The Forest Side – Michelin Star Restaurant in the Lake District

The Forest Side’s restaurant is designed to be a reflection of the very landscape in which it sits. To help achieve this, we select only the freshest locally sourced seasonal produce, which is then paired with an exclusive wine list featuring small organic and bio-dynamic wine producers.

Our food ethos is also firmly rooted in the Cumbrian landscape, inspired by Head Chef Kevin Tickles’ upbringing in the Western Lake District. His dishes reflect the provenance of the ingredients used and we want to share this with you – we ask you to journey with us through this rich place and feast through what you see, smell and taste.

The light and airy restaurant is itself specifically designed to further connect the diner with their surroundings. The light and airy space overlooks a terrace framed with Lakeland slate towards verdant lawns and a magnificent specimen Lebanese Cedar. Through a dappled woodland canopy guests can enjoy tantalising glimpses of the Lakeland Fells, including Loughrigg, Silver Howe and Dow Bank.

The use of a muted colour palette, the creation of bespoke reclaimed timber and steel tables, a centre piece sommelier’s table made from a windblown tree from the gardens and colourful earthenware plates made by local artisan ceramicists all further contribute to conveying a sense of place.

We have sought to create a Cumbrian terroir at Forest Side, to link the dining experience to the landscape, to create an interpretation of all that it means to be of this place at every level.

Reserve a table at our award winning restaurant in Grasmere:

Booking is advisable and restaurant reservations can be made by phone on 015394 35250, or by emailing info@theforestside.com

View our sample menus here.

Please inform us of any special dietary requirements at the time of booking. We also offer an extensive list of organic and bio-dynamic wines to accompany your meal.