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Dodds Restaurant

Rydal Road, Ambleside LA22 9AN, England
+44 15394 32134
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (451 reviews)
“antipasti” (39 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00 Hours
Italian, Pizza, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Rydal Road, Ambleside LA22 9AN, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This little restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere and they attract a lot of families and walkers. The food is Italian but they use a lot ingredients from lakes area. I have never been disappointed with the food here and the champagne is reasonably priced too....More

Thank joan_earp
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited Dodd’s a number of years ago and had forgotten about this hidden gem. A trip to the Lakes this weekend saw our return. And we were wowed! The pictures just show how amazing and theatrical the food looked. And it tasted just as...More

Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is an Italian themed restaurant… Not authentic Italian as pasta would served as a starter and I’ve never been served mash in an Italian restaurant! The restaurant is very warm especially if you are sat next to the kitchen. The service is very efficient,...More

Thank Ceri H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Eaten here several times after discovering Dodds 3 years ago, most recently this week. It’s run like a well oiled machine, the food arrives quickly and the staff are very obliging and polite. The drinks never run dry either. The staff seem to anticipate the...More

Thank loubou82
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very well run, busy local restaurant. Hubby made the right choice with soup and cod loin. He said these were absolutely delicious and soon polished them off. I chose the barbecue pizza which unfortunately I was rather disappointed with. The pulled meat topping was more...More

Thank 1Lancstraveller
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I visited Dodd’s twice with my parents and boyfriend. We were visiting the Lake District as my parents were in the UK from Australia. We had dinner in Dodd’s on the first night (Saturday) and had to wait about 15mins for a table, however once...More

Thank Wanderer734363
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten here many times over the last few years and make it our first point of call when in Ambleside. We’ve always found it very good, but our last visit was disappointing. We ate early on, at around 6pm due to the no...More

Thank DennisD2895
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Busy and you can’t book ahead. Tables with enough space to eat and a lively atmosphere. Squid was good and as were the chicken wings. Seafood spaghetti in garlic and white wine was pleasant, though not the fragrant taste explosion we were expecting. The Beef...More

Thank GnosticDwarf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely find! We walked in off the pavement this evening having searched for, and failed, to find anywhere where we wanted to eat in Grasmere where we’re staying. So we had no expectations, good or bad, of Dodds. But the food was authentically...More

Thank FrancisFamily1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had a meal recently in this restaurant and can testify the the other great reviews it has had. It was very busy but after a short wait we were seated and able to order. Service was first class as was the...More

Thank Stephen M
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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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