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Lucy's on a Plate

Church Street, Ambleside LA22 0BU, England
+44 (0)1539 431191
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Ranked #35 of 95 restaurants in Ambleside
Price range: $17 - $50
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
Morecambe, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We had dinner here last night and had a great evening. When we made the booking we informed the chap it was our anniversary and we got a mention on the top of the menu, a lovely touch. We had balloons on our table, a great start to the evening. The restaurant was full, fab atmosphere, loved all the candles.... More

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Booked a table for a birthday treat. Meals didn't come together very bad service won't be going back. One birthday ruined.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

An excellent and varied menu with some unusual dishes. This is not the cheapest restaurant in Ambleside but certainly one of the best when it comes to the quality of the food. The service was a bit slow, reflecting perhaps the fact that the place was very busy. Apart from this however, we would probably eat here again. The staff... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

What a shambles! We only popped in for a coffee, we waited a ridiculously long time for our coffee to be served and the service in general was poor with phones ringing off the hook, just seemed shambolic. I've eaten at Lucy's before and really enjoyed it. I was actually embarrassed as I recommended Lucy's to my partner. I was... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Have visited and stayed in Ambleside lots and have eaten at Lucy's on a Plate on a number of occasions enjoying the food and service. However, our last visit was not up to previous standards. Although the restaurant was busy and there seemed to be enough staff to cope with demand we were left to wait some time before having... More

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Middle of August, peak season so glad I booked, Very busy night, fully booked. Good welcome, jovial and polite. Food was off a good standard and broad choice. (Plenty of choice for veggies and gluten free) The place has a nice vibe, even though busy, our main waitress was courteous and engaging.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

A lovely meal close to the centre of Ambleside. Very well prepared. Nice menu offering a good variation of dishes. Good, friendly staff offered excellent service. Prices were ok.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We have had a number of meals at Lucy's and have been impressed by the service and the quality of food on previous visits. On this occasion, we brought the family along, a group of 10. It was a quiet night in the restaurant but the service was painfully slow. We placed our order with a waiter who had a... More

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Esh, null, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I have to say this would have to be the best restaurant food I've ever had. The service was brilliant, so attentive and the the food, well we're do i start. The bread they gave us was fresh and homemade, so light and tasty. The starter was equally as nice. As for the mains, I couldn't get over the presentation... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

For our last day in Ambleside, we decided to treat ourelves to a relatively expensive lunch at Lucy's on a Plate. The service was pleasant but very slow and unpredictable. The point that upset me particularly was that, having ordered the Fish Platter at £15, several key ingredients were missing altogether (smoked salmon and potted shrimps) and the smoked mackerel... More

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