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Sheila's Cottage Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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English
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The Slack, Ambleside LA22 9DQ, England
+44 (0)1539 433079
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 220
    Excellent
  • 206
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Hospitality training has to be refreshed.

A smile goes a long way. The first waiter never smiled, the second one gave a beaming smile and welcomed. Thankfully second guy attended us ;) our toddler son was at his verbose best and so he must have ticked some fellow dinners but the waiter was very kind to attend to us, every modern restaurant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Sn1p3r
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Gurgaon, India
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Gurgaon, India
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

A smile goes a long way. The first waiter never smiled, the second one gave a beaming smile and welcomed. Thankfully second guy attended us ;) our toddler son was at his verbose best and so he must have ticked some fellow dinners but the waiter was very kind to attend to us, every modern restaurant keep kiddie engagement mats... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

My husband & I visited Sheila's on Sunday evening on the bank holiday weekend. We hadn't booked but were told we could take seat & have a drink but it may be 15 mins before they came to take our order. Once we were seated & had ordered our drinks a member of staff came over & explained that they... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Visit this cafe...the best in Ambleside in our opinion...try the cream tea, great value and tasty as!.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We were in Ambleside this week looking for a place to eat and just off the Main Street we stumbled across Sheila's cottage. From the outside it looked like a small tea room but as we entered, it was obviously a very well cared for restaurant. The decor was really modern and well presented. We were made to feel really... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

A pleasant meal without being too fussy . good service and no rush . decent wine and Barry seemed to know what he was talking about .

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Bucks.
Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Popped in here for a light lunch with my husband. We shared a very lovely panzanella salad which was brimming with tasty bits of feta, peppers, anchovies etc. Great decor and lovely atmosphere.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I'm Always grumpy on my birthday but this place cheered me up. The food was well cooked, well presented and the staff were super friendly and attentive. I would definitely recommend

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We found this place by accident after Fellini's managed to mess up a simple table booking made weeks in advance. But we were glad we came here. The staff were all really friendly and the place is cosy and rustic. Food was all excellent, we had some lovely fish dishes and were very happy with the place. My only critisism... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Lovely surroundings, cosy and plenty of space between diners. The food was great and the staff were very efficient. Well worth a visit.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Visiting Ambleside for the weekend. Looking for some where to eat and decided to give Sheila's Cottage a try. We were not disappoint, a very warm welcome, yes they could seat is but there would be a small wait before your order will be taken ( good clear communications) . The restaurant is contemrpry in decoration and the environment relaxed.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Slack, Ambleside LA22 9DQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1539 433079

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 46
  • Cuisine: English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?