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Sheila's Cottage Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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The Slack, Ambleside LA22 9DQ, England
+44 15394 33079
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to the Sheila's Cottage on a Saturday night as they allow dogs in the lower part of the restaurant. Really cute decor and a warm welcoming atmosphere. We skipped starters and went for Rib Eye & Sea Bass mains, both very tasty and portion size. We shared the Treacle Tart with Run & Raisin Ice Cream which was to... More 

Thank Cerbra
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had not been back for a number of years but decided to give it a go. There was a good choice on the menu and the meals and service was excellent. We will not leave it as long next time to revisit when we take a break again in Ambleside.

Thank Bren07England
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

have been here on previous trips to Ambleside and we have never been disappointed with the food, service or ambience of this restaurant. Ample choice on menu , no problem with request to share starters/sweets. Drinks brought quickly, service good, food well presented and cooked well , portions large enough to satisfy. Nice cosy restaurant with a good atmosphere

Thank Philip E
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good selection of food good atmosphere will definitely eat here again next time we are in ambleside

Thank Wilson-bros W
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This an especially cosy cottage restaurant. Recommend downstairs. We visited twice on our two day break to Ambleside. The food was very good and the service was excellent on both occasions. Both the main menu and drinks menu are well laid out and quite extensive. My partner likes a warm area in which to dine and it took quite a... More 

Thank mikedickinson19
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79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Struggled to find anywhere with spaces for lunch in Ambleside but Sheila's was the only place with a table. It was busy but with only 3 visible members of staff service was extremely slow. 10mins to be given menus, 20mins to get drinks (one of which was a cordial which had no cordial in so I had to find someone... More 

Thank Renewableemmag
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited today with my very disabled father and having been blown off the street by storm Barbara. We arrived and took our wet coats off in the vestibule so not to bring unnecessary wet in with us. It was after the busy lunch period and I asked if we could sit in an empty area of the cafe. Three... More 

Thank Merylj
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the outside looked really inviting and warm, it took a while for us to be seen, even though it wasn't that busy! Our coffee was great extremely hot! Disappointing cream (Rhodes in a tub!) and small scone. Wasn't the best!

Thank Olliebot
Kendal, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

upon the question if dogs where taken 3 of the 4 members of staff just smiled brightly and said yes the 4th came back with no sorry only cash and card (now I love that sort of banter)... we only had in mind a cup of tea and the we head off but we glanced at the menu and the... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Food always excellent, caught them late Friday towards end of service. No rush at all lovely meal and great service. Went a few years ago on another trip, the quiche on the day time menu is to die for. Could be back tomorrow

Thank Tim B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$46
European, British
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Slack, Ambleside LA22 9DQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 33079

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?