Harden's survey result
“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.
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.
“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”.
“Hidden away in Ambleside”, this pared-down two-year-old basement-venture, run by talented young chef Ryan Blackburn (ex-Martin Wishart), continues to elicit real raves. The food is “truly exceptional”, with a choice of two tasting menus and an à la carte option at dinner.
|Wine per bottle||£19.90|
Church St, Ambleside, LA22 0BU
|Tuesday||12:30 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Wednesday||12:30 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Thursday||12:30 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Friday||12:30 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Saturday||12:30 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|