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“The Best Food in The Lakes...” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Byre Cafe

The Byre Cafe
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Bootle
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Cosy Cafe providing home cooked hot and cold food.
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“The Best Food in The Lakes...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2012

Ok, where to start. First, full disclosure. We are regular visitors to The Byre and it is one of our favorite places to eat in The Lakes. Why? Let me count the ways:

1. A stunning location. They are close to the West Cumbrian Coast. You can sit inside or enjoy the amazing view of Black Combe and Corney Fell.

2. Atmosphere. The Byre feels extremely comfortable. There are couches next to a fire which are very comfortable and inviting. Or you can sit on one of the Farmhouse tables.

3. Fantastically helpful staff. Always ready to help you decide on a menu choices.

4. Seasonal menu. Local produce and heavily dependent on the various seasons.

5. Desserts. Wow. You can find typical English/Cumbrian traditions like Treacle pudding and locally made ice cream, but they also have some more exotic desserts on offer too.

6. Coffee. Very important for us and a good way to measure the quality of a restaurant. The Byre serve quality coffee and just as importantly they know how to serve it and have a wide range of coffee drinks.

7. Price. By far the best value dining to be found in The Lake District. Too many establishments in Cumbria offer mediocre food at inflated tourist prices. The Byre offer excellent food at very reasonable prices.

In summary, The Byre is worth a visit at any time but if you can combine your trip with some local sightseeing it would complete the experience.

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank Daniel K
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“Worth travelling 110 miles for !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2012

We attended a lunchtime family party and when we arrived all tables (except our reserved table) were full including other large groups. Our first thought was that we would have to wait a long time for our food, however we were shown to our table. Immediateley our orders for drinks were taken followed by orders for food. Personal preferences (even if not on the menu) were catered for with a smile. Everyone agreed that the food was excellent and was served in a very professional manner by obviously very well trained Staff.
The whole atmosphere is very pleasant and the lounge area for drinks or coffee has a wood burning stove which makes it very inviting.
Our only regret is that we live so far away.

  • Visited February 2012
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