Tuesday to Saturday
Dinner 6.00 - 9.00
Wednesday to Saturday
Lunch 12.30 - 2.00
Tuesday to Saturday
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.
An all round excellent experience. The food is delicious and the service superb. The Old Stamp House has been part of our holiday experience for the past 3 years and never fails to bring a smile to our faces. Already planning our next visit!
Food very impressive, enthusiastic welcome by owner and staff. A very enjoyable experience.
Wonderful as always, we always have the signature menu it’s great value for lunch at £35 pp and it usually has a few menu changes each visit. We’ll be back.
We enjoyed every aspect, which is why we are booked in for September!
Enjoyed a 5 course taster menu with local fare well described by the well briefed serving team. Interesting taste, textures and colours. A passionate chef/patron who was really happy to talk to us on a number of occasions and share his knowledge and interest in the local foods.
Superb. Loved every morsal and every minute
Innovative, exquisite food in an understated, relaxed environment - the perfect birthday treat. I can’t recommend it highly enough. We’ll definitely be back!
Returning visit and as expected did not disappoint. One of our favourite places in the Lakes for lunch. Superb food and superb value. A real treat and fully deserving of awards and accolades.
We love this restaurant. Always such a brilliant evening !!
Wonderful food. Fantastic meal and service.
Excellent lunch at a very reasonable price!
Fantastic placel and probably the best meal I've had by far. We'll be back sooner rather than later.
Stand by for a gastronomic experience at a leisurely pace, relaxing with a glass of your favorite tipple. Lots of little taste packed surprises to keep you occupied while waiting for a freshly prepared course. Taster menu is the experience to opt for. Excellent support staff who understand how the dish has been prepared. Lovely selection of wines from around the Globe. This is now a MUST for our holidays in Ambleside. Thank you very much.
Another wonderful dining experience at the Old Stamp House! A perfect way to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary!
Delicious locally sourced food and good selection of wine. Good to be welcomed by the chef. Friendly attentive staff.
Fabulous food, 5 star experience all round.
Excellent meal, friendly staff, very reasonably priced wine and food. A great find.
Love this restaurant. It's our second visit. This time we invited our friends to join us. We ordered their seasonal menu which was delicious from the beginning to the end of our meal. Thank you for a wonderful meal and evening. We will be back next time we are on holiday in the beautiful Lakes.
We had a fantastic evening. The food was some of the best I've had. The service was excellent. Keep up the good work. I'll be back next time I'm in the Lakes.
Creative beautifullly presented food maximising use of local ingredients. Extensive wine list perfectly matched to each course. Great ambience.and attentive but not intrusive ssrvice.
Great service, fantastic food, 3 hours flew by.
Never disappoints - amazing food, great service and atmosphere. Looking forward to the next time..
Absolutely fantastic meal from start to finish, personal welcome from Ryan the head chef/patron to start off the meal. We opted for the taste of spring tasting menu which was fabulous, particularly the delicious turbot and roe deer. Wine flight was paired excellently also. Attentive service throughout, warm and friendly without being pretentious or overbearing, just the right balance for the Lakes. Lovely chat with Ryan at the table to end the evening. My pregnant wife was expertly catered for in terms of meat cookery. All in all a fabulous anniversary meal that we both thoroughly enjoyed!