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Old Stamp House

  • Church St. Map It
  • Ambleside
  • British
  • Fodor's Choice

Known for

  • Creative seasonal menu
  • Celebrity chef
  • Excellent wine list

Published 08/20/2030

Fodor's Review

The quality of locally sourced and foraged food has been raised to a new level by this startlingly good restaurant, which together with the Lake Road Kitchen has given Ambleside unexpected status on the British gastro map. Chef Ryan Blackburn has created a menu anchored to Cumbrian traditions, but at the same time mouthwateringly creative and contemporary. Look for hand-dived scallops with pumpkin, braised daube of beef with smoked celeriac, and Cumbrian gingerbread with rhubarb souffle. The restaurant has an unprepossessing setting, down steps in a dim room, but there's history in the whitewashed, rough-hewn walls: Wordsworth once worked here as "Distributer of Stamps.”

Restaurant Information


Church St., Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0BU, England

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Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Sun. and Mon. No lunch Tues.

Published 08/20/2030


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