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“Best seafood linguine!”
Review of Dodds Restaurant

Dodds Restaurant
Ranked #18 of 126 Restaurants in Ambleside
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Healthy
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery
Reviewed 23 January 2015

The best restaurant in the Lake District. The wine list is reasonable value. The staff are very friendly. It's usually busy, so it's best to book. Alternatively, you can wait at the (small) bar for a table: it usually doesn't take long.

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Thank jcj70
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Reviewed 22 January 2015

Lovely small restaurant which offers a good Italian menu and a comfortable and relaxing environment. Typical Italian menu, excellent service and very good quality and value.

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Reviewed 22 January 2015

This little restaurant on the Rydal Road is set a few steps down, and offers aswarm and friendly welcome and a pleasant relaxing environment. The menu is typical for an Italian, with Pizzas, and pasta and the normal range of starters. All is very well executed and nicely served. Good prices and excellent value.

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Thank Tony B
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Reviewed 19 January 2015 via mobile

Stayed in Ambleside over new year and ate in Dodds New Years night.
Can't fault any of the evening.
Friendly staff and excellent service.
My girlfriend had a chicken pasta dish which she said was amazing and judging by the clean plate I believed her. I had a spicy chorizo pizza which I cannot begin to say how good it was.
Overall everything superb, including the final bill. Would definitely recommend. Just watch the parking and go early as it's very popular

Thank Number58
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Reviewed 19 January 2015

We chose to eat at Dodd's following the other great reviews that we'd read on Trip Advisor and having always eaten at the Doh Intanon (Thai), we felt like going somewhere different. We weren't disappointed.
We had to wait around 20 minutes at 8.30pm as it was so busy. This wasn't an issue as we were able to have a drink at the bar.
The restaurant is small and was crammed with tables. Fortunately we didn't feel that we were "eating with others" because our table was at the side of the room.
There was a good selection of food on the menu; I usually go for the seafood linguine at Italian restaurants but was tempted away by the smoked chicken pappardelle which was absolutely delicious and definitely "up there" with my usual seafood linguine. My OH went for the cumbrian pizza which he said was very good too. He also had the tomato and onion salad (which could have done with a more imaginative presentation rather than just chopped up in a bowl!).
I always feel that you really "can't go wrong" with Italian food and Dodd's didn't disappoint...... good food in a cosy restaurant with a good atmosphere - what's more to want from a Saturday night meal?

Thank TandK02
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