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The Riverside Restaurant

Committed to providing a memorable dining experience

At the heart of our hotel you will find the Riverside restaurant. Our restaurant team will make your dining an experience to remember.

Amazing Roasted Lamb The menus change frequently, in keeping with the seasons. From light Summer dishes to robust meat and game offerings throughout the Autumn and Winter months. The cuisine represents the best of modern British mixed along with classic cookery offering a fresh and modern approach and making the most of the wonderful produce that Cumbria and the North West has to offer. Our new “a la carte” menu also have some great vegetarian options.

We also offer the mezzanine bar/lounge to serve morning coffee, afternoon teas and general drinks or wines from our specially selected wine list.

The restaurant is open for dinner every day. Our Lounge Bar is a favourite meeting place. This stylish, modern bar also offers a comprehensive snack menu.

For reservations please call +44 (0) 15395 31133

Click here to review our Dress code & Family dining Policy.

For the comfort of others, smoking and the use of mobile phones is not permitted.

Dress code

Our Riverside Restaurant operates a causal but smart dress code and the vast majority of our clients are smartly dressed. We do not insist on jackets and ties but guests must remain well-presented whilst visiting the lounge or restaurant, ideally shirts should have a collar.
Clean, fashionable sports shoes will be accepted but only if worn with suitable attire. Jeans are permitted so long as they are of a dark colour and not torn or scruffy.
Gym trainers, running shoes, flip flops, sportswear, and baseball caps are not permitted.

The Dolly Blue bar and Grill is a less formal environment and we do not enforce a dress code.

Family dining Policy

We allow children of any age to dine at breakfast and lunch in the Restaurant, but for dinner we reserve the right not to allow children aged 9 and under to eat in the main restaurant, however, exceptions may be made with prior agreement from the management and only where the dining time is at 19.00hrs
The Dolly Blue Bar & Grill offers a wide and varied menu that is suitable for family dining in a less formal environment with a special children’s menu available and earlier dining times.

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Please be all aware if you are staying with us and attending the Cartmel Races it is advisable to pre book your taxi yourself well in advance. The Whitewater Hotel is not responsible for any issues with taxi bookings during this busy period.

Please note! To book spa treatments, please contact the spa well in advance, as our spa is a very busy one and to avoid disappointment. A deposit of 50% of the price is taken on booking. This deposit is non-refundable If you cancel within 24 hours of the treatment time.

Please be aware that our Cascades leisure club and spa will be shut every January. This is an annual closure and dates for this closure will be announced near the time.

We regret to inform our customers that we do not accept dogs into the hotel with the exception of guide dogs. However, there are dog kennels nearby.

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