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“Great Atmosphere, Service and Food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dodds Restaurant

Dodds Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 117 Restaurants in Ambleside
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, European, Healthy
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere, Service and Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2011

A most enjoyable meal, i even managed to devour the delicious chocolate brownie with chocolate sauce and mascapone cream myself, the staff were both informative about the menu as well providing an excellent service,we would certainly recommend you to visit .

  • Visited March 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tilly1964
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N. Ireland
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere, and the food's not bad either !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2011

We were walking around ambleside looking for somewhere to enjoy our last night out and noticed many places were very quiet. Then we came to Dodds and it was absolutely buzzing ! As we hadn't booked I assumed we would be out of luck, but were told that if we took a seat at the bar we would be seated when a table became free. The place had a really cozy feel and time at the bar flew past, 30 mins and we were seated. Staff were very friendy and the service was quick. We had the antipasti sharing starter which was excellent, followed by homemade lasagne and pizza. Great tasty food and a lovely last night to our trip.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank schumilover
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fantastic restaurant, we keep returning!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2011

Every time we visit Ambleside we eat at Dodd's. We can't understand the reviews that say Dodd's is "rubbish". We love this place, the service is very friendly & efficient. The menu is excellent & the food has always been wonderful.
We've recommended Dodd's to our friends & family & look forward to our next visit.
Great value & a lovely atmosphere.
If the tables are full get a drink from the bar & you don't usually wait long.
You can't go wrong!

  • Visited March 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Outstanding Steak”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2011

Chose Dodd after reading all the best restaurant reviews in Ambleside, over the Thai, and Mathews Bistro, and cannot fault it at all.
Service and food excellent, prices reasonable, and the Rib eye steak was fantastic- we will return next time we are in the area.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“Excellent..”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2011

First visit to Dodds having found it whilst miandering around Ambleside. It looked busy which at 7.15pm suggests it was probably ok - a quick chec k via the tripAdvisor APP on the phone and we went in. The greeting was genuine, we were made to feel welcome, the owner went out of his way to find us a table. The food was good and excellent value for money. Next time in the lakes we will return

  • Visited February 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank trevor6410
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