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Dodds Restaurant

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Rydal Road, Ambleside LA22 9AN, England
+44 15394 32134
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2014

Despite joining a queue all the way to the door, we were seated in half an hour. Whilst we waited we had a drink and chose what we wanted to eat. Kids were put off by the queue, but very happy once we were seated! Excellent food and nice service - Thank You!

Thank annastanley
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2014

We arrived in ambleside on Friday last (24th octo 14) and per chance happened to speak to a local who recommended Dodds. What a little treasure, I small hiccough with our table and one next door with our order, but was sorted quickly. We ordered garlic BRE ad and lives as a starter for four (2 adults and 2 children... More 

Thank Glenn H
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2014 via mobile

We both had very tasty and generously topped hand crafted pizzas. The service was attentive and the atmosphere warm and pleasant.

Thank Minesh G
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2014

Located on the edge of Ambleside it is one of the best places to eat in the area judging by its popularity. Unforntutnately they do not take bookings, but don't be put off by this as they have a bar where you can have a drink while you wait for a table. The staff are pleasant and welcoming to all... More 

Thank Nigel L
Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2014

We were there on a busy Saturday evening at the October holiday. It was busy and does not take bookings but our anticipated half hour wait at the bar was only 15min. The menu has some great choices and everything we had tasted great. A very busy place with a good atmosphere and efficient service. Good value for money.

Thank blair207
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2014 via mobile

This restaurant came highly recommended and I was not disappointed. Excellent food at reasonable prices. Excellent service in a lovely place. Will definitely return.

Thank EmmaG986
Ambleside, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2014

No booking policy at this popular restaurant means that you may have to wait some time for a table. In our case, we were advised of a waiting time of an hour. However, we were seated within 20 minutes. The downside of this policy is tahat a queue rapidly builds up around the bar area and our table was adjacent... More 

Thank moumoulous
Co. Durham, UK
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2014 via mobile

Good food, pleasant atmosphere and quick and efficient service, thoroughly enjoyable. Super value for money and would go back again.

Thank sevsalop
Prenton, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2014 via mobile

It was a saturday night and very busy but got a table straight away. It was noisy but the service was great and quick, staff very nice and the food was really good.

Thank Lilou L
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2014 via mobile

Small but perfectly formed. We visited on Friday evening for the third time in as many years and both enjoyed our meals, Sirloin steak and risotto. The staff were very friendly and recommended some great places to visit in the area. We will definitely return.

Thank Gerroff

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?