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Craig's Kitchen at Virginia House

24 Queen Street, Ulverston LA12 7AF, England
+44 1229 584844
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (16 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (5 reviews)
“chicken kiev” (4 reviews)
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
24 Queen Street, Ulverston LA12 7AF, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ulverston offers a quaint and eclectic range of shops but this restaurant was an unexpected delight. It is located in a Georgian townhouse which has been refashioned to provide a modern dining room. However, I wonder if a few candelabra would add to a more...More

Thank davide h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have previously been to Virginia house on a number of occasions and we have never left disappointed. However this was our first visit for the Sunday Brunch and our first since the recent makeover and subtle name change. On this visit we had our...More

Thank valiantlad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic atmosphere, great service and a taste sensation. A fitting meal for our Anniversary. Would highly recommend.

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best meal we have had in a long time. Local Furness mushrooms & belly pork for our starters were simply amazing, followed by a delicious Pheasant dish off the specials & a Turbot en papillon which blew us away. And still to come was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Virginia house for the early theatre offer , 2 courses and a glass of wine , beer or soft drink and it was excellent value for money . The food was lovely , we had starters and main course , I had...More

Thank 805ElaineS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a busy Saturday night. Initial impressions were encouraging with a warm welcome for pre dinner drinks in the gin bar. Thereafter we felt the service was chaotic and ruined the experience illustrated by; 2 tables that sat down after us were given...More

Thank Ejo15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us went there last night and had lovely starters, great mains and delicious desserts, the service was excellent as was the wine.

Thank philg56
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On arrival were given a great welcome Food exceptional wine choice comprehensive . The whole experience was so good. This is fine dinning (it's not a bag of chips) a Scoda is not a Rolls Royce if you want Quality you will no go wrong...More

Thank Peter N
Louise S, Owner at Craig's Kitchen at Virginia House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Mr Nightingale - love your analogy ;-) Happy Anniversary to you and Mrs Nightingale x

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The new brasserie style menu is excellent. Staff all super friendly and helpful. Complimentary bread is delicious. First course was really tasty and beautifully presented. Friend and I both had the Dexter beef sirloin for our main course and it was cooked to perfection, real...More

Thank TheMoogScotland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had no idea, when booking Virginia House for our stay in Ulverston, that we would be treated to such culinary delights. There is no doubt that Craig has an amazing talent & this was one of the best meals I have ever eaten. The...More

Thank Elaine P
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1 June 2018|
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Response from Nick3103 | Reviewed this property |
Hope this answer isn’t too late. Yes there are various car parks. Also places a few minutes away you can park for free. One example I like is the top section of Lightburn Road. Drive past Virginia House on one-way system... More
25 February 2017|
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Response from Dawn-Cumbria | Reviewed this property |
No. However there is a public car park 100 meters away.
Judith J
7 July 2016|
Response from screpta | Reviewed this property |
There are some menus online, but they change regularly based on in season and local produce
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$64
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
12:00 - 13:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Queen Street, Ulverston LA12 7AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ulverston
  • Phone Number: +44 1229 584844
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Chef Craig Sherrington of BBC2 Great British Menu 2018, along with his wife Louise and their small friendly team, welcome you to Craig's Kitchen at Virginia House, an intimate, yet vibrant and informal, 34 seat Brasserie style restaurant, accredited with 2 AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence. Craig & Louise bought Virginia House in 2015 as a traditional B&B, and have been working hard to transform it into a real foodie destination for all, with a Brasserie restaurant, gin bar, secret garden and guest rooms. Craig's food is all about flavour, fabulous, delicious, satisfying flavour and makes use of local seasonal ingredients, cooked to perfection. Come along and enjoy fabulous food, retire to one of our 8 cosy guest bedrooms, or enjoy a gin or three in our atmospheric gin parlour. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you to Virginia House x
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