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Sheila's Cottage Restaurant

The Slack, Ambleside LA22 9DQ, England
+44 (0)1539 433079
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Ranked #30 of 93 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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Found this place by accident and I am pleased. the staff came over straight away to seat us and take our orders when we were ready. i found the food delicious i had a creamy mushroom and bacon baked pot with the best side salad garnish I've seen in a while. well priced and lovely decor

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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202 reviews 202 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Found this little place when wondering round Ambleside looking for lunch. There is a reasonable choice on the menu along with delicious home made cakes and scones. Fair choice of drinks including their spiced berry drink(mulled wine without the alcohol) which was very tasty on a cold wet day. The home made Bakewell tart was so full of Almond taste,... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Visited briefly for afternoon tea after a trek up and down Loughrigg Fell. I'd been before, a few years ago, and really enjoyed the Borrowdale Tea Bread with Lancashire cheese. I want disappointed this time and the coffee and walnut cake was also very nice and a substantial portion. Not cheap, I suppose, but no more expensive than the chain... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Good food. Staff were not courteous. The lady at the front desk ddnt even look up as i paid for my food. Nice quaint place..

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

After stumbling accross Sheila's Cottage we had high hopes from looking at the exterior. However we found only one member of staff offered service with a smile. The other members of staff seemed very uninterested, like it was too much of an effort to take our orders. Food was average and overpriced for tea and cakes. Such a shame as... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Recommended by a local lady in the leather shop, and much appreciated! Probably the Best Sandwich I have ever had, salmon was excellent, and the ham and egg, you get a mass of salad, my wife and I shared. staff very friendly and attentive, great value lunch, highly recommend, one thing I would like to see would be a sharper... More

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Just over a week ago we were in Ambleside and our friends had booked a table there the main course was rump of lamb, what a super meal it was.My wife had fish and with being on gluton free diet she loved it. The service was superb and the staff very friendly. I would recommend a visit by any one

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Our third visit to Sheila,s and again very good, busy event a Monday in September, good service, and a lovely meal.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We stopped in Ambleside after a walk in the fells, finding Shelia's Cottage...we were kind of shown to our table by a young girl (who I think may have wanted to be somewhere else). We sat upstairs which was quaint. we ordered a teacake and tea. Tea was good as it was leaf. The young girl gradually got a little... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Now that's what I like: just chancing on a town, and appreciating the sound of the menu you read on the first window you look in. This didn't disappoint. Our guests chose liver and bacon (why do that when you can make it at home, I thought?) But this was a little different; I would never have thought of adding... More

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