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Come Dine With Us

Meeting Details

Meeting DayVaries
FrequencySeveral times a year
Co-ordinator(s)Gail Morgan

What we do

Food wine (or beer) and friendships - Seeking Cumbria’s finest dining experience’

Pub Grub to Global Dining to Fine Dining

You do not need to come to every event; choose those which most appeal. Non-members and friends welcome. (Maximum 2 U3A events).

We aim for an easy-going, friendly group: distinctly non-stuffy. All restaurants/hotels are amongst the very finest in Cumbria.

Our hostesses greet you at the entrance and you will be made most welcome.

Happy to arrange a lift or travel companion.  Why not bring a friend?

Contact the coordinator to express an interest or book a place.


August 2018

April.  Gilpin Spice.  So popular we booked an additional date. They looked after us extremely well; excellent food, friendly efficient service.

May.   Aulis at L’Enclume.  A small group enjoyed a fantastic experience at the Chef’s Table.  

Lunesdale Arms.  Wonderful food and service.  Couldn’t be faulted.

June.  Quite Simply French.  An enjoyable, social evening had by all.

July.  Blue Smoke on the Bay. Report next newsletter.


Lunches 12.30 p.m. for 1.00 p.m.  Special Dietary requirements catered for.

LINDETH  HOWE  (Windermere). ). Mon. 10th September.
Charming, cosy Hotel  2AA Rosette Restaurant.   Delightful menu. Stephen Broughton will give an entertaining talk on the history of Lindeth Howe, once the home of Beatrix Potter.  Lunch £27. See Menu

THE OLD STAMP HOUSE (Ambleside).  Thurs. 4th October.
Former work place of William Wordsworth.  Winner Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards 2017. Outstanding food; a favourite dining place of this Group. Lunch Tasting Menu £35.

COTTAGE IN THE WOOD (In the heart of Whinlatter Forest).  Weds. 31 Oct & 7 Nov.
Please note the addition date in October. 

17th century restaurant. 3AA Rosettes. Lunch £30,  See Menu
Would you like to travel by coach at additional cost?

April 2018

December. 44 enjoyed an interesting menu at Hirishi's at Gilpin. Another full house. Afternoon 'Tea for Two' was kindly donated to our free prize draw.

February. Castle Dairy. 38 of us completely filled the Dairy. We all gathered for drinks in the Art Gallery before sitting down to lunch in the beautifully renovated dining rooms. Food service and organisation was to be applauded.  A bottle of Shiraz Reserve was donated to our free prize draw.


Lunches 12.30 p.m. for 1.00 p.m. Evening Meals 7 p.m. Special dietary requirements catered for.

GILPIN SPICE (Windermere). Mon. 30th April.  Food and Drink Awards 2017 'Best Newcomer' and Finalist 'Restaurant of the Year'. Tasting Menu £25.

AULIS AT L'ENCLUME (Cartmel). CHEF'S TABLE AND DEVELOPMENT KITCHEN. Fri. 11th May. 7 p.m  Exceptional culinary creations. Glimpse the magic behind the scenes and cutting edge technology. Chef chats with you and informs as she cooks. Welcomes questions. Tasting Menu £150. Six places only.

LUNESDALE ARMS (Tunstall). Mon. 21st May. Lunch.  Cosy, casual newly renovated Inn situated in the beautiful Lune Valley. Specialises in Southern Mediterranean cuisine, British style. £25  See Menu

QUITE SIMPLY FRENCH (Lancaster). Mon. 25th June. 7 p.m.  Relaxed Modern French Brasserie. Excellent food.  Two Courses incl. bottle of wine £25. Taxi £8.60 return (opt).

BLUE SMOKE ON THE BAY (Low Wood, Windermere). Mon. 30th July. International dishes cooked on a wood-fired grill. Stunning lake views. 6.30 p.m. for 7.00 p.m. £10 deposit. See Menu

MYSTERY LUNCH to be arranged Fri. 17th Aug.

LINDETH HOWE Country House Hotel (Windermere). Mon. 10th Sep. Private Event. 2 AA Rosette Restaurant. Lovely menu! Was Beatrix Potter's Mother's House. Lunch £27. See Menu

November 2017

In July we found virtual perfection at The Inn on the Lake, Glenridding. Thanks to a glorious sunny day we took full advantage of the terrace, overlooking Ullswater, which opened from our private dining room. Wonderful food and extremely efficient, pleasant service.

September. Dining at The Samling proved so popular an additional date a week later was also fully booked. Exceptional food and fantastic views over Windermere from their new dining room.

October. We were treated to an Indian Banquet at Cinnamon Spice, Silverdale. Very good food and attentive service.

November. Thirty of us enjoyed traditional Pub Grub at The Black Labrador. Super meat pies.



Lunches 12.30 p.m. for 1.00 p.m. Special Dietary requirements catered for.

CASTLE DAIRY (Kendal). Wed. 7th Feb. Beautifully refurbished after Storm Desmond. Head Chef Chris O'Callaghan. Private Event. Three courses coffee and petit fours £28.50.

THE PLOUGH (Lupton). Tues. 20th March. Eighteenth Century Coaching Inn. Head Chef Robert Stacey, formerly of Castle Dairy.  See Menu
Three Courses £27.95 Two courses £22.95.

GILPIN SPICE (Windermere). Mon. 30th April.Food and Drink Awards 2017, 'Best Newcomer' and Finalist 'Restaurant of the Year' Tasting Menu £25.

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