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All 93 Ambleside Restaurants

Lucy's on a Plate

Church Street, Ambleside LA22 0BU, England
+44 (0)1539 431191
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Ranked #41 of 93 Restaurants in Ambleside
Price range: $16 - $48
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Lucy's on a plate has been operational now for over 20 years and offers a unique and quirky dining experience - everchanging but the ethos remaining the same - catering for a variety of different palates - especially popular for the range of gluten free dishes and delicious desserts ... over 30 desserts daily made on the premises from Borrowdale Sticky Banana Pudding through to Apple and Almond Eve's Pudding as well as innovative and inventive temptations. Ensure you book for the evening menu and you could find yourself mentioned in dispatches-great for birthdays and special occasions - there's a lovely large table for bigger groups (up to 16) and special celebrations are most welcome, without destroying the romantic ambience in the evening - the menu is changed daily with a wide range of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes(gluten free again marked clearly on the menus)! Join us for Brunch and Lunch at Lucy's from 12pm, Sunday Lunches (on Sundays of course!) and lots of choice throughout the week. Lucy's chooses locally to cook globally. Dine or drink ... with friends, family, loved ones or on your own - Lucy's is a place that once discovered - you'll never forget.
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English first
Lake Grove
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We went to dinner at Lucy's on a Plate. Sat in one of several beautiful rooms. You are made to feel very welcome. The food was great, but above all we had a whole evening experience. Lucy is a friendly " Hostess with the mostest" and to top it off the bartender makes fabulous drinks, especially the one with Toffee... More

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128 reviews 128 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

A great restaurant. We visit here when we are in Ambleside. The menu is great. The staff are welcoming. The wine list is full of variety. We like the atmosphere here. It adds to the appeal of the restaurant. See you all next year.

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Newton Le Willows, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I absolutely adore this place! The atmosphere is warm and welcoming. The food is Devine!! Everything I have tried here has been brilliant, my husband and I have been about 5 time! We love it even more for the fact that they welcome out two little dogs which means we can have a lovely meal in a beautiful setting whilst... More

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Kent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Lovely, personally run restaurant by night and cafe by day. Food was excellent... Book in advance for a mention on the menu it would seem... Lovely touch :)

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Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Went to this restaurant last weds 8th October with another couple,we where holidaying in the lake district and noticed this place by chance in the day time and thought we would go back in the evening..well I have never ever been treated so rudly by staff..we ordered our drinks 1 bottle of very expensive wine and one blody mary well... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Enjoyed a lively Saturday evening with friends. I love the candle lit, relaxed ambience and the food & wine equals the great atmosphere. I had salmon which was lovely & it's impossible to choose from the huge list of puddings but I managed eventually & the unusual take on lemon tart was great. I usually visit when visiting the Lakes... More

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1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

So, we ordered our food & drinks. Traditional lemonade tasted off. 1/2 hour later with kids climbing the walls waitress announced our "Food order hadn't made it to the kitchen due to a till issue. But won't be long." At which point Greggs sounded like a better idea. Staff very apologetic but still made us pay 7.50 for drinks we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Friendly welcome, good menu, attentive service, tasty starters. Pleasant surroundings with cheery background music. I would happily go again.

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

A few years since we dined at Lucy's but the quality of this quirky restaurant with its effervescent owner and very attentive staff remains. Highly recommended.

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We broke a long journey in Ambleside and called in here for lunch. This cafe had a good menu and an unbelievable selection of desserts and cakes - wow! The service was good and the food very tasty. Our only criticism would be that it seemed quite expensive for what we had, but it was very enjoyable.

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Additional Information about Lucy's on a Plate

Address: Church Street, Ambleside LA22 0BU, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1539 431191
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 16 - 48
Cuisine: British

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