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The Old Stamp House Restaurant

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Church Street | The Old Stamp House, Ambleside LA22 0BU, England
+44 15394 32775
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12:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 12:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:00
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Dined here recently and was very impressed with the quality of the food. The restaurant itself is a little small and the deserts didn't quite live up to the quality of the starters and mains, but overall excellent food :)

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the outstanding tasting menu of locally sourced ingredients that are exquisitely prepared with imagination and flare. Service was excellent too. It was truly memorable and certainly among the best meals we've eaten in the uk and better than many with a Michelin star. Treat yourself if you're in the area.

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Thank AJEriksen
Liverpool
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the "Taste of Cumbria" 5 course menu. But when we first arrived we were given the most wonderful broth to warm us up. Then a delightful canapé, then more. Then delightful bread. This is even before the start of our meal. Stunning courses, a delight to the tastebuds. Not suitable for kids and though you might think it... More 

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Thank HelenOLiverpool
Kendal, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

...the tasting menu at the Old Stamp House will be among the contenders, if you were fortunate enough to have tried it. Utterly sublime, from start to finish.

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Thank OliverWates
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our second visit to The Old Stamp House and it lived up to our expectations once again. The taster menu was outstanding and my little boy was looked after brilliantly from start to finish - thank you so much for going above and beyond. See you next year for our half term treat!

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Thank HelJ123
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I had booked a table for Valentine's Day in advance as we were spending one week in the Lake District and we had seen excellent reviews on Trip Advisor. The restaurant called on the day to check that our table time was ok, which was a lovely touch. We went for the tasting menu with wine flight,... More 

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Thank Jemma D
United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Old stamp house is a hidden gem in the lake district. Friendly service with top quality food. Overall a wonderful experience and is highly recommended.

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durham uk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here after reading the amazing reviews on TripAdvisor,as we have done with other places in the past,but without doubt this restaurant is the most accurately described place on the app! We had the 5 course lunchtime tasting menu,which at £35 proved to be great value and,with the addition of another 2 amuse bouche,elevated the meal to an even... More 

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North West England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were predicting this to be a delightful experience but it surpassed our expectations. The service was warm, knowledgeable and friendly; and, the food was absolutely divine. Introduced by the chef, the taste of Cumbria menu was one of the best meals I've ever eaten. It is a real testament to all of the team that work their and the... More 

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Thank Jon_B_NorthWest
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked the table expecting a gastropub experience - but we were delighted that the resturant was more fine dining. Needless to say the food was delicious, locally sourced and exciting, but the overall experience was also a delight. Would defiantly go back, and would highly recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 33 - US$ 62
Cuisine
British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?