Ambleside has an abundance of restaurants with lots of variety and choice. Whether you like 'Pub Grub' or a gastro meal you will find it in or around Ambleside. There is a folder containing sample menus in the lounge sideboard.
The nearest restaurant to Far Nook is The Fulling Mill which is just a 3/4min stroll. Just further along the road can be found Dodds, a restaurant specialising in Italian cuisine.
If you are vegetarian then you are well catered for at Zefferellis and Fellinis which are totally vegetarian. They both also have a cinema. So why not enjoy a meal then pop upstairs to watch one of the latest blockbusters.
There are also a number of restaurants which specialise in locally sourced and foraged food, such as the Old Stamp House and the Lake Road Kitchen. Sheila’s cottage does good food in a casual setting.
For those looking to splash out, there is a Michelin starred restaurant, The Samling, is on the road from Ambleside to Windermere and the Forest Side on the outskirts of Grasmere.
If Thai food is your preference then Doi Intanon is a very good choice. Also, Jintana Thai which has restaurants in Bowness and Kendal.
If going further afield the Drunken Duck Inn is just a mile outside the Village. The Duck is famous for its on-site micro brewery. The Jumble Room, a small Bohemian style restaurant in Grasmere is also a regular choice for many. Chesters-by-the-river at Skelwith Bridge is a popular café during the day, but it does get very busy!