Frederick’s is a place in Cockermouth you can stroll down to and be sure of a good feed and a good time whatever hour of the day: be it for coffee and brunch, a hearty lunch, or a tipple and some tapas in the evening. Local hospitality guru Joe Wilson has teamed up with Italian-Cumbrian front-of-house expert Nikki Bruno to bring almost half a century of combined industry experience to Frederick’s, and the food covers a broad spectrum – from modern European fare like the aforementioned tapas or authentic Italian pizzas, to homely British standards which showcase premium quality local Cumbrian products. Make a reservation and head straight to Station Street before everyone else does.
Since heavy floods in 2009, many buildings in Cockermouth have been slow to recover to their former glory, but one on Station Street has been reinvigorated to a state that’s even more glorious than it used to be. The former job centre in Cockermouth is now Frederick’s, a vibrant bar, lounge and bistro that really makes use of the venue’s capabilities, allowing space for over a hundred people in a cool and wonderfully sleek setting. Frederick’s is fitting no matter the time with genuine quality around clock, but that said, the a la carte is where the talent of the chefs really shines through.
Tapas are the star of the show here and these little plates of goodness offer flavours from around the globe. Have each person in the group choose two or three and then prepare to fill your boots. The Persian lamb, Vietnamese sticky pork curry and the chicken schnitzel are all delightful, as is the goats cheese with Cumberland sauce and the black bean and fred lentil chilli. Should you not feel like sharing (we often don’t), Frederick’s also offer a hearty selections of larger main courses that again showcase international flavours and cooking techniques. Right on Station Street, this really is one of the most intriguing restaurants in Cockermouth and we really can’t enough of it.
Had a lovely mother’s day there. All staff were friendly. All food came on time. We all enjoyed our meals. Only criticism was from my partner who said his rice wasn’t seasoned.
Excellent service & great choice menu although limited due to Mother’s Day . Thought roast dinner be an obvious choice but not available & Was a talking point at the tables around me too but the food was very tasty & great selection of vegetables
Excellent food, fantastic service prior to our visit and during our meal today. We will definitely return and would recommend to friends and family. Thank you
Fantastic food, even my mother was impressed and she is fussy. The staff were fab as well, couldn’t do enough for you. Nice little surprise mothers gift at the end as well. Excellent value for money will definitely go back 👍👍
We had lunch; we were made very welcome. There was a good range of vegetarian food to choose from. Meals arrived promptly and the food was wholesome and fresh. The hand cooked chips were just great. We stayed ages and were not made to feel we should leave as the place was closing - staff very unobtrusive and professional. Decor is pleasant and the music fine. Prices were very reasonable. Altogether a very pleasant experience which I certainly would recommend.
We had a lovely Chateaubriand meal, with a glass of red wine included in the price. The barman/waiter was very welcoming and made our stay. He looked after us which was a big part of the reason for such a high score. The furnishings and ambience was excellent. We'd definitely recommend and we'll be returning ourselves shortly; to try another meal.
Booked Fredericks for my husband's birthday meal on Saturday. We were originally seated next to a large group of about 10, we couldn't hear each other speak so asked to be moved and this was done straight away - fab! Bit of a long wait for our mains but the waitress was very attentive and chased it up for us without us mentioning it to her. Food was really good. Waitress was amazing.
Had a meal at fredericks on Valentine’s Day but not for that reason, was wife’s birthday so had our 6yr old girls with us, and to be honest could fault the place food,service, atmosphere all really good would go again in a heartbeat when next round there, ps best lemon cheesecake dessert I’ve had. Just go there!
The food was outstanding probably the best i have ever had , the service was good when we arrived and had our first 2 courses but waited 25 minutes for the only waitress on duty to return to take our sweet orders but overall a very nice venue with outstanding food and a very pleasant night.
Very nice meal the starter was very generous and nicely presented the steak was delicious and properly cooked to my request . Good service and nice surroundings- will go again ! The only down side for me was that nearly all the tapas dishes contained chilli which I can't eat but I love tapas so would have liked to have seen more dishes without chilli !