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“Always a good meal” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dodds Restaurant

Dodds Restaurant
Rydal Road, Ambleside LA22 9AN, England
015394 321 34
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Ranked #5 of 106 Restaurants in Ambleside
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Healthy
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night
Milton Keynes
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Always a good meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

When we are in the Lake District we make a bee-line for Dodds restaurant. Located in the lovely town of Ambleside this busy and pleasant establishment always serves up a good meal. We visited three times enjoying confit of belly pork, pizza and rib-eye steak, all of which were great. A special mention of the confit of belly pork, which we had not had before, it would grace a Michelin star menu. The staff and proprietor, Tommy, are welcoming and efficient. The wine list is good and contains great southern Italian tipples from Puglia and Sicily. We would highly recommend this gem of a restaurant.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dorset
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere and good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

A beautifully presented and friendly restaurant serving fresh and appealing dishes. Other 'Italian' restaurants here would do well to learn by Dodd's example...!!! The pizzas here were lovely, doughy and risen with ample toppings freshly done. Although busy we were made very welcome, the waiter also gave me a couple of wines to taste to see which one was right; the breads were beautiful. The service was prompt and we were asked a couple of times if everything was OK, without the servers being in any way intrusive. All in all, a delightful experience. Reasonably priced.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Suffolk England
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“Bank holiday Sunday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Excellent service and very friendly staff. A delight. Good food at a decent price. We'd been let down by another restaurant in Ambleside (Priest Hole - who denied we'd made a booking) and Dodds was suggested by another restaurant in town (who were full with bookings) and we were well looked after. What the P Hole lost out on will be Dodds advantage!
Good atmosphere and a very good evening. Well done.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Very Tasty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Enjoyed a lovely meal with friends at Dodd's. Food was delicious (especially liked the Garlic bread) and service very efficient.

Visited April 2013
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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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“Good food, good service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

We went to Dodds after spending the day in Ambleside. We had seen people eating lunch therev earlier in the day and the pizza looked lovely.
The service was fast and friendly, we were given a window seat.
The starter of the Antipasti for 2 was delicious with warm ciabatta bread and a lovely selection of Italian meats, cheese and other nibbles.
We both had pizza for main, both were excellent, the meatballs on my Di Carne were a particular delight.
We felt we got excellent food at a good price.

Visited May 2013
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