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China Cottage

7 Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0AD, England
+44 15394 31388
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“lemon chicken” (5 reviews)
“kung pao” (3 reviews)
“king prawns” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
7 Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0AD, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I had a lovely meal at the cottage whilst staying in Ambleside this week. We had prawn toast followed by vermecelli Singapore and lemon chicken which was delightful,intact are only regret was only having time to go once,but next time we're in...More

Thank woodleywag
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with the husband ordered prawn toast and spring rolls for starters and steak Cantonese for mains it was lovely would return again if in the area

Thank Michelleq4576
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a takeaway for the family, it was okay. My kids liked the sweet and sour chicken. £5 for a main course so really good value, tasty but not fantastic.

Thank R_I_C_H_Y_XXXX
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancé and I were visiting the area and then bought we'd go for a nice meal. Bad choice! Ribs so boiling hot, I'm sure they were microwaved, main course of chicken chow mein and beef chow main were terrible. Both Swimming in a tasteless,...More

Thank maynardkmay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best Chinese I’ve had in years! Chicken and sweet corn soup, salt and pepper chicken wings and duck pancakes. Sweet and sour chicken, fillet steak with black bean. Delicious!!

Thank Joe N
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Food was horrible!!! Ordered broccoli 🥦 dish, when food finally arrived at our table, the broccoli was so old it was yellow. Ordered Chinese leaves which is not expensive!!! Portion was so small for £7.50! Even an elf would be angry at the size of...More

Thank Chinagirly888
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is out of the town centre and is quiet but attracts a lot of oriental customers;always a good sign. Our food came quickly. The spring roles were bought in and poor but the soup was very good. The mains were both delicious. Overall...More

Thank Phillip B
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Have just visited this place for the 2nd time. The food is very good and the service also good. The only downside, it could do with a redecoration job for the interior and a fresh lick of paint outside.

Thank lonetraveller60
Reviewed 20 July 2018

Standard Chinese restaurant menu - now, I think, the only remaining Chinese restaurant in Ambleside. A short stroll from the centre of Ambleside, the restaurant is friendly and warm - it seems to do well with take-aways so it is often busy.

Thank robinhenshaw
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

I’ve visited here several times over the last ten years but never before with my fussy 80+yr parents. We all had a lovely dinner. We split the table so that we had two separate bills as the parents didn’t want appetisers or duck. My only...More

Thank Claire J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 31388
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Licensed Chinese restaurant and take away open from 5 to 11 p.m 7 days a week. Happy hour 5 till 6.30 except Saturdays. We offer a wide range of authentic freshly prepared Chinese dishes including a large vegetarian selection, dim sum and gluten free menus. All served with a smile in a cosy family friendly atmosphere. Coach parties welcome.
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