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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.

Aged Steak at LRK

We specialise in ageing steak at Lake Road Kitchen. If you would like to try our aged steak, then please let us know when you book as it is only available upon request and subject to availability. They can be ordered (for an additional cost) in place of or in addition to your main course. 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

January highlights

- Black winter truffles from Perigord
- Loch Ryan Native Oysters
- Fylde coast Wigeon
- Norwegian king crab
- Wild Scottish sea kale

Get in touch

Booking is essential. Please call us on 015394 22012.

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

Opening Times & Booking Information

EXTRA OPENING TIMES FOR NEW YEAR: We will be open Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd January in addition to our normal opening times which are Wednesday to Sunday. 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.

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 avoid arriving early. We do not have a bar/lounge area and we will not be able to seat you until your allocated time.

Gift Vouchers

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

Celebrate New Year's Eve at LRK

We are now fully booked for New Year's Eve. Why not join us in the New Year - we are open MONDAY 2nd Jan onwards.

Please view our other 2016/2017 festive opening times.

Valentine's Day 2017

We will be opening on Tuesday 14th February 2016. Please contact us for more information.

Current Job Vacancies

We are currently looking for a new member for our Front of House Team - please call us for more information

Cumbria Life Awards 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

"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."
4.5/5, Hardens Guide 2016

"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. 48 Good Food Guide 2016

"...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