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“Deserves to do well.”

The Filling Station
Ranked #24 of 130 Restaurants in Keswick
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$10
Cuisines: Bar, Cafe, Grill
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Family friendly 60's themed cafe diner on the outskirts of Keswick, just 150yds from the A66 with off road private parking and plenty of outside seating. 'Highly Commended' by Cumbria Life Magazine in the 2013 Food & Drink Awards and finalists again in 2015. We offer local freshly ground coffee from John Watt & Sons and an extensive menu including all-day breakfasts, Brunch, a wide range of Lakeland Steakburgers, Eggs Benedict and sweet or savoury American Buttermilk pancake stacks and a wide range of vegetarian options.
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“Deserves to do well.”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

The staff in The Filling Station are worth their weight in gold... hope the owner appreciates this and pays them well- they work hard, create lovely food and good coffee, quickly and with a happy and helpful manner- they deserve to do well.

We'll definitely be back again...

  • Visited June 2014
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4 Thank Pontevecchio
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Carlisle
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Spot on”
Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

Could ask for better food, well done to all the staff. Good coffee as well in mugs. Very good menu with lots of choice catering for children as well.

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3 Thank Dougie L
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Manchester
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A delicious refuge in a sea of average”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

The Lake District is a beautiful place to visit with lots to do and see … but food wise I personally find it all a bit same-y. I just couldn't muster enthusiasm for another quaint pub/cafe/bistro. That is until my other half took me to a small cafe that was a petrol station in a previous life just on the outskirts of Keswick. Wow. Real food. Gorgeous flavours. Friendly, welcoming staff. It ticked all my boxes. Whether its a full English, a stack of American buttermilk pancakes or just a coffee you're after the small but perfectly formed Filling Station is the place for you. Admittedly, I'm a lover of food, any kind, but I have high quality standards and the food here meets every one. Besides the food the American-looking-diner cafe has a lovely ambience. With seating both inside and out it is frequented by a range of travellers and locals and unlike a lot of places ALL are welcome. If you are in the Lakes look this delicious cafe up - you won't regret it.

  • Visited June 2014
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4 Thank tink_1000
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Brilliant value......”
Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

We called in after reading reviews on T.A and we were not disappointed....

I can only say that those people who have left negative feedback must have gone on an 'off day' as the food was fantastic and piping hot and the staff couldn't have done more for us...

Sure the seating is limited, but that's life!!

All in all definitely recommended for a good quality, well priced meal....

"We will be back!!!"

Visited May 2014
Helpful?
4 Thank Parners
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London
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Great bacon and pancake stack”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Visited for the second time and not disappointed. Good atmosphere, great food, fast service. If you want somewhere a little bit different, with a bit of an American Diner style, this is the place. It's quite small but worth waiting for a table if you arrive at a busy time.

Visited May 2014
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2 Thank dianewailes
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