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The Sun Tea Rooms

High Street | next to the Sun Pub, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
+44 15394 36123
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (238 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (16 reviews)
“strawberry cake” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
High Street | next to the Sun Pub, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Have been here several times for tea and cake and we are struggling to find a pot of tea in the uk as good as here! This time we tried the fish finger sandwiches which were delicious. Will always come here when we visit the...More

Thank Nom73
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The staff are very welcoming the cakes in the window absolutely fabulous the taste are very good too

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very small cafe in Hawksead but with the largest cakes in the county .Humongous you better be hungry when you visit. Not only the cakes are great so was the staff lovely people . Great tea rooms good choice of food also not just cake...More

Thank Geoff_J538
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

5 lunch time meals - all superb. Seafood chowder and fish finger sandwich were particularly good. The cakes looked fantastic but we didn't try them unfortunately. Friendly staff and reasonably attentive

Thank DocHoliday99
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We stepped in the room and the waitress just ignore us and doing their own business and when another lady walked in they immediately served her and asked her order. The person who finally spoke to us is a very grumpy lady told us off...More

Thank 荻 吴
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Great local cafe with great mains. My wife loved her seafood chowder which had plenty of fish. The bread in sandwich was great and take on pastrami was lovely and tender.

Thank ChrisPBaconandegg
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We were looking for somewhere to have breakfast. The triple layer sponge cakes in the window were amazing, about 20inches in diameter, 3 layers tall, filled with cream, strawberries and various fruit. We had a full English breakfast. Great food. Reasonable price. Friendly service.

Thank lindamajewski
Reviewed 4 August 2018

I did resist the beautiful looking cakes and had the hash with an egg on top. Very tasty and a food portion. A popular venue in a pretty village.

Thank MimiA165
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Oh my word .... WOW ... we stopped of for a cuppa and slice of cake as the cakes in the window attracted us ...and we were not disappointed The cakes were magnificent so many to choose from and all nice and fresh. A very...More

Thank Philippians4
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Such a great tea room with old fashioned teapots and tea cosy’s. Beautiful home made cake which was huge! Well worth a visit.

Thank salsn
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Joseph H
2 April 2018|
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Response from Paul A | Reviewed this property |
015494 36123 that's the only number I have
janis c
26 September 2017|
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Response from Awayaday | Reviewed this property |
I would doubt that reservations would be possible, it's only got a couple of tables and there are tables in the alleyway and in the street. I guess you'll just have to take your chance when you arrive and hope for good... More
Bill D
20 September 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$14
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | next to the Sun Pub, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside  >  Hawkshead
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 36123
Small but quirky cafe home of the giant cakes but also serving full meals from soups to our own cured and smoked meats
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