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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, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Coffee & Tea, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Pleasant

Lovely food~ modern British. Nice dinner for a special occasion (seemed to be a lot of celebrations). Good, fun and friendly atmosphere. Very central location. The service was a tad slow to get going (although it was busy), but lovely friendly staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
calsilver77
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Preston, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Northumberland
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Lucy's is a regular haunt for us when we visit Ambleside. There are many good restaurants in the town but I am never sure why it is so far down the rating table. It doesn't deserve this position. It should be so much higher. The menu is varied and has something for everyone. This time we enjoyed the scallops and... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Lovely food~ modern British. Nice dinner for a special occasion (seemed to be a lot of celebrations). Good, fun and friendly atmosphere. Very central location. The service was a tad slow to get going (although it was busy), but lovely friendly staff.

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

Dear CalSilver, thank you for your lovely review ... much appreciated and we shall look forward to welcoming you back to Lucy's before too long. In response to the 'tad slow' service ... I am sorry about that and apologise if there was something in particular that you refer to, as you might expect, we're not a fast food restaurant,... More 

Thornton-Cleveleys
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We decided to call in for lunch whilst on a day trip in Ambleside as our son and his partner had raved about the evening meal they had had here and it exceeded our expectations. A lovely relaxing non pretentious atmosphere, good service, extensive menu, delicious food and generous portions. We will certainly return next time we are in the... More 

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

Dear Jandhml Thank you for your lovely review and delighted that you enjoyed your relaxed lunch ... we shall very much hope to see you back in our midst for an evening perhaps? If not, you'll always be welcome any time. It's a pleasure to read comments such as yours and pass them onto the team, who work so hard... More 

Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

A great relaxed restaurant, loved the personal introduction on the menus for all booked customers,nice if you have a special occasion. The food was lovley along with great service,the house red was very good for the price. I found it slightly cramped in the conservatory area and the menu however full of wonderful dishes a little hard to read,and the... More 

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

Dear Jon S, thank you for your great positive review and for providing us with some constructive comments, it's very much appreciated. Just for the purpose of Trip Advisor readers - Yes, we do personalise the menu - but you do have to book ... that telepathy pill I'm trying to perfect is taking it's time!! I am really sorry... More 

east yorkshire
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95 reviews 95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This place sells excellent food and first class service. This is by no means expensive and quality is excellent How can someone on their first review be so negative. Trip Advisor is all about a balance. Please ignore these two one stars they are not representative of my experiential Lucy's

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

Wow ... thank you so much ... it was a pleasure to have both you and the lovely lady 'S' dining with us earlier this week. I hope the restricted drinking is going well (!!) and that you are safely returned to sunnier climes ... we shall very much look forward to seeing you on your next visit to this... More 

Scotland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Lovely find in Ambleside. Food lovely. Be warned - large portions. Certainly worth the cost. Nice bright decor. Helpful staff.

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

Dear Theeliis family ... thank you for your lovely review ...much appreciated and we shall very much look forward to welcoming you back to Lucy's before long, be it for lunch or dinner. I am delighted that you took the time and trouble to post such super comments about everything and the balance is redressed about us being 'overpriced' for... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My girlfriend and I came here after camping over the bank holiday weekend. We were ready to indulge in something special. We were the first people to sit for lunch. I welcome a response from the restaurant directly. Any restaurant that wants to offer catering, a 20 plus item lunch menu, cooking classes, and charge over 7 pounds for a... More 

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

Kyle and Louise (I write one reply to both your reviews as you are one and the same person as such). I most certainly will respond to your trip advisor review, although I feel disappointed that you were unable to a) point out your grievances at the time, which, if bonafide, could have been dealt with and b)if you wanted... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We arrived at the restaurant after a fun weekend at the Lake District. We were starving and excited about what we were going to eat but thoroughly disappointed by the food. This restaurant tries to be everything and serve a huge menu, but can't deliver. The soup tasted like canned soup with some added herbs in and a pretentious drizzle... More 

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

LOuise, A response has already been made to the other review posted by Kyle who was your dining companion on the day you visited us. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Had a lovely meal and great service and food especially the Russian waitress who was very good. My husband had the Balbotie which we really enjoyed and has now downloaded the recipe for me. I had the venision which was cooked rare and was very tender. I will definitely return on my next visit to Ambleside. What was a nice... More 

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

Dear Katrina, thank you so much for your lovely review and delighted that you enjoyed the Bobotie and Venison ...we will always do a recipe 'swap' with our guests ... so if you'd like our recipe version of the Bobotie (and the reason we have had it on the menu at Lucy's for over 20 years) do email me directly... More 

Irchester
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This was a spur of the moment booking by our friends. So the four of us ended up in heaven. The ambiance is superb, the staff wonderful. While waiting for our meals the dining room has enough little messages scattered around the walls to keep the eye and mind occupied - Up the duff is one such notice. But what... More 

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

Dear Chinamanjim, what a fabulous review and although I didn't meet you ... I made the booking for you! Our team were as enamoured with your courteous and kind behaviour as you were with them (always a great plus in the middle of a busy bank holiday half term week!) If I was a guest I would have had the... 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 - 46
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, 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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