Lake Road Kitchen is an award winning restaurant in Ambleside in the heart of The Lake District.
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 see our Instagram account for recent images of our food.
We offer two menus at Lake Road Kitchen:
- Five Courses £65
- Eight Courses £90
- Wine pairings available for both menus
- Selection of European cheeses available as an extra course
Please allow around 2 hours for the 5 course menu, and around 3 hours for the 8 course menu.
- Holker Estate Fallow Deer
- Norwegian Salmon
- French Quail
- Arctic Cloudberries
- Black Winter Truffles
- Fylde Coast wigeon
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).
Read about our aged steak in the Guardian HERE
Booking is essential. Please e-mail us, or 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.
WE WILL BE CLOSED FROM SUNDAY 7TH JANUARY 2018, REOPENING ON FRIDAY 2ND FEBRUARY 2018.
DURING THIS TIME PLEASE E-MAIL US WITH ALL RESERVATION REQUESTS. E-MAILS WILL BE MONITORED AND REPLIED TO WHILST WE ARE CLOSED, BUT PHONE MESSAGES WILL ONLY BE CHECKED INTERMITTENTLY.
When requesting a table, please include:
- Number of guests
- Preferred time of table
- Details of any diets/allergies
- Which menu you would like, 5 or 8 courses
- Contact telephone number
£95 per person
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 deposit of £20 per person payable upon booking. Deposits are only refundable up to 48 hours before your 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.
Smart casual. No walking boots please.
We are very happy to provide gift vouchers.
Please call us to discuss your options.
Full or part-time position available from February 2018.
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