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The Bar & Grill at Waterhead

Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0ER, England
+44 15394 32566
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (25 reviews)
“steak” (20 reviews)
“fish and chips” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:30All hours
Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0ER, England
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81 - 90 of 331 reviews

Reviewed 31 August 2016

We called here on a bank holiday weekend afternoon, had a drink in beautiful settings and booked to go back for our evening meal. we were running late due to taxi issue and the restaurant didn't see this as an issues, seated us immediately and...More

Thank Sue T
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The menu caters for all tastes and had a variety of local dishes that add to the experience of visiting Cumbria.

Thank Ken K
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant for a spot of late lunch. The setting is lovely and the staff are OK. The bathroom was very clean. Top marks for that. You have to order at the bar (that's fine although on appearances it appears the sort of...More

Thank DinnerGal22
Reviewed 21 August 2016

While visiting Ambleside for the past 8 years, my wife and I, from Northern Ireland, are regular customers for meals in the Waterhead Hotel. Service is good, the food is great, and the Restaurant/Bar area is most pleasant and inviting. I can strongly recommend it.

Thank HappytravellerBT436N
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Excellent pizza from the pizza oven outside in the gardens. Having walked from ambleside we sat down to enjoy pizza from the pizza oven all fresco and we were not disappointed. The BBQ beef pizza was amazing. Staff were friendly and the atmosphere was really...More

Thank loobylaura
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Lovely pizza cooked to order in front of our eyes. All fresh ingredients. Local ale was brilliant. A great location with great food and great service.

Thank AndyELancashire
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Nice up market bar and grill, with wonderful views of Windermere, being set just across the road from the waters edge. Friendly staff, and wonderfully socked bar- Ive never seen such a selection of gins. Well worth a visit

Thank Meg107
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Popped in here to get a coffee and see if we could book an evening meal in the restaurant. Waited patiently while the bar man made coffees for people sat down, he completely ignored us for 10 minutes, not even acknowledging us standing there. When...More

Thank Vikki T
Reviewed 9 August 2016

The service and food here is excellent and the bar and restaurant are nicely furnished with comfortable seating and window tables overlooking the lake.

Thank Roger C
Reviewed 9 August 2016

We've eaten here several times on our visits to the Lakes and it's excellent. There is a good choice of food on the menu, which although not cheap, is very good quality. Some of the tables in the restaurant have lovely views out over the...More

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27 August 2017|
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Response from elmarketing | Property representative |
Hello! Thank you for your quesiton. To see the cost of our pizzas and other dining options, please head over to the English lakes website and click on Waterhead. You will be able to see the pizza menu on our Lounge & Bar... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$42
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0ER, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 32566
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  • This restaurant is at Waterhead Hotel
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