Tuesday to Saturday
Dinner 6.00 - 9.00
Wednesday to Saturday
Lunch 12.30 - 2.00
About Old Stamp House Restaurant
The Old Stamp House Restaurant is located in Ambleside at the heart of the Lake District National Park, in the former work place of one of its most famous and treasured natives: William Wordsworth.
Opened in 2014, the Old Stamp House team aim to offer you a unique and unprecedented experience of the food culture our county has to offer. Not only using the famous and iconic local herdwick sheep that roam the local fells, we also draw inspiration from the lesser known ports on the west coast of the county with their rich history of importing spices and alcohol used in many of the local speciality dishes. We also use the small fishing fleets at Barrow and Whitehaven to source as much local fish and shellfish as possible. Having been brought up in the nearby valley of Great Langdale our team use this unparalleled local knowledge to collect and source wild herbs, mushrooms and game from the surrounding woodlands, forests, mountains and coastline.
It just seems to get better. The consistency of staff and service throughout the meal and the wonderful surprises and combinations of taste created in that tiny kitchen makes it so special. We just love having somewhere so good, right here where we live in Ambleside.
Excellent customer service, even prior to arriving Craig rang to suggest the best time to arrive and again to explain the menu choice. The decor is simple but tasteful and I love the artwork especially of the Hardwick Ram and Yew, my favourite breed of sheep. Emphasis on local ingredients and also on the drinks menu, my husband tried a couple of bottles of Cartmel brewery ale and I had another favourite of mine, Langtons gin, distilled using the water filtered from Lakeland slate near Skidaw. On to the food. The service is first class not rushed and not over intrusive. Enough time between courses to enjoy and savour the wonderful flavours concocted in the kitchen. It is not the most reasonably priced menu but this is reflected in the service and the quality of the food and so well worth it. This is the second time we have eaten here and it won't be the last.
Egg allergy catered for perfectly - thank you very much!
Excellent restaurant deserves a Michelin star!
We chose to come to The Old Stamp House for our 10th wedding anniversary meal and we were not disappointed. The service was excellent without being intrusive, whilst the food was interesting, beautifully presented and perfectly in-keeping with the locality. We would have absolutely non hesitation whatsoever in recommending this restaurant and we look forward to coming back in the near future.
A gift which we truly loved - food was superb , staff friendly and helpful Great night thankyou
Excellent meal, can't fault it
Food always original, beautifully presented and delicious.
Rates as one of the best meals we have tasted
Only one comment, outstanding!
We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon yesterday. The signature menu was wonderful Thanks to Ryan, Craig and all his staff. Bought voucher for My brother and his wife for Christmas We will be back
Superb local produce and amazing flavours. Highly recommend
We had a wonderful lunch. The food was stunning, beautifully presented and tasted as good as it looked. Service was excellent, we were made to feel special guests. Keep up the great work.
The food was fantastic. The best meal I’ve had in a long time. The staff were great, the small menu makes the experience seem more exclusive. The partridge was absolutely beautiful and so was the coconut dessert. Will definitely be back. Fantastic value for money.
Music was a bit intrusive and detracted from the calm and elegant atmosphere. Food outstanding and service understated and efficient.
Another wonderful meal at the Old Stamp House - I've had lunch here several times but this was my first dinner with you. We loved our evening, from the warm welcome with a cup of venison bouillon to warm us up on a cold evening, through all of the courses, to the final delicious cup of coffee. Thank you. We'll be back.
We really enjoyed our meal. Staff welcoming and attentive. Food delicious and piping hot. Really lovely experience. Particularly impressed with attention to detail regarding allergies. Will be back.
Thoughtful service, delicious food, wonderful atmosphere. Don't even think about not eating there !
We have visited you for dinner on several occasions and enjoyed it every time. This week because of other plans we decided to come for lunch..after all £22.50 for 2 courses it a great deal. We were not disappointed. I love how you have not been tempted to put in more tables. The atmosphere is perfect (we were customers at Stampers). Our dishes were quality in taste, presentation and service. I was not expecting the little tasters, so that added to our visit. Now, maybe I shouldn’t say this, but do you know that your 125ml red wine is considerably cheaper than 2 pubs very close to you and a very popular one in Bowness?! Yours was also much better tasting. Didn’t manage a pudding but saw them. They looked vg. My favourite in a previous visit was the soufflé with the gingerbread ice cream. Our landlady intends to visit you soon. Next time we are down we will be booking. You have nailed it with quality and of course, using local ingredients. Our B & B uses local too. Keep it up.
Our favourite place for special occasions. Second time this year and never fails to be wonderful. Thank you for an amazing evening.
The food was fantastic with such lovely attention to detail. The little tasty treats before and after were a lovely surprise. We felt very spoilt. Thank you for making a birthday lunch such a special treat.
Fine dining and a very nice meal. Excellent service and a lovely atmosphere. Think a bit more choice on the lunch time menu would be advantageous.
Another delicious meal. The broth as we arrived was very welcome. The variety of flavours and textures was immense. The other little extras were good too. It's nice to see hogget on a menu.
Great meal every course was devoured ..fantastic
Another excellent meal. My wife’s dietary requirements we catered for very well and the tasting menu was top drawer. Wine flight was interesting and good value. Service efficient and friendly.