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The Sun Tea Rooms

High Street | next to the Sun Pub, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
+44 15394 36123
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“cakes” (274 reviews)
“chowder” (16 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
High Street | next to the Sun Pub, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a tiny place - six tables holding about 24 customers. The sing outside advertised seafood chowder and that drew us in. The first thing you see when you go through the door is the selection of enormous cakes on the counter. We didn't...More

Thank Monophoto-1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The size of the cakes drew us in but the friendly staff and excellent fish chowder made us stay - and we did have some cake too! Despite the size the cakes are very well made and delicious.

Thank Karaskar
Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in here for tea and cakes. Good leaf tea served iin a teapot with a cute teapot cosy to keep it warm. Ordered a piece of raspberry Victoria sponge and a piece of carrot cake both unbelievably light and moist but very large pieces...More

Thank sunjue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What enormous cakes which taste just as good as they look! And excellent fish chowder too. Lovely spot and very nice staff.

Thank Pgalore2k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived after 3 pm and the staff were all very friendly. It was my son's 20 th birthday and we decided to have a late lunch here. We sat outside with our dog as it was busy. There were 6 of us. The menu...More

Thank 5hailey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the day after bank holiday. The place was heaving with people queuing for tables. Luckily we made it before the rush. Got one of our meals wrong. They apologised and not only let us have it free but also a slice f cake. We...More

Thank Bryndog
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spotted the huge cakes in the window and it would have been rude to pass by. I had a slice of Victoria sponge. My wife has chocolate. Both massive (probably double the usual size) and both delicious. (I couldnt finish mine.) Proper leaf tea...More

Thank BennyDiction
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been going to this cafe since my first visit 14 years ago and the service and cakes are wonderful. Th ecurrent owner always has time for a chat however busy.

Thank Donnycampers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in for afternoon tea and something to eat. Rather chaotic / querky setting, with a pleasant pot of tea for two. The cakes looked enormous, most of them with three layers and fillings and toppings that looked delicious. Unfortunately they were not covered -?flies...More

Thank Westview50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch here and I must say it was so so good, my wife loves sea food and had the sea food chowder which she said was the best she had tasted, I on the other hand I see food and eat it, I...More

Thank Pete R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $15
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Cash Only
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | next to the Sun Pub, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside  >  Hawkshead
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 36123
Small but quirky cafe home of the giant cakes but also serving full meals from soups to our own cured and smoked meats
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