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Poppi Red

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Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside, England
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9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Central location and warm welcome

We stopped in for coffee and cake at Poppi Red and were welcomed by staff. The service and the standard of the food were good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Bingley, United Kingdom
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Bingley, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped in for coffee and cake at Poppi Red and were welcomed by staff. The service and the standard of the food were good.

Thank Wendles56
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just popped in for a quick toasted sandwich. Glad we did, service was pleasant and friendly and the food well priced

Thank Jason B
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After walking around we came across poppi red it was very busy however there were a few tables it was very welcoming and it was a very good layout it was very quaint. We did wait along time for food and drinks as we ordered soup which was vegetable and coriander with bread and 2 paninis with ham,mozeralla and garlic... More 

Thank Lauren2468
Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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506 reviews
411 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Hawkshead today and fancied a hot drink and a cake. We liked the look of Poppi Red and noticed that it was busy all afternoon, so we called in. We grabbed one of the outside tables, and placed our order inside. The layout inside is not very good. You have to queue to place you order, but... More 

Thank Steve W
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited for coffee and cake. Coffee was tasteless and victoria sponge cake and scone were very dry and bland. Overpriced compared to other much nicer cafes in the lovely village of Hawkshead. What was particularly memorable was the chilling welcome from the staff who really couldn't care less. Our food and drinks were dumped on our table without a word... More 

Thank rachris16
Wall Heath, West Midlands
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ladies spent money - what more can we say!!!! As doting husbands, our better halves were very interested in what they saw, and came out armed with all sorts of things they didn't go in with - which was an indication they found some good items in there. We have lighter bank balances to prove it!!!

Thank Colin W
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you look at my other reviews you will see that I am always fair. Our visit to this café was not a pleasant experience. The concept of a café in amongst a shop selling an array of clothing and soft furnishings is a quirky but attractive idea that works. However that is where any attractiveness ceases. The staff have... More 

1 Thank Gary S
Northwich, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Fantastic service, beautiful little shop, fab food.. the victoria sponge is just gorgeous.. as is the coconut and lime sponge.. and proper tea in proper cups in a proper teapot!!! Lovely little place

Thank stevenburrows
Launceston, Australia
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106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This little cafe/gift shop has a good position with outside seating to enjoy the sunshine and people watch or seats inside for colder days. It is quite cramped and quirky getting around inside, but fine once you sit down. Try the ham roll with damson chutney - it was definitely the best ham I ate on holiday and there was... More 

Thank Kittie01
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We went as a group of 4 last week, first thing was the jackdaw I understand they can't do anything about the birds perching on the tables, trying to steal food ,poohing all over the place, but if they cleared the dishes quicker it might make it better. My friend waited 20 minutes for a toasted t cake she asked... More 

Thank Carol C

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside  >  Hawkshead

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm

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