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The Sun Tea Rooms

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High Street | next to the Sun Pub, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
01539 436123
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Skegness, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself and friends called in here to have some lunch. It room felt small and cramped but you can't blame the owners for trying to fit as many tables in as possible as it is clearly a popular place to get food or cake from. The food and cake is delicious backed up with a good range of drinks. I... More 

Thank dmc2841
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch. Had a really tasty toast is with assorted pickles followed by the most yummy chocolate and strawberry cake. We shared a slice as it was enormous but such a light sponge was easy eating. Will definitely be back again!

Thank Ouzelrovers
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Come here every time we are in this part of the lakes. The sandwiches and cakes are excellent! The staff are very friendly and welcoming even to muddy boots!

Thank Emily P
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped into Hawkshead on a rainy afternoon after finding Hill Top House was fully booked. Really pleased we did because the cake in this place is absolutely amazing! We only had tea and cake but the cake was so huge we ended up taking some of it home for supper. The tea rooms are cosy and the staff friendly.

Thank Emma_LNC
Preston, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This a very small cafe with a great window display of homemade cakes. The menu has some original items seldom seen elsewhere. I had a burger which was well cooked and tasty I regretted not ordering one of the hash dishes when I saw them but sampled my wife's also delicious. Plates cleaned we couldn't manage dessert but bought a... More 

Thank Bryndog
Reading, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only had a quick drink. Sadly we were stuffed and never managed to try the wonderful selection of cakes. We did however share a chocolate chip muffin which happened to be very moist and tasty. It's the quaintest little place. Very oldy worldy and so cosy. Loved it. We managed to share a table with another couple and ended... More 

Thank Alec_Waldeck
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most people who were passing through this cafe were appealed by the amazing cakes. The cakes are fantastic and very big portion. I did feel the taste of homemade cakes here. They were amazing. Besides, the staff were very friendly and kind. They offer not only cakes and tea but also regular meals. It was very interesting that we enjoyed... More 

Thank Szu yu C
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was fresh and delicious! I had the soup of the day, Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato with scrumptious bread. Believe or not, it was very filling. My fiance had a creole chicken dish which could have been prepared in New Orleans. The best! It is a tiny place, so you have to squeeze into your seats, but who... More 

Thank EJRover
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called in for lunch whilst in the area on holiday, the place itself is a real quirky cosy place which gives a warm and friendly feel, the food was great and plenty of it, the home made chips I had with my burger where amazing. We were all full after our lunch but my son wanted some of the... More 

Thank Mr_Dave_A_1970
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Slow service as the two of them are rushed off their feet. The gorgeous food and friendly reception more than makes up for it. A busy place. We will come here again and have the pulled pork sandwich and fantastic cake again. Well done. Keep up the good work. X

Thank Sara M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Cafe, British
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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: 01539 436123

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