Places to Eat
Restaurants & Bistros


  • ZEFFIRELLIS, Compston Road, Ambleside, LA22 9AD (V) – 015394 33845
    Ambleside’s most popular venue for food and entertainment offering an Italian inspired menu the restaurant is contemporary in feel with a modern look. Five cinema screens and a Jazz bar with live music most Friday and Saturday evenings from 8pm. (Open daily. Cinema and Dine packages available. Last orders 10pm).
  • FELLINIS, Church Street, Ambleside, LA22 0BT (V) – 015394 32487
    A sister restaurant to Zefferellis, Fellinis offers a new modern restaurant catering for the most discerning vegetarian palette with a distinct Mediterranean twist. Also boasts a state of the art cinema showing niche and arthouse films. (Open daily. Cinema and Dine packages available)
  • DODDS RESTAURANT, Rydal Road, Ambleside, LA22 9AN – 015394 32134
    Great place to enjoy an evening of relaxation with good food, fine wines and cool beers – from light salads and pasta or freshly baked pizzas to steaks and seafood.
  • LAKE ROAD KITCHEN, Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0AD – 015394 22012
    Meats are roasted over fire and sourced from local farms. Expect to see PDO Herdwick lamb, dry aged Saddleback pork and 100 day aged Cumbrian Blue Grey beef. Seafood comes from Norway and Scotland, king crab, cod, halibut and hand dived Orkney scallops. (Closed Monday and Tuesdays, booking essential)
  • THE OLD STAMP HOUSE, Church Street, Ambleside, LA22 0BU – 015394 32775
    A unique ‘cellar’ dining restaurant with an excellent menu. It has a strong emphasis on using local seasonal produceand they have a true passion for cooking and have had very good reviews. (Closed Sunday & Monday, booking essential)
  • SHEILA'S COTTAGE, The Slack, Ambleside, LA22 9DQ – 015394 33079
  • a quaint cottage style licensed restaurant tucked away down a quiet lane, in the heart of Ambleside. Behind the traditional Lakeland slate exterior you will find cosy interior with an eclectic mix of original old features, complimented by modern lighting. 
  • Misto, Compston Road, Ambleside, LA22 9DJ – 015394 32035
  • Serving Italian and Mediterranean dishes in a modern, yet convivial atmosphere. Oustanding reviews on tripadvisor offer up confidence in their approach.