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Rattle Gill Cafe

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2 Bridge Street, Ambleside LA22 9DU, England
+44 7975 912990
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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St Bees
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Super food, lovely staff, and a great atmosphere. Our favourite café in Ambleside which we'd like to keep secret, but it's too good not to share!

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Thank KarenStBees
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We keep coming year on year and the main reason is there awesome veg chilli. Don't get me wrong everything else they have on does look really good but you just have to have the chilli (followed by cake of course). A great healthy(ish depending on cake consumption) meal for either an early dinner like us or lunch.

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Thank Phil A
Leicestershire
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119 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for lunch and a cup of tea. We had toasted sandwiches, which were made with thick fresh bread and varied and interesting selection of fillings served with a lovely selection of homemade salads. The tasting board of cakes looked amazing, unfortunately we did not try, but will next time.

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Thank MattRach456
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stumbled upon this cafe during a trip to Ambleside back in the summer. The cafe is in a beautiful location which very much adds to the lovely, relaxing atmosphere. The fresh salads and cakes were absolutely delicious. We will definitely return during our next trip to the Lake District!

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Thank Salop02
Kendal, Cumbria
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in today for lunch with my daughter and granddaughter, we were lucky to get a table (its very small) They were great with my granddaughter, providing crayons and paper . We both had panini's , they were excellent with a lovely side salad followed by a brownie to share. Despite living locally it was my 1st visit though my... More 

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Thank Clogdancer53
North Shields, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this wonderful little gem for lunch and it was a great choice. Quiche with leek, potato & cheddar and accompanying salad was fab and very filling. Toasted home-made teacake also lovely. Ginger & lemon cake also very nice. Friendly staff and a nice homely, relaxing ambience. Would highly recommend.

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Thank Janet M
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called in first for a coffee (excellent) then went back later for lunch. Colonel Waffle had a cheese scone, one of the best he's ever had and I had the broccoli quiche and salad. They give you a selection of salads and they were all tasty. It's a really nice little place and they make you feel really welcome... More 

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Thank mrswaffle
Stockport, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely little cafe in a fabulous location. Stopped off for afternoon T for 2 but as a 'dried fruit hater' the owner (who was lovely) suggested a cake tasting platter which was lovely, washed down with a pot of 2 for 2 for £10, great value.

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Thank SallyK5
Grantham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch today at the Rattle Gill Cafe Very friendly and obliging service, delicious food and tea, and very well priced We didn't have room for the cake tasting plate, but the couple next to us shared one and said it was delicious I wish this cafe was in my home town...

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Thank Athena002
Keswick, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place for coffee, cake or lunch, Lovely location and great atmosphere small but cosy and nice staff

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Healthy, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Bridge Street, Ambleside LA22 9DU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 7975 912990
Description
We open our doors at 10am and serve homemade food. We stop serving savoury hot food at 4pm to allow us time to prep for the following day. We do still serve teas, coffees and cakes until 4.30pm. Please do come and visit and fill your hungry tummies!

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?