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Dodds Restaurant

Rydal Road, Ambleside LA22 9AN, England
+44 15394 32134
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (432 reviews)
“antipasti” (50 reviews)
“lasagne” (124 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Hours
Italian, Pizza, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rydal Road, Ambleside LA22 9AN, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The food was excellent (Lasagna) but where we were sitting was absolutely freezing. Needed to put our coats on.

Thank thelight2
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Dodds is our absolute favourite restaurant in the lake District. The children beg to go there. The food is always delicious and the staff are always friendly. My daughter is a huge spaghetti Bolognese fan and she rates Dodds as the best she has ever...More

Thank hayleywatson28
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited Dodds many times before and was again not disappointed. The staff were friendly, the food fantastic and the experience fabulous. Well done everyone. See you when we’re next in Ambleside for a visit.

Thank Angelajgraham
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our first visit to the lakes and to Dodds and both didn’t disappoint! It was a busy place but the 4 of us were seated as soon as we got there. The menu was lovely I had spiced mango chicken wings with tahini...More

Thank helly1106
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in for a pizza as they had a few interesting options on the menu. On the positive side I asked if they would make me a pizza with a combination of ingredients that weren't a set pizza and they were happy to oblige. On...More

Thank stonerage
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second visit over a 2 year period. Didn’t disappoint. Great service and really tasty food in a warm, relaxed setting. Not budget dining but great value for your buck! Simple but fab cocktail menu too. Don’t hesitate to dine here.

Thank Jane R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here on a Saturday teatime a couple of weeks ago after reading all the reviews on this site. Unfortunately we did not share the experience as described in most of the reviews. The meal was extremely rushed and it was clear they wanted to...More

Thank steve11111
DaveS7812, Owner at Dodds Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Steve! Thank you for the feedback! We are sorry if you felt rushed as it was not intentional. Just to clear things up we NEVER charge for condiments! Im sure that the 1£ extra charge was for an extra pizza topping. You also could...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in quickly on Tuesday evening - very cold and snowy outside but a nice warm welcome at Dodds. We had pasta dishes which were excellent - however the pizzas looked great too. The staff were friendly and attentive We have been going to Dodds...More

Thank Julia264
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Returned to Dodds a year later and my experience was just as good. Great pizza, good atmosphere and attentive staff

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went yest to this restaurants to have dinner with my wife. Toke garlic bread + sea food spaghetti + mare pizza. The food overall was good except the pizza which was really disappointing..I never come across a pizza where fried shrimps are put on the...More

Thank SaidAddi
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Questions & Answers
26 February 2018|
Response from Doddsambleside | Property representative |
Dear Said! Unfortunately we don’t take bookings! Just turn up between 5-9 for dinner! Kind regards
26 February 2018|
Response from MDC214 | Reviewed this property |
You can’t reserve a table at Dodd’s.
13 May 2017|
Response from Doddsambleside | Property representative |
Yes. We are open 7 days Kind regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rydal Road, Ambleside LA22 9AN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 32134
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