Dining at The Borrowdale Gates

We have always been proud of the dining experience we offer to guests at The Borrowdale Gates, and never more so than now.
Our Head Chef Chris Standhaven has been entered in the new Chefs of Distinction Book for 2016. Chris has worked at the Borrowdale Gates since 2009 and has brought a wealth of knowledge from working in Michelin – starred kitchens. He manages to combine traditional British dishes with classic French cuisine leading to a fine dining experience in a casual setting. His menu at the Borrowdale Gates caters for everyone, offering a full vegetarian menu alongside the standard a la carte and daily specials.
The emphasis for our menu comes from sourcing local produce from some of the best Cumbrian suppliers. Herdwick lamb comes from Yew Tree Farm, game is sourced from Cartmel Valley and local cheeses from the Cheese Larder in Kendal.
When it comes to Fine Dining with a view and fresh local produce, our culinary expertise and Lakeland setting has earned an enviable reputation, including the AA Rosette for Culinary Excellence. Chris and his team look forward to cooking for you. Panoramic windows in the Restaurant offer captivating fell views to complement our imaginative new menu.
To complement the cuisine, our selection of traditional and new world wines are chosen to delight different palates and we can advise on particular wines that will suit the menu you choose. For those who enjoy specialise wines, we offer a ‘reserve’ selection featuring more exclusive wines made in smaller quantities. These ‘reserve’ wines are available to order in advance of your stay. Kindly inform us when booking whether you would like to enjoy the Reserve Wine List. The stock is held in temperature controlled cellars with our suppliers with only a few days notice prior to delivery.
Some of the delights you can enjoy in our restaurant are King Scallops with Rhubarb Puree, Black Pudding & Salsify or Duck, Chicken and Ham Hock Terrine, served with Cumberland Sauce and Malted toast. Leading on to dishes such as Loin of Cartmel Valleys Venison or Wild Mushroom Wellington. You could finish with a Dark Chocolate Marquise Mini Orange & Lemon Posset, Pistachio Crumb or Orange Panacotta Poached Fresh Fruit, Passion Fruit & Pineapple Sorbet.
“Our menus reflect the diversity and quality of the Cumbrian produce available on our doorstep and we are producing some of the best dishes of my career.” Chris Standhaven, Head Chef at The Borrowdale Gates Hotel
Come and stay at the Borrowdale Gates and enjoy a truly memorable culinary experience in a fabulous setting.