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Dodds Restaurant

Rydal Road, Ambleside LA22 9AN, England
+44 15394 32134
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (451 reviews)
“antipasti” (39 reviews)
Opens in 25 min
Italian, Pizza, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rydal Road, Ambleside LA22 9AN, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Lovely home cooked Italian food, we had the seafood risotto and spaghetti bolognaise, very tasty and filling, would definitely go again.

1  Thank sambotterill
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Haven't visited for 18months but Iam pleased to say that the welcome. service and food is still excellent also at a very reasonable price .you cannot book a table but you can have a drink while you wait which normally isn't too long

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 4 days ago

We always visit Dodds when we come to the Lakes and had another excellent meal tonight. Wonderful antipasti and baked Camembert for starters and then delicious king prawn carbonara from the specials for main. Very friendly service as usual. We would have no hesitation in...More

Thank Khrmurray
Reviewed 6 days ago

I had a pizza this time round at Dodds and have to say it was the best I've had in this restaurant before. They seem to have lightened up the base and made it easier to cut, which meant I spent more time enjoying the...More

Thank thelight2
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a great find... we had an excellent meal. The starter was lovely and the main course pizza beautifully authentic and totally home made. Get there early though; it's a very popular restaurant.

Thank John T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great meal in a friendly and good value restaurant. We had belly pork and carbonara followed by tiramisu and cheese... propped up by two enormous G&t’s . The belly pork was tender and cane with black pudding ... the black pudding was made in house...More

Thank Somerset-jim
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has always been one of our favourite restaurants in Ambleside, but we hadn't visited for some time. Thankfully it's as good as ever. Lovely welcome, good choices on the menu all reasonably priced. And the quality of the food excellent.

Thank Simon F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went out of there way to find us a table,food fresh ,tasty and plentiful,service very good ,had some great cocktails.

1  Thank nicola w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in without a reservation and were lucky enough to get a table. This is a popular and busy restaurant. Food, service and ambience well worth visiting. Will certainly make a booking next time we're in the area.

Thank johnkfenwick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner came here in May for my birthday while staying in Ambleside and what a great find it was. We had an evening meal and we were satisfied 100% with everything from the atmosphere, service and food! It was very busy but...More

Thank Lauren-Heap
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Questions & Answers
Pauline K
14 October 2018|
Response from Doddsambleside | Property representative |
Dear Pauline! We do take bookings for tables of 6 or more for NYE. The menu will be our winter menu (not available yet) and some NYE specials but it won't be a set Menu. For the exact booking details please send an email to... More
8 April 2018|
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Response from Doddsambleside | Property representative |
Please have a look at our website!
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
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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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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