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The Sun Tea Rooms

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High Street | next to the Sun Pub, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
+44 15394 36123
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London, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was cold, wet and we needed tea...fast. We saw this place and decided to give it a try - the huge creamy/jammy cakes in the window may have had something to do with our choice. True it is a small cafe but in winter it just made it all the cosier. We had 2 spicy pea and ham soups... More 

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Thank NaughtyBeagle
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place run by a lovely family who make you feel very welcome I always get a pot of tea and a cake my husband loves the fish and chips which come wrapped in newspaper the old fashioned way great touch!

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Thank sarahmc2024
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a gem of a place I love the cakes which are amazing and the fish chips are the best I have tasted visit here and you won't be disappointed! I have visited here many times and it only gets better it's run by a lovely family who make you feel very welcome!

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Thank sarahmc2024
Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Hawkshead in October , and stumbled upon this place. Would like to say thank you to the owners, brilliant atmosphere , food was unreal and the cakes where the best we have ever tasted! Will be returning next time we visit the lakes ... I would recommend this place to anyone you will not be disappointed. Thanks again!!!👍

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Thank mclchad
Palo Alto, California
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212 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice small cafe and it was overcrowded when we arrived. Seafood Chowder was extremely salty and mostly mussels and little else. The cake look delicious but it had been sitting around to long and just so little flavor.

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Thank Iamalwayslost
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited whilst on holiday after reading the reviews but greatly disappointed. Same nice cakes displayed in the window but it has obviously changed hands and many photographs seem to be out of date. Pretty blue and white decor and hanging baskets are long gone. Quirky huge lamp shades hang all over ceiling, walls patched up with cardboard, tables and chairs... More 

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Thank joan0502013
Bury, Manchester
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem!! The food was delicious, I only wish I had gone earlier so I could have tried one of the largest cakes I think I have ever seen. We saw others receiving a slice and the servings were very generous. It is a cosy tea room. Not much room between tables but it worked. The staff were lovely.... More 

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fresh seafood chowder / vegetarian hash / the most amazing cakes - HUGE portions! Washed down with perfect espresso - small inside but seats outside if fine weather This cafe appears not to need any more recommendations but serious food of this quality needs a comment Staff friendly and efficient - oh and we saw the biggest grown up fish... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Regular visitor all over the lakes , what a find this gem of a place is , 1st class service children made very welcome , meals fantastic stylish and cakes to die for can't go back ! 🍰🍰

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Thank bobsnitch
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

First time visit to Hawkeshead, after a wonderful trek in countryside we stumbled across the Sun inn cafe. It was warm and cosy, we had a couple cups of coffee and 2 pieces of carrot cake which was a little taste of happiness in your mouth. The staff were very welcoming and made us feel right at home. If I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | next to the Sun Pub, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside  >  Hawkshead
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 36123

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