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Lucy's on a Plate

Church Street, Ambleside LA22 0BU, England
+44 (0)1539 431191
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Ranked #38 of 94 Restaurants in Ambleside
Price range: $16 - $49
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
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I've been visiting Lucy4's for the past few years & have always thoroughly enjoyed the food, drink & ambience so naturally, i chose it as the venue for my Hen do recently & I was glad i did. We had a party of 21 & we enjoyed a cocktail demonstration & tasting prior to the meal which everyone thoroughly enjoyed.... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Whenever i am in Ambleside i like to stray from the crowd, and find something unique. Over the past seven years Lucy's has been the ideal place, it was quirky, good food and friendly. However that ended this weekend, i am not sure if Lucy has forgotten her roots, or simply bad staffing decisions. Today we entered Lucy's for lunch,... More

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Newcastle under Lyme, null, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

As you can see from previous reviews I am usually a positive reviewer but after a bad meal at this restaurant over the weekend I felt I had to let people know what it was like. Booked for a birthday celebration with 13 diners. We had pre-ordered off the 666 menu a week previous and all had been dealt with... More

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

While my wife and I were in Ambleside we dropped into Lucy's for a cup of tea and a slice of cake. We sat in the court yard at the back in the sunshine and had the biggest slice of cake each you have ever seen. I had chocolate fudge cake and my wife had coffee and walnut, both of... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

It was our first time at Lucy's. There were four of us.of us all was ok including the service. Nothing spectacular but equally nothing bad. One thing I do feel the need to comment upon was the desert board which I had had my eye on all evening as I had spied my favourite bread and butter pudding. When it... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Really disappointing. Two diners, just main courses and a glass of wine each for nearly £50. I don't mind paying over the odds for great food and service but this had neither. The Frittata was bland, greasy and over salty in places, I had to remind them that it came with salad. My partners fish pie had been cooked with... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We have always dined at Lucy's every time we visit the Lakes. Always had good food and service in a lovely atmosphere. We booked for a Tuesday evening, and the restaurant was full. We ordered our starters, which arrived promptly. Unfortunately we then had to wait 50 minutes for the main course to arrive. Following the meal, which was delicious,... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My kids love this restaurant and its true the ambience is lovely. However, the food was really expensive and there was a large party in that night. With 4 dogs and 2 kids running round it wasn't a good experience. I can't understand why dogs are allowed into restaurants at night time, it's just not hygienic.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Visited Lucy's today...been before. Food good but took too long to arrive....we weren't the only ones who expressed concerns about the time delay....staff pleasant but not very attentive.....waited 25 minutes for ciabatta sandwich.......

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

the food variety was excellent The ambiance very nice The entire family enjoyed their individual dishes and we all had something different

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