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.
Very impressive meal; the six choices we had between us from the Seasonal menu were all excellent with superb flavours and balance and perfectly sized amounts (even given our hearty appetites), inclusive of separate dishes of vegetables plus various canapes in advance. We liked the traditional ambience and the service was attentive and friendly and the timing measured and appropriate for enjoying a fine night out.
Our (5th) annual visit to the Old Stamp House and as good as ever in terms of quality and consistency. During a week of dining in various places in the Lake District, OSH never fails to be our #1 restaurant. You do need to book but you won't be disappointed.
Delicious food and excellent wines. Highly recommended
A lovely evening and wonderful food
We had the full tasting menu and I have to say that there was nothing that I didn't like, even a little bit, and everything was delicious, full of flavours and textures. The little extras were sublime and the bread was outstanding, although I didn't get to taste much of that. The only slight criticism I have is that I find it a little claustrophobic down in the basement.
Fantastic evening, food was excellent and the service friendly and relaxed. Would highly recommend
Really enjoyed our evening. Excellent food and friendly service. Will definitely come again when visiting the Lakes and recommend to others. Thank you to the chefs for flexibility catering for gluten/egg free. Didn't feel I missed out on anything which can happen in other places. The beetroot and horseradish meringues were amazing and unusual, and the vegan chocolate dessert was fantastic. Thank you.
Lovely atmosphere and room. Fantastic food - we had 7 course tasting with wine flight - very good wine choices to enhance the food, very well explained. Food was excellent. All staff very friendly and right level of checking all OK v interrupting too often! If near Ambleside again, that will be no 1 on list of restaurants to re-visit.
Lovely food, friendly service, very relaxed and lovely food...Did I say that already! They were able to cater for my Gluten allergy although I did note it on my online booking, but they seemed unaware when I got there so maybe a good idea for phone if you are similar. Still they did a great job once they new and I didn't have to remind them again, which is not always the case in other places. Overall fantastic and we will be going again soon.
Taster menu is fantastic. Faultless.
Excellent, absolute excellent; not cheap but worth every Penny. This is Michelin Star quality.
Absolutely delicious meal. We ate from the a la carte menu but will definitely be back soon to try the tasting menu.
Very friendly service - clearly passionate about what they do. Minor thing - music playlist was a bit odd. But this was our second time here as part of our second time visiting the Lakes and would definitely recommend
Great find and fine dining . Service and excellent
One of the best meals I have eaten in a long time, everything on the plate was there for the flavour.
Food was excellent and lived up to our expectations. The service and atmosphere was very professional and also friendly
Yet another great experience. It is always a treat to dine at Old Stamp House. Thanks for another memorable evening.
We had the 7 course tasting menu which was absolutely delicious. We also loved the canapé style appetizers
The usual excellent care and attention to detail. Tasting menu absolutely delicious.
The evening was absolutely fantastic. The food was just devine and it was lovely to be waited on by the staff, nothing was too much trouble. Will definitely be back soon as we had such an amazing experience. Thank you so much for a great evening!
another excellent lunch. had the lunch tasting menu which, as always was very good. A special thank you for the dairy free alternatives at very short notice - we only booked the night before
Excellent meal and service! The roe deer was delicious and tender. We enjoyed very much.
Possibly one of the best tasting menus we’ve ever experienced and better than some of the restaurants we have visited who have gained Michelin stars. If it’s great food without overbearing theatre that you want then this is the place for you.