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The Old Stamp House Restaurant

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Church Street | The Old Stamp House, Ambleside LA22 0BU, England
+44 15394 32775
12:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 12:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:00
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Preston, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cumbria tasting menu with wines was amazing, each course was so tasty & the ingredients local & fresh.

Thank carryoncycling
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

An amazing restaurant with very high quality food. The drinks menu is also exceptional to match the food. We had a little one with us and even though they don't offer a child's menu we were made to feel very welcome. It is a definite must if you are in the area. We will definitely be back!

Thank Nicole K
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92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had the 3 course lunch rather than the tasting menu. There were 2 choices on each course and we were offered some rather nice canapes beforehand. We found the food tasty and well presented and the service very pleasant. The restaurant itself is a little stark and cold in a sort of half-basement but is probably cosy and intimate... More 

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Nether Alderley
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for a lunch.The 4 of us opted for the tasting menu.The food was delicious as agreed by us all.The staff were friendly and very helpful.Each course was served on interesting plates and looked as well as tasting amazing.Our only criticism would be that the cutlery was of a poor quality which didn't match the standard of the food or... More 

Thank Jane H
Winsford, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was very good indeed. Well worth the long drive. There were 2 of us and at least 3 tables set for 2 people. We were refused a choice with an excuse that not only did not sound credible but made no sense. At the end of the meal we were told that gratuities could not be added to... More 

Thank Graham C
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing meal worth every penny. Service was great and food was excellent. Staff were attentive and knowledgeable. Food was tasty and well presented. We had a tasting menu at £65pp which had several courses which just about filled my husband but filled me sufficiently. It was definitely taste over quantity. There were little amuse bouche between courses, which was a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The second time our group of grumpy middle-aged men have been to the Old Stamp House on our annual Lake District pilgrimage. This visit, after a fabulous snowy walk up Coniston Old Man, really didn't disappoint - last year's high standards have been kept, which is great to see (having seen a number of Ambleside restaurants lose their way). Fabulous... More 

Thank Bill H
Milnthorpe, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really great lunchtime experience here , where we had the £35 tasting menu, preceded by 3 "amusé bouches" , all of very high standard. Great flavours, very good friendly service and definitely the best meal we've had in Ambleside. Our only slight criticism on a very wet, cold day was the dining room could have been a little warmer,... More 

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Milnthorpe, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Third visit to he Stamp House, excellent food and service as ever. Difficult to pick a favourite course as all excellent, but I'd have been gutted if the beetroot macaroons weren't available. The wine flight was good value with the lunchtime menu.

1 Thank Claire S
Leek, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we had a lunch in this restaurant on Friday and chose the "Taste of Cumbria" menu at £35 for canapés followed by five courses. It was excellent and could have been accompanied by a wine flight if required. The standard of food and service was very high and I would recommend anyone to give it a try.

1 Thank AMAZO1949

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 34 - USD 64
British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Street | The Old Stamp House, Ambleside LA22 0BU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 32775

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