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The Picnic Box

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1 Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0AD, England
+44 15394 32475
8:15 am - 3:00 pm
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Showing 93: English reviews
East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, great service, staff always friendly, really good range of sarnies, jackets, drinks and snacks.

Thank Lizzyw3
Kendal, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love it here, i always peruse the ample menu but usually end up getting my fave on a granary baguette. Good value and really genuine friendly staff.

Thank lollybird
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are hungry look no further the baguettes come in a choice of hot or cold fillings and are made fresh to order.

Thank _saradg66
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always great food, good value and excellent service. I can seriously recommend the club baguette. The quality is fantastic and the sandwiches are a generous size for the price.

Thank Holly Y
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

We came in and were greeted by a very nice woman. My boyfriend and I both ordered the special which comes with your choice of sandwich, crisps, drink, cake, fruit and a Kendal mint cake. We both were only able to finish half of our sandwiches and crisps. He ordered the hot bacon and brie, which was fantastic. I ordered... More 

Thank Rafael D
Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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836 reviews
660 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Despite having been regular visitors to the Lakes for many years, we had never used The Picnic Box before until our recent trip to Ambleside in November. I called in early for some lunch to take with us on a hike up Steel Fell. The chap serving was very friendly, and I ordered a baguette with ham and cheese. It... More 

Thank Steve W
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

As a local who has been using this shop for as long as I can remember, I cannot reccommend them highly enough. Fabulously friendly owners and staff and delicious food at a reasonable price.

1 Thank natalie p
Ambleside, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Best baguettes in town. hot fillings are especially good! always a weekend treat! I recommend chicken bacon and cheese in a roll 👍

1 Thank Erika186319
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

I went two days ago cheese roll on white with salad mayo the cheese was nice the salad fresh the mayo not nice at all very poor quality and was served on this crappy not fresh roll that you get in the chip shop the ones that most people don't buy I have never been served crap in any sandwich... More 

Thank sarah1971Cumbria
Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

Freshly made sandwiches , neatly packaged , easy to carry and easy to eat with serviettes provided. Great choice of fillings and bread. We have tried sweet chilli chicken , prawns mayo , smoked salmon and cream cheese.Consistently high quality and generous portions. We have visited several times and been very satisfied.Great pork pie too! Amazingly they open seven days... More 

Thank george y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Fast Food, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:15 am - 3:00 pm
8:15 am - 3:00 pm
8:15 am - 3:00 pm
8:15 am - 3:00 pm
8:15 am - 3:00 pm
8:15 am - 3:00 pm
8:15 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 32475

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