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Waterhead Hotel

Lake Road, AMBLESIDE, LA22 0ER

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The poems and paintings of Tennyson and Turner have immortalised the splendid Lakeland landscapes framing Windermere, and the Waterhead has a ringside seat to take it all in, just a short stroll from the bustle of Ambleside. The view from the Bar and Grill restaurant is timeless, but the venue itself sports a thoroughly modern boutique look with funky purple LED lighting to go with its up-to-date brasserie dishes. Start with duck liver parfait with red onion jelly and toasted treacle and walnut bread. Follow with pan-fried tuna steak with fondant potatoes, seasonal veggies and béarnaise sauce, or look to the grill for slabs of Cumbrian beef, or a trendy burger of pulled pork shoulder with honey and bourbon barbecue sauce, sweet potato wedges and crispy fried onions. Coconut and raspberry pannacotta with shaved coconut and raspberry purée is a good way to finish.

Further information

Tel: 015394 32566
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Dates closed: Xmas, New Year (only open to residents)
Days closed for lunch: Mon-Sat

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Andrew Caulfield
Number of seats: 70
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.


Restaurant price guide

2 Course lunch from: £15.00
3 Course lunch from: £18.00
A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £13.50
2 Course dinner from: £20.00
3 Course dinner from: £25.00
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.

Waterhead Hotel, Ambleside
  • Waterhead Hotel, Ambleside
  • Waterhead Hotel, Ambleside


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A591 into Ambleside, hotel opposite Waterhead Pier
Nearest station: Windermere

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