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“Quirky 'Climbers/Walkers' cafe - good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Bilbo's Cafe

Bilbo's Cafe
Ranked #46 of 116 Restaurants in Ambleside
Price range: $5 - $13
Cuisines: Cafe, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout
West Wellow, UK
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Quirky 'Climbers/Walkers' cafe - good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014

Bilbo's looks unprepossessing from the outside but inside is warm, cosy, friendly and casual (a bit like the Prancing Pony!). Food is plain but well cooked and tasty. Big pint mugs of tea and amazing hot chocolates if you like marshmallows.

Visited July 2014
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English first
Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Just adored this place and the food + atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

Such a lovely little place, tucked away behind the main drag of Ambleside. Really fast service, great quality ingredients. Wish it was a local cafe near me...

  • Visited July 2014
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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent brekkie.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014

I have eaten hear a few times and it continues to be the best place for a fry up in Ambleside. Shame the shop has gone, but does not distract from the quirkiness of this restaurant. Serves a lovely breakfast, both full and baps!!! Excellent value for money. A must when in Ambleside.

  • Visited July 2014
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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Still a bit shambolic”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014

Yet again, no buns available so breakfast buns were served in sliced bread, and yet again the egg came out hard. Service friendly but fairly hopeless and slow. On the plus side - some good magazines to read.

  • Visited July 2014
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Wigton, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Relaxed, cosy, proper grub”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2014

I have enjoyed a hearty breakfast here on 3-4 occasions now, as Bilbo's is now my go to breakfast place in Ambly. Yes, as some people have mentioned the sofas are saggy & used, but I like that, the place is dog & family friendly. You can get a wheelchair in, with accessible loo just across the road. Cost & quality of food good with decent portion size. I just like the relaxed feel of the place, no corporate identity being shoved down your throat a great & mug of char.

  • Visited February 2014
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