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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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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was our second visit. Sadly the service we received on this occasion means that we will not return in the future. We placed our order for two meals and 2 drinks. Only one drink arrived but we decided to share it and await the arrival of our meals to request the 2nd drink. After a wait of 15-20 minutes... More 

Thank Anjoneill
St Helens, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After sauntering around Ambleside on a Sunday afternoon we stumbled across this delightful place for our first scone of the holiday! Ahh what a lovely place to sit and chill, really cosy and great service! We shared a "Sheilas Cottage Cream Tea a fresh scone with clotted cream & jam, a slice of Borrowdale teabread with crumbly Lancashire" with a... More 

Thank rachaelr0berts
nr. Colchester
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For thirty years we've been coming here for morning coffee, as well as for meals but were very disappointed to see it closed until lunchtime this year - probably because so many other places have popped up, but we've always loved it here. They were booked up the time we wanted to eat, so didn't have a meal here either... More 

Thank essexgirl23
Emsdetten, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I ate at Sheila's Cottage on a Saturday evening following a challenging bike ride with 7 others. A mixed bunch of family and friends, all male aged between 19 - 55.. When I booked, I was politely asked to have a look at the menu and pre-order starters and mains since they produce everything fresh and had to ensure the... More 

1 Thank davidh0lt
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202 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was our first visit to Shielas, and well... What a surprise. It was superb. The food was excellent and a special mention to all the staff - well done on managing on an especially busy night. We will be back!

1 Thank Splodge48
St. Neots, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely looking restaurant. Had sandwiches served with crisps and salad and a drink. It was OK. Not outstanding and rather a long wait. Was expensive for what we had.

Thank LezliC
Bolton, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

welcomed back once again by the friendly staff at Sheila s cottage, even providing a bowl of water for the dog by the table, once again the seabass and rice with a fresh dish of vegetables , lovely wine and complemented with a lovely cheeseboard for dessert. highly recommend

1 Thank dianerainford
London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only reason for 3 not 4 stars was the slightly slow service but other than that everything was very good. Early evening options are good and the main menu even better. Previous comments about lack of sauces on dishes seem to have been addressed with both mine and my partners having plenty of sauce in both. Big portions reasonable... More 

Thank steviejgalfie
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I had an evening meal last week. The food was lovely and the service was very good. It's in a quaint location in the centre of Ambleside. I would recommend you give it a try.

1 Thank LilypigWirral
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dropped by for a late lunch, delicious sandwiches with very generous portion sizes. Great local beers on tap and allowed our puppy to sit with us. Really delicious local food, great service, dog friendly, can't complain!

1 Thank Brigitta C

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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
$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, Special occasions, Large groups, 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?