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The Sun Tea Rooms

High Street | next to the Sun Pub, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
+44 15394 36123
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“cakes” (246 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (17 reviews)
“strawberry cake” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
High Street | next to the Sun Pub, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely tea room with delicious food! We had the vegan butternut squash stew. We are not vegan, but loved it. We also had the beef hash cooked with onion, mushroom and potatoes with fresh spinach and fried egg on top. Both meals were very tasty...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Camille3959
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely quaint tea shop with incredible cakes. Had the beef, mushroom and barley broth which was more like a casserole- absolutely delicious. Like stepping back in time. Everything home made.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank NorW2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my husband visited Hawkshead last week and popped into the tea rooms for a bite to eat. What a hidden gem! Lovely little place full of character. We had a sandwich, with a choice of side order which was delicious. More than your...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank alisonh253
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Based on the reviews of this place, my partner and I have been dying to come. Have tried yesterday and today - around mid afternoon after a cycle/walk - closed both times. And no opening times so no way for us to plan around so...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Fayebee09
Reviewed 7 November 2018

I called here whilst out on a Motorcycle tour of the area and can highly recommend it for the quality of food and service. The speciality of the home baked cakes are irresistible and huge! The only small downside is that it is a little...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Don L
Reviewed 26 October 2018

all the way through I kept saying how good the sandwich was. I had a beef with melted blue cheese on toasted brown bread. they kindly swapped the chips it comes with for a salad, and since I can't have tomatoes lots of thinly sliced...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ChrisB8
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Quite a small place packed when we stopped but the seafood chowder and brown bread were amazing and the ladies were nonstop on the go keeping everything going and serving their cakes. We had to take our slice away but it was as good as...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank homeschools7
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Have been here several times for tea and cake and we are struggling to find a pot of tea in the uk as good as here! This time we tried the fish finger sandwiches which were delicious. Will always come here when we visit the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Nom73
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

The staff are very welcoming the cakes in the window absolutely fabulous the taste are very good too

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Linda S
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Very small cafe in Hawksead but with the largest cakes in the county .Humongous you better be hungry when you visit. Not only the cakes are great so was the staff lovely people . Great tea rooms good choice of food also not just cake...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Geoff_J538
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2 April 2018|
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Response from paulaU3222ZH | Reviewed this property |
015494 36123 that's the only number I have
janis c
26 September 2017|
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Response from awayaday | Reviewed this property |
I would doubt that reservations would be possible, it's only got a couple of tables and there are tables in the alleyway and in the street. I guess you'll just have to take your chance when you arrive and hope for good... More
Bill D
21 September 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$14
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | next to the Sun Pub, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside  >  Hawkshead
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 36123
Small but quirky cafe home of the giant cakes but also serving full meals from soups to our own cured and smoked meats
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