Eat in Peterborough – Our Local Promise

At Lakeside Kitchen & Bar we like to think that we offer delicious food, great service and picturesque views of Gunwade Lake. These are cornerstones of our operation at Ferry Meadows –something else that’s really dear to our hearts is sourcing as much food locally as we can.

Why It’s Important to Us

Sourcing food locally is important to us for a number of reasons. One big motivation is that bringing in regional supplies means that our money stays local – a great chance for us to support the community in which we are based. Another benefit to us is that by sourcing produce locally, the food we serve spends less time between the field and the plate, meaning we are able to offer our customers the freshest ingredients possible.

Using local suppliers also means cutting down our carbon footprint, as the distance and fuel required to travel is reduced. Moreover, because many of our suppliers are local this ensures that we are able to provide visitors with an authentic taste of the region – so that when you eat in Lakeside you eat in Peterborough too.

How We Source Our Local Food

We get lots of our supplies from a network of regional growers and companies. We source our meat from Market Deeping butchers Grasmere, while our bread comes from Oakham based Hambleton Bakery. Our potatoes are sourced locally, we have dairy products from Peterborough Dairy and drinking water from Cambridgeshire Water. Watergull Apple Juice is an East Anglian company that provides us with our delicious apple juice. All of our cakes are homemade and our food is cooked fresh to order in our onsite kitchen. When we can we even source our own food –  as Head Chef Paul recently did when he picked apples less than a mile from our restaurant to be used in our apple jelly!

We are always interested in increasing our network of local suppliers. If you are a regional grower, we’d love to hear from you. You can get in touch by emailing

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