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“Superb easily deserves a Michelin star”

The Old Stamp House Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 129 Restaurants in Ambleside
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$34 - US$64
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to 1,2 and 3 star restaurants and this is EASILY worth a star. Whilst the entrance isn’t much the inside is minimal and smart similar to L’enclume. The staff are friendly and the service excellent with just the right pace. We had the signature menu. The Herdwick hoggett and potted shrimp are superb - in fact nicer than L’enclume and were hot a pleasant change from some restaurants who mess with food at the pass so it is Luke warm when you get it. The wine was excellent and the sommelier matched the dessert wines which went fantastically with the pineapple pane cotta and the treacle tart. All round a superb meal, excellent value and we will be back again. Well done to everyone there the love shone through as they care about what they do. Well worth a visit.

Thank Paulhitch
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today and had the signature lunch menu. Every course was absolutely fabulous. Made to feel very welcome by staff and chef. Best tasting food we have had in a long time. Certainly recommend it and we will definitely be returning.

Thank Manny B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t be fooled by the understated entrance , this place is
an absolute gem, the food was amazing, the ambiance was everything you want from a restaurant and the
staff were welcoming, informative, engaging ..... get there before everyone else does ! Thanks for the best evening .

Thank Kate G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a delicious lunch. Really creative food and so tasty. The beetroot macarons were absolutely wonderful! Delicious beer bread followed by beautifully presented starters, main and desserts. We had the duck with parsnips, broccoli, sweet onions and Ambleside chanterelles. The service was excellent. Thanks very much.

Thank RuthS857
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

its a while (15 months) since we were last here and its still great. Had the full 7 course tasting menu and they were very accommodating in letting us have the hogget as the main meat course rather than the venison. It was great to see every table taken during the course of the evening, this being the first week of November. The mead and curry sauce with a fish (trout and brown shrimps this time) and cauliflower puree is always a favourite and we were not disappointed. will certainly be back.

Overheard someone at another table suggesting they should have a michelin star. This was certainly better than a number of places we have been that have stars. I said the meal was 'fine' to them - they do not realise that my 'fine' is other peoples 'fantastic' !!!

keep it up guys

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Thank martingduke
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