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Dodds Restaurant

Rydal Road, Ambleside LA22 9AN, England
+44 15394 32134
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (452 reviews)
“antipasti” (39 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, Pizza, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Rydal Road, Ambleside LA22 9AN, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Somewhat basic food and very strange menu in places. The pizzas, for example, are just strange - better build your own from the Margherita base. A relatively simple pizza can come to £12, though, which for a bit of bread, some basic toppings and 10...More

Thank KarlPK
Doddsambleside, Owner at Dodds Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear KarlPK! Im sorry that our menu didn't fit your taste. As you said we can do custom/basic pizzas but everyone else dose them to. 12£ is a standard price in the area for any type/style pizza. We think that our interesting and quality toppings...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

So with a name like Dodds you perhaps wouldn't expect a Mediterranean delight like this one, we went on Friday night on the off chance they fit us in and we were really glad they did, the food was lovely we had sharing antipasti to...More

Thank TheWhittlesxx
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely mid week evening meal. Was very busy when we arrived and as you cannot reserve a table we waited at the bar with a drink. We were seated within 10 mins. I had lasagne which was lovely and my husband had seafood spaghetti- we...More

Thank Samanthajane67
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely lunch just a couple of sandwiches and some chips but done well. The restaurant only had one table when we walked in and then two more couples came in after us however we were the last to be served drinks and food...More

Thank Amy N
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had pasta special on the 24/6/18, the vegetables were almost raw (just added at the end of cooking - hardly cooked) and sauce was watery. Will not go back again to Dodds.

Thank Dr Abdul-rahim M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

visited here with my husband and had a lovely meal. Great choice, fantastic service and excellent value. would definitely recommend

Thank fiona d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate twice @ Dodds, the no booking is a bit of a stress but we got away with it without too much hassle. Reading other reviews I see this is a bit of an issue for others, but my take on Dodds is........food was AOK...More

1  Thank mark b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked in on Sunday night around 8:30 ish in need of a nice filling meal. We both ordered lasagne after being recommended it by someone else who was staying in the same B&B as us. It was honestly the best lasagne that I have...More

Thank Grob16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did not book but we were told to wait and were seated within 15 mins. Lovely tasty food with a good varied menu.

Thank Angela W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this evening. In retrospect I should have sent the lasagne back. It was rubbery and overcooked and tasted overwhelmingly of tomato. A very disappointing visit. The latte was very good though.More

Thank Elna17
Doddsambleside, Owner at Dodds Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Elna! Yes you should have noted to us on the spot that you are not happy with the lasagna. Im quite confident you could have still have a good meal afterwards and leave us a good review to. We both have our losses there....More

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Questions & Answers
7 April 2018|
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Response from Doddsambleside | Property representative |
Please have a look at our website!
25 February 2018|
Response from Doddsambleside | Property representative |
Dear Said! Unfortunately we don’t take bookings! Just turn up between 5-9 for dinner! Kind regards
25 February 2018|
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Response from MDC214 | Reviewed this property |
You can’t reserve a table at Dodd’s.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rydal Road, Ambleside LA22 9AN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 32134
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