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Lucy4 Wine Bar & Bistro

2 St Mary's Lane,, Ambleside LA22 9DG , England
015394 34666
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Ranked #58 of 94 Restaurants in Ambleside
Price range: $5 - $32
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Tapas, Continental, Wine Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Lucy4 Wine Bar & Bistro is tucked away in the backstreets of Ambleside and is a combination of cockt4ils, wines, continental and local bottled beers, soft drinks, together with a wide range of mix and match style food ... it's not exactly tapas in that the portions are bigger than tapas and a little more interesting in variety. It's a fun and fiendish place 4 everyone ... Ideal 4 Individuals, Perfect 4 Parties, Cosy 4 Couples and Fun 4 Families. Live Acoustic guitar most Sundays from 9pm. Open daily from 5pm and last food orders at 10.30pm. Set on two levels, with entrances at both - outside decking area as well as small, compact bar area. Friendly staff, all in all an interestingly, different dining experience - if you do anything ... do a chocolate fondue - be a Devil and try Lucy4!
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English first
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We have been visiting this restaurant since its opening when up in the lakes .. love of Lucy's started when they were also located in bowness. I have to say we were very disappointed on this latest visit .. we were told that this was the 1st opening night for the last 5 weeks as they had been renervating the... More

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Service was slow, but charming and the choice was very good, including vegetarian options. Also good wine and bottled beer selection.

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Uppsala, Sweden
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104 reviews 104 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We had just a glass of wine here, time didn't allow for a meal, but sitting outside and being able to choose from a large variety of good quality wines per glass was a pleasant surprise. I can recommend it for a visit!

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We arrived at Lucy4's having walked past once already hoping for a table to become available. The couple at the table told us quite clearly "don't order the food, but the drinks are good" and given we wanted an evening drinking cocktails we took their seats and patiently waited. After five or so minutes I went into the bar which... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Meal was reasonable but we had better in our week in Amble side. Chose about 6 Tapas and were all OK but nothing special. The board outside advertises a special experience but we must have missed it!

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had a reservation for 8pm on a Sunday evening and arrived to find the restaurant very quiet with only two other tables occupied in the section where we were seated. We were provided with menus but waited a considerable time to be asked if we wanted drinks and having ordered a cocktail and glass of wine there was another... More

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Staff were friendly, approachable and chatty, good, authentic music and great atmosphere. Cocktails were superb!!!!!!!

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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Far too cramped, one of our party had to stand up every 2 minutes to let the staff pass to serve good to the other table. They forgot about us so couldn't order more drinks or ask for our desert. No disabled facilities despite requesting this on booking. Ladies, upstairs and card terminal only available upstairs; our party member, in... More

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Billingshurst, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My sister booked a table for twelve of us at Lucy4 based on it's glowing web site and reviews , for dinner on a Saturday night in June. We were under the impression that on arrival we could enjoy cocktails in the bar before being seated. Far from it ! We were ushered into a dank basement room where we... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Where to start. Served walnut bread to a lady with a nut allergy despite being pre warned and having that acknowledged by email. Fortunately someone else tasted it first. Waited an hour and a half between main course and desserts. Had to ask to order drinks. Only served one round then ignored us pretty much for the rest of the... More

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