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The Central Bistro at the Washington Central Hotel

The Central Bistro is open for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner every day with a special menu for Sunday Lunch. We emphasis quality, freshness and simplicity within our menu and this is why people have been visiting for years.

The Bistro offers an intimate, relaxed contemporary atmosphere as well a seasonal menu to include small plates, seasonal specials and the old favourite classics and grills.

The menu is seasonally and changes approx. 3-4 per year at which time we hold a Tasting Evening to showcase the best of locally sourced Cumbrian food.

A relaxed setting for up-to 45 people, the Central Bistro can also be booked privately for parties and weddings.

Our Full Christmas and New Year Programme for 2019 is now available – find out more.

Opening Times

Bistro lunch – 12.00 to 14.00
Bistro Evening – 17.00 to 21.30
Afternoon Tea – 14.00 to 17.00 but will serve outside of these times dependant on availability.

Central Bistro and Bar Menu


Christmas and New Year


Read all our Testimonials…..

Came for afternoon tea this time with friends. Plenty of freshly made cakes, sandwiches and we even had a glass of fizz! Didn’t use the pool which apparently you can.
August 2015 – Central Bar and Bistro