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“As Always - Excellent”
Review of Dodds Restaurant

Dodds Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 122 Restaurants in Ambleside
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Healthy
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Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery
Reviewed 17 June 2014

We have eaten here 4 times in the last 18 months and we have yet to be anything but impressed by anything on the menu.

We have always been on very busy evenings and hence we have always had to wait 15-20 mins for a table whilst taking a drink at the bar, BUT it's always well worth the wait! The staff are highly organised and know their roles; the food is excellent and quite frankly for the quality delivered, exceptional value.

Will keep coming back!

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Thank Nick J
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

Always a warm welcome at this gem of a restaurant In Ambleside.
We've been many times & hopefully will come many more! The garlic bread is served on ciabatta bread & the garlic butter is fabulously creamy! One our favourite dishes is the Cumbrian pizza, which has Cumberland sausage & a fried egg as toppings...absolutely inspired & never disappoints! The 'side' of chips is more like a main meal, fabulous tasting chips too! How anyone manages a dessert, I'll never know...next time I'll starve myself from breakfast, because the puds look as amazing as anything else I've tasted at Dodds!
The only downside is that they don't take reservations, meaning you have to wait for the next vacant table...trust me, it's well worth the wait!!

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Thank Andrea H
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

You're unable to reserve a table at Dodds but this was a good thing for us as we were in Ambleside on the weekend of the Great North Swim and had tried to book a number of places with no luck as they were fully booked. We arrived at Dodds to be told there would be a 50min wait. We decided to wait and got a drink from the bar. We must have timed our arrival perfectly as a number of tables became free and we were actually eating our meal in 45mins. The staff were great and did a great job of looking after everyone when they were so busy. I had the spag bol (loading up on carbs before my swim) it was very sweet so not sure if I would have it again. Was far too full to have a pudding so can't comment but definately recommend this restaurant.

Thank Reddhead4
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

We ate here the two nights we were in Ambleside, having returned from last year. Would have had 5 stars but you cannot book a table, can prove tricky. Super Italian food and great service.

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Thank Sue P
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

Myself and the GF are big fans of italian food and we have to say the food here did the restaurant proud! Nice location, very clean and some great wine!
Great atmosphere, friendly staff and great value. We will be returning.

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