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Lucy's on a Plate

Church Street, Ambleside LA22 0BU, England
+44 (0)1539 431191
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Ranked #40 of 94 Restaurants in Ambleside
Price range: $16 - $49
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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English first
Suffolk UK
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We visited on a Monday evening for dinner; several of the restaurants in Ambleside remain closed on Mondays although there are several that open. After hearing about Lucy's from some other guests at our B&B maybe we expected too much. It was an OK meal, not fantastic, not bad, just OK. I think we may have gone on an 'off... More

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This was the second time we had dinner at Lucy's and both have been superb. We were recommended by a friend and first tried it in April and had a lovely dinner and desert. We enjoyed it so much we decided we had to come back when we were visiting in September. This time we brought some friends with us... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is fantastic, we have tried quite a few restaurants over the years in Ambleside and this one has stuck in my mind so much I wanted to write a review :) Lucy herself is really friendly and helpful. I love the personal touch with the menu and the daily changes as well! The food was excellent- I had... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We didn't book, might be a good idea in peak season and at weekends. Nice lad sat us down and got us some drinks whilst we waited for 6 o'clock so we could order, I had local beer and she had some very good wine. I ordered Frittata and she had Chish & Fips, yes that is how they spell... More

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Walked in off the street and was greeted by the friendly barman. Was very accommodating and said they would find us a table even though we hadn't booked. We're given menus to look at and offered drinks while we waited. Loved the menu, interesting titles of meals and other bits on the menu made us laugh, nice touch. Out of... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Looks can be so deceiving! Once inside it all went wrong, staff with dreadful attitide, service without any smile and food that was inedible! Complained about the food and after 45 minutes was offered a replacement, we declined and left never ever ever ever to return. Be warned

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Knutsford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We had visited Lucy's several times but not for a few years and up to now have always had excellent meals. This time was a very different experience. We had to wait for 10 minutes before anyone took any interest in us at all despite a reservation. The waitress had no idea of what was on the menu and had... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

What looked on face value as a homely little place turned out to be a terrible food experience. Service was as bad as I've ever experienced - very slow and waiter didn't even recognise items from their own menu. Good was reasonable and cakes looked awesome - but we had run out of patience by then, so left as quickly... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My fiancé and I travelled to the lake district to see our wedding venue and to meet three recommended caters to discuss our wedding menu. We met with Lucy who had some great ideas for our wedding and we were really excited to receive the quote and the menu ideas she had. After waiting for a week (having been told... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We have been visiting for over 7 years when we come to Ambleside to be fair first time we have had any problems waited over 50 minutes for starters which were cold and had to be sent back we have never done this anywhere before when bought out to us again was just warm ....disappointing...we then waited over an hour... 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 - 49
Cuisine: British

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