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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, 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
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Atmospheric

Tonight we decided to try Lucy's on a Plate which was available with Gourmet Card 25% off Bill :) Saw some good reviews on trip advisor so booked for 7 pm Wednesday night. It was very busy and was a very nice atmosphere with candles on the tables. We were shown straight to the table and given a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Sara P
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Bolton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Tonight we decided to try Lucy's on a Plate which was available with Gourmet Card 25% off Bill :) Saw some good reviews on trip advisor so booked for 7 pm Wednesday night. It was very busy and was a very nice atmosphere with candles on the tables. We were shown straight to the table and given a bottle of... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is our third visit to Lucy's on a plate and we always enjoy the experience. A great feature is to have your name on the menu, not for service though, those who have been will understand. The food is superb and covers regulars with a twist and dishes with a difference. There is plenty of choice, which is replicated... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We recently called in here for lunch while on holiday. Given that it's an hour on street parking outside the service is very slow, both taking your order and the food arriving. I like the food and atmosphere but my husband doesn't like the atmosphere at all - probably because he gets stressed about getting a parking ticket... The portions... More 

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Sunderland
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Spoiled ourselves with a 2 course late lunch... Goats chees & musroom starter was washed down with an excellent glass of Malbec & the fish & chips - chish & fips on the menu -with lovely fresh squashed minted peas and a tartare sauce made excellent by the fresh dill...Chips were fluffy, crispy round the edges & perfectly golden- 10/10... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

great mix of foods , especially desert, lovely welcome and atmosphere. authentic bistro , and dog friendly too.........

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Thaxted, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Lovely place to eat, would recommend it. Staff helpful and friendly. Really nice touch is they personalise the menu based on why you are eating there. Eg birthday, anniversary, special event

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Manchester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I recently ate at Lucy's on a recent weekend to Ambleside with my partner. We didn't have a reservations but luckily managed to get seated relatively quickly for a Sunday in August. I very much enjoyed my Sunday roast. The menu is updated daily which is nice - so do check it out. A little bit more expensive than some... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Weird food combos that are just horrible and shouldn't be on the same plate! Chicken (overcooked), stuffed with spinach & wrapped in bacon on a bed of fried tomatoes, green beans, pesto, baby potatoes and hot black and green olives - yak! At c. £18 a main course, not cheap, was the worst meal I've ever had and that's saying... More 

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

SusanV - for someone who has only written two reviews on this site and both of them are awful I feel aggrieved at the fact that I am even responding to your comments ... except that I would wish to point out to those reading this review that the dish this person refers to is one of our most popular... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Food scrumptious. Ambience perfect. Service excellent with flair. Priced reasonably for what you get I.e. fantastic food. Dog friendly. Sometimes busy so advisable to book on weekends. We always come back and is part of our lake district trip experience.

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Lancaster
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We went to Lucy's as we have always had a great time there, but today our lunch was mediocre and expensive. We had a pulled pork panini, a child's sausage and mash, a poached egg on toast and three soft drinks. Total bill £29! We will not be returning in a hurry.

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

Dear Cayenne45 - thank you for your review ... I am so sorry that you didn't enjoy your lunch with us .. in spite of the fact that it looks like you 'amended' the menu and created a dish that we don't actually do ... poached eggs on toast?? I think I would have charged you double for that! Seriously,... 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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