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Dodds Restaurant

) #10 of 83 Restaurants in Ambleside €€ - €€€ Italian, Pizza, European
Rydal Road, Ambleside LA22 9AN, England
+44 15394 32134
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (391 reviews)
“antipasti” (51 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Rydal Road, Ambleside LA22 9AN, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited last week after it being recommended by our family, so we were looking forward to it. My niece had the childs portion, so she was happy, we shared the antipasto starter and all was well. Myself and a few others had chicken for...More

Thank paulawrighthome
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Food are delicious Be warned all come in big portion even the appetiser. Unless one has done 50miles hike, or simply a big eater, you could finish their 2 or 3 course dinner! Otherwise, advisable to share the 2 or 3 course dinner We love...More

Thank d0glover
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great choice and delicious food. Lovely meal on a very cold night. Open fire was a real bonus too. Will be back to try more from the menu on our next visit.

Thank Sandra W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had an evening meal at Dodds, and found the food very tasty and good size portions . Efficient service too.

Thank Technik21
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chose this restaurant because of reviews on trip advisor yes it was lively yes they were efficient at getting you seated but the food did not live up to the service Margarita Pizza how can you get it wrong by trying too hard putting loads...More

Thank Carole M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This has got to be the best little Italian i've been to. Great fresh food, really friendly staff and a well finished restaurant. I can't complain about anything from my 3 trips i've had here. The only downside is that they don't take reservations. Granted...More

Thank DanielC1993
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were very happy with our choice of Dodds restaurant. The antipasti sharing platter for starters was delicious and there was plenty to share. Pizzas were fresh and a lovely thin base. Dessert was also delicious with excellent presentation. Left feeling very full due to...More

Thank Lauren B
Reviewed 1 week ago

even though very busy went out of their way to find a table within 20 min.food brilliant so tasty so suggest you book to avoid disappointment

Thank 998russell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my partner visited not knowing what to expect as there is a large range of choice in the lovely town of Ambleside! We were greeted by friendly attentive staff even though it was very busy service and food did not disappoint, pizza and...More

Thank Abi2015x
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very busy with a lively atmosphere, this is obviously a popular place to eat in Ambleside. We popped in one evening - my husband had steak and I had a pizza. Both were good. Service was efficient and prices reasonable. There is only one negative...More

Thank Karen A
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are you open on Monday
12 May 2017|
Response from Laszlo P | Property representative |
Yes. We are open 7 days Kind regards
Do you deliver
17 January 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Laszlo P | Property representative |
Unfortunatelly No
Steve E
Is it dog friendly?
4 May 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Alison D |
Why do we not allow dogs in restaurants in UK when it's accepted as normal for well behaved hounds to sit under the table in restaurants in France & other European countries? Who's making or breaking the rules I wonder??
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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