We understand how important food is to your Glaramara experience, and we work hard to make sure it's one of the reasons you will visit us again and again.

Our approach is simple. We source the best local seasonal ingredients and we prepare them in a delicious authentic wholesome uncomplicated way and of course we cater for all special dietary needs.

We also understand how to satisfy younger palates, especially after a hard day's activities. For them the emphasis is on home cooking, nutritious and filling.

And of course for special events we know how to deliver something amazing which is right for you and your budget, whether it's a lavish sit down dinner, sophisticated canapés or a hearty barbeque on the lawn.

See samples of our menus

Dining with a View
meringue dessert
mussels in sauce
fig and strawberry dessert
salmon with garnish

Our Chef and Catering Manager

Gareth joined the organisation in 2007 having previously worked at a number of well known hotels and restaurants in the Lake District and beyond. With City and Guilds qualifications and twenty years experience, Gareth's philosophy on food is 'keep it local, keep it seasonal and keep up with trends'. He has high ambitions of ensuring Glaramara fulfils the standards set by better known hotels and restaurants in the area.

Gareth learnt his trade at the Michelin starred Warrener Restaurant in Maidenhead. In 1989 he participated in the Trusthouse Forte Hotels Chef of the Year regional finals. By 1994 he was head chef at the Lyzzick Hall Hotel near Keswick.

In 1998 Gareth cooked lunch for the Queen and received an acknowledgement from Buckingham Palace advising of her appreciation. In 2000 Gareth joined Morrel's, a respected restaurant in Keswick and proceeded to ensure it gained the prestigious RAC Dining Award for each of the years he was there - 2000 through to 2003. Featured in a Guardian Good Restaurant guide in 2003, Gareth inspired the author to write 'outside of swish hotels, it's quite hard to eat well in the Lake District. Morrel's is the exception'. Thereafter he managed his own bar and restaurant, Zenith's in Keswick.