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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: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 239
    Excellent
  • 229
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 36
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food and atmosphere

We have eaten here before so knew the food would be great, booked ahead to make sure we got a table. The food was excellent and so was the service with one exception, tables for two. We were shown to a small table poked away in a corner next to a table of six. We told the waitress we thought... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Janet S
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
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English first
Orpington, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Absolutely delicious cake and large portions, but the staff were disinterested. We were also charged for a large cafetière instead of one cafetière and one coffee. Go for the cake!

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We have eaten here before so knew the food would be great, booked ahead to make sure we got a table. The food was excellent and so was the service with one exception, tables for two. We were shown to a small table poked away in a corner next to a table of six. We told the waitress we thought... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We visited this restaurant during a recent holiday with our family. We had pre booked which was helpful as many restaurants in Ambleside don't take bookings. We found the atmosphere very friendly and the waiting team were excellent. The menu had a good choice of dishes and the food was excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant. We will visit... More 

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Lewes, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Good service. Interesting food, nicely cooked. Very good atmosphere, despite the fact that there were a couple of big young parties in, the restaurant still managed to feel homely and warm. The personal touch was definitely there. We ate out at a couple of other restaurants in Ambleside, but this was definitely the best food. Well worth a visit. Book!

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West Kirby, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We called in for afternoon tea and were transported into the 1930s. Everything was reminiscent of the inter war period: the charming oak furniture, pleasant table service, leaf tea and superb buttered scones. It was so relaxing & enjoyable that we repeated our visit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Excellent piece of heaven in a great location just away from the buzz of Ambleside. Fantastic food, well cooked, well presented, good service and fantastic decor and surroundings. I had the Chicken Cesar salad which was unbelievable ly tasty. Oh the chilli jam is amazing.

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We have visit this place a couple of times when staying at Ambleside. They have great food and very nice staff. We would recommend the place to anybody visiting the area looking for good quality food.

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Midlands
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A gem of a restaurant. No need to book if just the two of you. Early bird menu very good and priced well. Great staff. Lovely seating areas. Great full menu. Nobody rushing you.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Waited 15 minutes to be served and it was not busy, 4 tables were occupied! The cake was delicious but the coffee was awful. It tasted like a cheap instant coffee. Shame! Need to sort out coffee and staff!

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Merseyside, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

we had heard good things about this restaurant but was not impressed with the service or the food, i ordered a rib eye steak and got what appeared to be rump i think, my partner ordered haddock and was told it came with rice which we asked if the rice could be swapped for chips, the waiter upon his return... 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: 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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