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Sheila's Cottage Restaurant

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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 214
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  • 56
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  • 31
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  • 22
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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
Great Little Find

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Paul H
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We ended up in Shiela's cottage after going out at 8.30 on a Saturday & our usual haunts were full. I must say we were not disappointed. The food was excellent & the staff lovely and friendly. I had pigeon breast to start, followed by bangers & mash. Both really tasty dishes and was too full for dessert. Would highly... More 

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Nahariya, Israel
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84 reviews 84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We found Sheila's in real-time on the internet searching for a restaurant while driving through Ambleside in the mid-afternoon. Hearty soup, excellent haddock fillet, and a warm fireplace.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We all enjoyed our meals, they were tasty and the staff were great. However, I had a few tummy problems in the night and I found out that 7 of our group of 9 had the same problem. Nothing serious, just inconvenient. The food was good though.

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Cambridge
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Whilst in the Lake District for a week we were hunting down a pub or restaurant with either steak pie or steak and kidney pudding. We had found a couple of places that had what they called a steak and ale pie, but they weren't - they were a casserole with a puff pastry lid - NOT a pie (pet... More 

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Went for a meal in this restaurant with a group of nine. Staff upon arrival where a little cold, however after a while they did come out of their shell a bit more. The food was nice, nothing spectacular. Simple dishes, that arrived together and on time. The interior was in good order. Toilets where clean and tidy.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Went for the earlybird menu. Excellent value, tasty meal. Service well paced, staff pleasent. Been before, will go again.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Visited for my 50th birthday meal and was not disappointed. Food was excellent and really tasty. Good sized portions and copious amounts of vegetables served with the main course. Had 2 course early bird menu which is served to 18:45hrs and at £15.95 each it is great value. Would highly recommend a visit.

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staffordshire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Called in for a coffee and cake after a busy day around Ambleside. Lovely and modern inside, the coffee was deliciously good ( I was surprised at how many coffee shops/tea rooms that there are in the Lakes which serve bad coffee!) cake was average. All in all it was a good place to spend an hour and rest our... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My wife and I came to Sheilas Cottage Restarant for an early evening meal, that was really tasty, I had the cumberland sausage and mash, that was amazing, and my wife had a risotto that so impressed her that she asked for the Chefs secret..very impressive...It can be a little on the expensive side if there are a few in... 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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