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Rattle Ghyll Cafe

2 Bridge Street, Ambleside LA22 9DU, England
+44 15394 31321
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  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“quiche” (55 reviews)
“cake” (119 reviews)
“veggie chilli” (25 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Healthy, Soups, Gluten Free Options
2 Bridge Street, Ambleside LA22 9DU, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Looking to find a small cafe for a quick drink, we came upon this amazing place. Homemade warm cheese scones with damson chutney were divine!. Next time we are in Ambleside we will definitely return

Thank hume
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have been visiting this cafe every year we visit the lakes for the last 7 years. Always friendly, homely little cafe. Lovely hot and cold food. The best hummus and chilli ever! Very helpful and accommodating with food intoletances or allergies. The vegan peanut...More

Thank janhcopp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A small cafe with fantastic, tasty veggie food. Good variety at very reasonable prices. Friendly staff. Dog friendly. Will definitely return.

Thank tcmumsy
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a pot of tea and scones with clotted cream and jam. Delicious! This is a very cute cafe. The chilli wasn't very spicy though. The brie panini I had was delicious! The food is vegetarian and generally quite healthy bar the cakes!

1  Thank Jhubu123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful riverside location. Small, simple cafe with just a few wooden tables & lovely watermill view. Several outdoor tables as sell. The chili was excellent as was the cranberry & almond flapjack. Enjoyed the homemade hummus with very fresh wholemeal bread. Various vegan options. Recommended

1  Thank Limeturquoise
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cafe is tucked away from the Main Street. It’s cosy and comfortable and the staff are very friendly. The chilli was quite bland and watery when it turned up and ended up having to add lots of salt. The ginger lentil soup tasted like...More

Thank Noodlesnoodles
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a long walk up the fell we needed tea & scones with everything on. Fresh, tasty with a relaxed atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’re regular visitors of Ambleside and wanted to visit here in a little while and it didn’t disappoint. Fresh and tasty vegetarian food and yummy cakes. I also liked that our pot of tea was made from fresh tea leaves which is always a nice...More

1  Thank chloeduerdin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What to say, ordered the quiche with salad, expected the usual thin uninspiring quiche and a couple of salad leaves but no, pleasantly surprised when a great thick wedge of tasty quiche accompanied with myriad of salads arrived, staff where very friendly and prompt, made...More

1  Thank John W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our lunch here. Everything made on site and you can tell they care about good food here. We had the Salad plate that was very generous and had a great variety of salads....very inventive! shared the nachos with the smokey beans.....so delicious. Managed...More

Thank PadandCO
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25 March 2017|
Response from Athena002 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I remember they had both vegetarian and vegan food on offer
10 September 2016|
Response from Jonny-Northerner | Reviewed this property |
Hi, You could try getting in touch with them via their website. Best Wishes, Jonathan
Suhan S
2 June 2015|
Response from ckestell | Property representative |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Bridge Street, Ambleside LA22 9DU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 31321
We open our doors at 10am and serve homemade food. We stop serving savoury hot food at 3.30pm to allow us time to prep for the following day. We do still serve teas, coffees and cakes until 4.00pm. Please do come and visit and fill your hungry tummies!
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