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China Cottage

7 lake road,, Ambleside LA22 0AD, England
015394 31388
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Ranked #59 of 91 Restaurants in Ambleside
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Licenced chinese restaurant and take away open from 5 to 11 p.m 7 dayr a week. Happy hour 5 till 6.30 exept saterdays.We offer a wide range of authentic freshly prepared chinese dishes including a large vegetarien selection,dim sum and gluten free menus. All served with a smile in a cosy family freindly atmosphere. coach parties welcome.
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

we've been coming here once a year for many years. Service. Was quick and friendly, food was served hot and tasted good. Prices are sensible. It's a small restaurant with a traditional English Chinese food menu. Will visit next year when we come back to Ambleside despite the slightly intrusive kitchen fan!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Went to this restaurant as it was very near to the hotel we were staying in - wish we hadn't! The food is just awful... The chicken really isn't nice at all, very rubbery and watery. We ordered Satay Chicken, it definitely wasn't a Satay Sauce, we really didn't know what is was, but it wasn't good. The special fried... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We had a very good meal, we both had soup.mine was crab and sweetcorn and my husband had the hot and sour one, both where excellent, but the hot one was very HOT. free crackers helped !!!. Next we had King Prawn with tomatoes, Prawn fried rice, amd sweet and sour sauce. It was excellent. I even managed to use... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I went with my boyfriend as this restaurant was just down the road from where we were staying. We read another review about there being a noisy kitchen fan and the food not being all that good, but decided to try anyway. We had the same experience though unfortunately. We ordered special fried rice, which was very watery and contained... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A really nice Chinese restaurant close to the town. Extensive menu with excellent service. Had a lovely meal here with a bottle of wine and it was very good value for money

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Having read other reviews we decided this would be the best Chinese in Ambleside. We were seated right next to the kitchen even though the restaurant wasn't busy - all we could hear were pots being clanged and a very loud extractor fan. I had chow mein, it was bland and very watery. Overall we were very disappointed. Wouldn't recommend... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Food was gorgeous and really reasonably priced! Just took it back to our hotel and had a glass of wine after a long day!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

If you are satisfied with a distinctly average Chinese then this place is right up your street. It is the definition of average Chinese food. The staff are very pleasant and the service is good. The menu is also remarkably well priced, however, the food is quite simply disappointing. The "crispy shredded chilli beef" consisted of a woeful sweet and... More 

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York, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We have never been tempted to try this restaurant before as it is just outside of the main hub of Ambleside. Their menu is extensive both for food and drink and we had a mixed selection of starters, main courses and drinks. They are happy to tweak dishes to suit your taste. We found the staff very polite and helpful... More 

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West Midlands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Staying 2 miles outside ambleside, phoned an order through was advised if we spent £35, we could have free delivery. Spent £36, however driver advised there was a £4 delivery charge!! Chips (ordered for kids) were black never seen chips as burnt as these. Prawn sweet and sour was soggy batter with viniger flavoured sauce, was appalling

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Address: 7 lake road,, Ambleside LA22 0AD, England
Phone Number: 015394 31388
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
Cuisine: Chinese

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