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The Lakeside Restaurant at YHA Ambleside

Waterhead, Ambleside LA22 0EU, England
+44 870 770 5672
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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good49%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (8 reviews)
“flatbread” (6 reviews)
“skewers” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly
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LOCATION
Waterhead, Ambleside LA22 0EU, England
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1 - 10 of 83 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing location for a hostel. Beautiful dining area, very zen, right on the lake. Staff were lovely. Good quality reasonably priced food.

Thank Blake H
Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at The Lakeside Restaurant at YHA Ambleside, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Blake. We might be a bit biased but we think we've got the best view of any bar and restaurant in Ambleside!

Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We were staying nearby and wanted somewhere to enjoy a coffee. We found the Lakeside and it offered tables on a wooden balcony overlooking Windermere. When we saw the food coming out to the other el fresco diners, we decided to order a couple of...More

1  Thank Caz_Stewart1706
Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at The Lakeside Restaurant at YHA Ambleside, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Delicious food and friendly staff are what we love to hear - thanks for your review :)

Reviewed 14 May 2017

Great Location right on the lakes edge with fabulous views only had Coffee and Cake here which was a special price of £3.50pp unfortunately the Cake was Very Dry and appeared to be stale so would not recommend this but coffee was niceMore

Thank PeteH8
Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at The Lakeside Restaurant at YHA Ambleside, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Great view and great coffee....if only the cake had been too! Sorry it wasn't to your liking Pete, I've passed on your comments to the bar team and the chef; it may be a good excuse for them to sample a slice daily before putting...More

Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Found this little gem as we wandered around Ambleside - sat in the sunshine on the benches around the lake which was glorious in the sunshine. Very reasonably priced we had the 3 for £11 tapas dishes and they were lovely. Would definitely return and...More

Thank Mollie9876
Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at The Lakeside Restaurant at YHA Ambleside, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Thanks Mollie thats great to hear :)

Reviewed 9 May 2017

A lot of the lakeside hotels nearby charge premium prices- this is a well priced place with decent beer, and a terrace overlooking the lake- evening views are perfect. It's busy though, and being situated within YHA it's full of walkers and climbers, so no...More

Thank weekenderinthesun
Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at The Lakeside Restaurant at YHA Ambleside, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Thanks! We know we're biased but we think there's no better place in Ambleside for a sundowner :)

Reviewed 6 May 2017

We been there few times love it! The lady from Shell shops recommend to us. The food simple but good taste and the views stunning!!!

Thank jonee78
Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at The Lakeside Restaurant at YHA Ambleside, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

So pleased that you took up the recommendation and love it here!

Reviewed 29 April 2017

Food was very good with the main menu but also daily specials. There was both indoor seating, seating on a deck and you could also have food brought to the picnic benches on the grass by the lake. The views are amazing even when it...More

Thank Skiing40
Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at The Lakeside Restaurant at YHA Ambleside, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

It really is a stunning view hey, fingers crossed that next time you'll get to enjoy it from a picnic table without the rain!

Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This hidden gem has some of the best views on the Lakeside. When the sun is sun is shining sit outside on the terrace. If not enjoy the view behind the large floor to ceiling windows. The limited menu is basic, pizza, burgers, sharing plates...More

Thank David A
Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at The Lakeside Restaurant at YHA Ambleside, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thanks for your review, it really is an amazing view to sit back and relax to isn't it :)

Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Visited a few times, the first being summer 2016. We sat outside and enjoyed a simple but reasonably priced meal. The second occasion we ordered meals for 4 people and two meals failed to arrive. After asking staff we were served with cold food which...More

Thank jtcole
Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at The Lakeside Restaurant at YHA Ambleside, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

We're sorry to hear about your experience last week, we will discuss your review with the staff member involved.

Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Food not gourmet but tasty & quick friendly service. Liked the informal setting and amazing view over lake. Huge plate of nachos, chicken tikka skewer (bit small) really tasty Mediterranean veg with flat bread all for £12. Really enjoyed it!

Thank traveltheworldgirl
Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at The Lakeside Restaurant at YHA Ambleside, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Thanks for your review, it's great to hear you enjoyed it here :)

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Steviette
Do you allow a dog into the cafe/pub out of season?
30 May 2017|
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Response from Reception Manag... R | Property representative |
Hi there We allow dogs in the conservatory area of the bar all year round Kind Regards Julie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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    Service
  • Value
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Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Waterhead, Ambleside LA22 0EU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 870 770 5672
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