We offer two menus at Lake Road Kitchen:
- Five Courses £65
- Eight Courses £85
- Wine pairings available for both menus
- Selection of European cheeses available as an extra course
We make the most of our regions best meat, fish and shellfish. Home grown and foraged produce is at the heart of both menus. Our wines and spirits are sourced from across Northern Europe.
As we work within the unpredictable Northern climate, preservation is always present in our cooking.
The best quality ingredients are often only available in small quantities so whilst some dishes might be available for a month, others may only be available for one night. This is why we don't have sample menus online.
Please allow around 2 1/2 hours for the 5 course menu, and 3 for the 8 course menu.
- Fruit and vegetables from our garden
- Day boat caught Cornish Red Mullet
- English sweetcorn
- Wild Cumbria mushrooms
- French Royale Squab pigeon
- 50 day dry aged Herdwick lamb
We specialise in ageing steak at Lake Road Kitchen in collaboration with our butchers, Lake District Farmers. We are currently offers aged retired Dairy Holstein. Please let us know when you book if you would like to order this, as it is only available upon request and subject to availability (additional charge applies). Because of the way it is aged, portioned and cooked, the steak is for two to share.
Read about our aged steak in the Guardian HERE
Booking is essential. Please call us on 015394 22012.
Lake Road Kitchen
3 Sussex House, Lake Road, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0AD
Tel: 015394 22012
Normal opening times:
We are open Wednesday to Sunday for dinner only.
Tables available from 6pm until 9pm.
Please note that unless you are booking the entire restaurant for exclusive use (call for more details) the largest party we can accommodate in the restaurant is 6 guests. For tables of 3 to 6 we take a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of £20 per person payable upon booking.
Due to past experience and for the consideration of our other guests please note Lake Road Kitchen is not suitable for children under 12 years of age.
All reservations only held for 20 minutes. As we have only 9 tables, we would appreciate being notified in plenty of time regarding cancellations or reduction in numbers to free up tables for other diners. If you are unable to inform us of any delays or cancellations, we reserve the right to resell your table after 20 minutes from the original booking time. Please avoid arriving early. We do not have a bar/lounge area and at busy times we may not be able to seat you until your allocated time.
If you have any dietary requirements or allergies, please call us to discuss your menu before booking.
We reserve the right to refuse any booking.
Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day
Open Wednesday 27th December to Sunday 31st December
New Year's Eve: 6 Courses for £125 per person
Closed New Years Day.
Open 2nd January to 6th January, and then normal opening hours resume.
We are very happy to provide gift vouchers. Please call us to discuss your options.
We are always interested in hearing from anyone interested in joining our team.
Please send us your CV.
"A meal without a single missed beat... Lake Road Kitchen is that rarest of things,
the genuine destination restaurant." 10/10 for food.
Marina O'Loughlin, Guardian Weekend Restaurant Review Jan 2016
"A restaurant of rare audacity." 5/5 for food.
Josh Glancy, Sunday Times Table Talk Review Feb 2017
"The best meal we've ever had."
Poorna Bell, Executive Editor, Huffington Post.
"One of the country's most exciting restaurants."
50th Best Restaurant in the UK, SUSTAINABLE RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR National Restaurant Awards June 2017
"Expect a dining experience of the highest order."
5/5, Hardens Guide 2017
"...the hits just keep on coming."
3 AA Rosettes AA Guide 2016
"We think it's stunning."
Top 100 Restaurants in the UK outside of London, No. 28 Square Meal