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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
12:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 12:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:00
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Preston, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our visit to the Old Stamp House was for a special occasion and the food, staff and overall experience, exceeded expectation (we had read the trip advisor reviews prior and so our expectations were, as a result, excitedly high). The seasonal and Cumbrian-inspired emphasis of the evening tasting menu was a real treat. We especially liked the three way Hogget... More 

Thank redroselass2014
Lake District, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As usual my favourite place to eat! Highly recommended, great staff that can't do enough for you with fantastic attitudes towards their job and a lovely feel. I shall be telling my friends to visit and will consider having my anniversary meal here with my husband next month!

Thank SandraCollins86
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the reasons we stay in Ambleside. This restaurant is fabulous we have never had a bad meal. The ingredients and quality of cooking is first class. We visit about twice a year and are always remembered by the proprietors which is really nice and is very warm and welcoming. Highly recommend. If you stay in Ambleside... More 

Thank Anna F
Oxford England
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous from start to finish! Menu,knowledgeable polite friendly staff & awesome food. What more can I say?

Thank CromerRotary
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been recommended to this restaurant and were advised to book in advance. Would recommend the same. Two doors up from Lucy's meant two great places to eat in close proximity. Service was fabulous and extremely attentive and friendly. The staff describing each dish in turn without some of the pomposity that can sometimes happen at fine dining restaurants.... More 

Thank Rob K
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Degustation night. Amazing what these guys are doing with food. 6 happy punters. Great adventure, flavour, social; great banter and discussion about food and wine with the team.

Thank Lordcoverdale
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our favourite restaurant in the Lakes - exquisite food, fantastic flavours and textures, lovely ambience, great wine selection.

Thank Roger W
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant family run restaurant! Fantastic tasting menu, we went for the 7 course and each one was thoroughly enjoyed. Reasonably priced compared to the quality of the food. We also went for the wine pairing with the food and this was well varied and complemented the meal very well. The menu does not describe the food in its true form,... More 

Thank emjwood
North West
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a top class restaurant. We chose from the seasonal menu and every dish was stunning-beautifully presented and huge in taste. The restaurant prides itself on using locally sourced ingredients and those in season. Every dish seemed to be lovingly created. We were greeted by the chef himself who welcomed us with a bowl of delicious red deer stock.... More 

Thank Comfortseeker58
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked again for dinner at The Stamp House having discovered this little gem last Christmas whilst staying in Ambleside. The food was just as good. We loved the 'hot drink' amuse bouche and beetroot macaron. We opted for a la carte and I had a sublime salmon starter followed by a delicious cod loin. JR opted for the red... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$33 - US$60
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?