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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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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was there at the start of the October half term and Ambleside was busy. This veggie cafe is tucked away in a quiet location and despite being full the service appeared hassle free and customer orientated. And the food was tasty - drinks too. It is small, so choose your time to go.

Thank Ailsa B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always visit this cafe when in Ambleside. Lovely cosy atmosphere, nice decor and tasty food. Sadly not many tables and is often busy, but always well worth the wait for a seat.

Thank Lorna N
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice atmosphere, managed by a lovely couple. Great veggie food, try the black beans....excellent

Thank Foodfanz
Giggleswick, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although we sat outside in the rain (under a umbrella that the staff there provided us) it was still worth going there. The food was amazingly tasty. We both had jacket potatoes, one with their chilli and one with their smokey black beans. The meals were hearty, very tasty, and the salad really added to the meal. They only offer... More 

Thank wezl
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can tell the couple who's running this cafe they are putting their heart and soul in. Delicious and interesting Food made with love. Big portions and real taste. Happy food which made me happy. Thank you for putting your heart in.💗

Thank Susanne N
Northampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this small vegetarian cafe after reading the excellent reviews and were so pleased we sought it out. Lovely situation next to Rattle Gill and lovely smiley owners who provide you with great and unusual veggie food. You must try their cheese scones with damson chutney to die for! We also had a great lentil based soup served with chunky... More 

Thank dolphincottage893
Brighton, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We read the reviews and in the pouring rain set off to find the place, not easy as it is a little tucked away. I am so pleased we did this cafe is worth walking the Amazon for lovely home from home quaint little place just like your eating in your front room! The couple running it made us feel... More 

Thank Gerard106
County Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cheese scones and chutney had been highly recommended by my husband's work colleague and we were not disappointed. Lovely little cafe with loads of interesting art and objects to admire while you are eating.

Thank 326kathleen
Telford, United Kingdom
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332 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

4 of us caught them just before they stopped serving food on a Sunday afternoon. We had a selection of mains, soup/sandwich combos, scone, cake, tea and coffee. Everything was fresh and tasty! If I had to make a comment I would say that the bean chilli was lacking in spice of any sort. It was bland but still nice/tasty,... More 

Thank Andy810
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just had one of the best lunches ever in this superb little cafe. Everything we ordered was totally delicious and they certainly don't skimp on the portions. The smokey black bean wraps are amazing; the quiche beyond comparison and the selection of side salads are worth coming here for in themselves. The smoothies and milk shakes are great too, plus... More 

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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, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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?