Dale Lodge Hotel and Restaurant has reinvented a gorgeous (but previously rundown) Grasmere manor into one of the Lake District’s most sought-after dining destinations. It’s really two destinations – Tweedies Bar and The Lodge Restaurant – but both offer high quality cuisine, produced by renowned Cumbrian chef James Goodall using prime local and British ingredients. Tweedies Bar fills up quickly, and it’s not wise to waltz into The Lodge and expect a table given how popular Dale Lodge has become, so make a booking early and look forward to a superb meal that blends refined British pub traditions with contemporary European cuisine. The menu changes often, but one thing any lover of quality pork has to try at Dale Lodge (which is just off the corner of Red Bank and Broadgate in Grasmere, in case you have trouble locating it) is the Cumbrian pig showcase: homemade black pudding, fondant potato, pork loin wrapped in prosciutto ham, savoy cabbage, apple puree, crispy crackling and jus.
Very good food and friendly service ... Our waitress was especially good and made up for the fact there was no wine menu ....she simply had to try to remember it ...so management at sleep. ....waitress on top form
Service was good, Menu seems a bit on the expensive side for what you get, My onion Bhaji starter was lovely but my main Marinated Spare rib beef was £18 and I feel i didn't get my moneys worth in quantity or quality.There wasn't much choice on the dessert menu. The venue itself is lovely and very clean. I had a nice evening but if I was in the area again I would opt for a different venue.
Wonderful food great staff and a lovely atmosphere. Can't recommend it more highly. It was a great evening and the menu left it hard to choose as everything sounded great.