Food with a view is available in The Green Room, perched above Whitehaven’s Rosehill Theatre.

The Green Room restaurant offers a varied range of dishes in a stylish environment.

Rosehill’s eatery is stylish and modern, with the food prepared in an open kitchen.

The interior is pretty and the open-plan seating area means it is a treat for the eyes as much as the taste buds.

Staff of The Green Room are friendly and accommodating

Soft music and calm surroundings make for a warm and cosy atmosphere on a fresh winter’s day. And on the right day you can look out across the coast while eating a satisfying lunch or dinner.

I had lunch with my parents at The Green Room but it would be the ideal atmosphere for any occasion with the dishes to suit. You can imagine it would be an especially pleasant experience having a drink and a bite to eat after a show in The Rosehill Theatre down the stairs.

Food was taken from the kitchen onto a beautiful real wood counter.

I had fish in beer batter with chips and peas. Fish and chips is such an iconic staple of British food it could be hard to be impressed by, but the delicious batter-coated Peterhead haddock tasted fresher than fresh, and was seasoned with noticeably tasty but not overpowering sea salt.

The word that stands out to me is “versatile” – despite going on a Sunday lunchtime, everyone at the table had a completely different dish, from the faithful British classic to the more high brow.

My mum Karen went for the Sunday roast which was served with plenty of portions.

The beef steak was well presented and expertly cooked.

My dad Shaun enjoyed his seafood dish which included oysters, a king prawn and a side of sourdough bread.

The prawn looked like it had just been netted yesterday... from the Solway Firth we were admiring as we ate.

Sides were available for each dish. My fish dish came with a lovely tartare sauce and my mum added a dish of cottage cheese to hers. The cottage cheese was so nice that I stole it multiple times throughout the meal.

With it’s balcony jutting out over the Rosehill Barn, you can imagine it would be a lovely spot for a quiet few drinks and a catch-up.

Not only would I recommend The Green Room, I will make sure I go back in the future to try some more of their dishes and enjoy its setting again.

I perhaps played it safe ordering the fish and chips, I would love to try the duck breast which comes with potato hash, passion fruit sauce and buttered greens.

The Green Room provides work experience and employment to young people of Lakes College West Cumbria who are training to work in catering and hospitality.

The restaurant is open Wednesday to Sunday from lunchtime until 9pm and for Sunday lunch from lunchtime until 4pm.

Afternoon tea, if ordered in advance, is available from 2pm until 5pm Wednesday to Saturday and 2pm until 4pm on Sunday.