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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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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“cake” (160 reviews)
“chowder” (18 reviews)
“hash” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
High Street | next to the Sun Pub, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always call in to sample the marvellous cakes. After a walk, tea and cake here is fantastic. 3 layers, rich, so light, very, very filling. A ‘must’.

Thank Nigel_HAltrincham
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Fantastic traditional cafe , very small and cosy . Had a pot of tea for two and scones , both were really nice , friendly staff .

Thank dieselSomerset
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Great little cafe. Grilled cheese sandwich and chips was delicious, albeit larger that I was expecting. That should have been a lesson to us - larger than expected seems to be their thing. Th'usband ordered the 'small' lemon & blueberry cake as opposed to the...More

Thank Ali2604
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Would I go again? Absolutely and drive to 200 miles to get there! So the cakes are displayed in the window and look a work of art....and they tempt you in! We had the strawberry cake and it was a slice of heaven - best...More

Thank Marc S
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Out on a trip to Hill Top and Hawkswood we were hungry and decided to eat here I had fish and chips wife and son had burger and chips all were served quickly and done was really really nice all plates emptied we were tempted...More

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Loved this sweet, quirky little place! We went for lunch, while on a visit to the area, and really enjoyed it. Tasty, homemade food served by friendly staff. What more could you want!

Thank kate b
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We've been a few times over the last 5-6 years for coffee and cake, which, quite frankly tastes every bit as good as it looks. However, today we wanted savoury so went for the fried chicken tenders sandwich and a pastrami sandwich. These both came...More

Thank Llysandra
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Popped in to Hawkshead after taking our son to Hill Top. Looking for somewhere on a Sunday afternoon just to have a cuppa and maybe a bit of cake or a snack. Found this place and the cakes are wow! Without the literary skills of...More

1  Thank Airyhape
Reviewed 6 October 2017

We stayed at a B+B recently in Hawkshead and thought all we had to do was to stroll down to one of the four pubs to find a welcome and good honest food/beer......oh dear! I wouldn't give you tuppence for the pubs - unwelcoming, expensive,...More

1  Thank GrahameandHelen
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We had lunch at the tea rooms - the servings were very generous and the food was yummy. The sponge cakes are massive, made in special large tins.However, we did not have room for cake. Instead we bought a slice each ( and they are...More

Thank CathyB1964
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janis c
26 September 2017|
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Response from weekenderinthesun | 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$15
Breakfast, Lunch
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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