RestaurantsCumbriaAmblesideLA22

survey result

Summary

£61
  £££
5
Exceptional
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“An outstanding meal showcasing the very best Cumbrian ingredients can offer” is to be found at Ryan Blackburn’s “quirky, small and friendly” operation, which occupies an old cellar with “modern décor” and thick, painted stone walls in the town centre. Choose from the à la carte, or there’s a seven-course tasting menu for £70.

Summary

£61
  £££
5
Exceptional
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“An outstanding meal showcasing the very best Cumbrian ingredients can offer” is to be found at Ryan Blackburn’s “quirky, small and friendly” operation, which occupies an old cellar with “modern décor” and thick, painted stone walls in the town centre. Choose from the à la carte, or there’s a seven-course tasting menu for £70.

Summary

£66
  £££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Ryan Blackburn’s “imaginative” cooking using “great local produce in unusual combinations” continues “to improve” and to mightily impress practically all who comment on his “pocket-sized” basement in the centre of the town. As well as an à la carte option, there’s a ‘signature’ menu.

Summary

£63
  £££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Chef Ryan Blackburn will no doubt go from strength to strength” at this three-year-old, which already offers the “best food in Ambleside”“yes, the basement is a little bland and sparsely decorated”, but the “brilliantly imaginative” cooking “shines like a beacon”.

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Restaurant details

8
No dress code
30

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £24.50 £29.50
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 70.00 Dinner only 6
Menu2 40.00 Always available 5

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£12.00 £25.00 £9.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £19.90
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Church St, Ambleside, LA22 0BU
Opening hours
Monday6 pm‑9 pm
Tuesday12:30 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday12:30 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12:30 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Friday12:30 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
SaturdayCLOSED
SundayCLOSED

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