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Rattle Gill Cafe

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2 Bridge Street, Ambleside LA22 9DU, England
+44 7975 912990
Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had both sweet and savoury scones, both were delicious! Very quick service and lovely atmosphere. Would like to come again and sample more from the menu- the salads looked nice!

Thank Fern519
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Been twice, superb both times. Cake tasting platter, what a great idea. All had a different view as to which was the tastiest cake. The proofs in the pudding.

Thank Stephen W
Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

2nd visit to this great little vegetarian cafe. We love the atmosphere and the food is really tasty. Arrived back at Ambleside by bus after a short but wet walk to Grasmere. We both had the spicy sweet corn and vegetable soup, which included tasty bread and grated cheese. This was followed by cake. Delicious!!! All that I can say... More 

Thank JohnofHale
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Called in for a bit of lunch with family and had a nice vegetarian wrap followed by the cake sample plate which had a lovely selection of home made cakes and is a great idea. Owners are nice and friendly .Cafe is only small and was full so be prepared to wait but worth it.

Thank roblynnelucyh
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Unassuming but cracking little veggie restaurant just off the main drag. Had the platter to start which was great and the veg chilli main course was superb- very tasty and served in a good way. Staff and owners very chatty - highly recommended.

Thank Borderbloke
West Sussex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great coffee, lovely homemade cakes, friendly service and a nice atmosphere. Obviously a favourite with local people and well worth seeking out.

1 Thank TaylorsOfSussex
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Surely an apple and date slice is a matter if putting the ingredients in a mixing bowl, stirring it and slamming it in the oven for a set period. Yes - if you are Greggs. This lot are as far left of Greggs as it's possible to get. There is attention to detail, a really cool "right-on-ness" and a real... More 

Thank Johnty1963
Penrith, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found is little gem, tucked into the bridge near the old mill, it is a little cafe, but the best food and coffee I've had in Cumbria. Owner operators are lovely people, complete with a sense of humour and a love of food, coffee and sweets. They definitely made my day better.

Thank edentrails
Brussels, Belgium
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158 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for a tasty lunch. Also for excellent homemade cakes! Small restaurant but very cozy . We had salads; dipping dishes; chilli... All wonderfully served. Good drinks choice too. Best place in Ambleside for lunch!

Thank Angela B
Greenwich, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Really friendly staff, good prices, great selection of vegetarian salads and sandwiches, and in an idyllic location with tables next to the river. Highly recommend going to visit the Rattle Gill Café and trying their famous chocolate brownie!

Thank Sam S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Cafe, British, Healthy, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?