Honest Food by the Honest Lawyer

Eat in historic surroundings

Set in the heart of the Western Lake District, Honest Lawyer restaurant occupies a magnificent Grade II listed building that was previously the town’s old courthouse cells. Many Tudor inspired original features have survived the years, making it the perfect setting for a truly unique dining experience in one of the most enchanting locations imaginable.

Once you have descended down the stone carved stairway and walked across the river side balcony to the lilting sound of the River Cocker, a warm Cumbrian welcome awaits you in our Cockermouth restaurant.

Themed Nights

Every month, we host themed nights at Honest Lawyer in the hope of introducing you new and exciting dishes from around the world.

There is usually a taster menu of at least five dishes and each one is explained to the customer – from how it’s cooked to the traditional way of eating it.

Starting from £20pp, keep an eye out on our Facebook page for the latest updates.

To attend one of our theme nights, please contact us to book your table. Our next theme nights will be held on:

  • 27 th Feb – Indian street food
  • 12 th March – Mexican street food
  • 26 th March – Sri Lankan street food



Cumbria’s Finest

We love Cumbria. We love Cumbrian produce. We love promoting Cumbrian growth. That’s why we source all our ingredients locally and ensure that our commitment to the highest quality produce is seen on every inch of our menu.

Almost all of our meat, vegetables and pulses come from shops and farms within West Cumbria. We can therefore promise that you’ll be presented with the highest quality ingredients and the freshest possible dishes that we can trace right back to their origins. This is why we have been voted the “best restaurant in Cockermouth” on Trip Advisor, 2017!

More about our food

How to find us?

Honest Lawyer
No 2 Main Street
CA13 3LQ

Telephone: 01900 824888
Email: info@honestlawyerrestaurant.co.uk

Opening Times:

We’re open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday 6 pm – 9:30 pm.

Our hygiene and cleanliness standards are always high, however we are taking extra measures to ensure all our public areas and surfaces are frequently sanitised. As per government advice, we will remain open until further notice however we will be offering take away services that can be collected or delivered. Please view our ‘Dining’ page for menus.