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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (249 reviews)
“chorizo” (24 reviews)
“fish cakes” (13 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 22:00 Hours
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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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

We always visit CB26 when we’re in Keswick. It’s a nice place for lunch or dinner with drinks. We’ve found service somewhat sporadic over the years but by in large good. Their tapas is great.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank zebracoco
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Visited again recently as we have done in recent years during a holiday to the Lakes. We love the place and our dog is welcome too. We were greeted by a friendly and helpful member of staff (13/4/18 am). We love the modern healthy menu...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank joneil
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Never ate here but came a few times for drinks and for the open mic night. Nice group of people and very comfy. Soft drinks are quite pricey and small portions

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank pianop2017
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

13 of us went here on our last night in Keswick and all had Tapas. I was very impressed with the food which was all absolutely excellent. I would THOROUGHLY recommend the feta with honey dressing, which was absolutely gorgeous. Staff were very attentive and...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank eme3sh
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Staff welcoming and very pleasant and efficient. Good varied menu which is a bit different from the norm. Recommend the Goan fish stew. Good value. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank vivianliliasm
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We popped in on a Saturday night for a quick drink. Didn’t try the food but it’s a welcoming bar with a nice atmosphere (and lots of gin). A nice counterbalance to some of the more traditional pubs in town.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Waddler
Reviewed 31 March 2018

This was a change for us from tapas at es Bar and it was lovely! only serve tapas up until 8.30 but that was no problem. There was a wide variety and catered for everyone. The food was delicious, atmosphere chilled and bar staff really...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Paul E
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

We went in here on a cold drizzly day for lunch and oh boy how they delivered just what we needed. A couple of side plates of Japanese dumplings (must try!) Sweet potato fries topped with Mediterranean vegetables, Goan stew and meatballs with macaroni. All...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank jos710
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

We just stopped by for coffee and soup and a scone. All were home made, excellent and great value for money. That we were welcomed with our dog was a real bonus . Well worth a visit

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank MoretonBoy
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Been coming here for years, always a great ambience and the food is delicious. We had chorizo hash, spicy Spanish meatballs, tamarind prawns, smoked salmon and dill, fries with alioli, Parma ham & melon. All delicious. The only downside is the place is so popular...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank LizaDurham999
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Questions & Answers
kenny h
30 December 2018|
Response from NorthCoffeebeans | Property representative |
Hi Kenny Of course, your dog is more than welcome!
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
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 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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