Lake Road Kitchen

Lake Rd, Ambleside, Cumbria, United Kingdom, LA22 0AD
Restaurant info
Opening Information

Open: Wed- Sat dinner only

  • Disabled Access
  • Families and Children Welcome

About Lake Road Kitchen

Description brought to you by Manchester Confidential:

Lake Road Kitchen is an exciting new place to eat. The baby of former Samling chef, James Cross, is one of the leading lights in the Lakes foraging trend, serving mostly food grown in Cumbria. But it’s early days. A whole cauliflower, steeped in pine and goat butter is one of Cross’s signature dishes from a tasting menu that clocks in at £65 a head. Swoon over the texture, pick the pine needles out of your teeth after. Homemade goat yoghurt offers inspired contrast. Pickled, roasted and raw heritage carrots are another salve for the senses while mains are nudged forward in proud dad fashion by front of house, George Norrie. There’s no hiding the kitchen’s ambition as the small team strut about, full of foraged facts. Meaty mains with root purees (the pork chop, for example) could do with a little work, while cheese and dessert return to form. Our favourite dish was salty greengage ice with meadowsweet mousse and dehydrated plums in a grid formation. Aged Comte and oozy Berthaut’s Epoisse cheese are offered with homemade sourdough. Homemade ‘virgin’ butter (including the curds and whey) is a lovely touch. Wines from the Northern European region like a white Furmint, Slovenian varietals and British sparklers mean business. So far, so promising.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Price point:
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