Places to Eat
There are restaurants within 20m of our B&B and most are reached in under five-minutes. We are spoilt for choice with well over 80 restaurants, cafes and pubs in the village. Some take bookings, some don’t. Here is a few of our suggestions:
- The Priest Hole
Just at the end of our road! Eat in one of the oldest buildings in Ambleside. Serving locally sourced traditional Cumbrian/British food. When the weather’s good sit outside on their delightful terrace.
- Sheila’s Cottage
Cosy cottage style restaurant for lunch or dinner. A great specials menu. Children’s menu available.
- Ishaas Indian Eatery
Excellent Indian restaurant with a cosmopolitan feel. Only 2 minutes’ walk away!
- Doi Intonin
One of two Thai restaurants in Ambleside serving delicious Thai food. Very popular so it’s necessary to book in advance!
A popular restaurant, open all day for coffee, lunch and dinner using ‘local produce with an Italian twist’.
Great pizzas and pasta dishes in a comfortable and atmospheric restaurant. There’s also a cinema with meal deals available.
Our closest restaurant! For a fine dining vegetarian experience. Perfect for an elegant evening out.
- Matthews Bistro
A small family run bistro serving British, classic French, Mediterranean food. Something for everyone!
- The Old Stamp House
Cumbrian inspired Michelin star cuisine. The place to go for that special meal. Book well in advance!
Pubs & Inns
- Golden Rule – popular with locals.
Drinks and snacks only, no pub grub here!
- Royal Oak – at the end of our road.
Good pub food. Outside seating.
- The Unicorn – cosy pub serving food.
Weekly live music.
- The Flying Fleece - serving upmarket pub food.
Outside seating area for warm summer evenings.
- White Lion – large seating area inside and out.
Child friendly. Fixed price menus.
- Ambleside Inn – good pub food in comfortable surroundings.
- Freshers Café
No. 1 on TripAvisor (2021)! Friendly family run café with great outside sitting space.
- The Apple Pie
Popular café serving great food. Indoor and outdoor seating.
A little café serving high quality home cooked vegan and vegetarian food.
- The Giggling Goose
Fantastic riverside garden setting in the heart of Ambleside. Lovely lunches and great cakes!
Great place for a relaxing coffee, lunch or breakfast. Lovely ice-cream too!
- Copper Kettle
Our closest cafe - 2 minutes' walks away! Lovely and cosy with great food and coffee.