In August 2018 we took over this historic building and just 4 weeks later opened in September. With a strong ethos on recycling, using British materials and local suppliers, 90% of our fixtures and furniture is recycled.
At the heart of the community in Bowness we give a warm welcome and relaxed atmosphere. Dogs are also welcome.
Passionate about offering a simple menu, we use local produce to provide good quality food. Classic main dishes sit alongside pizza and lighter choices.
Excellent service and attention to detail from our team leaves you to catch up with friends, or relax and watch the world go by. An exceptional wine list or outstanding Illy coffee will all help!
We are here for any occasion, and would love to help create the perfect night for a celebration. Please call us to have a chat.
Second time now and it just keeps getting better. Nick and Giuseppe have taken over a location that always seemed prime but never worked. It is the best location for people watching with its HUGE windows onto Bowness high street. Being gluten intolerant I know I can eat good quality sourdough bread. (if you are gluten intolerant look into the way sourdough is made which makes it edible) So obviously I went for the artisan sourdough and sides. I wolfed the hummus the was left with my old nemesis pesto. I like pesto .... for the first two bites but then I get rather bored. Not in this instance. My starter I asked if I could keep the bread and pesto. Never a request from me. Next came the lamb and hubby had the pizza. OMFG, best lamb I've had. Perfectly pink and melt in your mouth. I need a lie down now after that fabulous evening. Food a hit, Service perfection. Nick is brilliant. We can't wait to go back.
Great atmosphere and delicious food. Tasted like it was cooked by someone who cared.
Fab warm vegan sandwich and homemade vegan burger with fried and lovely soya amaretto lattes! - one of a very few places to treat us vegans as normal! Great service and lovely food 😋🤤😊 highly recommended
We pre-booked for New Year's Day as a party of 6 having previously visited on many occasions when the restaurant was Fat Olives. We were a party aging between 13 - 74 years and everyone found food they liked on the menu. The food was excellent and the staff were just lovely. We will most certainly return when we are back in Bowness.
Called in today and had a delicious brunch. My sweet potato rosti with avocado and feta cheese was the gorgeous. My husband had the full breakfast which looked fantastic. Great menu with lots of choice. A great addition to the Bowness restaurant scene and I can highly recommend it!
Had a lovely lunch with my husband whilst visiting Windermere. Very clean place with friendly staff. Food is innovative and tasty. Great venue, will definitely return in the future.
We went as a family of six and had breakfast on two days. If you go back it must be good. Great staff and breakfast was really nice. Wish we would have gone in for dinner.
Definitely worth a visit. You won’t be disappointed. Nicely laid out, fun decor, good food, great service.
Following the release of lockdown restriction, Urban Food House will re-open the doors on the 4th of July at 5pm.
As per Guidelines we will operate on bookings only. To book a table please follow the instructions on our book now section!