Food & drink

Stylish dining by the lake

Whether you'd like breakfast, lunch, snacks, a meal or just a drink, at Theatre by the Lake you can eat, drink and be merry. Navigate these pages to find out more, whether it's matinee dining, afternoon tea, pre-theatre meals or lighter bites you're interested in.

Lakeside Café Restaurant

Opening hours
9.00am. Last orders at 8.30pm.
Lakeside Café Restaurant is perched between the theatre and Derwentwater. Lofty, light and airy, its large windows give spectacular views across the lake to Cat Bells and beyond.
It's the perfect setting for breakfast, lunch, coffee and cake or dinner before a show whether you are seeing a show or just stopped by on impulse. It's also welcoming to groups and available to hire for your special occasions.
Spotlight Café Bar
Opening Hours
Performance days: Serving food from 11am until 7pm
Non-performance days: 11am until 4.30pm
Situated within the theatre building, Spotlight Café Bar offers delicious tray bakes, lunch and snacks and a quiet space to relax and unwind. In the evening during a show it's a bar serving everything from prosecco to local ale.