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The Food of the North

Hyper-seasonal, climatically local cooking


We offer two menus at Lake Road Kitchen:
- Five Courses £60
- 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 at least 2 1/2 hours for the 5 course menu, and at least 3 for the 8 course menu. Of course, your table is yours all night, so feel free to stay as long as you like!

Aged Steak at LRK

We specialise in ageing steak at Lake Road Kitchen in collaboration with our butchers, Lake District Farmers. If you would like to try either our aged Belted Galloway, or aged retired Dairy Holstein, then please let us know when you book as it is only available upon request and subject to availability. They can be ordered as an extra course only (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

March Menu highlights

- Norwegian Skrei cod
- Dry aged Cumbrian Saddleback pork
- Loch Ryan Native Oysters
- Norwegian king crab
- Wild Scottish sea kale

Get in touch

Booking is essential. Please call us on 015394 22012.

Lake Road Kitchen
3 Sussex House, Lake Road, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0AD
Tel: 015394 22012

Opening Times & Booking Information

Normal opening times:

Dinner only.

Wednesday to Sunday for reservations 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.

Gift Vouchers

We are very happy to provide gift vouchers. Please call us to discuss your options.

Current Job Vacancies

Waiter/Waitress: Full or Part-time available.

Please contact us for more information.

Lake Road Kitchen Lake Road Kitchen Restaurant awards Restaurant awards AA Rosettes

"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."
15th Best Restaurant in the UK, Highest Riser Award National Restaurant Awards June 2016

"Expect a dining experience of the highest order."
5/5, Hardens Guide 2017

"Highly ambitious and resolutely accessible... truly memorable food."
Editors' Award for Best New Restaurant in the UK Good Food Guide 2016
Top 50 Restaurants in the UK, No. 49 Good Food 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