You will be spoilt for choice for places to eat in Whitehaven, with hidden gems stocking fresh local produce.

The Waterfront – At the number 1 spot on TripAdvisor is The Waterfront, located on the West Strand, a walk away from Bardywell Heights. With locally sourced seasonal produce you can guarantee an excellent meal in delightful surroundings. Visit their website for menus and special offers:

Casa Romana – On Queen Street in the centre of town is Casa Romana, a family run Italian restaurant offering fresh handmade food. All the classics are here, pizzas, pastas, fine wines – try the lunch menu from 11.45am – 2pm for just £4.95.

The Binnacle at the Distressed Sailor – Reopened at the end of 2015; completely refurbished in a crisp modern style, and operating now as a specialist Seafood and grill bar and restaurant (owned by local business, Donnan Quayside Fisheries) but selling two real ales in the bar at the side. Excellent reviews and one to visit.

Zest – A harbourside café and restaurant set-up, Zest is very popular and only a minute’s walk from Bardywell Heights. During the day the café stocks snacks and lunchtime treats and the restaurant is opens Wednesday – Saturday evenings from 6.30pm offering treats such as Cumbrian steak and seafood landed on Whitehaven harbour.

The Glass House – Set in a gorgeous building full of character The Glass House has an extensive food menu with something for everyone. Also offering a fantastic wine and cocktail list this is definitely somewhere to head for the all-round dining experience.

Beacon Café – The Wellington Bistro, set on the harbourside and a stone’s throw from Bardywell Heights, serves homemade food utilising award winning local Whitehaven butcher for their delicious meat and potato pies and Sunday roasts. Home baked cakes, scones and afternoon tea is served daily with panoramic views of the Historic Harbour.!the-wellington-bistro/cx45

Crosby Fish & Chips – A proper seaside chippy you can’t fail to make a trip to Crosby’s while you’re visiting. Take a 5 minute walk from Bardywell Heights and the chip shop is on Tangier Street.