We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lucy's on a plate

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Church Street, Ambleside LA22 0BU, England
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

1,702 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 1,693: English reviews
Tyne and Wear
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The welcome was great and the table was ready very quickly. The service was excellent. The menu changes daily and our food was to die for. Heartily recommend this for a visit :)

Thank Terry011
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely food, great staff, and the restaurant itself was absolutely beautiful. Very relaxed vibe, we will definitely come back when we next visit Ambleside. P.S. would recommend the duck main.

Thank 958MCP
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a fab evening at Lucy's. The restaurant is a lovely place with a really nice atmosphere. All of the staff were excellent and very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and there's a huge amount of choice (even 35 puddings!). There are lots of lovely little touches as well like a paragraph about the guests visiting on... More 

Thank JAb177
Wigan, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everything about our experience for dinner was fantastic from the friendly welcome we received to the great food

Thank Pauline T
Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
Level Contributor
168 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A look at the choices on the menu and the way it is written, should tell you all you need to go to Lucy's... but not quite. You can't appreciate the relaxed surrounding, excellent and friendly staff, nor the beer and wine selection... until you get there. After a month travelling, this was undoubtedly the best restaurant experience we had...... More 

Thank Keith C
Cannock, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Sunday, didn't book but was greeted by a very friendly lady who told us we would only have to wait about half an hour, which was fine so we sat and had a drink. Sat in the front part of the restaurant which is lit by twinkly fairy lights and candles, very pretty. Ordered the Sunday roast lamb and... More 

Thank vemula
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A cosy open light restaurant with a great choice, gluten free options available too. We had Sunday lunch and it was one of the best Sunday roasts we have ever had! Staff were friendly and the place is clean and tidy. Lots of couples, families and a few birthdays. A nice touch was the owner have us sing to the... More 

Thank www.jeeptheband_123
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We returned to Lucy's after a number of years where circumstances kept us away. Apart from the reception area, not much has changed. Still a great experience and reception from Lucy and the rest of the team. I was very disappointed to see reviews which criticised the "foreign" staff (which probably says more about the critics) - they were all... More 

Thank Peter666
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place was so good, that we went back twice in a 3 day holiday! Menu is very interesting, and the service is excellent.

Thank Michael B
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fairly large group of around 12, a few of our orders were mixed up which in itself wouldn't have been an issue. However, the attitude we received from the woman who delivered the orders (I assume she was manager/owner) was incomprehensible. She basically blamed members of our party for the mistake, then tried to force them to... More 

1 Thank 1AA1
Lucysonaplate, Guest Relations Manager at Lucy's on a plate, responded to this review

1AA1 - isn't it interesting how there will always be three sides to a story ... theirs, yours and somewhere in the middle the truth. In spite of your review being for a visit some time ago, we all remember you very well for various reasons - You together with your group of mostly male colleagues came for (unbooked) brunch... More 

Travelers who viewed Lucy's on a plate also viewed

Ambleside, Lake District
Ambleside, Lake District
Ambleside, Lake District
Ambleside, Lake District

Been to Lucy's on a plate? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $39
Bar, British, Gluten Free, European
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, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, 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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Lucy's on a plate and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Lucy's on a plate staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?