Name: The Round

Where: 21 Main Street, Keswick


Tel No: 017687 73991

Opening hours: Thurs & Fri 5pm – late (food 5pm-9pm); Sat & Sun 3pm – late (food 3pm-9pm)

Owner/chef: Chris Gill, John Butterfield, Paul Sanchez, Ellie Sanchez and James Appleton, who also run Fellpack on Lake Road.

History: Locals Chris Gill and John Butterfield came up with the idea of Fellpack while cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats. They were living in London and looking for a way to move back to the fells and create a business and lifestyle for themselves that also benefitted the area. Local photographer James Appleton, head chef Paul Sanchez and his wife Ellie came on board, and Fellpack on Lake Road opened in June 2017. The Round opened earlier this year.

Style of food: A blend of creative, gourmet burgers, moreish sides and tempting desserts.

We hand-pickle our own ingredients, make our own sauces and spin inventive twists on classic flavours.

Menu sample: Mains focus on burgers, featuring The Pike O’ Picklewith smoked streaky bacon, American cheese, house pickles, salad & our own burger sauce (£12);The Striding Veg with paneer cheese, red chilli, coriander yoghurt & mango chutney (£12.50); The Katsu Bells with black sesame slaw, house pickles, lettuce, tonkatsu sauce & curried kewpie mayo (£14). There are sides such as homemade Kimchi slaw (£4); Mac n’ Cheese (£4) and desserts priced £6.50 include Fellpack brownie with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream (vegan available) and there are super sundaes with our homemade soft serve ice cream (£5).

Cocktails and mocktails include Bassenthwaite beach party (£9); Flaming passionfruit mojito (£8) and Knott so boozy, a mix of elderflower, apple, lime, strawberries and lemonade (£4.50)

In their own words: We’re a friendly and outdoorsy bunch who will always greet you with a smile and a natter about your day on the fells.

We like to think we’ve created an intimate and lively atmosphere, where you can rest your hill-weary legs in front of some adventure videography; while away the hours with family on the sun terrace or catch up with friends over local ales, creative cocktails and flavour-packed food.”