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Sheila's Cottage Restaurant

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The Slack, Ambleside LA22 9DQ, England
+44 (0)1539 433079
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I had a wonderful meal here just last week: he ordered the salmon dinner, which was delicious. The salmon itself was fresh, and the preparation was "just right," which is difficult to do with fish. The vegs. on the side were good, as well. I had a potato and leek soup with some bread (along with a... More 

Thank Burgesskpc
Santiago, Chile
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good food, prices OK. Service so and so, a bit rushed, a bit too busy to give enough personal attention.

Thank Marcela B
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great to come for a nice glass of wine and some home cooked British food. Had the homemade soup for starter and lamb for main, good service and lovely food. Worth a visit.

Thank Adventureseeker8888
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here in Ambleside in a cottage and Sheila's was literally 5mins away. Definitely recommend booking a table. Table of 4 got olives to start as a nibble then lamb rump with roast potatoes & veg.. Amazing Greek filo tart with walnut salad this was fantastic haddock & chips was beautiful very light good portion and chicken Kiev said was... More 

Thank Sarah G
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I like there food and verity of menu which serve different kind of Indian food. The restaurant is in second floor of the building . The bad thing is the portion of food is very small.

Thank dhanhani
Windsor, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We'd travelled up to Ambleside for a funeral at lunchtime and by the evening we just wanted something light to eat and somewhere nice to eat it. It was getting late and Ambleside was rammed and we nearly walked past this one thinking it was just a tea-room, till we saw the wine bottles in the window. We had a... More 

Thank SusieandMartin
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sheila's Cottage is a restaurant which we having been using for years. It is simple food cooked and presented very well. With teenage children its not always easy to find a place to suit all tastes. Its homely and the service was good

Thank meatyffoeg
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We want in a family group and all had Great food really enjoyed it, there were lovely friendly staff who couldn't do enough for us really enjoyed the night

Thank kat b
York, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

After been let down by our hotel we travelled to Ambleside and found this little gem . We had 2 glasses of wine stake pudding and sausage and mash with pudding to follow realy nice experience the staff were realy friendly we will visit next time we go to the lakes thanks again for been a life saver

Thank Dave M
Oldham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by the owner of the guest house we were staying in and I must say that we were not disappointed. The service was good,and the food was fabulous. Lots of choice and very accommodating for those who have food allergies. We were so impressed that we visited twice during our long weekend.

Thank susiestans

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $46
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Slack, Ambleside LA22 9DQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1539 433079

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