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SHEILA'S COTTAGE

Welcome to Sheila’s Cottage in Ambleside. We are a quaint cottage style licensed restaurant tucked away down a quiet lane, in the heart of Ambleside. Behind the traditional Lakeland slate exterior you will find our cosy interior with an eclectic mix of original old features, complimented by modern lighting and air conditioning.
At Sheila’s Cottage we serve both lunch and evening meals and pride ourselves on a great selection of home cooked food which has, where possible, been sourced locally. Our food is accompanied by a wide choice of loose leaf teas, freshly ground coffees or by a carefully chosen selection of wines, spirits and beers.

Day Menu

Served from noon until 5pm

Lunchtime Favourites
Homemade soup of the day served with ’More’ bakery artisan bread 5.00
Rarebit with onion jam 7.25 Rarebit with back bacon 8.50
Roast vegetable cous cous salad with feta & olives 7.95 & with Parma Ham 9.00
Westmorland ramequin - mushrooms, cream, bandy & smoked bacon topped with melted smoked cheese 7.95
Homemade quiche served with spicy potato wedges & a dressed salad 9.00
Haddock & crab croquettes with lemon, pea & mint with a langoustine mayo & dressed salad 7.95
A speciality burger in a brioche bun with a roast tomato sauce, celeriac coleslaw & hand cut chips 12.00
Homemade steak & kidney pudding with mash & gravy 11.00
Battered haddock, chops & mushy peas 11.95

Childrens Meals

Cumberland sausage, mash & gravy 6.50
Pasta with tomato sauce & grated cheddar cheese or just plain with butter 6.00
Chicken goujons & chips 6.50
Plain Sandwiches: egg mayo, ham or cheddar cheese 3.50

Pasta & Risotto

Creamy risotto with char-grilled courgette, spring onion, peas & tarragon, parmesan crisp & optional truffle oil 7.50/13.50
Fresh spaghetti with flakes of smoked haddock, spring onions, cream & parmesan shavings 7.50/13.50
Penne pasta with chicken & sundried tomato in a white wine cream with rocket 7.50/13.50

Main Courses

Greek style filo tart with spinach, feta & goats cheese, topped with sesame seeds, served with a crisp apple & walnut salad 12.95
Sauted lambs liver & bacon with raspberries & gravy 13.50
Seared salmon fillet with rocket, parmesan & red onion salad, roasted beetroot & langoustine mayonnaise 15.50
Chicken Kiev with a paprika, chive & garlic butter, buttered spinach & burnt onion ketchup - sounds weird but its delicious!! 15.75
Panfried fillets of seabass, wild basmati rice, green beans wrapped in Parma ham & served with a smoked garlic cream 16.00
Locally made Cumberland & Hawkshead Ale sausage served with champ mash & an onion & balsamic gravy 13.75
Roast chump of lamb with sweet roasted shallots & celery, finished with pine nuts & herby juices 18.00
Cumbrian ribeye steak with an olive oil mash, thyme roasted vine tomatoes & rich pan juices 18.00

Sandwiches
served on ‘More’artisan bread with a baby leaf salad & crisps

HOT - Hickory smoked BBQ pulled pork 7.00
HOT - Tomato & melted mozzarella with blind pesto 6.50
HOT - Bacon with melted brie & cranberry sauce 7.10
Seafood cocktail (crab, prawns & smoked salmon) 6.50
Home cooked ham & piccalilli 5.95
Free range egg mayonnaise 5.75
Spicy chicken & chorizo in a pepper & tomato sauce 6.75
A mug of Soup & Sandwich - choice of ham, tuna or egg mayonnaise 6.50
Sheila’s Cottage Club Sandwich…. Triple decker with home smoked chicken, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes & mayo with a swet & sour beetroot salad 9.00
Hand Cut Chips 3.00

Puddings
Sticky toffee pudding with a butterscotch sauce & cream or ice cream 6.50
Soft baked meringue with homemade rocky road ice cream 6.50
Baked American cheesecake with sultanas, vanilla & lemon 6.50
A hot chocolate pudding with a rich chocolate sauce 6.50
Flavoured crème brulee with an Eccles cake finger 6.50
Creamy rice pudding with raspberries 6.50
English Lakess ice cream from 3.50
Cheese platter 8.00

Cakes
Borrowdale teabread slices with crumbly Lancashire cheese 4.50
Freshly baked scones with: butter 2.30  jam & clotted cream 3.00
Toasted teacake with butter £2.75
A selection of freshly baked cakes available daily from 2.95

Sheilas Cottage Cream Tea
a fresh scone with clotted cream & jam, a slice of Borrowdale teabread with crumbly Lancashire
cheese & butter & a pot of loose leaf tea or a cafetiere of John Farrers coffee 7.95

Hot Drinks
John Farrers loose leaf teas 2.50 John Farrers Cafetieres 2.75
Espresso 2.05 Cappucino 2.75 Americano 2.10
Latte 2.95 Mochacino 3.35 Luxury hotl chocolate with marshamallows and whipped cream 2.95

Cold Drinks
Belvoir Cordials 2.35 Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite 2.00 Lakeland Spring Water 1.80
Orange Juice 1.90 Frobishers Apple Juice 2.80 Fentimans 2.80

For table reservations please call us on 015394 33079

Evening Menu

Served From 5.30pm

Starters
Homemade soup of the day 5.00
Sharing Board - Parma ham, smoked chicken with pesto, BBQ pulled pork, Sicilian olives & sundried
tomatoes, home made piccalilli & artisan breads 6.95/12.95
Sharing Board - Deep friend whitebait with home amade tartare sauce, hot smoked salmon, crayfish
tails, pickled cucumber & garlic & thyme focaccia crispbreads 6.95/12.95
Westmorland ramequin - mushrooms, cream, brandy & smoked bacon topped with melted smoked cheese 7.00
Haddock & crab croquettes with lemon, pea & mint & a green pepper salsa 7.95
Roasted field mushroom filled with stilton, wrapped in Parma ham & served with dressed rocket 7.25
Onion & goats cheese tartlet 7.50
Roasted belly pork with crunchy skin & aniseed roasted vegetables 7.50



Pasta & Risotto

Creamy risotto with char-grilled courgette, spring onion, pea & tarragon, a parmesan crisp & optional truffle oil 7.50/13.50
Fresh spaghetti with flakes of smoked haddock, spring onions, cream & parmesan shavings 7.50/13.50
Penne pasta with chicken & sundried tomato in a white wine cream with rocket 7.50/13.50

Mains
Sauted lambs liver & bacon with raspberries & gravy 13.50
Seared salmon fillet with rocket, parmesan & red onion salad, roasted beetroot & langoustine mayonnaise 15.50
Chicken Kiev with a paprika, chive & garlic butter, buttered spinach & burnt onion ketchup - sounds weird but it’s absolutely delicious!! 15.75
Steak & kidney pudding with mash & a rich gravy 13.50
Panfried fillets of seabass, wild basmati rice, green beans wrapped in Parma ham & served with a smoked garlic cream 16.00
Locally made Cumberland & Hawkshead Ale sausage served with champ mash & an onion & balsamic gravy 13.75
Roast chump of lamb with sweet roasted shallots & celery, finished with pine nuts & herby juices 18.00
Cumbrian ribeye steak with an olive oil mash, thyme roasted vine tomatoes & rich pan juices 18.00

Puds
Sticky toffee pudding with a butterscotch sauce & cream 6.50
Soft baked meringue with homemade rocky road ice cream 6.50
Baked American cheesecake 6.50
A hot chocolate pudding with a rich chocolate sauce 6.50
Flavoured crème brulee with an Eccles cake finger 6.50
Creamy rice pudding with raspberries 6.50
English Lakes ice cream from 3.50
Cheese platter 8.00


Evening Specials

Starters

Filo basket with crab, salmon & prawn seafood cocktail with peppers and paprika  7.00

Cartmel Valley pigeon breast panfried with black pudding, smoked garlic sauce & crispy sage  7.00

Mains

Smoked pork loin stroganoff with a fragrant wild and basmati rice 14.00
Whole trimmed plaice with a roast garlic, lemon and caper butter 13.00

Dessert
Vanilla pannacotta with fruit compote  6.50


Children's Menu
7.00 including a scoop of ice cream to finish
Cumberland sausage with gravy
Chicken goujons
Fresh haddock fillet
The above can be served with either mashed or new potatoes & fresh vegetables or peas
Pasta with a homemade tomato sauce & cheddar cheese
Homemade bruschetta pizza with tomato cheese & ham
Fresh haddock fillet

The above can be served with either mash or new potatoes & fresh vegetables or peas

Pasta with a homemade tomato sauce & cheddar cheese
Homemade bruschetta pizza with tomato, cheese & ham

For table reservations please call us on 015394 33079

Wine List

All the lovely wines we offer are supplied by Staintons Wines who are based just down the road in Kendal.
We have been loyal customers since our startup way back in 1989. Stainton Wines supply interesting and characterful wines and fit in with our ethos which is to purchase as much as possible from the local economy. Obviously it is a bit of a struggle to cultivate grapes in the Lake District but Stainton Wines offer us the next best thing.
If you enjoy the wines on our list and would like to purchase a few bottles for home consumption we highly recommend a visit to the Stainton wine shop a veritable Aladdins cave of all things wine.

 

CHAMPAGNE

125ml Glass
Half Bottle
Bottle
1
Joseph Perrier Cuvee Royale Brut
Delightful refined & smooth Champagne. Clean and
fruity with good depth & a poised & generous finish
 
22.00
43.00
       

SPARKLING WINE

125ml Glass
175ml Glass
 
2
Prosecco, Frassinelli, Valdobbiadene, Italy
Fresh & fruity Prosecco, smooth & clean with floral
undertones & an open, aromatic character
   
26.50
       

WHITE WINES

125ml Glass
175ml Glass
 
3
Chenin Blanc, Porter Mill, South Africa
Soft & fruity white, green apple hints with soft
honeyed undertones & almondy touches on the finish
3.50
4.90
18.00
4
Chardonnay, Villarrica, Chile 12%
Peachy Chardonnay with a smooth & enticing palate.
Creamy & rounded with delicious ripeness
3.75
5.10
18.50
5
Pinot Grigio, Fabiano, Italy 12%
Ripe, lemony fresh & fruity, light & dry
3.75
5.10
18.50
6
Sauvignon Blanc, Domaine Sarret, France
Young, zesty Sauvignon. Aromatic, fresh & vibrantly dry
4.00
5.50
19.00
7
Verdelho, Don Cristobal, Argentina
Fleshy, full bodied white, opulent & tasty with a
Rich & generous flavour, Smooth & ripe
   
22.50
8
Viognier, Domaine La Bastide, France
Delicious apricot & peach fruit, rounded & fragrant
With deep gold colour & good depth on the palate
   
23.00
9
Sauvignon Blanc, Southern Dawn, New Zealand
Tangy & herbaceous, this classic Kiwi Sauvignon has
Fresh, grassy aromas with a crunchy, vibrant finish
   
23.50
10
Petit Chablis, Domaine Bernard Defaix, France
Super Chardonnay from a top grower. Defaix captures taut,
Intense tropical fruit flavours balanced by lean, biscuit dryness
   
29.00
       

ROSE WINES

125ml Glass
175ml Glass
 
11

Grenache and Syrah Rosé, Le Montalus, Thau, France 12%
Pale pink in colour, clean and fresh with a light fruity character.

3.50
4.90
18.00
12
Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah Rose, Pionero, Chile 19.00
Supple, ripe rose; open & silky with a spicy edge to the palate
   
19.00
       

RED WINES

125ml Glass
175ml Glass
 
13
Cabernet Sauvignon, Villarrica, Chile 12%
Juicy & ripe wine, red fruits & supple tannins on the finish
3.70
5.00
18.00
14

Shiraz, Aloe Tree, South Africa 13.5%
Opulent and very ripe red with spicy hints, juicy
smoothness and a fulsome, generous aftertaste.

3.70
5.00
18.00
15
Merlot, La Galiniere, France 13.5%
Rich, Fruity Merlot, mellow & round with soft blackberry hints
4.00
5.50
19.00
16
Pinot Noir, Pionero, Chile 13.5%
Velvety & supple with soft plummy hints & a succulent style
4.00
5.50
19.00
17

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, La Chiantigiane, Italy
Smoky aromas with fresh bramble fruit flavours.

   
20.00
18
Corbieres, Chateau La Bastide, France
Powerful red from Shiraz, Grenache & Mourvedre grape varieties.
Warming & robust, a hearty red perfect with meat dishes
   
24.00
19
Malbec, Altas Cumbres, Bodegas Lagarde, Argentina
Delicious, fruit filled red. Rich & earthy medium bodied
style with succulent raspberry hints & a lush finish
   
25.00
20
Rioja Crianza, Bodegas del Medievo, Spain
Elegant, oak aged red. Softened by oak the ripe fruit balances
perfectly with structured tannins & a mature, opulent finish
   
26.00
       

DESSERT WINE

75ml Glass
Half Bottle
 
 
Botrytis Semillon Vat 5, De Bortoli, Australia 10.5%
6.00
21.00
 
  Elysium Black Muscat, Andrew Quady, California 15% 6.00 25.00  
       

PORT BY THE GLASS

75ml Glass
   
 
Ramos Pinto Late Bottled Vintage 19.5%
Robust & generous Port wine. Deep in colour with
a rich lasting flavour & resonant warm smokey finish
5.50
   

For table reservations please call us on 015394 33079

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