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Lucy's on a Plate

Church Street, Ambleside LA22 0BU, England
+44 (0)1539 431191
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Ranked #37 of 91 Restaurants in Ambleside
Price range: $15 - $45
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Special occasions
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 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Friendly staff but didn't know the menu. Given wrong bill. Lack of sauce with steak and what sauce was there lacked flavour. Wouldn't go again. Manager/ owner was nice though

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Although we had to wait a little while for a table - only fair as we hadn't booked and it was a Saturday evening, we had a great meal at Lucy's. The menu was full of things we wanted to try, both the mains and the extensive list of puddings :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Catering for a table of 15 is no easy feat for any restaurant but Lucy's stepped up to the mark and delivered amazing food, a great range to please all appetites - even catering for a vegan. Lovely service with a nice touch of a personalised message typed into the wine list (it was a work doo and the boss... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

A lovely little restaurant. The menu has a variety of locally sourced meals. It's very hard to choose just one. Dessert menu is out of this world. We would recommend the Lamb Shank and Liver dishes. Service is excellent, staff are friendly and knowledgeable. We wanted to go again the next night but it was fully booked. So we went... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Absolutely outstanding! During our family holiday in Ambleside in August 2014 we struggled to find places to eat. Although many restaurants had fantastic reviews and appealing menus it was difficult for us to find somewhere to accommodate our family of 4 including two teenagers. Lucy's caught our eye as a busy little restaurant with an outstanding menu. We didn't pre... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A nice quirky restaurant with a cosy atmosphere central to Ambleside. The food was of reasonable quality but the steak was too small for the price. The staff were friendly and the service was fine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This was our second visit to Lucy's. We came here to celebrate a very boring old birthday but, as the menu stated, birthdays are never boring while you are above ground! A warm welcome awaits you at Lucy's and the friendly staff are on hand to attend to your every need. But the food...wow! If you have not eaten here... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We have been to Lucy's many times over the years and have always had a very good meal. The restaurant has a great atmosphere and the staff are attentive and helpful. The menu is extensive (especially the dessert one). It is often busy so booking is essential though we have been able to get a table at lunch time when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Wow. We thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas eve meal with Lucy's. I have been coming back to the Lakes for many years and have enjoyed seeing Lucy expand her enterprises to include a bar (lucy4) and a grocery store and outside catering. The booking was well worth it as it was very busy. The stand out dish was the Christmas pudding... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

We have been here several times in the past with friends, and mostly the service and food has been excellent. If you book in advance, you get a mention in the written daily menu. We went twice over New Year, first as a group of 6 and then a group of 10. The service was excellent - very chatty 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 15 - 45
Cuisine: British

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