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Dodds Restaurant

Rydal Road, Ambleside LA22 9AN, England
+44 15394 32134
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (416 reviews)
“antipasti” (49 reviews)
“lasagne” (122 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Rydal Road, Ambleside LA22 9AN, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We returned once again to Dodds and were not disappointed. Excellent starters; the antipasto and baked Camembert were delicious and shared between the three of us, followed by great pasta. The staff were very friendly and efficient. We will be back.

Thank Khrmurray
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A really nice restaurant with good food and great staff. The service is very good and the restaurant itself has a nice atmosphere. Whenever we are in Ambleside, we always go to Dodds. I only miss the candlelight. Every restaurant need to have candlelight ;-)

Thank kristinb65
Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent Italian food, although the menu is perhaps a bit limited. Pizzas are good, and the antipasti starter is superb. My main gripe is that you can't book and, most of the time, there's at least a 30 minute wait for a table. Once you...More

Thank Graeme C
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place is always busy which is a good sign, the food is always quite good, the staff are always happy and obliging. Service is quick and the price reasonable.

Thank tony w
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got in early as we previously didn't like how busy it got, we got a nice table and ordered. The ham hock lacked black pudding and was a world away from the near £8 price tag, my wife had the pate which was a...More

Thank Duderoo1975
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the pizza on this visit to Dodds. Although it tasted very nice I found it very heavy going, both in terms of the effort required to cut in to the thing, and how filling it was.

Thank thelight2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a lovely meal here now on two different visits to Ambleside. Lovely place, lovely food and good service. Gets very busy.

Thank Debbie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food! had soup of the day which was pea and ham then had the duck breast it was amazing! Even though resteraunt got really busy the service was spot on and waiters very friendly did not have to wait long at all, very professional...More

Thank Joanne B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

hi we have been to this restaurant many times over the last 4 years , nice atmosphere , nice décor , the food is great, I never miss out on the anti pasta starter for sharing , lasagna is my wife's favorite I usually try...More

Thank brian o
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waitress was not friendly but it was 6,30 On a Friday evening Olives & whitebait starter ok, pizzas dry & the wine arrived with bottle pre opened We should have complained then. No comparison to Zefferellis but same price We own timeshare in Ambleside we...More

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Questions & Answers
12 May 2017|
Response from Laszlo P | Property representative |
Yes. We are open 7 days Kind regards
17 January 2017|
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Response from Laszlo P | Property representative |
Unfortunatelly No
Steve E
4 May 2016|
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Response from row152 |
Dogs should not be allowed to go in anywhere where food is being served.

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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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