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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Service good White wine excellent had 2 bottles!! Food good as well we eat in the higher level Bigger in side than it looks

Thank Paul G
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food, wine and the cheese board is a must !!! Oh and excellent music !!! Book to avoid disappointment !!

Thank Jeanette T
Bolton, United Kingdom
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436 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been visiting this place for many years. In fact my wife's mother used to live coming here many years ago. If we are in Ambleside for lunch, as part of a walk, we normally make a beeline for Sheila's, as the soups and sandwiches are excellent, and the prices are very reasonable. Service is typically quick and the... More 

Thank BrianML
Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely food options in a calm and relaxing environment. Nice staff who were very busy but still had the courtesy to take time for us. The menu had a good range and reasonable prices. The restaurant is slightly hidden away and we may not have found it except for a recommendation. I realised we had been there some years previously... More 

Thank R0ger777
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice food, not spectacular but fairly priced and tasty. The table we had appeared to have been put in as an afterthought - just put at the base and side of the stairs. We could hardly complain, as we had not thought to book anywhere before arriving in Ambleside for a weekend break. Staff very good and helpful.

Thank Gwen2005
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice restaurant and good food, been a couple of times now and never been disappointed food is always of a high standard. great varied menu.

Bury, Manchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely service, lovely food. We really enjoyed our first visit to this restaurant and would definitely return on our next visit to the lakes.

Thank Glynisbarbara
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was lucky enough to turn up on a Saturday night and get a table, afterwards people were getting turned away, so I'd recommend booking in advance. It seems small from the outside, but once inside it was quite big. Nice menu and good food, didn't take too long to arrive after ordering. The sharing platter was very nice 😋. Special... More 

Thank J7Y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stumbled upon Sheila's Cottage which was around the corner from where we were staying. Struggling to find a place to eat they managed to squeeze us in even when they were fully booked. Food was great aswell as the service and would certainly go back!

Thank AddsHud
Northumberland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The first time we have visited this place and we were pleased we did. The service was good and all of the staff friendly. We had a sharing platter of olives, Parma ham, sun dried tomatoes,pickle and pulled pork, chicken & basil to start which was very tasty. Mindy had the chicken Kiev in a pepper sauce and I had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
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?