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The Old Stamp House Restaurant

Church Street | The Old Stamp House, Ambleside LA22 0BU, England
+44 15394 32775
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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (286 reviews)
“hogget” (56 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (67 reviews)
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Church Street | The Old Stamp House, Ambleside LA22 0BU, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited as a group of six for dinner, and had the five course tasting menu with accompanying wines. Chef Ryan introduced each course, and easily dealt with the minor food preferences of two of our party. The food, wines, service and ambiance were excellent....More

Thank 753JohnE753
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have been to 1,2 and 3 star restaurants and this is EASILY worth a star. Whilst the entrance isn’t much the inside is minimal and smart similar to L’enclume. The staff are friendly and the service excellent with just the right pace. We had...More

Thank Paulhitch
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited today and had the signature lunch menu. Every course was absolutely fabulous. Made to feel very welcome by staff and chef. Best tasting food we have had in a long time. Certainly recommend it and we will definitely be returning.

Thank Manny B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Don’t be fooled by the understated entrance , this place is an absolute gem, the food was amazing, the ambiance was everything you want from a restaurant and the staff were welcoming, informative, engaging ..... get there before everyone else does ! Thanks for the...More

Thank Kate G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a delicious lunch. Really creative food and so tasty. The beetroot macarons were absolutely wonderful! Delicious beer bread followed by beautifully presented starters, main and desserts. We had the duck with parsnips, broccoli, sweet onions and Ambleside chanterelles. The service was excellent. Thanks very...More

Thank RuthS857
Reviewed 5 days ago

its a while (15 months) since we were last here and its still great. Had the full 7 course tasting menu and they were very accommodating in letting us have the hogget as the main meat course rather than the venison. It was great to...More

Thank martingduke
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited The Old Stamp House for a family birthday in November. The restaurant has had very good reviews and we wanted to try for ourselves . We weren’t disappointed. The old stamp house is only a small restaurant but very cosy and quirky inside...More

Thank Lindsay H
Reviewed 6 days ago

The accumulation of a series a small taster dishes from the Signature Menu resulted in a hugely successful accomplished and enjoyable meal. The personal welcome, warming broth and amuse bouchée all contributed to a wonderful memorable meal to celebrate our 8th wedding anniversary. All six...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited as a couple with great expectations from previous visits and other feedback and were were delighted. A very warm welcome, relaxing and happy atmosphere - the scene was set for a good evening. Two of dined on this occasion- I hase a shell fish...More

Thank Anne H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing meal and evening here. The food was amazing, creative and stunning and absolutely delicious. Partridge two ways then venison in a lightly truffled sauce then raspberry mille feuille. Fabulous wine list, friendly and attentive staff, great service. We wish we lived...More

Thank TonyandKaty W
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22 March 2018|
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Response from AJTyson | Reviewed this property |
We didn't personally look for the vegetarian options but I'm quite sure they would make anything to accommodate any dietary requirement. You'll just need to ring and ask them. They're really nice and very helpful.
10 November 2017|
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Response from SJMW40 | Reviewed this property |
There’s currently a £65 or £50 tasting menu option. We went for the £65 last night and it’s amazing value for money! I’ve added a review just now and it has pictures of the menu and courses. Enjoy!
6 November 2017|
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Response from David F | Reviewed this property |
It depends on your group really. If you want a special meal in a quiet but friendly atmosphere then absolutely. If you are wearing paper hats and are looking for a more lively night then probably not. But what a great dinner... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$65
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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