The Dining Room
The Dining Room is one of the best restaurants in the Lake District. It is open to non resident diners as well as resident guests and has become a foodie destination in its own right.
We are open every day for Breakfast, Morning Coffee, Lunch and Dinner.
A meal at The Dining Room will be a highlight of your stay in the Lake District.
Well, we have a deservedly good reputation for our food because we use top quality fresh ingredients, many locally sourced from reputable suppliers within Cumbria if possible, to produce great dishes - we even make our own breads, pasta, sauces, jus, sorbets and ice creams, so if you have an allergy to something, we should be able to tell you exactly what is in the food. Apart from that when a dish is made from scratch it just tastes better, however, we do let Heinz make the beans and HP the brown sauce for breakfast!
The AA also rates our restaurant as they awarded us a Rosette in 2009 and then Two Rosettes in April 2010, which have been retained every year since. The criterion for achieving this award is "Excellent restaurants, which aim for and achieve higher standards, better consistency and where a greater precision is apparent in the cooking. There will be obvious attention to the selection of quality ingredients." The Dining Room is also Michelin recommended. These awards cannot be bought, they are gained purely on merit.
At Lunch or Dinner make yourself comfy in one of the lounges as you peruse the choice menu, maybe with an aperitif from our well stocked bar.
A selection of fine wine from around the world is also available to complement your meal and as we have a relatively flat rate mark up on our wines you will find excellent value particularly at the top end of the list.
When your food is almost ready to be served we will take you to your table, to enjoy your meal at your pace not ours. A variety of coffee or tea can be enjoyed with petit fours in the lounges after your meal.
If you have stayed with us, after a comfortable night's sleep come to breakfast anytime within the hour and a half and choose from our extensive breakfast menu, whether you’d like a light breakfast of fruit then freshly baked croissants, or muesli with yoghurt then smoked salmon and scrambled egg, or a more hearty breakfast of porridge then the Oak Bank Grill, we will set you up for the day, whatever you plan to do.
Opening Times & Prices
Breakfast is served between 8.15 & 9.45 a.m. Monday to Saturday inclusive and slightly later on a Sunday and Bank Holidays between 8.30 & 10.00 a.m.. It is fully inclusive for all guests staying at Oak Bank Hotel and can be taken by non resident diners for £16.00.
Morning Coffee is served between 10.00 a.m. and 12.00 p.m. with scrumptious homemade biscuits, with prices from £3.50
Lunch is served Monday - Saturday between 12.30 & 1.30 p.m. and 12.30 - 2.00 p.m. on a Sunday (reservation essential). Lunch is £27.50 (£29.00 from 12/11/2017) for 3 courses, which also includes a selection of artisan breads, butters and a complimentary amuse bouche.
Dinner is served between 6.30 & 8.30 p.m. (reservation recommended) A three course meal from a seasonal choice menu is £42.50 (£44.00 from 12/11/17 which also includes canapes, a selection of homemade breads and a complimentary amuse bouche or you could choose the seven course Tasting Menu for £62.50 (£65.00 from 12/11/2017). A selection of teas and coffees with or without petit fours are available from £2.50, Dinner is fantastic value and is inclusive if you are staying at Oak Bank Hotel on Dinner, Bed & Breakfast terms.
Food Photography by David McLaughlin