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Lucy's on a plate

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Church Street, Ambleside LA22 0BU, England
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Last visit was back in December 2015 and I did promise then that I would return. The restaurant was quite busy (Saturday night) and there's always an air of hustle and bustle about it which I quite like. We had a corner seat in the main dining area so we didn't have people all around us. That worked well for... More 

Thank streeti
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a very enjoyable meal at Lucy's. The menu is varied with some exciting choices and old favourites. Surely something for everyone. The service was good, but as it was so busy it could get a little patchy. But on the whole, a great evening at reasonable prices.

Thank Stephanie B
Essex, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

we went for a drink whilst waiting for Italian next door and food coming out looked lovely. ....lovely comfortable atmosphere

Thank clare4204
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked for 8 pm. Waited until 8.25 pm to be shown to table. Food order then taken. Starter Arrived at 8.50.....too late for a table booked for 8 pm with a nine year old. Food nice but delays affected overall experience. Kids wouldn't want to go back due to slowness.

Thank deborah p
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here for Doms birthday evening meal. The atmosphere was lovely , the staff were friendly. We had a balloon on the table and Dom was chuffed with his birthday cake. He said the food was the best he has eaten out for a long while and I also enjoyed mine. Thanks Lucy

Thank OMCZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful food and wonderful service. We went with a 1yr old and she was completely occupied by the lovely atmosphere and attentive staff. Just go!

Thank ChorleyNalf
Billericay, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a day's walking in the rain we stopped in Ambleside for something to eat . Initially dismissed Lucy's On a Plate as though the menu looked lovely we felt we were inappropriately dressed - hiking boots etc . So glad we went in - we were greeted warmly by the owner and her staff , found a table even... More 

Thank Fiona T
Ilkley, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of our dining companions could remember coming here 25 years ago, when it was almost the only serious restaurant in Ambleside. She remembers that it was called, 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds' and was a bit hippy, hippy being in then. So. Twenty five years on, what's happened? We picked up an A4 paper menu at lunchtime as... More 

Thank FlyPig
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Lucy's on Plate for a special meal and I have to say what a wonderful evening we had. The food is fantastic, service unbeatable and atmosphere amazing. I really would return here, you will not be disappointed if you dine at Lucy's!

Thank elijoecharley
Bolton, United Kingdom
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268 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been going to Lucy's for many years, either as a couple or with other friends. The greeting is invariably friendly and chatty. The food and wine are outstanding, and the prices are very reasonable. I like several of her traditional foreign dishes. If you book in advance and let her know why you are coming, you are written... More 

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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, Gluten Free 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
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
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: 441539432288
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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