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Chesters By The River

Skelwith Bridge, Ambleside LA22 9NN, England
+44 15394 34711
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“cakes” (675 reviews)
“flatbread” (136 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Skelwith Bridge, Ambleside LA22 9NN, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

having read all the positive reviews on trip advisor we decided to call in for lunch. Wow....everything was really delicious! At 2pm on a tuesday we had to queue for a table....but it is full for a reason - the food really is excellent and...More

Thank skinnycotswolds
Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent choice at lunch time with interesting flavours, spicy curried dishes and delicious flatbreads. Imaginative use of ingredients to make varied tasty salads. Baby friendly too. Brilliant that four committed carnivores enjoyed a veggie lunch so much!

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing little place with a shop on the side the food looked very nice we had soup on a very cold snowy day and it was hot and delicious i had a scone with cream yum yum will definitely call again a very nice place...More

Thank michael h
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have been visiting Chesters for a fair number of years and it always meets expectations. Whether you are stopping for breakfast, morning coffee, brunch, lunch or afternoon tea there should be something on the menu for you. Even if the weather is a bit...More

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A firm favourite of ours and it never disappoints! The restaurant was bustling and busy, so we chose the hardy option and sat outside. We had tea, hot chocolate and scones and they were just the ticket. Service was quick and the food as good...More

Thank toria m
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place has changed from a nice cake and tea shop, to a fabulous gourmet cosmopolitan vegetarian lunch/cake upmarket quality cafe, serving very generous portions. Similarly at their take away cafe too. I had the best lunch I’ve had in years out - simply because...More

Thank Shocked776
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Couldn't get a seat in restaurant (half term) so went to the veggie cafe round the back : wonderfully fresh leek, potato and cheese pasty - my partner had a mixed salad. Very tempted. Y fantastic cake display but after only about 7miles of the...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went for a walk in the lakes and half way around we called into Chesters. Vegetarian food, but different, not the normal veggie stuff. Very nice.

Thank Nick M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told about Chesters by our neighbours who are regular visitors to the lakes. They suggested the low level walk in little Langdale popping into Chesters by the river for lunch. Based in Keswick for the week with terrible weather for driving (snow) so...More

Thank restrick75
Reviewed 1 week ago

After being told about Chesters by the river we thought we would give it a try. There is a lovely steady walk along the river then back to Chesters for some lunch. We nearly walked out of the café as there was a long queue....More

Thank debbiejones2014
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August 27, 2017|
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Response from Timbr00 | Reviewed this property |
Yes and indoors
July 23, 2017|
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Response from Louis B | Reviewed this property |
can't comment I am afraid as we stayed nearby and walked.
Wendy F
March 21, 2017|
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Response from unam e | Reviewed this property |
I think guide dogs, but I've seen people sitting outside with them
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Skelwith Bridge, Ambleside LA22 9NN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 34711
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