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“Nice restaurant to visit and would recommend. Miserable waitress needs to cheer up! Other staff members are fine.”
Review of Dodds Restaurant

Dodds Restaurant
Ranked #19 of 114 Restaurants in Ambleside
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Healthy
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on a Sunday night which was a bit quieter than the other weekend nights when the restaurant is very busy.

The food was enjoyable and we didn't have to wait too long for it to arrive. The atmosphere is good.

Wine prices slightly more than the other restaurants we visited. Paid £30. Service charge is included in the bill which we asked to be taken off. The reason for this was we were served by a very miserable looking waitress who made us feel like we were an inconvenience! This is a shame as the other members of staff were doing a good job.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived at lunch before lots of others did too. Had the parmesan cheese base pizza. Was delicious. Served quickly and politely. In and out to spend more time by the lakes. Would gladly return again.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed April 9, 2024 via mobile

We visited with the family in April. Didn’t have the booking but they did their best to accommodate. Explained the waiting times and invited us to the bar. Due to the cancellation we didn’t have to wait long. Food and service was great. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed April 8, 2024 via mobile

We’ve been to the restaurant several times over the years. Visited last week and the food and service was exceptional. Be advised, they don’t take bookings so get there early to avoid disappointment!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed April 3, 2024 via mobile

My partner and I stayed in Ambleside recently and walking round looking at menus we found in his one enticing.

The restaurant was really busy but the host offered to take our number and would call us us in 30-40mins for a table. We popped round the corner for a drink and sure enough, within 30mins we received the call.

We were shown straight to our table and then shortly asked for our drinks order then after a few mins our food order. We found the staff attentive and very friendly.

We ordered a shared baked Camembert starter followed by 3 mains as my partner was u sure which to have!

Everything was good excellent. We also enjoyed a couple of very refreshing cocktails to wash everything down with.

All in all a lovely vibrant restaurant with excellent food and exceptional service.

Highly recommended.

Date of visit: April 2024
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