Borrowdale Gates Hotel

AWARD-WINNING CUISINE

USING ONLY THE BEST LOCAL PRODUCE

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DINING AT OUR RESTAURANT

Picture dining where windows run through the length of the restaurant and their captivating fell views ideally complement our food, which continues to win fulsome praise from guests and critics alike, including the 2 AA Rosette for culinary excellence.

Our unique combination of traditional British dishes and classic French cuisine, passionately created by our head chef, Christopher Standhaven, and his brigade using the best of local Lakeland produce, creates archetypal country house cooking, with a light, modern interpretation. Our wine list offers a choice of old and new word labels to suit every palate.

OPENING TIMES FOR DINING

Our restaurant is open every day for dining from 6.30pm – 8.30pm.
Join us for a light lunch served between 12pm – 2.30pm for non-residents.

DINNER

DINNER

OUR MENUS CHANGE WITH THE SEASONS,
OUR QUALITY REMAINS CONSISTENT
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WINE

WINE

THE WINE LIST HAS BEEN CAREFULLY SELECTED TO COMPLEMENT EACH MEAL
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LUNCH

LUNCH

FRESH, LIGHT AND FULL OF FLAVOUR,
PERFECT AFTER A DAY OF EXPLORING
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AFTERNOON TEA

AFTERNOON TEA

TRADITIONAL, BUT WITH A FINE-DINING TWIST,
THE BEST IN THE LAKE DISTRICT
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DINNER

OUR MENUS CHANGE WITH THE SEASONS, OUR QUALITY REMAINS CONSISTENT

WINE

THE WINE LIST HAS BEEN CAREFULLY SELECTED TO COMPLEMENT EACH MEAL

LUNCH

FRESH, LIGHT AND FULL OF FLAVOUR, PERFECT AFTER A DAY OF EXPLORING

AFTERNOON TEA

TRADITIONAL, BUT WITH A FINE-DINING TWIST, THE BEST IN THE LAKE DISTRICT

SOURCING

With training from a Michelin starred mentor, our head chef, Christopher Standhaven, takes pride in sourcing food locally where possible. Examples include game from the Cartmel valley, Herdwick lamb from Rosthwaite, as well as seafood and shellfish from Morecambe Bay. As part of the culinary experience at Borrowdale Gates, Christopher and his team are passionate about food and work hard, not only to source high quality produce, but also with imagination so dishes and flavours do change to reflect the passing of the seasons.

CARTMEL VALLEY

Carmel Valley Game Supplies & Smokehouse is based in the beautiful village of Cartmel in the South Lakes and is run by the Stott Family. Jonathan, who is locally known as Stotty, established their business in 1994, processing and providing locally sourced high quality game and home smoked products. Jonathan, Susan and Georgina run their successful game processing business from their Lakeland based home, alongside their EC (4837) fully registered game plant, where they work closely with their team of highly qualified and dedicated staff.

CHEESE LARDER

From Our opening in 1990 here in Kendal by our founder Barry Carr, the Cheese Larder has been dedicated to providing excellent customer service, and quality local products and knowledge. Based locally in Kendal since day one, we have move around as the business has grown but never moved away from our roots. We are passionate to work with many local dairies and cheesemakers, both big and small, to provide deli foods, recipe and specialist cheeses to businesses, up and down the lake District and beyond.

YEW TREE

Yew Tree Farm is in the centre of Rosthwaite, a small village in our beautiful Borrowdale Valley. Herdwick sheep have roamed freely over the Lakeland landscape for over 1000 years and to this day enjoy a full life slowly growing on the beautiful fells of Borrowdale, where the local farmers put all their efforts into bringing their Herdwick sheep to the peak of perfection. Each young Herdwick takes longer to mature than ordinary sheep; the result is a smaller animal yielding tender, lean meat with a mature gamey flavour. The rich flavour of this tender Lakeland delicacy is worth the wait.

Sourcing

SOURCING

SOURCING

With training from a Michelin starred mentor, our head chef, Christopher Standhaven, takes pride in sourcing food locally where possible. Examples include game from the Cartmel valley, Herdwick lamb from Rosthwaite, as well as seafood and shellfish from Morecambe Bay. As part of the culinary experience at Borrowdale Gates, Christopher and his team are passionate about food and work hard, not only to source high quality produce, but also with imagination so dishes and flavours do change to reflect the passing of the seasons.

CARTMEL VALLEY

CARTMEL VALLEY

Carmel Valley Game Supplies & Smokehouse is based in the beautiful village of Cartmel in the South Lakes and is run by the Stott Family. Jonathan, who is locally known as Stotty, established their business in 1994, processing and providing locally sourced high quality game and home smoked products. Jonathan, Susan and Georgina run their successful game processing business from their Lakeland based home, alongside their EC (4837) fully registered game plant, where they work closely with their team of highly qualified and dedicated staff.

CHEESE LARDER

CHEESE LARDER

From Our opening in 1990 here in Kendal by our founder Barry Carr, the Cheese Larder has been dedicated to providing excellent customer service, and quality local products and knowledge. Based locally in Kendal since day one, we have move around as the business has grown but never moved away from our roots. We are passionate to work with many local dairies and cheesemakers, both big and small, to provide deli foods, recipe and specialist cheeses to businesses, up and down the lake District and beyond.

YEW TREE

YEW TREE

Yew Tree Farm is in the centre of Rosthwaite, a small village in our beautiful Borrowdale Valley. Herdwick sheep have roamed freely over the Lakeland landscape for over 1000 years and to this day enjoy a full life slowly growing on the beautiful fells of Borrowdale, where the local farmers put all their efforts into bringing their Herdwick sheep to the peak of perfection. Each young Herdwick takes longer to mature than ordinary sheep; the result is a smaller animal yielding tender, lean meat with a mature gamey flavour. The rich flavour of this tender Lakeland delicacy is worth the wait.
Chef

“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.”

– Head Chef, Christopher Standhaven

With training from a Michelin starred mentor, our head chef, Christopher Standhaven, takes pride in sourcing food locally where possible. Examples include game from the Cartmel valley, Herdwick lamb from Rosthwaite, as well as seafood and shellfish from Morecambe Bay. As part of the culinary experience at Borrowdale Gates, Christopher and his team are passionate about food and work hard, not only to source high quality produce, but also with imagination so dishes and flavours do change to reflect the passing of the seasons.
The area offers a wide selection of hikes of all levels, direct from the hotel doorstep, so you can leave your car behind. For rock climbing enthusiasts, there is a good choice of climbing sites nearby. Just mention when booking if you would like to book a session with a local Mountain Instructor.