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“Good atmosphere and food”
Review of Dodds Restaurant

Dodds Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 122 Restaurants in Ambleside
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Healthy
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Good for: Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery
Reviewed 16 May 2017

A very busy restaurant. It doesn't take bookings, which works well, because at least you're not turned away if it's full when you arrive and there's an area to have a drink while waiting. The service is friendly and efficient and staff are kept very busy. The food is excellent - we ate there twice while on holiday - and the puds are delicious.

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Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

As a family we had antipasti which consisted of loads of warm bread and balsamic glaze/ oil, some basic Italian meats - no Parma or mortadella - olives and a few sun dried tomatoes - so just pretending to be Italian really. The seafood linguine was poor the smallest mussels ever, 3 prawns and some squid and calamari all of which were tasteless. A huge disappointment. My husband and son faired better with steak but the Italian staples were a let down. It's been a while since we tried Dodds but the quality of food and the brusque service mean we certainly won't be back. Pity...

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Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Popped in Saturday evening and had one of the best Italian meals we have had for a long time. The service was polite and friendly. The meals were exceptional. Thank you

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Reviewed 14 May 2017

In the Lake District for 1 week ,food offerings at a moderate price outside hotels are a bit limited.Went here twice ,food is excellent.Although it is 'Italian',the staff seem to be Hungarian - doesn't matter.Seems to be quite busy even in May,but no reservations option,so you may have to come early after you get back from the 'fells'& 'tarns'& whatever

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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Food always good although you to feel rushed and under pressure to finish your meal and leave. Last night they had cooked our main and it was waiting on the hot plate when we hadn't even finished our starter.

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