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Our sister restaurant

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Our Kitchen

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The food served at Kysty has been lovingly crafted by our dedicated team of chefs. Led by head chef Dan Hopkins they have created a seasonal menu brim full of dishes inspired by the Cumbrian landscape that surrounds us.

Dishes that reflect the simple food ethos of our Chef Patron Ryan Blackburn, which is to utilise only the finest seasonal ingredients available from carefully selected small artisan producers, who grow and rear quality produce with real care and attention to detail.

We utilise Herdwick from the high fells, beef from the Solway Plain, wild game from the high Pennines, mushrooms, nuts and berries from the woods and forests that surround us, wild salmon and trout from the rivers that criss-cross the landscape and fresh fish and shellfish from the cool waters of Cumbria’s Irish Sea coast. All of which provides us with an abundant ever-changing larder to use in the dishes we create.

Dishes include garlic mushroom, with roasted hen of the woods, garlic emulsion and hazelnut, Garside’s lamb rump, with roasted broccoli, mint and anchovy emulsion and custard tart with poached rhubarb.

Kids aren’t left out either, as they will be able to enjoy their own delicious menu created using the same quality seasonal ingredients.   

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Old Stamp House

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Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Ambleside sits our sister restaurant The Old Stamp House.

Housed in an historic building, once the office to a famous cash strapped Lakes poet… William Wordsworth, who spent some 30 years as the Distributor of Stamps for Westmorland… hence our little nod in the restaurant name to the building’s previous function…

History out of the way we can move smartly on to 2014, when brothers Ryan and Craig Blackburn, took over the site and opened their flagship Church Street restaurant.

 

The pair chose to focus on rich food heritage of Cumbria and utilise the rich diversity of seasonal ingredients from the high fells, gently rolling river valleys, dappled woodland glades and dramatic Irish Sea coast to craft a unique terroir within the dishes the serve, which has deservedly won them many plaudits including a richly deserved Michelin star in 2019.

 

Opening Hours

 

12.30pm - 1.30pm  Thurs - Sat Lunch

6.30pm - 9.30pm    Wed - Sat Dinner

Whether you are enjoying your first visit or the sixth, we look forward to welcoming you soon.

 

 

Ryan & Craig.

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