Dodd’s Restaurant, Ambleside

Mmm, pizza. I love pizza. It comes as a bit of a shock that there are only 5 pizza related posts so far, but that’s perhaps not a bad thing, as it’s not the healthiest of foods. But so tasty, and so versatile. And tasty. Did I mention that?

Anyway, on with the show. Dodd’s Restaurant in Ambleside is somewhere we’ve been coming for years. When we can get in. At some point in recent years, they have switched to a no bookings system. They are always really busy, so this switch certainly hasn’t hurt their business, but for at least the last 2 years we’ve not been able to get in. There has been at least a 45 minute or more wait for tables, and at the time we’ve arrived we were just too hungry to wait and have gone elsewhere (like the White Lion in 2014ย and again just a few days ago).

However, tonight, we managed to get a table. The secret seems to be to wait for everyone else to go back to work so that Ambleside is a bit quieter. This works well, as there were several tables free tonight (although they soon filled up).

So first, to drinks. Keeping it local with a bottle of Barngates Brathay Gold, which is a very nice golden ale, which matches well with pizza.

And now to pizza. We’ve been to Dodds a few times, and I will usually choose the same pizza, because it is one of my favourites. Sometimes I’ll go for the special. But usually, the Cumbrian pizza is my choice. You might be able to see why below…

It’s like a breakfast on a pizza. Slices of Cumberland sausage, pancetta and a local cheese, all topped off with a fried egg. It is absolutely delicious, one of my favourite pizzas ever. Oh and it also helped to achieve another triple pork nirvana ๐Ÿ™‚ Mrs MOFAD opted for a ham and mushroom pizza which was also very tasty, and cooked to perfection. We opted for a side salad too, for something a little healthier.

There was also an additional discovery tonight, an Italian cider called Montano which had a rather lovely glass to accompany it:-

Although it later transpired that this is actually a Magners subsidiary. No matter, it was perfectly pleasant. Mrs MOFAD also had a Tiramisu (a favourite pudding) which was ok, but not too strongly flavoured.

Another nice dinner at Dodds, which is MOFAD approved. A MOFAD card was left…somewhere… ๐Ÿ™‚

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