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Sheila's Cottage Restaurant

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The Slack, Ambleside LA22 9DQ, England
+44 (0)1539 433079
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 59
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  • 34
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious!

Lovely time had by all. Friendly service - food great. Sea bass went down a treat, and salmon. Didn't book so were lucky.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Familyfour402
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Rugby, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Was able to get a table on Saturday evening in peak summer at short notice (which didn't bode well as the first few places we tried were all booked out) and myself and partner enjoyed a really great, actually quite sophisticated meal. Was surprised and delighted. Food quality and preparation was excellent; partner had a really superb steak that was... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

To escape rain scone and tea seemed a good idea. Whipped cream not clotted but was ok. Service let them down. One of the waitresses standing at counter eating in between serving at tables not acceptable.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Lovely time had by all. Friendly service - food great. Sea bass went down a treat, and salmon. Didn't book so were lucky.

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York, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Stumbled across this place and what a good job we did. We weren't sure what we were expecting with the name, thought it'd be more quaint, but the food was excellent. We got seated and served very quickly and staff were efficient and gave recommendations. Everyone's food was amazing, very tasty, yet also reasonably priced.

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We were taken in by the quaint decorations, we thought it might be a place with some character. As far as we could tell, everything in the Cream Tea came out of catering packs: supermarket scones (warmed up in a microwave), dry fruit cake, bland cheese. The kicker was the cream which was the aerated cream from a pressure can... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Called in for tea. The loose-leafed tea was pleasant, though somewhat weak. The cakes and teacakes were disappointing, I think they had been around a while because they were all rather dry.

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Scotland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Lovely little restaurant, service was great and food was to die for. Both had the early special menu, very reasonable l. I'd definitely recommend, best meal I've had in a long time!

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I was really surprised when we walked in It looked so small from looking through the small window at the entrance. We were seated upstairs, I wouldn't say that the service was bad but the waiting staff struggled with English. To food was tasty but nothing special however, the rice pudding with raspberries was lovely.

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Hull, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We enjoyed the meal although I cant remember what I had so it cant have been really wow. Still service was very good, the ambiance was pleasant and i would recommend it.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The early menu had a wide selection of dishes and just as good as the ala carte menu items. A good place to dine with a cosy ambience.

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Additional Information about Sheila's Cottage Restaurant

Address: The Slack, Ambleside LA22 9DQ, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1539 433079
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 46
Cuisine: British

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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: British

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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