A warm and welcoming dining scene with an emphasis on local produce and organic food awaits the visitor in Ambleside which contains a range of unique and stylish places to eat and drink from fantastic vegetarian restaurants to award winning cafes and tearooms. Ambleside has a chic and bohemian dining atmosphere and visitors will find a great selection of world cuisine restaurants around the town centre, particularly authentic Italian and fine pizzeria restaurants.
Ambleside is a real hub centre for local produce in the Lake District and the many deli shops, cafes, fine restaurants and traditional inns serve the finest locally sourced Lakeland food and drink. There are rich sources of local produce around Ambleside, many of which are available to buy or sample in town centre restaurants and specialist food shops including the Hawkshead Relish Company's range of fine preserves, chutneys and relishes, Grasmere Gingerbread and rum butter and a host of fine ales brewed locally in Coniston and Hawkshead.
Lake District local produce and organic food and drink features strongly in the many cosy Ambleside cafes and tearooms and vegetarians will love the wide choice of vegetarian restaurants around the centre. Quality authentic Italian restaurants in Ambleside are also plentiful and this bustling central Lakes town contains restaurants full of charm and character like the Priest Hole Restaurant & Tea Rooms housed within a historic hall.
Lakeland real ale inns serving up locally brewed Lake District real ales and hearty locally sourced pub food can be found in and around Ambleside at Waterhead Bay and in the Langdale area to the west. Many of these pubs are historic inns offering on-site B&B accommodation.
Enjoy creative vegetarian food in Ambleside with a unique Mediterranean twist at Fellinis vegetarian restaurant, a superb Vegetarian Society approved contemporary restaurant perfect for pre-cinema dining before catching a movie at nearby Zeffirellis. Opt for great informal dining in Ambleside at the award winning Zeffirellis pizzeria restaurant which serves the finest authentic Italian pizzas using mostly organic ingredients.
Award winning cafes and tearooms in Ambleside are numerous with a selection of cafes become chic bar restaurants by night and offering regular live music entertainment. Historic attractions around Ambleside also feature great on-site tearooms. William Wordsworth's historic home Rydal Mount boasts an on-site tearoom which serves a wonderful selection of home-made cakes and Fairtrade drinks which visitors can enjoy alfresco with views of Wordsworth's romantic garden at Rydal Mount during the summer months.