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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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Bath, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a lovely hidden gem tucked away but worth finding. The service was excellent and very friendly. Having their taster plate of cakes meant we didn't have to make a difficult choice! All cakes were really fresh and very light. They tasted as good as they looked - not always the case in many cafes! Would highly recommend. To... More 

Thank Leanne L
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We love this place. Not just for the food & cakes, although they are amazing. They have the whole package, friendly & welcoming, comfortable & homely. All the cakes, main meals & deli salads are homemade. Definitely worth dropping in when you're in the area.

Thank AlfSamElla
Faversham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cake selection was immense as was the cheese scone and cheese and homemade salsa sandwich. Staff couldn't be more helpful, lovely friendly place. Would highly recommend!

Thank Helenwiltshire88
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in for lunch as my usual place to eat was closed. Not disappointed. Although small I sat at the last remaining table. Service was very good and I ordered a mixed salad and coffee. Perfectly adequate and the staff are constantly going their best to accommodate people arriving. Great staff and will return. Thank you

Thank tyersjean93
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is amazing! We have been to Ambleside a few times now and always go to this café... at least a couple of times per visit! The food is home made and tastes amazing. I was put off at first by the fact that they are vegetarian but I cannot get enough of their food. It is fresh and... More 

Thank 115sarah9
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tried the Rattle Gill Cafe after researching on trip advisor and its always with a little trepidation that I will find people have off-topic an average place, but this is truly not the case. We were lucky and thrilled that we got a table and the teas and food were lovely as were the young happy couple who run... More 

Thank MrsDoasyouwouldbedon
Southport, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you fancy a quick bite to eat or a cuppa and a slice of homemade cake then try this little place out. Being a vegetarian perhaps I'm a little biased but every time I have dropped in here the food has been lovely and the service fantastic. It's set back from the road, just around the corner from the... More 

Thank GeographyJon
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is awesome! We were recommended to go here by a local, and it did not disappoint. The food is very reasonably priced, especially considering that the portion size is generous. The salads were very inventive and really tasty - a welcome departure from the usual tiny bland side-salad that normally accompanies a sandwich/slice of quiche. We had our... More 

Thank Michael P
Ambleside, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this hideaway cafe. Tucked away opposite the waterwheel in Ambleside the food is both delicious and nutritious. Excellent value lunches, teas, coffee and cakes. Only five inside tables (a few more outside depending on the weather), it is very friendly and cosy. Open daytime Wednesday to Sunday. If you're in Ambleside and you like good, honest vegetarian lunches,... More 

1 Thank Purplemoore
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

Stopped in for lunch on our walk. Nice selection, especially for vegetarians which aren't very well catered for in the lakes. We had the soup which came with 2 big huncks of brown bread, cheese and butter. It was delicious.

Thank msslink8

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Healthy, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Dining on a budget
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?