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Lucy's on a plate

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Church Street, Ambleside LA22 0BU, England
+44 15394 31191
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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747 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After a great first visit to Lucy's last year, we went back again recently on our stay in Ambleside. It was a quiet Tuesday, so we had no problem getting a table without pre-booking. We were seated by the waiting staff. The service was a bit confused tonight - more than once we were asked the same questions by different... More 

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Thank Steve W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here with my partner for our first dinner in the lakes and had prebooked, shown to a room where we were sat entirely on our own, despite there being a number of tables full and a few spare in the other room. Queried this with our waitress and was told that people would be joining us shortly... they didn't... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a lovely dinner at Lucy's!! I really enjoyed the pork and chicken. We have been at the restaurant two times in a row! The wine is l

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Thank 188636Travel
Rochdale
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Quirky, welcoming, warm and friendly with great food. What more could you want! Oh, I know - possibly the best dessert I have ever had.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had often looked at the menu (always displayed outside and changes regularly) but never tried it. It was our last night and we decided we wanted to try a new place. Cold night so we chose a table near the open fire. Staff were so helpful and obliging, but not over at us all the time to ask if everything... More 

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Thank IreneS010
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely meal here on a sunday night, we hadn't booked but most of the tables were reserved. Great roast dinner and very tasty starter. The staff were all very helpful and I liked the quirky comments on the menu.

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

We booked this year having been unable to go in 2015 due to the floods. This was booked as a birthday treat and did not disappoint. The food and service were fantastic and for three courses each plus wine the price was not bad either. Don't eat too much during the day if you are going to Lucy's for tea... More 

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Thank CatherineandAl
Manchester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Brought my boyfriend here for his birthday, we were welcomed on arrival by Lucy who knew who we were immediately. The food was fantastic, I went for the venison which was cooked to perfection. Lucy makes an effort to talk to all of her guests which is refreshing. Lovely place, I'll definitely come back.

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Thank daveyh87
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Second visit for us and every bit as good as the first. Lovely atmosphere and great food. Love this place.

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Thank GJF615
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On arrival we were greeted with a friendly smile and pleasantries. Our coats were taken and hung in the cloakroom before were shown to our table for the evening by a polite young waiter. The lighting was subdued and each table was lit by candle. Pleasant background music and subdued lighting combined with a low hum from conversations within the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $38
Cuisine
Bar, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?