IN recent years British brunch culture has been on the rise. Whether it's a hearty full English or an American-style pancake stack that tickles your taste buds, there is so much to choose from across Cumbria.

We have taken a look at the best places for brunch in the Lake District and selected our top picks:

Lake Road Brunch, Keswick

News and Star: Some of the tasty treats on offer at Lake Road Brunch in Keswick.Some of the tasty treats on offer at Lake Road Brunch in Keswick. (Image: Supplied)

With a dazzling display of pancakes, eggs benny, tasty cocktails and a classic full English, Lake Road Brunch describe themselves as the 'only place in Keswick to get next level breakfast, brunch and lunch'.

Open throughout the day, serving their classic staples, coupled with a regularly changing specials menu, LRB say they aim to 'provide you with an unforgettable experience any time of the day'.

The Sawmill Café and Farm Shop, Wasdale

News and Star: The café provides the perfect start to the day in a stunning location.The café provides the perfect start to the day in a stunning location. (Image: Supplied)

Located in a stunning location on the banks of the River Irt, the café and farm shop is completed with a working waterwheel and millrace running through the heart of the building.

With the option of indoor or outdoor seating on the banks of the river breakfast ranges from 'full cooked Lakeland breakfast to a pancake stack or simply toast and preserves' with lunch options also available, providing customers with an 'assured warm Lakeland welcome' and lots of tasty food options.

Basecamp North Lakes, Troutbeck

News and Star: A selection of breakfasts available at Basecamp North LakesA selection of breakfasts available at Basecamp North Lakes (Image: Supplied)

With breakfast including Basecamp’s own Cumberland sausage, and award-winning black pudding, there are plenty of tasty brunch options served from 9am-11.30am every day, before serving a variety of lunches later in the day.

The café prides itself on sustainability, with many of the ingredients on the plates being sourced just miles from the venue. And if that's not enough the centre is also the home of Alpacaly Ever After for those who wish to see some of the venue's friendly alpacas and llamas following their meal.

Tilia, Cockermouth

News and Star: The brunch options at Tilia in CockermouthThe brunch options at Tilia in Cockermouth (Image: Supplied)

Tilia is a new modern European restaurant which has hit the hospitality scene with a bang in Cockermouth after opening late last year.

The venue is a stylish café through the day, with the idea that the restaurant is open for breakfast and brunch serving things such as smashed avocado and eggs, smoked salmon bagels, French toast... there's something for everyone on offer.

The Lingholm Kitchen and Walled Garden, Keswick

News and Star: The breakfast at The Lingholm Kitchen.The breakfast at The Lingholm Kitchen. (Image: Supplied)

Located on the shores of Derwentwater the kitchen is a real hit with its many visitors, with the option of indoor and outdoor seating in a stunning location.

With a variety of menu options the cafe say its an ideal venue for anyone, saying: "Whether you are after a hearty breakfast to set you up for your daily adventure, a tasty lunch or just a snack to recharge you, the Lingholm Kitchen provides something for every occasion."