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Hyper-seasonal, cold climate cooking

About Us

Lake Road Kitchen is an award winning restaurant in Ambleside in the heart of The Lake District.

Our food has been rated 10/10 by the Guardian, and 5/5 by The Times. Our menus showcase the best meat, fish and shellfish from Northern Europe plus our own home grown and foraged produce.

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.

January Menu Highlights

- Holker Estate Fallow Deer
- Norwegian Skrei Cod and Fjord Salmon
- French Quail
- Arctic Cloudberries
- Black Winter Truffles
- Fylde Coast Wigeon

Aged Steak at LRK

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

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

Opening Times & Booking Information

Normal opening times:

We are open Wednesday to Sunday for dinner only.

Tables available from 6pm until 9pm.

Get in touch

Booking is essential.

Please e-mail us, or call us on 015394 22012.

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
- For tables of 3-6, please call us to pay the £20 per person deposit

Please also let us know if you have dined with us before

Valentine's Day 2018

£95 per person

Booking Conditions

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.

For your comfort, 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.

Dress Code

Smart casual. No walking boots please.

Gift Vouchers

We are very happy to provide gift vouchers.

Please call us to discuss your options.

Current Job Vacancies


Full or part-time position available from February 2018.


Full time.

Please send us your CV.

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."
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

"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