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Rothay Manor Hotel Restaurant

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Rothay Bridge | Ambleside, Ambleside LA22 0EH, England
+44 (0)1539 433605
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Keswick, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the fourth time we have been for Sunday lunch and the first this year and it will be the last. The lunch was served in the overspill area dining room and we had a view of a full skip outside the window, they were painting whilst we were eating so the fumes drifted in. The lunch had very... More 

Thank Stewart3250
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A quaint B&B in Ambleside, perfectly fine for our family of 4. Nice rooms and walking distance to central Amblesides shops and cafes, just a shame they were renovating whilst we stayed.

Thank Colleen J
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a pleasant afternoon tea here. We requested one gluten free and one regular afternoon tea. Staff were very accommodating and made half gluten free (left half of picture). Nice variety of savoury nibbles. Would have been nicer to have slightly larger scones, and for them to have been warmed up slightly. Afternoon tea was disturbed by noisy refirbishment works... More 

Thank Helen D
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent in all respects. Very hospitable welcoming friendly service without being too intrusive. Top end food in a relaxed setting. We were not residents at the hotel but we're still delighted to be able to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the comfortable spacious lounges before and after an excellent dinner. The new owners and chef have done really well in... More 

Thank Michael J
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Rothay Manor is within walking distance of central Ambleside, but captures the ambience of a more remote country house hotel like Sharrow Bay or White Moss. And it has a car park - which immediately gives it a head start over any other Ambleside venue. Inside there's a friendly front of house team, a couple of lounges for a pre-dinner... More 

Thank Anteater48
Bozel, France
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Welcome and open to all non residents for dinning lunch and evening (and dog friendly) this is a MUST visit if your in Ambleside on holiday or passing through, under new dedicated and passionate young ownership and bringing in their head hunted talented, skilled chef the menu, food and service was first class. I had the Venison and pancetta burger... More 

Thank Lee T
Worcester, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Lovey restaurant with a pleasant outlook. Fine food served to a very high standard. Not a cheap meal and exclusive courses so perhaps not everyone's choice. Dining several evenings one after the other could prove a problem for your waistline!

Thank Peter M
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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385 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

I normally visit Rothay Manor for their famous buffet afternoon teas. I had dined in the restaurant, but some years ago. Tonight's excellent dinner was a giant leap forward both in terms of quality and presentation. A main course of "hoggit" (year old lamb) was beautifully tender. The rhubarb cheesecake that followed was a work of art. Add to this... More 

Thank Howi58
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9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

We have eaten at Rothay Manor for probably the last 10 years, and have always enjoyed the experience. We returned this year and had Afternoon Tea yesterday and dinner tonight. On both occasions we were disappointed. Afternoon tea last year consisted of an initial serving of sandwiches/quiches/scotch eggs etc. and then scones and then cakes with the best Bakewell tarts... More 

4 Thank natddc
Lake District, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

I was sorry to read the previous reviews from disappointed customers. We found our afternoon tea experience at Rothay Manor to be fair value for money (particularly, when compared with other hotels in the immediate area). Yes, there were items that were a little too sweet for our palettes and, indeed, the bread on some of the sandwiches was quite... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$40 - $60
European, British, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rothay Bridge | Ambleside, Ambleside LA22 0EH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1539 433605
  • This restaurant is at Rothay Manor Hotel
Rothay Manor Hotel Restaurant has a long standing reputation for excellent food and wine. With 1 AA red rosette we offer British cuisine served with flair and imagination. Our candlelight restaurant is open for Dinner everyday offering up to 5 courses. Lunch and afternoon Tea are served daily.

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