Restaurants in Ambleside

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Matthew's Bistro Compston Rd, Ambleside
Matthew's Bistro
Bistros • $$$

Matthew's Bistro

Compston Rd, Ambleside

One of the BEST places to eat in Ambleside! ❤️ I'm sad that we discovered this GEM of a Bistro on our last day in the Lakes. Such a lovely change from the hum-drum offering of pretty much every other restaurant, pub, or eatery around. The food is excellent and the service top-notch! Very reasonably priced as well as good-sized portions. The specials change regularly and offer even more selection to the extensive menu. Definitely will come here the next time we're in the area!

  • Superb181 Reviews4.9
Sawrey House Hotel Near Sawrey, Ambleside
Sawrey House Hotel
Bar • $$$

Sawrey House Hotel

Near Sawrey, Ambleside

We visited last weekend to entertain wedding guests.The management here are amazing, they go the extra meter to ensure everything is in place as the happy couple planned.Great working with them - just love good organisation.The function room would hold abou 80 guests. It has a low ceiling, and the atmosphere is good.Loading is via a patio, and a trolley is available - just ask.Parking is very good and well managed.My only gripe is the naff road on the west side of Windermere Lake, much prefer the A591.

  • Superb119 Reviews4.9
The Old Stamp House Restaurant Old Stamp House, The, Church St, Ambleside
The Old Stamp House Restaurant
British • $$$$

The Old Stamp House Restaurant

Old Stamp House, The, Church St, Ambleside

Truly lovely Birthday meal. Ryan and his staff were so personable and attentive. Thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of food and ambience. First few courses could have come out a little slower...but didn't detract much from a fine culinary experience.

  • Superb106 Reviews4.9
Fresher's cafe 3, The Courtyard, Rothay Rd, Ambleside
Fresher's cafe
Cafe • $

Fresher's cafe

3, The Courtyard, Rothay Rd, Ambleside

Great little cafe serving really nice food. Excellent service from people who obviously care about their customers and the food they are serving.We had the quiche which was displayed to us before ordering- great way of showing it off!

  • Superb94 Reviews4.9
Lake Road Kitchen Lake Rd, Ambleside
Lake Road Kitchen
Modern European • $$$$

Lake Road Kitchen

Lake Rd, Ambleside

Superb uncomplicated beautiful dishes, packed with flavour, a really well balanced tasting menu for £74 for 5 courses, Delicious crusty homemade sourdough with their own butter, we've not tasted better. Clean, fresh flavours from the starters, amazing powerful barbecued miso pork dish and intense double baked cheesecake with juma berry compote. Excellent wine pairing, sommelier and all the staff were immensely knowledgeable and friendly. A more relaxed and informal dining experience with less complicated intense dishes than the Old Stamp House but equally as tasty. My wife actually preferred this restaurant, so no better praise.

  • Delivery
  • Superb92 Reviews4.9
Fellinis Restaurant Church St, Ambleside
Fellinis Restaurant
Vegetarian • $$$

Fellinis Restaurant

Church St, Ambleside

Excellent vegetarian restaurant with very good and friendly service. (I'm omnivorous and not overly keen on vegetarian food). I really enjoyed this meal altho the strawberry ice cream with the roasted plums didn't really gel. Decaff coffee too milky for my taste do ask for an extra shot. Well worth revisiting!

  • Superb121 Reviews4.8
Sheila's Cottage The Slack, Ambleside
Sheila's Cottage
British • $$$

Sheila's Cottage

The Slack, Ambleside

Came here in the evening with our two very tired dogs after a long walk in the day. The staff were very welcoming, all really friendly and our dogs were offered treats and water which was a nice touch! The food was fab, really hearty after a long day. Staff were all really lovely and made time to chat with us which really gave the meal a personal touch. Overall, really loved this place and would come back!

  • Superb166 Reviews4.7
Tacos del sol Ltd 2a Cheapside, Ambleside
Tacos del sol Ltd

Tacos del sol Ltd

2a Cheapside, Ambleside

I came here with my friend last week and I cannot put into words how much I love and recommend this place. I’m a hispanic exchange student studying in the UK for the semester and have been craving authentic mexican food. I happened to stumble upon this place before a hike and I am so glad I went back after. The service and food was to die for and made fresh/authenticity. Both the man working at the front and the woman cooking the delicious meals were so welcoming and lovely to chat with. I ordered the burrito, which tasted like something my grandma would make for me back home! I cannot recommend this place enough! Thank you for making me feel welcomed and reconnecting me with my cultures food so far away from home <3

  • Superb68 Reviews4.9
Luigis Kelsick Rd, Ambleside
Italian • $$$


Kelsick Rd, Ambleside

Friendly, informative, efficient staff.Food, fantastic through the whole meal (starter, main and dessert) happy and encouraged to customise the dishes to suit your taste.Unrushed service, but not left waiting for your food either.We opted for an earlier time to eat and took advantage of their happy hour deal, 3 courses for under £20, you do have to order a drink from the menu, but plenty of options available including soft drinks as well as tea or coffee, I can recommend this if your planning a visit here

  • Superb144 Reviews4.7
Copper Pot Church St, Ambleside
Copper Pot
Cafe • $$$

Copper Pot

Church St, Ambleside

Discovered this hidden gem in April 2022 and found it so good that we returned twice more within the month and many more times since! The Lakeland Large 'Un full English breakfast is the best I've ever sampled, and I've had quite a few in various places over the years. It comes with everything, including an unusual take on the classic Cumberland "sausage" in the form of a chunky patty. The place itself affords inside and outside seating, is clean and uncluttered, and the staff are refreshingly polite and cannot do enough for you. They even offer cushions and blankets in case it's a little chilly outdoors. Simply the best place for breakfast in Ambleside, if not the whole Lake District!

  • Superb87 Reviews4.8
Kysty 3/4 Cheapside, Ambleside
Fine Dining • $$$


3/4 Cheapside, Ambleside

A wonderful evening with top class food and excellent service. The staff were so helpful with food and wine choices for both one vegetarian and one meat eater. We would definitely recommend booking well in advance to anyone visiting Ambleside. Can’t wait to try the sister restaurant ‘The Stamp House’. Children on the next table, happy and content. Good atmosphere and chatty between tables. Good friendly ambience. Would recommend to all family and friends. Well deserving of our five stars.

  • Superb61 Reviews4.9
Bar eS Ambleside 2 St Mary's Ln, Ambleside
Bar eS Ambleside
Bar • $$$

Bar eS Ambleside

2 St Mary's Ln, Ambleside

The four of us shared ten different dishes (and a couple of bottles of wine). Wide variety of tapas dishes to choose from so something for everyone.Service was very good and the staff were very friendly, polite, professional and helpfulWould recommend booking in advance (as this is a popular place) to avoid disappointment

  • Superb55 Reviews4.8
Doi Intanon, Thai Restaurant Market Pl, Ambleside
Doi Intanon, Thai Restaurant
Thai • $$$

Doi Intanon, Thai Restaurant

Market Pl, Ambleside

Eaten here twice now. Food is amazing and they always have some local Beers to accompany your meal. Will definitely be back again next time I am visiting Ambleside! Had chicken jungle curry - if you are into spicy Thai food I definitely recommend

  • Takeaway
  • Superb143 Reviews4.6
Bumbles' Rest Café 2 Bridge Street, Ambleside
Bumbles' Rest Café
Cafe • $$

Bumbles' Rest Café

2 Bridge Street, Ambleside

This cafe was so sweet! The people working there were really lovely, friendly and attentive & the food was fantastic!Some of the best chutney I’ve ever had, plus a vegan white hot chocolate with vegan cream and marshmallows! Best drink ever.We got some cakes to go and they too, were delicious.

  • Superb33 Reviews5
Misto 9 Compston Rd, Ambleside


9 Compston Rd, Ambleside

Lovely little place. We didn't have a booking but there was a table available. There were 2 ladies working on the floor both very friendly. Service was quick and efficient. Food was great! Definitely recommend a visit!

  • Superb50 Reviews4.8

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