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Dodds Restaurant

Rydal Road, Ambleside LA22 9AN, England
+44 15394 32134
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“antipasti” (39 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
Rydal Road, Ambleside LA22 9AN, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Well cooked and tasty. Menu a little lacking in originality but service was friendly and although I might not say it is a ‘must visit’ place if you fancy a nice lunch you could do a lot worse than try this place out.

Thank ML1969
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had this evening a lovely diner at a cosy place in Ambleside, called Dodd’s Restaurant. The starter was a fantastic antipasto plate, very nice served. Main course and wine also quite well. Just a place to visit when you want a decent Italian-like meal...More

Thank jemondt
Reviewed 3 days ago

As we tried to find somewhere to rest our weary legs, Dodds looked like a standard, little Italian restaurant, were we could do just that. However, Dodds is anything but standard. The waiting staff were courteous, pleasant and prompt. A modern establishment with comfortable seating,...More

Thank foradayuk
Reviewed 4 days ago

I had a reasonably good belly pork dish with black pudding but my wife had a lamb and pasta dish she was really dissapointed with. Also the pannacotta was nothing like an Italian panacotta and was drowned in crumble and soggy meringues.

Thank msykes
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We came back for the second time after 2 years. We drove all the way from chipping campden to eat in this restaurant. And we were not disappointed at all. We love the pork belly. Also the mac and cheese special of the day. The...More

Thank AdrianSarwono
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food was amazing, staff are very friendly. My new favourite Italian restaurant. I would highly recommend to anyone.

Thank Stewart S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We came to Grasmere for our honeymoon, after wondering round looking at the food available and the prices, we went a little further a field and ended up in Ambleside. We looked at the menu and prices and felt they were reasonable so went on...More

Thank Charlotte H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on Saturday with friends. Yummy pasta dishes. Wine a bit pricey, but food good. No booking, but we had no wait at c. 8.30

Thank Wiseowl33
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been coming to Ambleside for almost 20 years for a family holiday and our week away wouldn't be complete without at least one visit to Dodds outstanding restaurant. It has a buzzing open kitchen which serves up Mediterranean bistro style food from a varied...More

Thank ColinWeather
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is advisable to come early as you are not able to book and this popular restaurant fills up quickly. The service is friendly and quick. We had a mix of pastas and pizzas and all were delicious. I had the bbq pizza and it...More

Thank racheyp04
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Questions & Answers
7 April 2018|
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Response from Doddsambleside | Property representative |
Please have a look at our website!
25 February 2018|
Response from Doddsambleside | Property representative |
Dear Said! Unfortunately we don’t take bookings! Just turn up between 5-9 for dinner! Kind regards
25 February 2018|
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Response from MDC214 | Reviewed this property |
You can’t reserve a table at Dodd’s.
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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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