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Lucy's on a Plate

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Church Street, Ambleside LA22 0BU, England
+44 (0)1539 431191
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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...
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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Good for:
Special occasions

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Reliable place to eat. Nice cakes

Lucys is a nice place to go either for mid day snack, lunch or dinner. Their cakes are particularly tasty.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Lucys is a nice place to go either for mid day snack, lunch or dinner. Their cakes are particularly tasty.

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We came across Lucy's almost by accident, went in to find it was dog friendly!! So booked a table, complete with dog and found the food excellent, it was a nice change to find a high end eatery that takes dogs. The prices reflected the quality of the food and would definitely recommend to all dog owners and non dog... More 

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Was sucked in by the menu at the door which had a number of different dishes which were described in a light hearted manner, someone had gone to great lengths to do this. Service from front of house could not be faulted in any way. The waiter took time to discuss choices. The soup was hot, and bland. Tomato and... More 

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Denmark
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Tried this place on a reccomendation and so pleased we did. Bright, sunny day in the beautiful Lakes and the atmosphere in this lovely little restaurant matched the day and our mood perfectly. Great list of choices on the menu...snack stuff or full meals on a plate. we chose a Cumbrian meat platter - which included two types of fantastic... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was recommended to my fiancé by a colleague. On arrival we were met by friendly attentive staff who stayed that way from start to finish. A lovely cosy feeling to the restaurant. The service was good, food choices plentiful (my fiancé said his chicken main course was the best he's had in ages), food well presented and tasty. This... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I first discovered Lucy's many years ago and having lived abroad for a few years, we returned to holiday in the Lake District. I looked for Lucy's and it was still there! And just as good, if not even better. We enjoyed a delicious lunch and the service was friendly and efficient. The cake and sweet selection was toooo good!... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Arrived at 6pm without a reservation. Told that this wasn't a problem but the menus weren't ready so we should sit at the table near the bar. After 10 mins, shown to table; I went and got a drinks menu from another table and after another 10 mins we were finally asked if we wanted a drink - 20 minutes... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is an upmarket cafe/restaurant which has obviously got its pitch right for the upmarket, well-off, non-hiking Ambleside tourist. It is not a "walkers' " cafe. It is more the sort of place you'd go for a treat, as its prices are definitely not walkers' prices. Food presented fancily - that sort of thing. So saying, the staff are more... More 

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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Where do I start? I've never written a bad review in my life before now. The place suggested so much but let down on every side. We had not booked and were told there would be a table in 40 mins so we went to the Lucy bar and spent a few quid there, returning to be sure to be... More 

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twobadmice, Guest Relations Manager at Lucy's on a Plate, responded to this review

I am surprised that your review was quite as good as it was ... I had expected much much worse from you ... you certainly dished it out on the evening you were here. Now then, let's just put the record straight shall we for Trip Advisor purposes. 1. Yes, correct, you did arrive without a reservation. Unfortunately, or fortunately,... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This was our second visit to Lucy's an if we are ever in Ambleside again I am pretty sure we will be back there. The menu is extensive and everything we had was good quality and well cooked. I would advise that you book as we had to wait for around 45 minutes but it was well worth it. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Church Street, Ambleside LA22 0BU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1539 431191

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 45
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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.
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

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