Restaurants, Cafes & Eateries

‘Spoilt for choice’ doesn’t begin to describe eating out in Cockermouth. You’ll find tastes from the Med, the most traditional Cumbrian fare, or hints of India, Thailand, Turkey and beyond at the town’s eateries. Fancy tapas? Or an authentic curry?  Cockermouth can deliver whatever flavours you fancy. The town’s veggie restaurant Quince & Medlar, owned by a team trained at the famed Sharrow Bay hotel, attracts fans from across the UK too. Whether you want homemade cakes and the sweetest of treats, or healthy eating and light bites, whatever your palate, you can discover why this town is at the heart of the Taste District. There are plenty of dog-friendly places to eat and drink too so all the family can be catered for. Cockermouth has a tasty selection of places to eat and drink. It’s a place that can cater for every appetite, and every craving.

A warm welcome awaits in our 13 bedroomed family run hotel
Whether you are a guest staying in the hotel or holiday cottage on business or touring the Western Lakes and coast, you will not be disappointed by the quality and attention to detail of our room, kitchen and service staff.
Crown Street
CA13 0EJ
Tel. 01900828663
Perfect for all your special occasions
Located in the picturesque Lorton Valley, Cockermouth, Hundith Hill is a beautiful Country House Hotel, offering stunning views of the Cumbrian countryside and fells.
Lorton Vale
CA13 9TH
Tel. 01900 822092
Modern Italian-style Restaurant
Tarantella is an independent family run restaurant serving fresh, modern Italian-style cuisine with Italian beer on tap, cocktails and a wide range of quality wines.
22 Main Street
CA13 9LQ
Tel. 01900 822109
Here at Blocks you’ll find the finest quality produce, sourced from local suppliers
All of our delicious steak comes from Cumbrian farms and we also stock many gins, craft beers, ice-creams and cheeses nearby.
Market Place
CA13 9NQ
Tel. 01900 823654
A perfect cup of coffee deserves a home-made cake or scone
All our food, sandwiches and cakes are freshly made and baked on the premises every day using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible.
49 Station Road
CA13 9PZ
Tel. 01900 825674
Cafe / Bar offering tapas, lunches, dinner, great cakes, traybakes and excellent coffee
Here at Shill’s of Cockermouth we’re all about good food and great wine. Our menus showcase our love for fine food no matter what time of day.
11 South Street
CA13 9RU
Tel. 01900 826427
A warm Cumbrian welcome awaits you always at The Belle Vue.
The Belle Vue is the only pub in the village of Papcastle, a traditional local country pub & restaurant, that combines fantastic customer service and excellent food using the best fresh & local ingredients available.
CA13 0NT
Tel. 01900 821388
Serving authentic Turkish food.
We are a family run Turkish restaurant. Freshly prepared to order from local produce and from imported Turkish ingredients we specialise in all Turkish dishes with a selection from the area from where the owners are from – Gaziantep in South East Turkey.
4/5 Headford Court
CA13 9NQ
Tel. 01900 267330
All you need to do is set the table, open some wine and enjoy your evening.
Love to eat delicious, innovative food at home but don’t always want the ‘faff’ of the shopping and the cooking? I can help.
14 Briar Bank
CA13 9DN
Tel. 01900 826635
Pizzas, Burgers, Kebabs, Wraps, Fish & Chips and much, much more
Our local friendly Cockermouth takeaway offers delicious food prepared by our talented staff for lunch and dinner.
20 Main St
Tel. 01900 822971
Family run bar & restaurant
Bar downstairs serving real ales, ciders, lagers, wine and spirits. Restaurant upstairs serving local homemade food. Large sun terraced beer garden to the rear. Dogs welcome downstairs and the beer garden.
14 Market Place
CA13 9NQ
Tel. 01900 829904
Coffee Shop – Coffee Food Wine
Fika is an Independent Coffee Shop/Cafe in the Centre of Cockermouth. It is the perfect place for a coffee or a brunch date with friends. We serve excellent coffee, fresh homemade lunches and delicious cakes! Open 7 days a week
7a Station Street
CA13 9QW
Tel. 01900 822790
Delicious lunches and afternoon teas with views across the Cumbrian Fells
We have a Café & Tearooms which serves a wide variety of home cooked food and it’s here where we produce our very own Wellington Jersey Ice Cream too!
Lamplugh Rd
CA13 0QU
Tel. 01900 822777
Italian Pizza Place
Family run business offering Authentic homemade Italian Pizzas for both dine in and takeaway
2 Market Place
CA13 9NQ
Tel. 01900826655
Hotel & Restaurant in Cockermouth
The Trout Hotel is idyllically set by the peaceful riverside in the Georgian town of Cockermouth, the perfect base for exploring the Northern Lake District with an array of scenic walks and premier visitor attractions on its door step.
3 Crown Street
CA13 0EJ
Tel. 01900 823591

Dining out in Cockermouth

It’s home to a wealth of cafes and traditional tea shops, perfect for breakfast or a light lunch, as well as pubs serving up the heartiest of local fare, and contemporary restaurants with an international flavour.

Cockermouth and its surrounding villages are gaining a reputation as a foodie’s paradise. The choice of places to eat is wide and varied, with hidden gems tucked away down side streets, as well as in the main shopping areas, as well as rural pubs and inns with beautiful views.

Then there are the restaurants, which cater for truly international tastes. Whether you’re looking for modern European cuisine, award-winning vegetarian dishes, or you fancy something from a little further afield, like Thai or Indian, Cockermouth has the lot. And there is some fantastic homegrown food too, with meat reared in the fields around the town, and fish and seafood caught off the West Cumbrian coast.

Pub meals & Food Festivals Cockermouth

Don’t miss the pubs either – the majority of which are dog-friendly. From the liveliest of nights out, to a quiet pint, Cockermouth has a great range, many of them serving food too. Their menus range from bar snacks or proper hearty pub grub, to something more contemporary. The one thing they all have in common is a great range of beers, many of them brewed locally in Cumbria.

The local hotels also serve some great food, in settings ranging from formal restaurants to cosy bars, perfect for every occasion.

If you’d rather eat at home, there’s a good range of takeaways, or head to the town’s brilliant butchers, fishmonger, grocers or delis to find the perfect ingredients.

And, for the perfect foodie treat, head to Cockermouth in the last weekend of September for the annual Taste Cumbria food festival. It attracted an estimated 40,000 people in 2015, all eager to eat, drink and graze their way around the stalls, eat at Michelin-starred chef Simon Rogan’s pop-up restaurant, and learn from some culinary masters.