'Stunning views, local Herdwick hogget, bold cooking – it's almost enough to make a man take up hill walking' Jay Rayner. The Observer. Sunday 21st October 2012 The restaurant provides breathtaking views of the mighty Skiddaw mountain range and the surrounding forest.

The area provides a rich larder; Herdwick Hogget from the surrounding fells, freshly landed fish and shellfish from Whitehaven harbour and a host of wild foods. The quality of the food and wine has won several regional and national awards and gained recognition in the leading guides.

Head chef Rich Collingwood is a Northerner who is passionate about local produce, especially those 'off the beaten track' flavours the forest so obligingly yields. However, it doesn't stop there, and if there is an intriguing ingredient from the other side of the world, then Rich will be interested. Restaurant Manager, Gareth Hussey shares the same passion for great food, but you can add good wine to that also. Definitely not 'old school', Gareth's style is relaxed and informal, but with no compromise on skills and knowledge.

We serve a daily changing menu using local and seasonal ingredients. You can view our sample menus below. We will be pleased to amend these menus for specific diets. Please give details of your requirements when booking so that we may apply the same creativity and attention to all our dishes. It is necessary to book tables.

  Day From To
 Dinner Tuesday - Saturday  18:00 23:00 (last order 21.00)
Lunch Tuesday - Saturday 12:00 14:00