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Sheila's Cottage Restaurant

The Slack, Ambleside LA22 9DQ, England
+44 15394 33079
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“chicken kiev” (27 reviews)
“liver” (21 reviews)
Closes in 28 min
11:00 - 21:00 Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
The Slack, Ambleside LA22 9DQ, England
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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit- booking recommended as very popular. Steak and kidney pudding is lovely and the haloumi starter

Thank linda s
Reviewed 4 August 2018

We came with a family of 4, all with a mixed love for food. We have a health freak, vegetarian, an old fashioned food lover & someone who loves anything. The food was beautifully presented & tasted even better. I have read a couple of...More

Thank Sljohnso
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Visited as a large family group last night .... quick friendly service and staff and the food was absolutely faultless ... great sized portions and very very tasty ! Would return without hesitation!

Thank TomHill77
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Lovely little place tucked away in a quiet location. Food and service were very good and prices were reasonable. Would recommend.

Thank lisamck24
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

We found it by chance, but later found out that it was recommended by our B&B (The Gables), who offer 10% discount vouchers (we’d have eaten there anyway! It’s that good!). Friendly and welcoming. Food and atmosphere is top notch! Highly recommend!

Thank RT63808
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Although our Merlin had to be substituted with tuna, it did not lack in taste. The service was very good.

Thank TripadvUk
Reviewed 30 July 2018

We tried to get a drink and some cake here after a short walk with our children in wet weather around Ambleside. Despite it being obvious that there were many free, unreserved tables we were told pretty brusquely that there was no room. It seemed...More

1  Thank 564Duncan
Reviewed 29 July 2018

We chose this restaurant as it was "doggy friendly" (restricted area only I think). Food was excellent, so good in fact we returned for our final meal out on the last day of the holiday. Would recommend booking. Book a table before 6:45pm and take...More

Thank LondonCityBod
Reviewed 27 July 2018

Early bird menu was extremely good value for money. Food was freshly prepared and delicious. Absolutely no complaints at all, apart from eating too much!! Staff were very nice.

Thank Janet D
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Stumbled upon by chance, beautiful building and nice area. Very cosy and welcoming inside. Food sounded great on menu but in reality was pretty average. Had sharing board to start which was a bit random!! Main course tasted good but chicken was not of a...More

Thank nikki553
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Questions & Answers
26 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from futureproof44 | Reviewed this property |
There were dogs there when we visited the restaurant - assume you’ll be fine but worth booking anyway as it was busy. Many of the other restaurants also seemed to welcome dogs
26 February 2016|
Response from meganchad | Reviewed this property |
I took my two children and they were wonderful xx
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$46
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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