See the (Michelin) Stars in the Lakes!

The Lake District has taken its position as one of the most prestigious destinations for foodies in the whole of the UK, having also been named the best in the whole of the North West.


The Forest Side at Grasmere and Hrishi at the Gilpin Hotel in Windermere retained their star, with ‘Cumbria’s answer to Heston Blumenthal,’ Simon Rogan’s L’Enclume in Cartmel continuing to boast two Michelin Stars. Rogan, who opened L’Enclume in 2002, has been honoured by the Michelin Guide every year since 2005.


The Gilpin Hotel and The Forest Side gained their star for the first time last year. Famed for offering the greatest of eating and dining experiences, especially with international visitors, the region’s ability to boast Michelin star restaurants sits well with Gill Haigh, Cumbria Tourism’s MD.


Haigh said: “To have such a concentration of food excellence in the area is a prestigious honour for Cumbria’s restaurant industry. It also means our visitors and residents have the luxury of choice for somewhere special to dine that is among the most select company in the country.


"As well as quality restaurants, Cumbria is renowned for its original produce; Herdwick lamb, Cumberland sausage, sticky toffee pudding and Grasmere Gingerbread.”