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Bar & Grill at Waterhead

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Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0ER, England
+44 15394 32566
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The menu caters for all tastes and had a variety of local dishes that add to the experience of visiting Cumbria.

Thank Ken K
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visited this restaurant for a spot of late lunch. The setting is lovely and the staff are OK. The bathroom was very clean. Top marks for that. You have to order at the bar (that's fine although on appearances it appears the sort of place that would offer table service. This is where it got a bit strange.... We... More 

Thank DinnerGal22
Belfast, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting Ambleside for the past 8 years, my wife and I, from Northern Ireland, are regular customers for meals in the Waterhead Hotel. Service is good, the food is great, and the Restaurant/Bar area is most pleasant and inviting. I can strongly recommend it.

Thank HappytravellerBT436N
Leeds, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent pizza from the pizza oven outside in the gardens. Having walked from ambleside we sat down to enjoy pizza from the pizza oven all fresco and we were not disappointed. The BBQ beef pizza was amazing. Staff were friendly and the atmosphere was really nice

Thank loobylaura
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely pizza cooked to order in front of our eyes. All fresh ingredients. Local ale was brilliant. A great location with great food and great service.

Thank AndyELancashire
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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230 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice up market bar and grill, with wonderful views of Windermere, being set just across the road from the waters edge. Friendly staff, and wonderfully socked bar- Ive never seen such a selection of gins. Well worth a visit

Thank Meg107
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in here to get a coffee and see if we could book an evening meal in the restaurant. Waited patiently while the bar man made coffees for people sat down, he completely ignored us for 10 minutes, not even acknowledging us standing there. When he finally looked at us, we asked if we could book a table for that... More 

Thank Vikki T
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service and food here is excellent and the bar and restaurant are nicely furnished with comfortable seating and window tables overlooking the lake.

Thank Roger C
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've eaten here several times on our visits to the Lakes and it's excellent. There is a good choice of food on the menu, which although not cheap, is very good quality. Some of the tables in the restaurant have lovely views out over the lake, and if you fancy a lighter bite the bar food is also very good.... More 

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North Yorkshire
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here Saturday 6th August for lunch. The pizza and garlic bread pizza with cheese were the best we have ever had. The sausage and mash was a bit over cooked, but the pizzas made up for it. Perfect location looking out towards the lake and great for dogs

Thank RuthNorthYorkshire

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$28 - $40
British, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0ER, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 32566
  • This restaurant is at Waterhead Hotel

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?