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7 lake road,, Ambleside LA22 0AD, England
015394 31388
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
Description: Licenced chinese restaurant and take away open from 5 to 11 p.m 7 dayr a...
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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  • 10
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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As with most places it's a question of taste. Not everyone likes the same and Chinese restaurants are up near the top along with Indian and good old fish and chips! To me the China Cottage is absolutely fine with tasty, good sized portions which were unbelievably hot, reasonable prices, efficient... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
LonelyBlade
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been before. When we arrived. We were the only people in there because we were early. Then all the tables became full the restaurant was nice. There was a lot of take outs being picked up so can't all be wrong. Would visit again .

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Thank cassdj971
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

As with most places it's a question of taste. Not everyone likes the same and Chinese restaurants are up near the top along with Indian and good old fish and chips! To me the China Cottage is absolutely fine with tasty, good sized portions which were unbelievably hot, reasonable prices, efficient staff and a friendly atmosphere. I know you can't... More 

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Thank LonelyBlade
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We arrived in Ambleside for a week's stay and decided to have a Chinese takeaway. We did a search and this takeaway was only a few hundred meters from our apartment so thought we would give it a go. We ordered the house curry with fried rice and a chicken and prawn chowmein, both were disgusting - watery, no flavour... More 

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Thank Slinky459
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

What a gorgeous little Chinese gem of a restaurant!! Everything was spot on...... No sooner had we ordered it was being brought out both fresh & piping hot. The dishes were amazing especially the salt and pepper ribs.......WOW!! And all served with a smile from the very lovely waiter :) Looks a little 'tired' from the outside but don't let... More 

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Thank Linzi H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Must try ...nice ambiance ..nice food...Nice staff....We tried couple of dishes all were well cooked and served with a smile

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Thank Rohit B
Chester-le-Street
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

I very rarely comment on here but felt compelled after experiencing a takeaway for four last night. I had a very poor Vermicelli Singapore with very small shrimp and little else. Lacking in any flavour it was the worst I have ever had. I initially had salt and pepper ribs. Now by definition ribs are fairly lengthy bones. Indeed my... More 

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Thank Shmockey
Crowborough, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

I've been staying at Ambleside for 12 years and up until now I have never tried China Cottage, as it's an unassuming little building, next to the petrol station on the edge of the village as you head out towards Windermere. Don't be fooled by the early 1990s orange and blue decor combination, this place is something special! Service was... More 

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Thank Dave W
Ash. Surrey
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We had a three course meal with wine. Have been to this restaurant numerous times over the last 20 years but this was the best. A class above!

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Thank hulmerd
Stockton-on-Tees
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Stayed just round the corner from this restaurant and had 2 takeaways. All food was well cooked and tasty. Also good value.

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Thank AllanC1960
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

I've been visiting Ambleside for 20 odd years and on each and every occasion have eaten in this restaurant or bought a takeaway from it. I last visited in July and have to say it's not what it used to be. Under a previous owner it was thriving, but these days it's pretty average (but the guy who currently runs... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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