Shopping and dining near Windermere

Shopping and dining experiences

Dining Experiences

Boasting a fantastic array of mouth-watering independent eateries and award winning restaurants, Windermere and surrounds doesn't shy away from being brilliant. You'll be spoilt for choice with hidden gems down every rustic corner, and cuisines from across the globe, including a few local specialities to delight the taste buds. Staying local has never been easier.

Rogan & Co

Contemporary and inventive seasonal British fare served in an intimate stone cottage by a river.

The Samling

Fine dining using locally sourced ingredients served with a stunning view of Windermere. Perfect for a romantic dinner for two!

The Lakeside Hotel and Spa

With the Lakeview Restaurant and John Ruskin Brasserie, you'll be spoilt for choice! Indulge in some fine dining or relax with a spot of afternoon tea.

Gilpin Spice

Cuisine with a rich heritage in the spice trade, exquisite food you can't get anywhere else.

The Hare & Hounds

Cosy pub serving the best burgers and pizza! They also have a spacious beer garden. Perfect!

The Black Labrador

A traditional pub offering award winning food, ales, and service.


Sleek fine dining in the country offering an upscale menu of locally sourced and seasonal fare.

Wabi Sabi

Beautifully playful menu serving Asian themed food infused with the Lake District - a once in a lifetime experience!

Shopping Experiences

Windermere is the perfect place to pick up some locally made produce and souvenirs during your stay. Uniquely, large chains and independent shops co-exist happily side by side, so it's a great place to get everything on your shopping list and more.

Peter Rabbit and Friends™ Bowness-on-Windermere

The Bowness-on-Windermere branch of Peter Rabbit and Friends™ is located in St. Martin’s Square and is clearly visible from the parish church. The shop stocks a range of toys, books, games and more, perfect for picking up souvenirs and family friendly activities.

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