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Dodds Restaurant

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Rydal Road, Ambleside LA22 9AN, England
+44 15394 32134
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Short wait on a busy Saturday night was t be expected. They always seat you in good time, and the food was great as always. Highly recommended.one of our favourite eateries!

1 Thank petertg2017
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Called to make reservation for2 but don't do them. Didn't have to wait long beautiful food & servicex

Thank Miss_Vicky18
Oxford, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

An interesting Italian inspired menu with good wines and beers and very good service. Recommended for a light lunch.

1 Thank robert p
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We've used this place for a good few years now, it's really relaxed, great for kids and great value, absolutely love it. My favourite eating place in the Lakes. You can't book but it's worth just waiting and enjoying a drink at the bar before you eat.

Thank mcummins2016
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is amazing! Great atmosphere and the staff are impeccable, the gentleman who greeted us was so hard working and the restaurant was extremely busy but he handled it like a pro! The blonde waitress (young lass) was great as well allowed us to take our time with the meal and providing recommendations also. The food was a 10/10... More 

2 Thank Joshua S
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely meal this evening with our young children. Great food and atmosphere, and friendly staff. Highly recommend.

2 Thank Kate F
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was beautiful, very tasty and plentiful, service was very good, staff very friendly. Deserts are a Must. The restaurant does not take bookings and gets busy, but you dont wait long for a table, and well worth the wait.

1 Thank frosty1967_12
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Didn't realise how popular a small restaurant would be in Ambleside so we didn't book. However, after taking a seat at the bar at about 8:20 pm we were seated. I would advise anyone planning on visiting Ambleside that most food establishments have last orders at 8:30pm and close at 10:00pm. We both had pizza, side salad and tiramisu. All... More 

1 Thank kacca
Preston, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We both popped in here for lunch after a bit of shopping, the bacon and Cumberland sausage sandwiches we both had were excellent, even the side salad was lovely and crisp. Lovely fist visit and would definitely come back.

1 Thank Stuart M
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bit of a mixed experience this week at Dodd's. We went twice during our week's stay in Ambleside and all had different experiences at each visit. First visit everyone was blown away by the food, it was by far the best meal we had all week. I can highly recommend the pork chop which was cooked to perfection along with... More 

1 Thank thelight2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, European, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?