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Come Dine With Us

Meeting Details

Meeting DayVaries
FrequencySeveral times a year
Co-ordinator(s)Pat Dalzell

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.


January 2020

Two new events to brighten the winter months. 

Wed 15th January - lunch at the Black Bull, Sedbergh - £27.50 for 3 courses

Wed 12th February - lunch at Levens Kitchen - £30 for 3 courses.

Pre-booking only! Please contact Pat Dalzell by email on or 07704 297033 if you'd like to attend.

August 2019

Upcoming Lunches

Due to huge interest and a long waiting list for our next lunch at the Gilpin Spice restaurant, the group has booked a second date for this very popular event. The new date is Wednesday 30 October at 1 pm. The cost will be £30, payable on the day. If you’d like to come along, please email Pat Dalzell as soon as possible, or call on 07704 297033 if you have any queries.

The December event will be lunch at the new Simon Rogan restaurant Henrock at Linthwaite House on Thursday 5 December. This event is currently full, but there is a waiting list. Again, please let Pat know if you’re interested.

May 2019

Earlier this year 37 of us had two jolly nights at Café Olive. Fresh, tasty food and great service.

The Gaddum provided exquisite food and excellent service for 30 of us; perfection, and they kindly donated a bottle of wine for our prize draw. Hare and Hounds, Levens, report next newsletter.


KYSTY ‘Ryan’s Kitchen’ (AMBLESIDE). Tues. 7th May. 12.30pm for 1.00pm.

Relaxed daytime dining venue for those who love good food and coffee. Headed by Chef Ryan Blackburn from the Old Stamp House and his wife Gemma. Finalist Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards 2019. Private event. 2 courses £15. 3 courses £18. See Menu.

ROGAN & CO.  (CARTMEL).  Wed. 5th June. 12.30pm for 1.00pm.

Awarded Michelin Star 2018.   Finalist Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards 2019. Chef Tom Barnes, previously worked as head chef at L’Enclume.  2 courses £24. 3 courses £29.

GEORGE AND DRAGON (CLIFTON) Tues. 9th July. 6.00p.m.

Lowther Estate country pub produces and rears much of its own food. Best pub in the county ‘2018 National Pub and Bar Awards’.

All venues cater for Special Dietary requirements. Do let me know if you have any.

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? PAY ON THE DAY. Contact Gail to book or for details.

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