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.
Oh My. Every mouthful is delicious. we previously had the tasting menu so this time went in for a two course lunch, which turned into three courses. You can taste every aspect of the dishes as there is no salt overload. Service is spot on. No rushing, but also no waiting. Beautiful, local, seasonal food. If you can get a table - Book it!
Amazing food, wine pairings and great service A minor point: Accept Amex - it’s a nice place, international guests (especially Americans) will look for this. You’ll also get listed on Amex Concierge guides etc
This was a new experience for us celebrating my wife's 60th birthday so wanted to do something special, we all had the taster menu and agreed that it was not only a meal, but more, a taste experience is the only way to describe the evening.
Simply put.., why dine anywhere else!
Lunch was delicious and the restaurant was lovely. I would highly recommend the Old Stamphouse.
Fantastic evening with fantastic food. Service catered to every need and went thr extra mile with handmaking a birthday cake. Looking Forward to returning again soon Molly And James
Outstanding. Absolutely love this place, Ryan's cooking is absolutely outstanding, service excellent and great value.
Fabulous experience! Tasting menu and wine flight were excellent and really good value for money. The atmosphere is quite relaxed which enhances the experience and the service is exemplary. A fantastic evening.
Always a treat to come here
Our party of six thoroughly enjoyed our Saturday lunch tasting menu. Look forward to returning.
Really enjoyed the taster menu - imaginative, unusual and extremely tasty. Good wine choice too.
Outstanding restaurant. The tasting menu was full of exciting dishes with huge variety and combination of tastes and textures. Delightful wine flight. I'd recommend the Old Stamp House unreservedly.
Thank you again for another enjoyable experience, eating at your restaurant. Like the new table layout. Love that you space out your bookings so that customers get unrushed attention. Lunch menu...amazing. Great value. Highlights- black pudding sauce/ roasted beetroot/ fennel/ gingerbread base/marigold leaves. Presentation is fantastic.
Fantastic food and service. So much better than many other similarly priced restaurants we have eaten at. We'll definitely return if we are in the area again!
Excellent quality food, great presentation. Really nice service from Craig and his team, friendly and welcoming. Lovely for a holiday treat.
Probably the best restaurant in the Lake District, in a class of its own. Second time we had dinner there and we fully enjoyed the experience.
The food is unfailingly delicious and innovative. The restaurant is very accommodating for vegan/vegetarian/special diets too.
Food of a high standard. Decent wine list at sensible prices. Non alcoholic options available. Good service.
Great restaurant, tasty food and good service. Great value for money.
A delightful evening. the taster menu was well balanced and the flight of wines very well chosen and described. the timing of the courses perfect. I would certainly return.
Exceptional food and service
A fantastic evening. We went for the seasonal a la carte menu and the food was incredible. Add in great service and a nice atmosphere and we'd definitely recommend coming! If we're in the area again we'll definitely be back.
The tasting menu was very interesting. Although the matched wines made it an expensive meal, it did take us out of our comfort zone and introduced to wines we would not have thought of trying. The staff were very knowledgeable about both the food and the wine. It was a good night out.
We love dining at the Old Stamp House, the food is delicious, so well presented, and the service could not be better. If only the restaurant was not 100 miles away, woe is us.