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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, 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
A likeable restaurant in pretty Ambleside

We had an enjoyable meal in Lucy's on a plate which is a pleasantly decorated restaurant in the centre of town. The food was good but was slightly spoilt by timings.The starters came before the wine & were followed too quickly by the mains.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Blackburn, Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Can't go to Ambleside without visiting Lucy's. We had lunch there, cocktails are fun and the hot beef on rye was so tender. No room for a cake this time.

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had an enjoyable meal in Lucy's on a plate which is a pleasantly decorated restaurant in the centre of town. The food was good but was slightly spoilt by timings.The starters came before the wine & were followed too quickly by the mains.

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We called just for afternoon tea, coffee and cakes. There was a fantastic choice of cakes, scones and puddings. Our party of 4 all had a different choice, the scones were delicious, as was the sticky toffee pudding. Great friendly service, would go for an evening meal if staying in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We were four generations on family holiday and this restaurant had something for all of us. While making the booking, they asked whether it was any occasion and we just mentioned that it was my fathers 60th Birthday. When we reached we saw the table was decorated with balloons and their menu had a line wishing him. These small things... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This was a surprise from my other half for our anniversary and it didn't disappoint. A mention at the top of the menu was unexpected and a lovely personal touch that I haven't seen in a restaurant before. In response to a previous reviewer labeling this 'pretentious', I couldn't disagree more - if you're not interested, don't read it! Our... More 

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

We had a very nice evening at Lucy's. The menu is extensive, something for everyone especially those with dietary requirements (gluten free etc). We shared a bread starter which was extremely tasty and a nice start to the meal. Both my fiancé and I had the tagine dishes (one meat one vegetarian). Both dishes were packed with flavour and the... More 

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We asked for a window seat in our reservation and were not disappointed. also our tables was decorated and a birthday helium balloon adorned our table. the service was excellent, the staff were attentive and friendly. The food was excellent

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Workington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

The staff at lucys were very friendly.My starter of pork belly was very tasty ,even though there wasnt much of it,my husbands pate was the same as pate you can get for half the price at many places.My main of rump of lamb was very nice.My husbands ribeye was tasty aswell,but again nothing special.I ordered a wine when my main... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

During the one week holiday in the area, we visited Lucy's for a meal and struggled to narrow down the choices from the unusual menu. Our food was so tasty that we went back later on in the week to try some of the other dishes. With a change to the menu each day it's hard to imagine ever getting... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Food was very overpriced. I ordered a veggie tagine, - i.e. cous cous and mixed veg in a sauce which was nearly £14, and I could have made it much better myself for a fraction the price. This was the cheapest item on the menu! Service was very slow, we had a starter and a main, and were in there... 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: 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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