Brockhole Café

Enjoy Cumbrian cooking at its best in our café, perfect for all the family!


Our Brockhole café menu is created using the best local produce by our Head Chef Gerald van der Walt, previously of L'Enlcume, and his skilled team. Expect delicious new flavours accompanied by classic dishes for every taste bud to enjoy!

Take a look at our seasonal cafe menu here. 


A view to match

Instead of sitting on a busy high street looking at traffic, why not enjoy a coffee, or lunch, on our covered terrace overlooking Lake Windermere and the fells beyond. Not to mention our Mawson designed gardens teeming with wildlife, or our Kitchen Garden

The café and terrace are open for seated table service but places will be limited for diners to be able to maintain relevant distancing.


Dog friendly

Dog's are welcome in the main cafe and we can also welcome four-legged friends outside on the terrace!

Trip Advisor, October 2020 - "A pleasant visit to the Brockhole centre called at the cafe in the main house. Ordered tea and scones with cream. Amazing large scone with jam and cream. Probably the best scones in Cumbria. The gardens are a delight to the with beautiful views of lake Windermere." 

The Gaddum Restaurant


Set in the very heart of the Lake District at the beautiful 19th century Brockhole House, The Gaddum Restaurant serves delightful lunches, classic afternoon teas and sunset dining.

Think attentively created locally inspired dishes, the finest teas and handmade patisserie, to be enjoyed throughout the Lounge, the Garden Room and the Orangery - stunning rooms in the house, beautifully inspired by the arts and craft movement of the late 1800s.

Visit The Gaddum website to find out more


The Garden Shed

The Garden Shed at Brockhole

Our newest addition is outside on the grounds and we have to say one of our favourites! Make sure you pop along to The Garden Shed next to the Adventure Playground, we serve English Lakes Ice Cream, a selection of cakes, sandwiches and more to take away. We also have an amazing selection of teas and hot drinks - ask the team for details of our latest creations.


Lakeshore Cafe

Have you discovered our cafe down on Windermere lake shore? Pop along after working up an appetite from boating, archery, mini-golf and more! We can offer a selection of homemade treats to give you a much-needed energy boost. The Lakeshore cafe is open throughout the school holidays offering take-out and some outside seating.


Special occasions and group catering

Catering is available for groups wishing to book our facilities for training events, conferences or meetings. Check out our group bookings page or call 015394 46601 for room hire rates and to discuss your requirements.

If you are looking for catering for group bookings and coach trips, please call us on 015394 40272 to discuss your requirements.

Picnic in the parkland

There are lots of great spots on the grounds, including picnic tables. Bring your own, or stock up in the café. However, BBQs are not allowed.