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The Food of the North

Come and taste the food of the North.

Using ingredients that thrive in our weather zone...
Preserving and pickling...
Working with nature...
Growing our own produce...
Foraging for Cumbria's most delicious plants, mushrooms and berries...
Simplicity, technique, deliciousness...


Please note that as of 1st May 2016, all 8 course tasting menus (including those already booked) will be charged at £85 per person. We offer an a la carte menu and two tasting menus:
- Five Course Tasting (£55)
- Eight Course Tasting (£85)

Get in touch

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

Opening Times

We are open Wednesday-Sunday for bookings between 6.00pm-9.30pm.

Please note that 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.

We are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. We are also closed on Sunday 26th June.

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, so that we may contact our waiting list. 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 view our 2016/2017 festive opening times.

Current Vacancies

For an overview of available positions please download the job vacancies announcement.

Cumbria Life Awards Lake Road Kitchen Restaurant awards Restaurant awards AA Rosettes

"A meal without a single missed beat" 10/10 for food.
Marina O'Loughlin, Guardian Weekend Restaurant Review Jan 2016

MENUS: Because our menu changes daily (depending on what our suppliers bring us or what we have grown or picked that day) we do not post sample menus online. However, should you wish to get a flavour of what we are currently offering, please e-mail us on and we will send you a recent menu.