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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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    Very good
  • 157
    Average
  • 145
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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
Most recent review
Super food, superb service

We popped into Lucy's on a Plate on the off chance last Saturday night following a trip to the local independent cinema - though essentially fully booked they squeezed us in and we were so glad they did. Beautifully presented food, very well cooked, imaginative and creative with the tastes and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
sallyn71
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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1,217 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We popped into Lucy's on a Plate on the off chance last Saturday night following a trip to the local independent cinema - though essentially fully booked they squeezed us in and we were so glad they did. Beautifully presented food, very well cooked, imaginative and creative with the tastes and combinations of food. Service was first class and attentive,... More 

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Glossop, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This restaurant's menu is stacked with lovely treats, snacks or full on meals. We only had a cake and a cuppa but it was absolutely lovely. Will call again

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england
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This was a welcome return to Lucy's after not visiting for a number of years. The entrance to the restaurant has changed slightly with a larger bar area. We were shown to our table quickly upon arrival, with balloons decorating our table (it was our anniversary) , a nice touch would have been if the staff had said congratulations but... More 

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here on a cold December afternoon, the cakes are amazing and tasty, they have a varied drinks menu and the service was great.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I visited Lucy's on a Plate on Friday 20th Feburary with my parter and one of our friends. When we arrived, we found the menu was personalised for the evening service, with reference to guests and partys and events going on, a really lovely touch. We had 2 x starters - Pork Belly with Black Pudding and Chicken Liver Pate... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

I really like Lucy's. We've been here a couple of times when we've visited Ambleside and will definitely visit again. The good we've had has been excellent and the gluten free choices for me are great especially the cakes.

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Bradford, West Yorkshire
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Having previously visited Lucy's on past visits to Ambleside, we were not put off by some poor reviews of the place or that it seemed to have had a change of ownership since our last time there. We booked a table in advance and received a very warm welcome on arrival. There were quite a few diners already seated. We... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The last time I stopped in here several months ago there were a few problems all of which seem to have been resolved, the waitress serving us was very pleasant and professional, the service was extremely quick. The waitress was chatting to customers too which makes for a nice atmosphere, the tables were clean, and the fire made the place... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Went for birthday meal after many recommendations. Not a good start when you get there and a sour faced waitress tells us quite definitely that we haven't booked- waiter eventually found our name. Showed to table and instantly forgotten for the whole night. Had to call waitress over whilst every other table were being served before us. 20 mins waiting... More 

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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

From the minute you arrive in the place the staff are attentive but not overbearing. Nothing is too much for the staff, Anthony one of the Managers is a very polite man catering for your need and going above and beyond what I expected. I stayed with a large party of guests causing some problems as some were elderly and... 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: 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?