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“Absolutely brilliant”

The Old Stamp House Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 122 Restaurants in Ambleside
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$36 - US$66
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 2 July 2014

This was a fine dining experience that rivalled many Michelin restaurants but with low key yet attentive service and a quality of food preparation that is very hard to beat in the Lake District.

We were blown away by the amazing seven course tasting menu which paired effortlessly with wines available either by glass or bottle and all at what we considered to be unbeatable value.

You really have to try this place.

Thank Gillian L
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

Really enjoyed our visit here. A very homely feel, with great service, good size portions, and delicious food.

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Thank amountainjourney
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Whilst on holiday recently we went to the Old Stamp House for dinner. It was truly wonderful. We had the taster menu (8 courses of sheer delight and not outrageously expensive). Make sure you allow lots of time - you will really enjoy the experience. The staff were very attentive and explained each course as it was served. Before we knew it three hours had passed in a flash. We will certainly be going back. It's quite small, and has an very intimate atmosphere, so book well in advance. Surely their Michelin Star will be awarded very soon.
Sue & Tony from East Midlands

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Thank Sue P
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Having heard a great deal about the Old Stamp House, we tried it for ourselves last week. Needless to say, we weren't disappointed! It is impossible to convey just how phenomenal the food is and the delight we took in eating there. We had the 'Taster Menu' and every course was more exciting than the last. The food was faultless and we were in seventh heaven!

We collectively felt that the service was a little formal and 'stiff' for us, but this may settle down in time. Having just relocated from New York, I can honestly say I didn't have a single meal that even came close to Ryan's exquisite fare. For any foodies, this is a 'must visit' destination!

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Thank Fiona M
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Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

Tried the taster menu & everything was absolutely stunning! Service amazing & food absolutely delicious! You must try this place as it's so much more than just a meal- it's an experience

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