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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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“pizza” (432 reviews)
“antipasti” (50 reviews)
“lasagne” (124 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Rydal Road, Ambleside LA22 9AN, England
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1,021 - 1,030 of 2,315 reviews

Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

So over rated Very disappointed with our meal Black pudding starter to share, no flavour, very bland not worth the money. I had pizza, small size for the money, so hard to cut!! Guys get new knives, did ask for a sharper knife, but still...More

1  Thank DebbieBrackenbury
Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

About the no booking policy causing chaos but decided to over ride that due to the positive feedback about the food. Arrived at 7:30 on a Friday night to be told a table would be 30-40 minutes. Had a drink at the bar, keeping a...More

Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

We always make an effort to visit Dodds when we are in the Lake District because it never disappoints. The food is always top notch and the choice is brilliant for all types of people and their food preferences. (I know it's a bit cliche...More

Thank happycampers987
Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

This is our third time to Dodds!! First time you could not fault on service or food! Last year 2014 food was bad not but not great!! This year oh my word won't be going in 2016, service and food not great asked if the...More

Thank Windypeak28
Reviewed 29 May 2015

Tried this restaurant based on the very good reviews it had received and we were not disappointed. Visited mid-week around six thirty and it was already quite busy but managed to get a table just in front of the open kitchen. Very friendly staff. We...More

Thank Spikelovers
Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

I should point out we didn't actually manage to at this restaurant. We'd read some reasonable reviews so decided to visit whilst staying in Ambleside. I called the restaurant and tried to book in advance, but was told they didn't accept reservations. OK, some places...More

1  Thank Ian D
Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant in Ambleside, no pretense, ive been coming here for five years and haven't been disappointed, keep it up!

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Wanted to eat here as it had good reviews on this site and it looked cozy and inviting from the outside. As they don't take reservations, it's simply a case of turn up and, if it's busy, be prepared to wait. Staff are extremely friendly...More

Thank Fibe2012
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Family of three stopped in for lunch. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Table service in lieu of ordering at the bar. We all ordered pizza, which was excellent! Wish there was a larger selection of a beers, but we highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Rodney B
Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

Walked around Ambleside and had a hankering for pizza. Stumbled across Dodds at about 8.15pm. It was a Sunday night but the Monday was a Bank Holiday and it was very busy. The waiter reckoned we'd be waiting about 45 minutes. There were a number...More

1  Thank ldg5
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Questions & Answers
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|
Response from MDC214 | Reviewed this property |
You can’t reserve a table at Dodd’s.
12 May 2017|
Response from Doddsambleside | Property representative |
Yes. We are open 7 days Kind regards
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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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