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“Watching it Grow!”
Review of Zeffirellis

Zeffirellis
Ranked #13 of 117 Restaurants in Ambleside
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $55
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Watching it Grow!”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

We have been visiting Zeffirelli's in Ambleside since the 1980s, and have watched it grow from a small cafe into a stunning establishment. Whilst it's interior has changed and expanded over the years, the quality of its food and it's service has remained consistent. Ambleside hasn't been visited, if it hasn't included a coffee or a meal at Zeffirelli's. It's success would seem to lie in its commitment to great food, great atmosphere and great service - All beautifully interwoven with the Arthouse Entertainment and Jazz Sessions. Zeffirelli's is iconic....and very, very special!

Visited June 2013
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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Comfortable and Elegant”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

This was a spacious and elegant restaurant, with very comfortable seating. The vegetarian menu was stylish and inviting, and the staff friendly and helpful. The meal/film package was a great idea and very good value.

Visited May 2013
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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“A Non Veggies Delight”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

On a recent trip to the Lake District and Ambleside, we saw an advertisement for this restaurant offering a meal and cinema deal. What a pleasant surprise.

Zeffirellis, is a vegetarian restaurant with an attached cinema and not being vegetarians we were not sure what to expect however, the food was excellent, the décor fantastic, with nice staff and reasonable prices. After the meal we moved on to the cinema to find seats reserved for us.

The combination of meal and cinema was brilliant but if you don't want the cinema, enjoy the food and the restaurant. They also have a lovely bar and do jazz evenings.

  • Visited June 2013
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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“Lovely food and lovely ambience.”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

I wouldn't normally choose a vegetarian restaurant but the food here is so good you certainly don't miss the meat. Wonderful, fresh delicious food with a wide range of choice.

  • Visited March 2013
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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Quick lunch”
Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

Ok, perhaps needs to publicise it is a vegetarian restaurant, as my pals, despite having been before forgot! The snacks we had for lunch were tasty, the cakes and tea also really good. Well worth the visit for a lunch or dinner, especially if you fancy good vegetarian food.

Visited June 2013
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