Our Sister Restaurant Kysty


Kysty is our sister restaurant located in the heart Ambleside, serving food crafted by the team behind The Old Stamp House.

At its very heart are brothers Ryan and Craig Blackburn, who inspired by the landscape they grew up in, have set about creating a quintessentially Cumbrian inspired dining experience.

When the brothers started Kysty in 2018, their mission was to serve great food, which above all else had to be seasonal, inspirational, and delicious.

You’ll be please to know that their priorities haven’t changed one little bit…

Their motivation is to provide their guests with a truly memorable dining experience, one that they will want to enjoy time and time again, and there’s no doubt that Kysty’s ever-developing menus curated by Head Chef Dan Hopkins are testament to that…


We are happy to announce Kysty, Ambleside is open to welcome guests from Tuesday 04th August 2020 with a few changes to keep everyone safe.


Our opening hours for the foreseeable future are as follows:

Opening Hours

Lunch Menu Served: 12.00pm - 2.00pm (Weds - Sat)

Dinner Menu Served 6.00pm - 9.00pm (Tues - Sat)

Current Dining Arrangements at Kysty


During the current situation we have taken the opportunity to re-think the menus we offer at Kysty.


Because we simply cannot meet the demand for tables at The Old Stamp House, we have decided to provide our guests with an alternative option, by offering a simplified version of our Old Stamp House a la carte menu to our guests dining with us at Kysty.


Whilst the dining experience on offer at Kysty is of the highest quality, please do be aware that it is a simplified version of the dining experience that our guests would normally enjoy when joining us at The Old Stamp House. 


We are offering an a la carte menu to provide our guests with every opportunity to experience our food, despite having significantly reduced availability in both restaurants, with only six tables available in The Old Stamp House and six tables available in Kysty.


The team at Kysty are amazing, all having previously worked at the Old Stamp House and they have risen to the challenge we’ve set them. With this in mind please be kind and understanding during this period of adjustment. We invite your feedback as always.

We look forward to sharing our food and hospitality with you.

Ryan & Craig

All Other Enquiries

Please Email kysty@outlook.com

Food Inspired By Cumbria
  Heritage - People - Landscape