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China Cottage

7 Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0AD, England
+44 15394 31388
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“lemon chicken” (4 reviews)
“mock duck” (2 reviews)
“beansprouts” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
££ - £££
7 Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0AD, England
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

We had what we usually eat in our favourite chinese and it compared well. Good food and good service. Seating upstairs as well as downstairs.

Thank Dorothy F
Reviewed 21 July 2017

We had a take away order, which I picked up as they dont do delivery. We ordered the Crispy lamb sweet and sour sauce (which was rather disappointing in terms of the taste of the sauce), Chicken in a sauce (the taste of the sauce...More

Thank Vasant S
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Quite the worst Chinese food I have ever been served. Special fried rice had three prawns of average size and some tiny shrimp. Pork was equally tiny cubes. Plenty of rice, little meat. My wife's deep fried chicken in orange sauce was brick hard and...More

Thank Kandersteg
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Food was lovely but average I've had better I've had worse nothing overly special Staff lovely Decor lovely especially the koi wallpaper !!

Thank Raechild92
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Best sweet and sour chicken I have eaten in a long time. Nice, clean, basic Chinese restaurant. Will visit again.

Thank Kirsty H
Reviewed 8 June 2017

The food was delicious .....starter of duck with pancakes and mains of salt and pepper chicken and beef with green pepper and black bean sauce with chicken chowmein. We visit here every year and the food remains of a great standard. We have also taken...More

Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Don't bother food is tasteless staff not interest over priced and naff waste of money I have had better

Thank Looneytunecat
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Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Not really food for dining out! It's food for after a pub crawl to have, where the taste doesn't matter!

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Reviewed 25 May 2017

We had a set meal for two that was reasonably priced and to be honesty very nice, avoid the shredded beef not one of there best dishes

Thank Darren B
Reviewed 19 May 2017

When we go to Ambleside every year we always go to the China Cottage and really enjoyed it. In may last year our review said "“Tasty and flavoursome Dinner” and made mention of early evening special prices. Well I suppose all good things come to...More

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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