Review on Highfield Hotel & Restaurant
Built as two private residences in the late 1880s using locally quarried Borrowdale slate, this privately run country house incorporates many original features for which the Victorians were famous. Take a look round and you will notice balconies, turrets, bay windows and a veranda for pre-prandial drinks – not to mention a converted chapel.
There are great views of the lake and mountains from the sedate restaurant, which also has its quota of original touches. Dinner revolves around a daily fixed-price menu and you can choose two or four courses. A typical meal might begin with cream of mushroom and tarragon soup or smoked mackerel and crab cakes on Chardonnay dressing; a refreshing lemon sorbet precedes the main courses (choose – say – roast loin and pan-fried cutlet of Fell lamb with braised red cabbage and thyme jus or roast pavé of salmon on spring onion and prawn risotto). As a finale, expect desserts like saffron poached pear with Griottine cherry and iced pear parfait; otherwise, opt for a plate of Cumbrian cheeses.
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Modern British / European
Restaurant Opening Times
Dinner: 6.30 - 8.30pm Mon-Sun
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express