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Sheila's Cottage Restaurant

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The Slack, Ambleside LA22 9DQ, England
+44 15394 33079
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely family meal. Kids portions not cheap but excellent quality and very plentiful. Highly recommend the chicken Kiev and the burger! We will be back!

Thank alfiethetortoise
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great little restaurant tucked away down a side street, worth hunting out. Sausage and mash was excellent. Staff offered a warm welcome and good service.

Thank PerTheCat
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93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sheila's was recommended to us by the hotel that we were staying in and we were so glad that we went there. The food was amazing - definitely the best meal we had in our whole holiday We chose from the early bird menu - not because we were trying to save money, purely because we liked the choices on... More 

Thank LissaDEngland
Derby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful place ! The staff could not have been more welcoming, making our meal a truly lovely experience The food was excellent and had we have been staying longer we would have visited again. I would definitely recommend this lovely restaurant if you are in Ambleside

Thank Jeanie_elite
Grantham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a delightful mid-week meal. There are a surprising amount of tables available as the restaurant is a lot bigger than it looks. It is low lit and has a lovely ambiance, the staff are very helpful and attentive. We had a steak that was cooked perfectly and a delightful half and half sharing platter that included some wonderful tastes... More 

Thank Paul D
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in for a light lunch having read the menu outside, as it seemed to offer a good range of food and lighter snacks. After a hearty Lake District breakfast neither of us wanted a large lunch, so I opted for the soup and my friend had the sticky toffee pudding, a Lake District speciality. The soup was ham,... More 

Thank YorkshireSparkler
London, United Kingdom
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511 reviews
379 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed dinner at this town centre restaurant. The service was friendly and efficient. Most of the dishes were good but the steak was no better than average. Prices are a little high. As others have commented, food is served very quickly which suggests a lot of reheating.

Thank Howard M
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Has been a regular cafe for us for many years. I skip lunch when I know we are going, for one reason - its cream tea. A fresh scone with clotted cream & jam, a slice of Borrowdale teabread with crumbly Lancashire cheese & butter and a pot of loose leaf darjeeling tea. No other cafe comes close to this... More 

1 Thank Simon90125
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very quaint but sociable restaurant. The lunch and evening meal menus are full of amazingly tasty dishes. The steak and kidney pudding is to die for. The staff are friendly and very accommodating. 4th visit to Ambleside and 8th visit to Sheila's.

Thank Swamprocket1970
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I rarely ate that well in a British restaurant. I had the salmon and my husband the lamb, and it not only tasted fantastic but also looked great. The menu is diversified enough, the venue is adorable and the staff very friendly. I would have came here every evening if I knew there was such a place.

Thank TripsAndTips80

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 46
European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Slack, Ambleside LA22 9DQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 33079

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