Rattle Gill is easily one of my favourite places to eat and if I'm going anywhere in the Lake District at all, it is definately worth the drive into Ambleside for lunch!
The only foreseeable problem with Rattle Gill Cafe is choosing what to have because there are so many nice things on the menu. I usually order the Dipping Plate. If you like hummus and such likes, I would highly recommend this! It is comprised of plenty of toasted ciabatta type bread, feta cheese, olives, roasted vegetables, olive oil with balsamic vinegar and really tasty hummus. Very tasty, very filling.
Being a big fan of lovely homemade soups, my mum ordered sweetcorn soup this past time and after stealing a spoonful I have to admit, I had a little bit of soup-envy! So good!
You can choose whether to have your soup with crusty bread (which comes with butter and a little pot of grated cheese) or with a doorstop sandwich which is not an exaggeration!
If you go to Ambleside and you want lunch or just a brew, you must pop into Rattle Gill Cafe for the cake tasting plate. You get 5 or 6 pieces of different homemade cakes and we're not talking about small pieces like someone might bring home from a wedding for you, these are still good size pieces and a tasting plate would be enough for two or three people.
Try the milkshake too!
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