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Bar, British, European, Fusion
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Tasty tapas-style food, attentive service and a unique cocktail menu. Lovely place in the centre of Keswick. What’s not to like?

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tapas menu and lovely food. Staff were friendly and helpful, offering advice on selections and portion sizes. Will be back.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely friendly place. The cocktails are gorgeous, quite unique. Especially the Good Fortune, served in a teapot to let the flavours change. Good food, had one of the specials which to die for. Small downstairs but big dining room upstairs so don't be put off...if it looks full. Well worth a visit.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal here for our wedding anniversary. Great service, lovely and friendly. Nice relaxed atmosphere. Went on a Friday evening glad we booked a table as was full so definitely need to book at weekends. All the tapas was delicious, did 6 dishes...between 2 of us. The cocktails are made properly and look and taste great, with fab finishes & touches to them. My fave dish was the belly pork, my husbands was the crispy chicken strips in the flatbread. Mt Mango cocktail was delicious and my husband loved the salted caramel expresso martini, it was like a piece of art and dessert in one. Would recommend here and so glad we picked it for our special meal.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous!!! Went here twice in my 2 days in Keswick. Really welcoming to me and my little dog. Cocktails are amazing and food is lovely! I can especially recommend the pulled pork nachos!

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really great place. Fabulous properly done cocktails, amazing small plate food and wonderful service.. well worth booking at weekends. Had a great time.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 19 April 2024

The decor in the restaurant is very pretty and chic. The cocktails were so fancy and fun. We ordered tapas to share and everything was absolutely delicious. We had theater tickets so we could not stay and drink. But we would have loved to do...so. The staff was very nice as well.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 13 April 2024 via mobile

We had several plates to try and all were very good! Firm favourites were the steak strips and prawns. The cocktails are equally as beautiful as they are tasty.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 22 March 2024

They have great food and drinks but they do charge quite high for small dishes. It’s recommended each person has 3 dishes each and the price of one dish is just under what you’d pay for a full meal elsewhere. The food is brilliant though,...really fast service and the interior is beautiful.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 9 March 2024

Had a lovely evening here with my wife and mother-in-law. There were plenty of vegan options for my wife. The food was lovely and we were full from our dinner but still found room for dessert. The food was fresh and tasty. The cocktails were...really nice too. Service was good and staff were very attentive. We will definitely be returningMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 March 2024

Visited with friends. The menu has recently changed, lots more dishes with a wide variety of choice, good tapas portion sizes and fantastic cocktails. Knowledgeable and attentive staff. We look forward to our next visit

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 January 2024

Called in here with a friend, to sample some of the new menu, we do go often and love it,as always it was a lovely night ,food very good so was the service the staff are so nice and we love the cocktails 🍸, once...again DW thank you for a lovely meal and fantastic night .More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 31 December 2023 via mobile

Lovely welcome. Shared two starters, both delicious. Unfortunately the main order was incorrect and we were served only one duck breast between us despite ordering two. Previously, a year ago, we had been served a whole sliced breast but this time a ludicrously small portion...of duck. Very tasty but very small. Lovely pudding.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 7 November 2023

Second visit here! once again, beautiful food and banging Cocktails, although I may have over indulged :)

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 5 November 2023 via mobile

Called in having eaten elsewhere for a chocolate orange espresso martini. Just perfect. The right balance of alcohol to chocolate and orange. Plenty others to choose from if you don’t like chocolate orange too

Date of visit: November 2023
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Never seen children in there but I only go in an evening
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Not upstairs in the restaurant, but you can bring a dog in downstairs in the bar , although downstairs is small .
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DERWENT WALKER COCKTAIL BAR AND RESTAURANT, Keswick - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Photos & Reservations - Tripadvisor

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Derwent Walker cocktail bar and restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5