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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” (281 reviews)
“hogget” (56 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (65 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

Visited for a birthday, it was well worth it. A super restaurant that is a must visit if you're in and around Ambleside.

Thank M L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Dined here once during a short stay in Ambleside. Enjoyed 3 courses with recommended wine pairings. The food was faultless. The service was faultless. Deserves to gain a Michelin star imho.

Thank Ed0003
Reviewed 2 days ago

The most thoughtful, considered, celebratory menu I've come across. Every course from the autumn tasting menu was so delicious and memorable. Lots of local, seasonal food and recipes. John said the Westmorland cake and chutney just just like how he remembered his granny making! So...More

Thank MZBenjamin
Reviewed 4 days ago

Four of us went to this characterful restaurant and really enjoyed the experience. An unusual building , well furbished. The service was friendly and prompt and the food very good.Would definitely recommend a visit

Thank dennis_anthony
Reviewed 5 days ago

This really is a gem of a restaurant! Not particularly auspicious surroundings - its in a basement on a busy corner in Ambleside, but its elegant simplicity and superb food and service are outstanding. We choose the regular 3 course set lunch (just £27.50) rather...More

1  Thank oldfart2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

My new husband and I came to the Old Stamp House for a special evening on our honeymoon, and it did not disappoint. We opted for the à la carte menu rather than the tasting menu, but the several delicious 'snacks' they brought at the...More

Thank 302rosieb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was taken here for dinner by friends and I have to say what a wonderful evening was had by all We were enjoyed the 7 course taster menu with 3 amuse bouche as a wonderful prelude. We chose the Pinotage but I really wish...More

Thank Manuela F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited at lunchtime had opted for the signature tasting menu. Gorgeous potted shrimps, crab salad, herdwick hogget, and two deserts were all faultless. Wonderful food and friendly Cumbrian hospitality made for a memorable birthday lunch.

Thank Cestrian52
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an evening of glorious food here in Sept 2018. My starter of pigeon breast and main course of venison was beautiful as was my wife’s starter of scallops and main of lamb. We were looked after really well and given exceptional guidance on their...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this place as you cannot turn up on spec. I can see why. The food is excellent. The wine list is really good with a good range and prices. If you want quality over quantity this is a place to visit. The service...More

Thank MJThe_Colonel
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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$36 - US$66
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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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