Rothay Manor Hotel

Afternoon tea, Bistro, British, French, Modern European, Vegetarian·

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Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Afternoon tea, Bistro, British, French, Modern European, Vegetarian
Cool, Cosy, Fine dining, Glamorous, Lively, Luxury, Quiet conversation, Romantic, Traditional, Unique
Food Occasions
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Sunday roast
Alfresco And Views
Great views, Outside seating, Terrace
Special Features
Dog friendly, Gluten-free options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Dates, Romantic, Special occasions
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Luxury Lake District boutique hotel Rothay Manor sits right in the heart of beautiful Ambleside, and boasts an elegant in-house restaurant that serves everything from afternoon tea to Sunday lunch.

This Grade-II listed Lake District retreat is perfectly placed for Ambleside visitors who are looking to enjoy some of the area's picturesque scenery, or for food tourists who have made their way to Cumbria to visit its famously excellent restaurants. With classic country house styling throughout, this boutique hotel is easily one of the more luxurious stop-offs in the area.

The restaurant is similarly elegant, decked out in pale English Country tones, with sleek chandeliers hanging from the ceiling and light pouring in via a series of bay windows. The a la carte leans into elevated British classics; among the starters, for example, you’ll find a braised beef cheek with butternut squash fondant and toasted pumpkin seeds, as well as dressed lobster in crisp filo pastry, with a lobster bisque. Mains include a venison cottage pie with beetroot and blackberry, pan-roasted halibut with leek, Garganelli pasta and mussels, and roasted cauliflower with potato beignet and English Autumn truffle sauce.

The dining room is also perfect for a spot of afternoon tea, served Thursday to Saturday in the afternoon, but guests can also enjoy tea on the terrace when the weather is warm enough. Luxury loose leaf teas are supplied by Jing, and afternoon tea comprises a selection of classic finger sandwiches, delicious scones and sweet treats.

Rothay Manor can adapt some dishes for special diets with advance notice, and can also adapt vegan/vegetarian dishes and menus for guests, again with advance notice.


Can you book?

Yes, you can book via our website or call us on 015394 33605

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Does the restaurant offer gluten-free options?

Yes, gluten free options are available, please notify us upon booking.

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What is the ambience at the restaurant?

The ambiance is relaxed friendly dining

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What is the dress code at the restaurant?

Smart causual

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What is the menu like at the restaurant?

Michelin trained head chef Aaron Lawrence focused on Cumbrian inspired dishes - think Cumbrian venison and beef, Lyth Valley damsons and pears, beautifully cooked to highlight their quality & flavour

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Rothay Bridge, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0EH

01539 433605 01539 433605


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat Closed
Sun 12:00-14:00
Mon 18:30-21:00
Tue 18:30-21:00
Wed 18:30-21:00
Thu 18:30-21:00
Fri 18:30-21:00
Sat 18:30-21:00
Sun 18:30-21:00
Mon 11:00-23:00
Tue 11:00-23:00
Wed 11:00-23:00
Thu 11:00-23:00
Fri 11:00-23:00
Sat 11:00-23:00
Sun 11:00-23:00


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