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Church Street | The Old Stamp House, Ambleside LA22 0BU, England
+44 15394 32775
Tue - Sat 12:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:00
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Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went here with my girlfriend on Trip Advisor's recommendation for dining near Grasmere and despite being a little taken aback by its basement location below a Gregg's bakery, we were pleasantly surprised. There was a bit of an odd smell as we entered and to begin with we were a little apprahensive about what the food would be like,... More 

Thank IkBenBall
Oxted, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a small restaurant tucked away downstairs but the atmosphere and staff were great. The food was superb and the chef came out to chat and find out what we thought. There is not a huge choice but is all beautifully cooked and served and not too expensive either.

Thank celiaclack13
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The restaurant is at 'cellar level' and it is light airy and welcoming. There's is not a wide choice but the chef handles his items with subtlety and with interesting presentation. I chose the cod and this was moist fresh and a delight to savour. My friends enjoyed their tender venison. The hors d'oeuvre and desserts also maintained the high... More 

Thank N S
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the second time I have visited this wonderful restaurant. I was here last year (Sept 2016). It is still just as wonderful. Excellent food, great service.

Thank SandraAnn47
Garstang, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Superb tasting lunch accompanied by wine to complement each course. Ingredients are sourced as local as possible and this was proved in the taste. Each course was explained perfectly along with an explanation of the origin and flavours within each wine. Such a wonderful gourmet experience with superb service. Highly recommended.

2 Thank Anne M
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great atmosphere and friendly service by staff who know and care about the food and the flavours. From the items on the menu to the extra tasting plates between courses the flavours and presentation were brilliant. The staff are extremely well informed and friendly.

Thank Mick_Jenny
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful food and very attentive staff. The waiter spent a lot of time discussing the wines with my husband during one meal, which he appreciated! The food is the sort of food you wouldn't usually have in a restaurant so it is lovely to try new dishes/varieties! Price matches the efforts!

Thank Reamondo1
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow. The amuse bouches were absolutely delicious. Wine menu was stunning - we had the maitre D pick out wines for all of our courses and they were spot on. We ate off the seasonal menu and every single course was just beautiful. The ambience was lovely, with a very pleasant decor. Waiting staff were on their A-game. Just the... More 

Thank Christophe D
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the tasting menu and everything about it was amazing. Lovely flavours, excellent presentation, great service. Definitely worth a visit

Thank Simon H
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a chance recommendation from some friends, they had heard about the place but had been unable in their schedule to get a reservation. We were much luckier and what a delight it turned out to be, attentive staff, pleasant atmosphere and wonderful food. We will return if ever in the area again.

Thank Steve P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$65
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Street | The Old Stamp House, Ambleside LA22 0BU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 32775

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?