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Rothay Manor Hotel & Fine Dining

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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Refined Lakeland hotel with a loyal clientele

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At a glance

Vegetarian menu
Tasting menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Credit cards accepted

A great example of a traditional Lake District country-house hotel, whitewashed Rothay Manor stands in attractive landscaped gardens a short walk from bustling Ambleside. A Liverpool shipping merchant built it in 1823 and many Regency features are still much in evidence. Served by efficient and friendly staff, the Cumbria-influenced modern British food at dinner might comprise a starter of king scallops with smoked onion mayonnaise, smoked pancetta, caviar and parsley; followed by fir-infused fillet of Ambleside venison with Brussels sprouts, orange, celeriac and gin purée, and smoked pancetta. Madeira and Earl Grey pannacotta with home-made hobnob crumb and sorbet to finish.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 2–20 January
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 9


  • Chef(s): Daniel McGeorge

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 36
  • Wines over £30: 80
  • Wines by the glass: 14

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets

Additional information

  • Seats: 40
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 20
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

In Ambleside follow signs for Coniston (A593). Manor 0.25 miles southwest of Ambleside opposite rugby pitch.

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