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Sheila's Cottage Restaurant

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The Slack, Ambleside LA22 9DQ, England
+44 15394 33079
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Food always excellent, caught them late Friday towards end of service. No rush at all lovely meal and great service. Went a few years ago on another trip, the quiche on the day time menu is to die for. Could be back tomorrow

Thank Tim B
Melton Mowbray
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place. Great selection of sandwiches. Daily soup option. Teas, coffee etc. I imagine this would also be a great spot in the evening. Will have to try it next time as our schedule didn't allow this trip.

Thank Gary J
Hope, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food here was excellent, very tasty, well presented, with excellent service, and reasonable prices.

Thank Richard C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been twice now. The seafood sandwich is superb and real treat. Great lunchtime stop and we will be back

Thank Nick M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had an excellent meal, sausage and mash was delicious. Staff really pleasant and friendly, attentive but not overbearing. We will definitely revisit, when we are back in the Lakes.

Thank Animal43
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely meal here on the Sunday with friends as we were staying in Ambleside to enjoy the Lantern Parade and some walking. The meal was superb and it was nice to see such a different menu on offer from all the other eateries in Ambleside. Warm and welcoming interior with good service, one to return to.

Thank Sproutlover
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked early for the Friday which was a good idea as it started filling up pretty quickly. The food is unpretentious and tasty and the staff are very friendly. I had the haddock spaghetti to start with and it was fabulous and the steak and kidney pudding was lovely and very filling, couldn't manage a pudding. I would say... More 

Thank Julie W
Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great evening meal here on our first night The service was first class and our meals were delicious. Roger and Chris Carmarthen

Thank rogerjstickler
Stockport, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service and food exceptional. Would definitely recommend to anyone. One of us had the early bird menu (before 6.45) and the other chose off the normal menu. All food was piping hot and very tasty. Lots of choice. The waiting staff were very attentive and knowledgeable. We will be eating here again on our next visit!

Thank Elaine H
Chester, Cheshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What lovely staff at this excellent restaurant!! All our meals were lovely especially the spagetti with smoked haddock. : p Lovely atmosphere, great service. Would highly recommend and will definitely go back.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$46
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Slack, Ambleside LA22 9DQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 33079

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