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7 lake road,, Ambleside LA22 0AD, England
015394 31388
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whilst staying in Ambleside this week, we had an excellent "banquet" at China Cottage. The food was tasty, well presented by attentive staff, and was really good value for money. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone fancying a Chinese meal whilst in the Ambleside area.

Thank Mrs Jackie C
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101 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited recently on one of our trips to the lakes. We have been here before last year and we were net disappointed as the food, service and surroundings were really good. The prices are fair for good Chinese food and we shall return again next trip to Ambleside.

Thank Christine C
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a takeaway from here while on holiday, really good quality food and friendly attentive staff. Went back for another takeaway later in the week as we enjoyed the first so much.

Thank Iain W
Oakham, United Kingdom
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119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Went in here as we didn't fancy any of the alternatives in Ambleside. It turned out to be a great choice. Good service, lovely food and they even had a couple of local ales in bottles.

Thank Sandaw54
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Went to the China cottage for a takeaway and ended up sitting in for our meal. Got to say though, we were both very impressed with the quality of the food. Very prompt service, and waitress was very polite. We will be calling again, when we return to Ambleside.

2 Thank Animal43
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Tried this place as we couldn't make our mind up about what we wanted for tea. Just one couple where eating which should have set alarm bells ringing. But the food was really really good. We tried the set menu for two for £19 per person. Delicious and fresh and plenty of it. The only reason it doesn't get 5... More 

Thank Paul W
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Really enjoyed our meal at the China Cottage so returned a second time during our week in the Lake District. 2nd Meal was also so good and tasty. This restaurant does a great value special dinner from 5pm to 6.30 well recommended.

Thank 2609jal
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited this place after our lake cruise. My wife who is from china, love the dishes here so much! I have to say the owner is really serious in the service and standard of the food.

Thank Joe L
Ambleside, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

We have used China Cottage many times, both as a restaurant and a take-away. This time it was a take-away meal - and sadly it was not their usual standard. Prawn crackers tasted stale, some of the wonton filling was quite dry, and the main course salt & pepper ribs were disappointing. The main course chicken dish was tasteless. When... More 

Thank ambroseUk
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

What a fabulous wee restaurant with great service and in my opinion, excellent food. The downstairs seating area is tight and compact. This adds to the atmosphere but upstairs is so cool! Food is delicious, service brilliant and again this place is value for money. 400 yards from the Queens Hotel 😆

1 Thank Scotties57

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 lake road,, Ambleside LA22 0AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: 015394 31388
Licenced chinese restaurant and take away open from 5 to 11 p.m 7 dayr a week. Happy hour 5 till 6.30 exept saterdays.We offer a wide range of authentic freshly prepared chinese dishes including a large vegetarien selection,dim sum and gluten free menus. All served with a smile in a cosy family freindly atmosphere. coach parties welcome.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?