...More

4  Thank Nicki M
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

A clean welcoming place & a little bit more up market than some of the tired and traditional pubs packed with some mad locals. Tapas menu appeared largely vegetarian with no chicken or steak dishes although plenty seafood and Parma ham. Had it the right...More

Thank Sarr25
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Me and my wife and 2 small dogs stay at the BnB for 7 days. It was great ! The staff is lovely , good and clean accomodation , the location was the best ! The breakfast is delicious and was a perfect place for...More

Thank pedrogarlaschi
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Amy R
19 July 2016|
Response from AJOK | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, best ask the owners
22 March 2015|
Response from NorthCoffeebeans | Property representative |
Hi Thank you for your enquiry. I am afraid we do not take bookings in the evenings unless it is for a party of more than 6. We usually do not have a problem with this though as tables tend to turn around fairly quickly... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Lake Road | Lake Road, Keswick CA12 5DQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 80863
  • E-mail
Located on a bustling pedestrian street in the heart of Keswick, close to the busy market square and shores of Lake Derwentwater, Cafe Bar 26 is a relaxed Mediterranean style cafe bistro by day and a vibrant wine and cocktail bar in the evening with a unique atmosphere. Feeling peckish? We serve brunch and tapas Tuesday - Saturday 9.00am - 4.00pm. We also serve great illy coffee, interesting wines, continental beers, cocktails and champagne all day long! Perfect after a day on the fells or simply a stroll around the shops. There is also open mic night every Wednesday from 9.00pm. We are closed Mondays.
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