5 Star Reviews from The Gaddum

Welcome to the Gaddum

Set in the very heart of the Lake District at the beautiful 19th century Brockhole House, The Gaddum Restaurant opens its doors this spring for delightful lunches, classic afternoon teas and seasonal sunset dining.

Think attentively created locally inspired dishes, the finest teas and handmade pâtisserie, to be enjoyed throughout the Lounge, the Garden Room and the Orangery – stunning rooms in the house, beautifully inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement of the late 1800s.

Join us soon at The Gaddum, quite simply the perfect place for convivial gatherings, against a breathtaking lake view backdrop, where exceptional service and beautiful dishes meet to create an unforgettable dining experience.

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Festive Afternoon Tea

Dining underneath our ancient vine in the Orangery and sampling Brockhole grapes with your Afternoon Tea is simply not to be missed. A classic black and white tile floor brings style to this stunning room; with an elegant glass roof, and windows facing the Lake.

We also serve Afternoon Tea in the stunning Garden Room, where you can enjoy lake views beyond the beautiful magnolias, now in full bloom in the garden.

Our exclusive Festive Afternoon Tea starts from £21.50 per person. Add a glass of fizz for an extra special occasion.

Festive Afternoon Tea

New Lunch Menu

Enjoy our new December Lunch menu here at The Gaddum. Gerald and his team have created a beautiful selection of winter inspired dishes and everything we cook is designed to reflect the beautiful surroundings of the restaurant and the incredible landscape in which we sit.

We are now on our Festive menu which includes a beautiful Christmas lunch alongside a stunning pork loin dish, celeriac steak and Irish sea plaice. Our starters range from a delicate home smoked salmon to a ham hock and leek terrine to name just a few of our new choices to delight you this festive period.

See our latest menu for further details.

December Menu

The Restaurant

The Gaddum has been sympathetically restored to reflect the some of the original rooms of Brockhole House. Enter through the grand front door and choose to spend time in our lounge bar, the beautiful Garden Room or Orangery. During the spring and summer we will also open up the terrace for you to enjoy.

The Garden Room is our main lunch and Afternoon Tea room offering full table service throughout, here you will be very well looked after by our specialist front of house team who can guide you through our menu options. The Orangery also serves Afternoon Tea and can be reserved for exclusive gatherings and celebrations.

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Discover Brockhole

The Gaddum Restaurant is set within the stunning surroundings of Brockhole on Windermere. With over 30 acres of beautiful grounds, boasting our listed Thomas Mawson designed gardens and lake shore access you simply must venture outdoors on your visit. Arrive by boat with Windermere Lake Cruises and see Brockhole House from the lake before making your way from our private jetty up towards the restaurant, taking in the gardens and spectacular views.

Once inside the house make some time to pop upstairs to The Gaddum Gallery to view the latest exhibition from renowned local artists and delight in the stunning panoramic views through the gallery windows.

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How to find us

Find us on the A591 between Windermere and Ambleside, follow signs for Brockhole on Windermere

The map pin below shows just where we are!