The Conservatory at the Melbreak logo in blackThe Conservatory is our popular restaurant at The Melbreak Hotel. We serve a selective menu for lunch, dinner, and afternoon tea, as well as delicious Sunday Lunches with all the trimmings. And all of this just outside Workington and within easy reach of Cockermouth and Whitehaven.

Look out for our special dining events, including tapas nights and bottomless brunches.

Due to the popularity of our restaurant, reservations are essential to avoid disappointment.

We recommend you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your reservation, especially if you wish to have drinks before your meal; late arrivals may be subject to a lengthy delay should we need to attend to other diners who have arrived on time for their table reservation.

For all bookings please call the hotel on 01900 61443, use the widget above or email us at

Due to the layout of the restaurant, large parties are at the discretion of management and subject to availability.

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Restaurant Opening Hours

Monday: 12pm – 2pm and 5pm – 9pm

Tuesday: 12pm – 2pm and 5pm – 9pm

Wednesday: 12pm – 2pm and 5pm – 9pm

Thursday: 12pm – 2pm and 5pm – 9pm

Friday: 12pm – 2pm and 5pm – 9pm

Saturday: 12pm – 9pm

Sunday: 12pm – 9pm

Breakfast is also available for both residents and non-residents.


Whilst our chefs are happy to cater for all dietary requirements and allergies, we simply request that as much advance notification as possible is given.

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Special Occasions

Platter for afternoon tea, including finger sandwiches, pastries and cakes

Afternoon Tea

Whether it be a special occasion, an indulgent treat or a girly get together, the pleasure of taking traditional afternoon tea at The Melbreak is simply divine.

Enjoy dainty finger sandwiches, freshly-baked plain and fruit scones with jam and cream, savoury items, and sweet mouthfuls of delicious home made cakes, pastries and mini desserts, in our wonderful Conservatory Restaurant.

Served daily between 2.30pm and 4.30pm.

To reserve, please call 01900 61443. At least 48 hours notice is required accompanied by full payment on booking.

Please note that we are unfortunately unable to cater for vegan afternoon teas. Vegetarian and gluten free options are available – please let us know your requirements when booking.

Afternoon Tea Menu

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Monthly Tapas Evenings

Our tapas evenings take place on the last Friday and Saturday of (almost) every month throughout the year. Join us at these popular events for delicious sizzling Spanish-inspired dishes and, of course, a big glass of Sangria.

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Christmas and New Year 2024

Whether arranging a family gathering, an annual get-together with friends, or a works Christmas party, the Conservatory at the Melbreak is the perfect setting for your Christmas meal.

Following another busy festive period in 2023, planning is underway for winter 2024. Menus for our festive lunches, dinners, and afternoon teas will be made available later in the year.

For all dining enquiries, please call the hotel on 01900 61443 and speak to a member of our team, or email your enquiry to

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