Lake Road Kitchen

“Nordic-style cooking in the Lake District.” - AA Inspector



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In the heart of Ambleside, Lake Road Kitchen has an all-embracing passion for Lakeland and Scottish produce, as well as clear Nordic sensibilities and a fervour for pickling, foraging and fermenting. A no-frills dining room with pine plank walls and bare tables, there’s also an open kitchen meaning diners soon become part of the theatre. Daily-changing menus come in eight- and 12-course versions, and the cooking brings remarkable combinations of taste and texture. A meal might open with smoked Shetland monkfish, burrata and beetroot before a main course of BBQ Saddleback pork chop with confit shallot.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
Lake Road Kitchen
Sussex House, Lake Road, AMBLESIDE, Cumbria, LA22 0AD


  • Seats: 21
  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Closed: Monday, Tuesday
Food and Drink
  • Wines over £30: 73
  • Wines by the glass: 65
  • Cuisine style: Nordic, Global influences
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover Cumbria

Cumbria's rugged yet beautiful landscape is best known for the Lake District National Park that sits within its boundaries. It’s famous for Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, and Derwent Water, ‘Queen of the English Lakes'. This beautiful countryside once inspired William Wordsworth and his home, Dove Cottage, in Grasmere is a popular museum. Another place of literary pilgrimage is Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, located near Windermere. Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Jemima Puddleduck were all created here.

Much of Cumbria is often overlooked in favour of the Lake Distirct. In the south, the Lune Valley remains as lovely as it was when Turner painted it. The coast is also a secret gem. With its wide cobbled streets, spacious green and views of the Solway Firth, Silloth is a fine Victorian seaside resort. Other towns along this coastline include Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. Carlisle is well worth a look – once a Roman camp, its red-brick cathedral dates back to the early 12th century and its 11th-century castle was built by William Rufus.

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