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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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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
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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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Pretty good

After reading a lot of complimentary reviews, in the visitor book of our holiday cottage, we thought we really must give Lucy's a try - and I'm glad we did, although it wasn't quite so amazing as it had been built up to be. We didn't have a reservation, so had about 30 mins to wait - which was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
MsEJH
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Penicuik
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Went for an anniversary meal with my wife. You would be advised to book. Atmosphere very friendly. Choice of menu (it changes all the time) was varied. Every course was excellent, and the service spot on. You are not rushed and therefor you can enjoy a relaxing meal in pleasant company. "Lucy" goes around checking that everything is running smoothly.... More 

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Having recently spent a week in Ambleside, and having decided we were going to eat out each night, we decided to give Lucy's a visit. First impressions were of a cosy, welcoming atmosphere with a decor of "shabby chic" (much to our delight). Despite the lack of formality, the service was first rate, with polite and friendly staff. As for... More 

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

From the moment you walk in, you feel welcome at Lucy's. We took all our kids (and a son-in-law) and they were delighted to see our family party named at the top of the day's menu (along with all others who had booked in for the evening). The service is friendly to continue that feeling of welcome, and the food... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

After reading a lot of complimentary reviews, in the visitor book of our holiday cottage, we thought we really must give Lucy's a try - and I'm glad we did, although it wasn't quite so amazing as it had been built up to be. We didn't have a reservation, so had about 30 mins to wait - which was fine.... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Something was clearly amiss in this place on 16 June when a significant number of diners had a long wait for their meals to arrive. That the room was full of unhappy people did not seem to be apparent to too many of the staff other than the head waiter who was running around doing his best. I had ordered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful evening, my Wife and I had heard great things about Lucy's and I booked us a table for my Wife's Birthday. Although we were running late the staff were fantastic and held our table on a busy evening for them. When we arrived we were greeted warmly and shown to our table. The food was fantastic, the... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

having been here several times before i feel I must say that I will not be going back again.our party included several great north swimmers so we had had something to eat after the swim(good job),we decided only to have a main which did not come out together the childs portions were very small ,we had to wait ages for... More 

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windermere
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

Last night we had a real treat. We had been out for dinner in Ambleside but when it came to dessert time we were not inspired at all. No chocolate for a start. So we decided to go to Lucy's for our Pud. Best thing we could have done. We had so much choice and we all had something different... More 

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Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Had a great meal here. Started with baked Camembert, main was an amazing pork loin and the desserts were awesome. A HUGE dessert menu, massive choice something for everyone. All in all a fantastic place to go!

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We had heard mixed reviews about this restaurant, but based on our experience it is a good choice. Quite a cosy atmosphere but the tables were reasonably large. The food was very good quality, in our party of 4 people, three chose the Rib Eye and the other the lamb and we were all very pleased with the quality and... More 

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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 - 47
Cuisine: British

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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 16 - 47
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?