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“Fantastic meal for two.”
Review of Balance Of Bowness

Balance Of Bowness
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $47
Cuisines: European, British
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Casual cafe restaurant open from 12 noon for lunches life bites and our full al a carte menu a lake district cafe restaurant
Reviewed August 18, 2013

Fantastic meal for two. A good range of dishes to choose from on the menu and although the restaurant was busy the service was efficient and friendly. The food was great, especially the sticky toffee pudding - one of best I've ever tasted. The drinks were a bit expensive but the food is reasonably priced and overall good value. I would highly recommend Fat Olives as a great place for a lovely meal.

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Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

It was a double birthday celebration so the family decided to stay in Ambleside and wanted a nice celebratory meal out.
We decided on Fat Olives, and after reading the reviews we were looking forward to the meal.
We were quickly shown to out seats and began the difficult task of choosing a meal from the vast menu and specials board.
The 8 of us managed a starter each. These were all good sizes and very nice.
The main courses were with us quickly and were excellent. Some of us even managed desserts.
Staff were excellent and the service was great.
It isn't the biggest of places, and upon booking we had to pay a deposit of £5 per person. The biggest issue was the toilets which are in desperate need of a refurbishment.
Will go back without doubt. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Lovely meal, nicely presented. Included with meal deal cinema, however portion sizes small for growing teenagers. very romantic for couples. Would we visit again yes, but book for adults .

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shrill29, Owner at Balance Of Bowness, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2013

Our Children's meals are designed for Children. If you have a growing teenager, I'm afraid it's time to bite the bullet and pay the extra £2.55 for an adults cinema deal, which will give him a large bowl of pasta and save you on the popcorn later!

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Reviewed August 15, 2013

Huge selection of Mediterranean dishes. The first night we went there we each had the traditional starter, main course and dessert - all lovely - the fishcakes were beautiful and the pork belly with black pudding mash was mouth watering! The second time we visited we took advantage of the tapas sharing plate and made the mistake of thinking that one would not be enough between four of us! All lovely - we accompanied with an additional starter each but found that we had far too much food. It was all lovely and the service was great - nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely recommend.

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Reviewed August 14, 2013

After seeing several reviews of different restaurants on here Fat Olives was the one we decided to try on arrival in Bowness. Service was a little slow to start with, took a while to get our starter, we both chose sticky ribs, but they were excellent although could have done with a bit more sauce.
I had the mussels as a main and they were gorgeous, partner had chilli beef pasta bake which he said was lovely. The desserts were fantastic,I had lemon cheesecake and partner had sticky toffe pudding. I would agree about the lack of atmosphere but we were seated in a small area up some stairs where there were 3 small tables and it felt a little bit goldfish bowley. If we visited Bowness again I would certainly give Fat Olives a return visit

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Thank Julie N
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