We had dinner here one night during our staying in Ambleside.
The restaurant is composed by a small room with not many tables and just one waitress. There is a spiral staircase that goes downstairs but I don't know if there is another room.
When we ate there, the restaurant was empty but for one table, while some days before we tried to eat there but it was all booked (it was during the weekend).
I often saw it empty and I don't understand why because we ate very well. Maybe it is because it is a bit more expensive than other restaurants in Ambleside.
We had 3 starters, 3 main courses (one from the children menu) and two desserts, with a glass of wine and spent 73 pounds.
Everything was delicious, from the terrine to the sea bass with risotto. Excellent dessert (I had cappuccino mousse and my partner a chocolate/orange cake).
They had no high chair for our daughter and this was a bit uncomfortable but the waitress was very patient with her wandering and eating around the room.
Funny thing: when the waitress is free, she sits down behind the bar on a very small chair and she disappears completely from the customers sight. This is discrete because the room is little and there aren't many customers so it avoids her looking at you while you eat. It is also funny because we played with our little daughter asking her to find the disappeared waitress!!! :D
There are some Provencal items in the restaurant (such as pieces of china) that you can buy. The restaurant is inpired by the French region of Provence and the owners also rent a flat in that region.
Very very good restaurant, maybe not for everyday eating because of the prices, but 73 pounds are well worth!
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