Name: Mizu Pan Asian Restaurant

Where: Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa, Borrowdale



Tel: 017687 77285

Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday 12pm-2pm and 6pm-9pm (Friday and Saturday 9.30pm )

Owner: The Graves family - Lake District Hotels Ltd

Head chef: Kasun Jayasooriya

History: Mizu opened in May 2018. With an open kitchen, fabulous bar area and riverside terrace, 70- seater Mizu offers guests and hotel residents the opportunity to taste fresh, Asian-inspired dishes in the heart of the Lake District.

Mizu’s ‘zen’-themed decor has been designed to create a relaxed ambience with cool, elemental colours, floor-to-ceiling windows coupled with natural textures and materials.

Style of food: Offering a fusion of Asian cuisine, Mizu’s menu is a treat for the senses, serving a selection of tempting Japanese, Korean, Malaysian and Thai specialities.

Menu sample: Sushi starts from £5 for three pieces, and sashimi at £13 for a mix of salmon, yellowfin tuna, prawn and sea bass. There is crisp tempura, £4 for tempura tenderstem broccoli in a chilli, coriander, lime and rice wine vinegar.

Curries include pork belly raisukaree (£16), katsu curry (£16) and Thai green cod itam (£17). Delicately spiced bowls of ramen inlcude chicken (£16); chilli (£16), slow-cooked Cumbrian pork belly (£17) and seafood (£17. There are also tender meat, chicken and fish dishes from the grill, Mizu-style.

Desserts include mango and coconut cheesecake with kaffir lime leaf and meringue(£7) or green tea and passion fruit with matcha sponge and puffed rice (£7) and chocolate lava cake with Japanese umeshu hot chocolate sauce, pistachio and vanilla ice cream (£8).

In their own words: Marketing Director of Lake District Hotels, Daniella Hope, said: “Since opening Mizu we are delighted with the feedback which we have received. In the early planning stages of Mizu, we wanted to bring something new to the area.

“The stunning natural beauty of the Lake District makes it a competitive market place but we are confident that we offer something uniquely exciting.”