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Sheila's Cottage Restaurant

The Slack, Ambleside LA22 9DQ, England
+44 (0)1539 433079
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Ranked #29 of 94 Restaurants in Ambleside
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $46
Cuisines: English
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Sheila’s Cottage is a quaint cottage style licensed restaurant tucked away down a quiet lane, in the heart of Ambleside. Behind the traditional Lakeland slate exterior you will find our cosy interior with an eclectic mix of original old features, complimented by modern lighting and air conditioning.At Sheila’s Cottage we serve both lunch and evening meals and pride ourselves on a great selection of home cooked food which has, where possible, been sourced locally. Our food is accompanied by a wide choice of loose leaf teas, freshly ground coffees or by a carefully chosen selection of wines, spirits and beers.
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English first
Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very pleasant staff. We were shown to a table straight away and were given menus. It certainly isn't cheap but the quality was good. My husband had the steak which was cooked perfectly , I had the Sea Bass which was beautiful. Both were served with a bowl of fresh vegetables and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I have to agree with some of the comments about this restaurant. Although the food was OK, there was just something about the atmosphere which made our evening a bit flat. Staff were on the whole pretty good, but some of them gave us the impression they would rather have been somewhere else. There was no atmosphere and the decor... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We returned to this place after 10 years with the memory of a delightful cosy restaurant that served good food. We must have either got to the wrong place or the food quality has aged and deteriorated with time. Unpleasant and unfriendly atmosphere and staff that didn't seem to care whether we were paying customer or robbers. Food was terrible... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The food is delicious, well-portioned, and service completely fine. A cozy place but the Tex-mex decor is a little odd. Food makes up for this though.

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Teesside
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Called in on an evening as wanted something a little nicer than the usual burger Had been on previous trips to Ambleside so knew the food was good. We were told there may be a wait for food but the place wasn't overly busy. We didn't actually wait long but as there was just the two of us & didn't... More

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Accrington, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Havent got room to go into what we all had as we all had different starters, mains and puds. All arrived in a timely manner, were well presented and good value. Starters in the region of £6-£7 mains (half portions available) but between £10-£15 (Steak slightly more) and puds around £6. Drinks were reasonably priced and the service was excellent.... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Food was very average with predictable menu. Service seemed a bit disinterested . The restaurant was not busy yet they were turning people away. The ambience of the restaurant itself was poor.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Can't fault the food, we really enjoyed it. Portions were decent size, ingredients were fresh, vegetables were well cooked, and so was the meat. Great flavours. The place has a certain charm to it, although could do with a spring clean. They tend to get busy so booking recommended. What the restaurant is lacking is a good service. Disinterested staff,... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My partner went to the toilet and we then left without ordering due to the general state of the cleanliness of the cafe. The 5 stars hygiene rating may have applied to the kitchen, however I've generally found that cleanliness standards rarely stop at the kitchen door....

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Just visited Sheilas today with my little family and was extremely impressed with all I saw. We needed somewhere for our son to eat and unfortunately only had a pouch for his dinner. Those of you with little ones will know how hard it can be at times to get your baby food heated up but no issues at all... More

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