Food at The Malabar

A complimentary afternoon tea is served on the day you arrive. Choose from a selection of 12 loose leaf teas and enjoy sandwiches, scones and a selection of small pastries and cake in the lounge, around the dining table or outside on the terrace.

Click to view our Tea Menu

Breakfast is served in the dining room at a time that best suits you. We offer our Malabar house blend loose-leaf tea, freshly ground coffee, traditional Indian lassi as well as seasonal juices, home made bread, porridge and granola with yoghurt and compote. An alternative to a Full English is our Cumbrian Fell breakfast that includes wild boar bacon and venison sausages. Breakfast at The Malabar is a leisurely affair and you are welcome to linger around the table as long as you like and on warm days breakfast can be served outside in the garden.

Click to view a sample breakfast menu


From Mondays to Thursdays we offer a soup and a charcuterie board with bread and salad (£30 for two); please enquire when you book your room and let us know if you have any dietary requirements. We have a nice selection of wine and ales at the Honesty Bar.

We can recommend many options for dinner either locally or further afield and will be happy to make reservations for you and help with transport if required.  Booking ahead for all of the following is recommended.

The Black Bull has been renovated and restored to its former glory as a coaching inn. Run by James and Nina of the Three Hares you can expect the very best seasonal, locally produced food. Open every evening. (5 minute drive)

The Dalesman – our local pub in Sedbergh and very good! (5 minute drive)

Al Forno Italian Kitchen – an informal and relaxed restaurant serving oven-baked pizzas and fresh pasta; open for lunch and dinner and run by a friendly Italian team. (5 minute drive)

The Cross Keys in Cautley is a traditional Temperance Inn (alcohol is not served but you can take your own with no corkage charge) serving home cooked food on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. (10 minute drive)

The Plough at Lupton serves excellent food and is in easy reach via the motorway or a slightly longer scenic route (15-25 minute drive)

The Pheasant Inn in Casterton serves excellent food in a small village near the market town of Kirkby Lonsdale (20 minute drive)

Hipping Hall in Kirkby Lonsdale is open to non-residents and offers a tasting menu by Oli Martin from Wednesday to Sunday. (25 min drive)

The Black Swan in Ravenstondale has an excellent menu and is a very warm and welcoming pub in a pretty village setting (25 minute drive)

The Punch Bowl is an award winning pub in Crosthwaite serves outstanding food and is between Kendal and Windermere (45 minute drive)