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China Cottage

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7 Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0AD, England
+44 15394 31388
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Cala'n Forcat, Spain
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

nice food pleasant staff we stayed close by and had a takeway treat one night we all enjoyed the food tiny cosy little place

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Thank Stacy T
Hythe, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food and good service. Overall very pleased. Staff were friendly too and the service was quick. Will definitely come again when up in Ambleside.

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Thank FoodLoverHythe
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here a few years ago to have a sit down meal in the China cottage & it was very slow, the takeaways were getting better service than we had. So we decided to have a takeaway this time, the food was very bland no taste and I am sorry but I think we must of went in at... More 

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Thank 179magpie11
Frigiliana, Spain
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just bought a take away, dreadful. Duck in plum sauce, more bean sprouts than duck, poor quality duck, very chewy and so little plum sauce you can't taste it. As for the fried rice, looks and tastes like plain rice. Chicken foo yung more like scrambled egg loads of bean sprouts and not a lot of chicken. We were recommended... More 

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Thank adeford2015
Preston, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

We were a bit sceptical beforehand given some of the reviews but we shouldn't have worried. As regular visitors to Ambleside we thought we would try this restaurant for the first time. The food was excellent but we didn't feel completely full afterwards which meant we could have some drinks. The service was friendly and polite. On arrival there were... More 

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Thank Derek C
Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

Great food we had 3 meals from here my wife says it was the best take away she has had in years phoned in the order and was ready on time. It must be good as Chinese family were eating in the restaurant. Roger and Chris Carmarthen

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Thank rogerjstickler
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

Ordered a takeaway. The special curry was awful, it wasn't curry, it was gravy and like bath water. The ribs were very poor in very small bite sizes and just bone . Disgusting to be honest. Not impressed !!

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chester
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

I tried emailing to post my complaint directly, but it came back as undeliverable. Not unlike my meal which was wholly inedible. I'm sorry to say that the meal we just ate was poor, in particular, the ribs. The sauce they were in was nice enough, but there was a distinct lack of any edible meat. I'm not a fan... More 

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Thank mooseandchips
Douglas, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Very nice meal enjoyed by 4 of us.strange small pots to eat your meal from but quality of food very good and very reasonably price.definately worth a try.

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Thank 800TonyD
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Lovely food of good quality and plentiful. The decor however needs a little TLC and it seems the waitress was baby sitting her kids that evening who sat on the next table to us doing their homework!! Having said all that we went there to eat and the food was great so no real complaints.

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Thank Richard C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
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: +44 15394 31388
Description
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?