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 welcomes guests for delightful lunches and classic afternoon teas, in a breathtaking setting.

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.

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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Afternoon Tea

Dining underneath our ancient vine in the Orangery and sampling Brockhole grapes with your Afternoon Tea is simply not to be missed, rated 5 star on Trip Advisor, our Afternoon Tea is a must try.  Enjoy yours in beautiful surroundings in the Orangery, a classic black and white tile floor bring style to this stunning room; with an elegant glass roof, and windows facing the Lake.

We also serve our Afternoon Tea in the stunning Garden Room, where you can enjoy lake views over Windermere.

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Afternoon Tea

Lunch Menu

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

Lunch Menu

The Restaurant

The Gaddum has been sympathetically restored to reflect 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.


How to find us

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

Parking is free, just request a permit from our team.

The map pin below shows just where we are!