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7 Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0AD, England
015394 31388
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Sedgefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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?

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Bodmin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Oxford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Thank AnnualOxford
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a family visit on Sunday evening. We reserved a table and I would advise everyone to do so. The restaurant is not big but it is well worth a visit because the food is excellent. We all had different starters and I had Shredded Duckling and Vegetable Soup which was very tasty and Hot (not spicy). my main... More 

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Thank gangan67
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

Ate here on a sunday after reading a few reviews and deciding that it seemed to be either a 'love it' or 'hate it' type of place... I must admit that i am right down the middle. The food was decent but not fantastic, my special curry was excellent but my wife's chowmein was very bland ( even though i... More 

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Thank Barry S
altrincham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

We visited China cottage on a Friday night at 7.30. We called ahead to book a table and I'm glad we did as it was very busy. It did seem to get quieter around 8.30. This is only a small place but we were greeted in a friendly manner and seated straight away. The food was fantastic, we had crispy... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

There were 29 of the family gathered for a meal in the China Cottage. It was brilliant. The food was cooked to perfection and just kept coming! We hadcombination starter including, spring rolls, deep fried won ton, prawntoast and sea weed.. Crispy arromatic duck with salad and pancakes. roast pork with cashew nuts, deep fried shredded beef in sweet and... More 

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Thank angie h
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Small Chinese restaurant where we were greeted and seated quickly and pleasantly. Drinks and food prices not over inflated like so many places in these tourist locations. Food was exactly as described, not jazzed up with fancy stuff you don't eat, but portion sizes that filled you up. Would be happy to recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
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
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?