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China Cottage

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7 Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0AD, England
015394 31388
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Can't praise this Chinese highly enough - we eat here every time we come to Ambleside and usually more than once during the week. Lovely friendly owners - and the food is excellent. Go and I promise you won't be disappointed!

Thank Viv P
Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely little place just a short walk from the centre of Ambleside. Beautiful food and service with a smile. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting the Village and wanting something a little different to Pub Grub. The only downfall of the resturant would be the walk in Customers awaiting their Takeaway Orders. If there were to be a little section... More 

Thank lucywood2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Polite staff, good portions and excellent flavours based on a take out for six. The Jade Banquet option is recommended.

Thank Colin S
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going here for a long time. the standard takeaway wait Is normally about 20 mins. Today ( 03/10/16) I had to wait 1 hour for two meals. After a 20 min drive back home I opened my meal to find that it was not up to usual standard. The chicken curry was like a soup you could... More 

Thank James B
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went as a group of 7 on Saturday 1st October. Am sad to say that I cannot give any positive feed back at all. Food was poor, service was poor, drinks were poor, and bill was expensive for the meal. We won't be returning.

Thank Mike D
Sedgefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Visited last night for supper. Extensive menu offering various dishes. We had the crispy duck and pancakes ( half duck ) which would have been enough for three people. I had the beef in black bean sauce which was as good as I have had elsewhere. The food was tasty with good size portions and we would not hesitate to... More 

Thank NorthExplorers
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Not the best takeaway we have had....low down on the list from a taste perspective. However, the quality of the food was much higher; very fresh. Trade off from a buyer standpoint?

Thank Mike C
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

We ate here on Thursday evening and was very suprised at the quality of food it was delicious not stodgy or over sauced like some chinese food .A very good menu and service was excellent too.The restaurant is very tiny and there wasnt any parking.carpark about 6/700yds down the road pay n display. But could not fault the food was... More 

Thank Geoff_J538
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

We visited China cottage on a Sunday evening we had called ahead to book a table and I'm glad we did as it was very busy. This is only a small place but we were greeted in a friendly manner and seated straight away. We were a party of six and all had different starters and mains, the food arrived... More 

Thank crispy190
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Small friendly restaurant serving some excellent Chinese food. Portion sizes large. I would eat there again

Thank AnnualOxford

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, 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
Licensed Chinese restaurant and take away open from 5 to 11 p.m 7 days a week. Happy hour 5 till 6.30 except Saturdays. We offer a wide range of authentic freshly prepared Chinese dishes including a large vegetarian selection, dim sum and gluten free menus. All served with a smile in a cosy family friendly atmosphere. Coach parties welcome.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?