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Dodds Restaurant

Rydal Road, Ambleside LA22 9AN, England
+44 15394 32134
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (392 reviews)
“antipasti” (51 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rydal Road, Ambleside LA22 9AN, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Chose this based on reviews and so glad we did. Got there just after 6pm on a Monday and got a table straight away but people were soon queuing to get in! Service was quick and efficient without making you feel rushed. All the food...More

Thank Alibaba303
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We dined in the Dodd's Restaurant for an early lunch in the Ambleside lake district as we continued our journey north from Windermere up to Keswick in the northern part of the lake district. As we arrived at the restaurant early at around 12:00nn and...More

Thank Justin9127
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My favourite place to eat in Ambleside! Good food wine and service. A great atmosphere. Good for families and adults. It is very popular so go early or be prepared to wait. Of course you could book !!

1  Thank phale12017
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We decided to visit Dodds on Saturday 22nd July 2017 as we had heard a lot of good things about it, and the reviews were really good. You cant pre-book at this restaurant so we were expecting a long wait, however we were lucky as...More

Thank Galina V
Reviewed 4 days ago

Put in a corner next to young family, made it a bit tight to eat, food was good and and I good time, but had to ask salad cream and knife & fork

Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just around the corner from our cottage, no booking required and beautiful food made this dinner one we will do again this week. We couldn't fault the food and the portion size was perfect. A small kids menu with spaghetti bolognaise, pizza, chicken penne or...More

Thank Rayleen2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had really enjoyed my visit here last year so was keen to have a return visit. There was no need to worry things may have changed as the food was equally as good. So much so that we ate here twice. Partner had the...More

1  Thank Carol M
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of many restaurants we had dinner at during our most recent stay in the lake district. Always busy but found it quite easy to get a table despite of their 'not pre-bookable' policy. Customer service is great. Waiters are pleasant and always have a...More

Thank mattF5796ZD
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a very nice meal here. Dodds tries hard to have a point of difference to all the other Ambleside Italians (and there's loads), and sometimes this works - I had amazing homeade gnocchi, such a treat - while sometimes it doesn't; my wife had...More

Thank Kevin D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch here after a fairly wet and long morning on Ambleside. We had a pizza and a lasagna and a salad to share as well as an espresso after. Service was attentive and efficient and the food was great. Will come again.

Thank Jess G
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Questions & Answers
12 May 2017|
Response from Laszlo P | Property representative |
Yes. We are open 7 days Kind regards
17 January 2017|
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Response from Laszlo P | Property representative |
Unfortunatelly No
Steve E
4 May 2016|
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Response from Alison D |
Why do we not allow dogs in restaurants in UK when it's accepted as normal for well behaved hounds to sit under the table in restaurants in France & other European countries? Who's making or breaking the rules I wonder??
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rydal Road, Ambleside LA22 9AN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 32134
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