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The Old Stamp House Restaurant

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Church Street | The Old Stamp House, Ambleside LA22 0BU, England
+44 15394 32775
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Today
12:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I booked this restaurant (after reading previous reviews) for my partners birthday as we were staying in Ambleside. The previous reviews did not let me down. We had a lovely table for two and the service was outstanding-relaxed but sophisticated. The food was quoted by my partner as "the best food he had ever tasted." It is a must do... More 

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Thank Emma L
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Finally got round to having lunch at this restaurant and regret not coming sooner!!! We had the a la carter lunch menu and could not fault anything at all. We will definitely go again!

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1 Thank wendylG6035EL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked for 6.30; the welcome was warm and genuine. The staff were without exception knowledgable and attentive. We had the taste of Cumbria menu alongside the recommended wines for each of the five courses. The food was presented beautifully however, it was the flavours that shone through course after course without exception. Each dish showed off to perfection the... More 

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Thank QuinlanMAQ
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dined here recently and was very impressed with the quality of the food. The restaurant itself is a little small and the deserts didn't quite live up to the quality of the starters and mains, but overall excellent food :)

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the outstanding tasting menu of locally sourced ingredients that are exquisitely prepared with imagination and flare. Service was excellent too. It was truly memorable and certainly among the best meals we've eaten in the uk and better than many with a Michelin star. Treat yourself if you're in the area.

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Thank AJEriksen
Liverpool
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the "Taste of Cumbria" 5 course menu. But when we first arrived we were given the most wonderful broth to warm us up. Then a delightful canapé, then more. Then delightful bread. This is even before the start of our meal. Stunning courses, a delight to the tastebuds. Not suitable for kids and though you might think it... More 

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Thank HelenOLiverpool
Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

...the tasting menu at the Old Stamp House will be among the contenders, if you were fortunate enough to have tried it. Utterly sublime, from start to finish.

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Thank OliverWates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second visit to The Old Stamp House and it lived up to our expectations once again. The taster menu was outstanding and my little boy was looked after brilliantly from start to finish - thank you so much for going above and beyond. See you next year for our half term treat!

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Thank HelJ123
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I had booked a table for Valentine's Day in advance as we were spending one week in the Lake District and we had seen excellent reviews on Trip Advisor. The restaurant called on the day to check that our table time was ok, which was a lovely touch. We went for the tasting menu with wine flight,... More 

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1 Thank Jemma D
United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old stamp house is a hidden gem in the lake district. Friendly service with top quality food. Overall a wonderful experience and is highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$34 - US$62
Cuisine
British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Street | The Old Stamp House, Ambleside LA22 0BU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 32775

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