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Lucy's on a plate

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Church Street, Ambleside LA22 0BU, England
+44 15394 31191
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the second time we have been up to Ambleside and eaten at Lucy's. I have been diagnosed Coeliac and both times had excellent amazing food. My husband who is not Coeliac also enjoys the food, he even had a pudding which he doesn't usually!

Thank Susan J
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food here was amazing very tasty and presented lovely. Staff were excellent, very helpful and very knowledgeable. We'll definitely go there again

Thank AllyandRoy
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Reading reviews is a tricky one as everyone's expectations and standards differ. However, our eating out experience is about friendly service... and that 'almost' ticked the box....good wine... box ticked... tasty starters that were a reasonable portion( not teeny tiny!) .. box ticked... and homemade bread... yes!... then we move onto the waiting game: that 'gap ' between starter and... More 

Thank Joe M
Lucysonaplate, Guest Relations Manager at Lucy's on a plate, responded to this review

Hello Joe M Responding to reviews such as this is a tricky one ... as you have only written one review and it's a 2 dot rating I'm not very sure how serious you are about dining or indeed reviewing ...as it's not easy to see what kind of a diner you are and where you eat at. In this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was my first time staying in Ambleside and what a brilliant night we had with friends at Lucy's, the food was superb and the staff went out of their way to make our night. We arrived to be given a menu with a personal message for all the diners eating at Lucy's that evening, a very touching gesture and... More 

Thank Alison M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

4th visit to Lucy's over the years and it's so refreshing to find someone who understands the word 'hospitality' ..In a world full of mediocre cafes bars and restaurants it's a joy to find people who care and enjoy their work ..From the friendly greetings and banter ( Cheers Chris ) to the wonderful topical and welcoming daily menu (... More 

Thank rectory46
Bath, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We first visited Lucy's about 9 years ago and it's still serving delicious food! We had a rare evening without kids while on holiday and decided to re-visit Lucy's. We still found our names on the menu a nice touch. It had a lovely relaxed atmosphere with friendly helpful staff, although the guy welcoming at the bar was a little... More 

Thank Leanne L
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying at Ambleside and thought we'd give Lucys a try. Booked Lucys for less at 5pm. The choice for all courses are incredible we had 3 courses for £22. Gangsters mornay aka Crayfish was yummy and my husband had tropical temptation- pineapple very refreshing. Shepherds Lamb- rump of lamb served pink and shepherds pie and Bobbing bobotie - South African... More 

Thank PatSp1
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just been here for our valentines meal, tables were laid beautifully, absolutely gorgeous atmosphere, staff were so down to earth and lovely, they honestly couldn't do enough for us, amazing filling food from start to finish. Got a free beautiful flower with our bill and completely got waited on hand and foot. Perfect night, perfect place see you next year... More 

Thank Beth G
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I discovered this place when my little boy of three needed a wee. Having asked if it was possible to use their toilet they were very happy to oblige. What a relief! As he was in full waterproofs dungarees and jacket. Open for lunches, afternoon teas and serving dinner from 5pm I decided to book a table. Having travelled up... More 

Thank LucyAnneJones
Northumberland, England
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23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for friends birthday and lovely to get a mention on the menu! lovely atmosphere and good friendly service even though very busy. Food very good although not very hot. Good varied menu to suit all tastes.

Thank LandS21

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $37
Bar, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Street, Ambleside LA22 0BU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 31191
OPENING HOURS MONDAY TO FRIDAY FROM 5PM LAST ORDERS 9.30PM SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FROM 11AM EVENING MENU FROM 5PM LAST ORDERS 9.30PM Lucy's on a plate has been operational now for over 25 years and offers a unique and quirky dining experience - everchanging but the ethos remaining the same - catering for a variety of different palates - especially popular for the range of gluten free dishes and delicious desserts ... over 30 desserts made on the premises from Borrowdale Sticky Banana Pudding through to Apple and Almond Eve's Pudding as well as innovative and inventive temptations such as Toffee Vodka Cheesecake and Sorbet Sparklers. Ensure you book for the evening menu and you could find yourself mentioned in dispatches-great for birthdays and special occasions - there's a lovely large table for bigger groups (up to 16) and special celebrations are most welcome. Exclusive use with bespoke menus for weddings and suchlike is also a possibility and parties are managed expertly, without destroying the romantic ambience in other parts of the restaurant. The menu is typed daily with a wide range of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes(gluten free again marked clearly on the menus)! Join us for Brunch and Lunch ON SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS at Lucy's from 11am MONDAY TO FRIDAY Lucy's on a plate opens from 5pm with last orders at 9.30pm (Just Desserts up until 10.30pm). Lucy's chooses local produce to cook in a global fashion. Lucy's is NOT a fast food restaurant, but allows you to enjoy the company of friends, family, loved ones or simply relish the pleasure of being on your own. Dine or drink ... or pop in for your Just Desserts ... you decide, we'll provide. Lucy's is a place that once you've discovered - you'll never forget. PLEASE NOTE THAT LUCY'S IS NOT OPEN FOR LUNCH DURING THE WEEK (Monday to Friday) But Lucy's is open for Brunch, Lunch and Afternoon Teas from 11am Saturday and Sunday - evening menu commencing at 5pm. Christmas and New Year - Open (Booking essential) Pre-booked Lunch Parties of 12 or more can be accommodated on request during the week.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?