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Lucy4 Wine Bar & Bistro

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Mediterranean, Tapas, Continental, Wine Bar
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2 St Mary's Lane,, Ambleside LA22 9DG , England
015394 34666
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Lucy4 Wine Bar & Bistro is tucked away in the backstreets of Ambleside and...
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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Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups

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  • 98
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 36
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
What a great evening we had!

This tucked away tapas bar comes highly recommended. This was our first visit and we will definitely be back. The staff were very friendly with the manager leading the way (such a chirpy friendly lady), the service was excellent as was the food. Lots of choice especially as one of our group was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Howatsons60
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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254 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

This tucked away tapas bar comes highly recommended. This was our first visit and we will definitely be back. The staff were very friendly with the manager leading the way (such a chirpy friendly lady), the service was excellent as was the food. Lots of choice especially as one of our group was vegetarian .

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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We liked the look of this restaurant as we like tapas and we hit on a great place to eat. The staff were really nice and helped us to chose our tapas and helped to make the evening really enjoyable. The restaurant itself is a really interesting place to eat on 3 levels and has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

After looking at two tapas bars we unfortunately picked this one. When I think of tapas I look forward to breads, meats and cheese but I was very disappointed by the poor and limited menu. I found the seating uncomfortable and the table wobbled. Although the staff were nice I felt it was too much being asked if everything was... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

little unassuming bar down a back alley, serving cocktails and Fabulous tapas, great atmosphere, lovely waitstaff, shame it only seems to do well on weekends. well worth a visit, made us feel like we were on a luxury holiday!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Visiting for the second time some years later since our first visit and we were not disappointed. The Tapa's on offer was substantial and as none meat eaters there was plenty to choose from. Between 4 of us it was recommended that we shared 8 Tapa's but we soon found ourselves ordering more and still leaving space for pudding. The... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I rung a few days before to book for New Year's Eve and spoke at length about my wife having coincide disease and her not been allowed to have gluten in any of her food as she would be on pain for weeks after. I was assured that most of the menu was gluten free so I was very annoyed... More 

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Bolton
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

we first went last New Year's Eve, it was brill, but we went a few weeks ago, and rubbish changed menu, slow wait and food not up to standards, won't be returning

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Manchester
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We turned up on spec to a busy restaurant but they were very accommodating and fitted us in. The waiter and waitress were very attentive, we didn't have to wait long for food or drinks and when the food came it was superb. Next time we visit Ambleside, we're going to make sure we have a reservation!

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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Young couple out for dinner, we had previously been when it was a wild tick box menu. Since then it has become a bit more expensive and the menu has shortened. Despite this, we had the special of the day and some extras plus a bottle of wine (£25 a head). The food was really tasty, nice and fun to... More 

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My husband booked two nights running for my 60th birthday celebrations and we were not disappointed, good food good atmosphere very relaxed and friendly staff x

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 St Mary's Lane,, Ambleside LA22 9DG , England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: 015394 34666

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 32
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Tapas, Continental, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?