Fodor's Expert Review Old Stamp House

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

Quick Facts

Church St.
Ambleside, Cumbria  LA22 0BU, England

015394-32775

www.oldstamphouse.com

Known For:
  • Creative seasonal menu
  • Celebrity chef
  • Excellent wine list
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon. No lunch Tues.

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