The best Indian restaurants in the Lake District holiday cottages

The best Indian restaurants in the Lake District

Kim Brough 19 April 2022

Who doesn’t love a good curry or an aromatic regional dish from a good Indian restaurant? 

A relaxing atmosphere, flavoursome meal, and good company all combine to make one of the UK’s favourite dining experiences. 

Fortunately, there’s plenty of choice when it comes to Indian restaurants in the Lake District, and most of them offer takeaway and delivery options too, so you can enjoy them from the comfort of your Lake District holiday cottage!

Jump to the best Indian restaurants in:

Indian restaurants in Ambleside

Ishaas Indian Eatery

Indian spices

Run by six brothers, Ishaas Indian Eatery isn’t your usual Indian restaurant! Extra care is taken with both recipes and presentation, which makes you feel you’re getting a proper fine-dining experience. The cosmopolitan vibe is complimented by a well-stocked bar and fantastic décor.

Opening times: Daily, 5pm - 11pm

Address: 3 Kelsick Road, Ambleside, LA22 0BZ

Indian restaurants in Bowness and Windermere

Monsoons Indian Restaurant

Promising to cook up their range of Indian and Bangladeshi dishes as you would like them, you can be sure of fresh food at Monsoons Indian Restaurant. Many a loyal and long-standing customer will recommend a takeaway from here, but you can also sit in too: perfect if you’ve had a busy day out around the lake!

Opening times: North Terrace, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23 3AU

Address: Open daily, 5pm - 11pm

Lake Raj

Indian curry dish

Lake Raj has both indoor and outdoor dining options, so you can even enjoy some summer sun while you dig in to your tasty Indian food! The staff are wonderful and friendly, so you’ll feel very welcome, and taken care of while you enjoy your flavoursome food.

Opening times: Open daily, 12pm - 2pm and 5pm - 11pm

Address: Unit 3, Longlands Road, Bowness-On-Windermere, LA23 3AS

Shahib's Indian Restaurant and Takeaway

You can take a tour of India at Shahib’s thanks to their varied menu of both popular dishes and regional specialities. The restaurant is modern with a relaxed atmosphere, and its position in the heart of Bowness makes it really easy to reach by foot.

Opening times: Open daily, 12.15pm - 2.15pm and 5.15pm - 11.15pm (12.15am on Sat)

Address: The Arcade, Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3BX

Mela Indian Fusion Restaurant

Indian food

Cosy and intimate, Mela Indian Fusion Restaurant (also known as Mela Spice Fusion) offers generous portions at reasonable prices for being in the heart of the Lake District. It’s tucked away on a small side street, so you’re away from the hustle and bustle of Bowness while still being in easy reach of everything. 

Opening times: Daily, 5pm - 11.30pm

Address: Ash Street, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3EB

Indian restaurants in Cockermouth

The Spice Club

Fresh ingredients and an array of spices put on a show at The Spice Club in Cockermouth. You’ll taste every delicious flavour and smell every aroma in a fantastic food experience. You’ll be welcomed like family and are bound to enjoy a wonderful evening. The Spice Club only accepts cash, but there is a cash machine just across the road.

Opening times: Daily, 5.30pm - 11pm

Address: 25-27 Main Street, Cockermouth, CA13 9LE

Indian restaurants in Kendal

British Raj

Delicious Indian food

Fresh and tasty, the food at British Raj is sure to delight. You can watch your food being prepared in the kitchen behind the counter, before the steaming plates are brought to your table. Service with a smile is the cherry on top at this restaurant and takeaway!

Opening times: Daily, 5.15pm - 10pm (11pm Fri and Sat)

Address: 76 Kirkland, Kendal LA9 5AP


Jheel’s motto is ‘food with integrity’ and they certainly deliver! Tasty food, excellent customer service, and a pleasant atmosphere all sit together to make a brilliant night out. They’ve got a great selection of vegetarian food too!

Opening times: Daily, 5.30pm - 10.30pm (10pm, Sun)

Address: 20 Blackhall Road, Kendal, LA9 4BW


Indian food

Using the best ingredients available, Mumbai prides itself on bringing authentic Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi to your table. Serving foods that were once enjoyed only by royalty, you can expect a top-notch experience here.

Opening times: Daily, 5.30pm - 11pm (10pm Sun)

Address: 8 Stramongate, Kendal LA9 4BN

Indian restaurants in Keswick

Lakeland Spice Cuisine

Found right in the heart of Keswick, Lakeland Spice Cuisine comes highly rated thanks to its top-quality customer service and delicious range of popular Indian dishes.

Opening times: Daily, 12.30pm - 2.30pm and 5.30pm - 10.30pm

Address: 81 Main Street, Keswick, CA12 5DT

Sultan of Keswick

Indian spices

For a good atmosphere and generous portions, Sultan of Keswick is a great option! It’s conveniently located just off the pedestrianised centre of town and has large windows facing the street so you can enjoy some pleasant people watching during your meal!

Opening times: Wed - Mon, 5pm - 10.30pm

Address: 5 St John's St, Keswick, CA12 5AP

Indian Restaurants in Penrith

Taste of Bengal

If you like a good curry but prefer things a little less spicier, then Taste of Bengal could be the spot for you. Their food is tasty and on the milder side, and their staff very friendly and accommodating. The menu includes lots of Bangladeshi and Indian favourites with their own special innovative twist.

Opening times: Mon - Sat, 5pm - 11pm; Sun, 5pm - 10.30pm

Address: 60-61 Stricklandgate, Penrith, CA11 7NJ

Indian Plaza

Tasty Indian dish

At a good size, Indian Plaza is spacious yet cosy, with plenty of seating for small groups or larger parties. The food is top notch and its location in an old converted cinema is a unique one! You might even be lucky enough to be visited by 'Indian Elvis' for some occasional live music!

Opening times: Open daily, 4.30pm - 11pm (11.30pm, Fri and Sat)

Address: 45 Middlegate, Penrith CA11 7PT

Dana Curry House

Full of flavour, the food at Dana Curry House is sure to have your mouth watering! It’s takeaway or delivery only, so there’s no restaurant, but if you fancy a cosy night in, this is just the ticket! You can be sure of high restaurant-quality food nonetheless!

Opening times: Fri & Sat, 4.30pm - 10:50pm; Sun - Thu, 4.45pm - 9.50pm

Address: 8 Great Dockray, Penrith, CA11 7BL

Self-catering cottages

Whether you return to a cosy holiday cottage after a night at a restaurant, or order a hearty takeaway to enjoy in relaxing comfort, we’ve got the perfect selection of self-catering cottages across the Lake District for all lovers of Indian food!

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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