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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

Light Lunches or Starters
Homemade soup of the day 5.00
Rarebit  6.50
Rarebit with bacon 8.00
Panzanella: a salad of roast peppers, oliver, chillies, anchovies, croutons, torn focaccia, feta cheese & bacon all drizzled in herb olive oil 8.00
Westmorland ramequin - mushrooms, cream, bandy & smoked bacon topped with melted smoked cheese 7.00
Homemade quiche served with spicy potato wedges & a dressed salad 9.00
A speciality burger with a roast tomato sauce, chips, side salad & celeriac coleslaw 11.00
Homemade steak & kidney pudding with mash & gravy 10.00
Battered haddock, chops & mushy peas 10.00
Thai fishcakes with chilli jam & salad 8.00

Pasta & Risotto
Creamy risotto with roasted butternut squash & rosemary 7.50/12.50
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
A spinach & sun dried tomato potato cake with pea puree and a free range poached egg 12.50
Sauted lambs liver & bacon with raspberries & gravy 13.50
Seared salmon fillet with rocket, parmesan & red onion salad, roasted beetroot & langoustine mayonnaise 15.50
Haddock fillet with creamed leeks & a herb crust 15.75
Corn fed chicken breast Saltimbocca 14.75
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 13.50
Roast chump of lamb with sweet roasted shallots & celery, finished with pine nuts & herby juices 17.00
Cumbrian ribeye steak with an olive oil mash, thyme roasted vine tomatoes & rich pan juices 18.00

Puddings
Sticky toffee pudding with a butterscotch sauce & cream 5.95
Soft baked meringue with homemade rocky road ice cream 5.95
Baked American cheesecake with sultanas, vanilla & lemon 5.95
A hot chocolate pudding with a rich chocolate sauce 5.95
Flavoured crème brulee with an Eccles cake finger 5.95
Creamy rice pudding with raspberries 5.95
English Lakes ice cream from 2.95
Cheese platter 8.50


Open Sandwiches
Served on an Artisan roll with a dressed salad
Slow roast shoulder of pork with apple sauce   6.50
Poached salmon with a lime & chive crème fraiche   6.50
Home cooked ham & piccalilli   6.00
Free range egg mayonnaise with spring onions   5.25
Ham & free range egg mayonnaise with spring onions   6.50
Hot bacon with melted brie & mayonnaise   6.50
Tomato & melted mozzarella with pesto  6.00
Soup & Sandwich 7.00 - choice of ham, tuna or egg mayonnaise served on white or granary bread

Sheila’s Cottage Club Sandwich
Triple decker with home smoked chicken, bacon,lettuce, tomatoes & mayonnaise with pasta salad 9.00
Portion of fresh chips 3.00

Cakes
Borrowdale teabread with crumbly Lancashire cheese   4.50
Freshly baked scones with: butter   2.25 butter & jam   2.55 jam & whipped cream   2.95
Toasted teacake with butter   2.35 butter & jam   2.65
A selection of freshly baked cakes available daily from   2.95

Sheilas Cottage Cream Tea
a fresh scone with whipped cream & jam, slices of Borrowdale teabread with crumbly Lancashire cheese &
butter & a pot of loose leaf tea or a cafetiere of John Farrers coffee   6.95

Childrens Meals   5.50
Cumberland sausage, mash & gravy
Pasta with tomato sauce & grated cheddar cheese or just plain with butter
Chicken goujons & chips
Plain sandwiches: Egg mayonnaise, ham or cheese   3.50

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 Hot Chocolate 3.25

Cold Drinks
Belvoir Cordials 2.35   Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite  1.95   Lakeland Spring Water 1.75
Orange Juice 1.70   Frobishers Apple Juice 2.75   Fentimans 3.75

For table reservations please call us on 015394 33079

Evening Menu

Served From 5.30pm

Starters
Homemade soup of the day 5.00
Westmorland ramequin - mushrooms, cream, brandy & smoked bacon topped with melted smoked cheese 7.00
Haddock & smoked Mackerel Croquettes with a tomato & lime salsa 7.50
Roasted field mushroom filled with stilton, wrapped in Parma ham & served with dressed rocket 7.25
A salad of chorizo, black pudding & apple with a free range poached egg on grilled foccachia 7.50
Onion & goats cheese tartlet 7.50
Roasted belly pork with crunchy skin & aniseed roasted vegetables 7.50

Pasta & Risotto
Creamy risotto with roasted butternut squash & rosemary 7.50/12.50
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
A spinach & sun dried tomato potato cake with pea puree and a free range poached egg 12.50
Sauted lambs liver & bacon with raspberries & gravy 13.50
Seared salmon fillet with rocket, parmesan & red onion salad, roasted beetroot & langoustine mayonnaise 15.50
Haddock fillet with creamed leeks & a herb crust 15.75
Corn fed chicken breast Saltimbocca 15.50
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 13.50
Roast chump of lamb with sweet roasted shallots & celery, finished with pine nuts & herby juices 17.00
Cumbrian ribeye steak with an olive oil mash, thyme roasted vine tomatoes & rich pan juices 18.00

Puddings
Sticky toffee pudding with a butterscotch sauce & cream 5.95
Soft baked meringue with homemade rocky road ice cream 5.95
Baked American cheesecake 5.95
A hot chocolate pudding with a rich chocolate sauce 5.95
Flavoured crème brulee with an Eccles cake finger 5.95
Creamy rice pudding with raspberries 5.95
English Lakes ice cream from 3.50
Cheese platter 8.50


Evening Specials

Starters
A cold starter of roasted smoked salmon with green tea & lemon jelly, confit of beetroot & a ciabatta crispbread  8.25

A duo of panfried Cartmel Valley pigeon breast with watermelon, feta & mint salad with a balsamic reduction  8.00

Mains
Confit of duck leg with a butternut squash & chilli puree, roasted peach & a honey & soy dressing  16.50
Pan fried sea trout steak with Mediterranean vegetable cous cous, pesto & carrot crisps  17.00

Dessert
Eton Mess  7.00

Childrens Menu
6.00 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

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
   
26.00
       

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
4.80
17.50
4
Chardonnay, Villarrica, Chile 12%
Peachy Chardonnay with a smooth & enticing palate.
Creamy & rounded with delicious ripeness
3.70
5.00
18.00
5
Pinot Grigio, Fabiano, Italy 12%
Ripe, lemony fresh & fruity, light & dry
3.70
5.00
18.00
6
Sauvignon Blanc, Domaine Sarret, France
Young, zesty Sauvignon. Aromatic, fresh & vibrantly dry
4.00
5.50
18.50
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
Baronnie de Coussergues Rose, d,Oc, France 13%
Light, smooth rose. Clean & fresh with a light fruity character
3.50
4.80
17.50
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
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Volupta, Italy 12.5%
Smokey aromas with fresh bramble fruit flavours
3.70
5.00
18.00
15
Merlot, La Galiniere, France 14.5%
Rich, Fruity Merlot, mellow & round with soft blackberry hints
4.00
5.50
18.50
16
Pinot Noir, Pionero, Chile 14%
Velvety & supple with soft plummy hints & a succulent style
4.00
5.50
19.00
17
Pinotage, Porter Mill, South Africa
Rustic red; damson fruits with intense colour & rich palate.
Smooth and fulsome with a generous aftertaste
   
19.50
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%
5.50
21.00
 
       

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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