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Dodds Restaurant

Rydal Road, Ambleside LA22 9AN, England
+44 15394 32134
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (426 reviews)
“antipasti” (50 reviews)
“lasagne” (124 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rydal Road, Ambleside LA22 9AN, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited Dodds for lunch several times over Christmas period. All our lunches were excellent - soups mainly but the other menu items we saw looked equally impressive. Efficient, friendly staff. Tried visiting for dinner but it was too busy!

Thank OH222015
Reviewed 4 days ago

After parking up this was one of the first places we came accross. We opted for a few lagers and a sharing platter of chicken, ribs,sausage,bacon and warm bread between us. The meads were nicely cooked and all well presented. Not quite a 5 as...More

Thank happytimes23
Reviewed 5 days ago

Good service, good food at a reasonable price and it is usually very busy, which is always a good sign.

Thank davidrowlson
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have been to Ambleside a few times and have always been told by locals to pay Dodds a visit. So we did! The food was beautiful and it had a large drinks menu. We enjoyed pastas and pizzas which were cooked to perfection. Service...More

Thank Aimee S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Forget if who serves you is nice and friendly or not, the food was lovely! Bolognese with Pesto and rib eye steak was really good, definitely recommend this place after a nice couple of pints in the local pubs...

Thank nattybutts08
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in for a light lunch today. Beautiful Veggie pasta dish, the kids had one of their best ever pizzas and the chips were proper homemade. First visit but we'll be back!

Thank Nickson72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately the waiter person who took our order must have been having a bad day, not a happy girl, the meal was ok but when we went to pay, I handed her the note and thanked her, put my hand out to receive the change...More

Thank 434glenyss
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of our favourite local restaurants, all staff always go above and beyond to cater for us and our son who likes to have his favourite corner table whenever possible. Menu is great as is the service, which can’t be faulted. Really appreciated this evenings...More

Thank SqueakyTed48
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow we discovered Dodds one lunch time after New Year, a fabulous menu and so much choice. We had gorgeous mulled wine, as well as yummy lasagne and soup. Very tasty deserts and the whole experience was fabulous. We really recommend a visit to this...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've eaten here many times over the years and always had pizza. This time we went for a main meal. I had Seabass which was fresh tasting, cooked beautifully with gorgeous sauce the other members of the party had the meat dishes all cooked really...More

Thank Anna F
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Questions & Answers
12 May 2017|
Response from Laszlo P | Property representative |
Yes. We are open 7 days Kind regards
18 January 2017|
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Response from Laszlo P | Property representative |
Unfortunatelly No
Steve E
5 May 2016|
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Response from row152 |
Dogs should not be allowed to go in anywhere where food is being served.
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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