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7 lake road,, Ambleside LA22 0AD, England
015394 31388
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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...
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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Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Dependable Chinese in Ambleside

Nothing pretentious - good Chinese food, reasonably priced. It seems to do extremely well for takeaways, but we have found the welcome and the service very good on our visits - and it's always been open, unlike the Jade Garden.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
robinhenshaw
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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102 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cumbernauld, Scotland, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We booked a table here after seeing great reviews on Trip Advisor. We weren't disappointed. Great meal at a reasonable price with nice friendly service. You know a restaurant is good if the local Chinese population eat there. Upstairs a large table of locals were enjoying the same food as us. Good enough for them, good enough for us. You... More 

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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134 reviews 134 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Nothing pretentious - good Chinese food, reasonably priced. It seems to do extremely well for takeaways, but we have found the welcome and the service very good on our visits - and it's always been open, unlike the Jade Garden.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Straightforward and traditional Chinese restaurant. Very freshly cooked dishes - wide choice too. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. NO doubt this is a local favourite which has been here for years but is none the worse for that. If I lived here I'd be a regular.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Had a lovely meal here - it was quite busy but we were early and got fitted in - food was lovely and staff very friendly and helpful - would return next time we are here.

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Windermere, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The food is good and service also. However my one complaint and it's been this way for as long as we have used it. If you get a take away. Unless you get a fried rice dish main course, any forms of rice you order will need reheating when you get home. For some reason the take away rice is... More 

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Reigate
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70 reviews 70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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34 reviews 34 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
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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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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

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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