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Rattle Gill Cafe

2 Bridge Street, Ambleside LA22 9DU, England
+44 7975 912990
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  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, British, Healthy, Soups, Gluten Free Options
2 Bridge Street, Ambleside LA22 9DU, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This cafe may be small but what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in the flavours, quality and presentation of their food. It has a beautiful location off the beaten track, its quirky and the staff are attentive and helpful. The...More

1  Thank lori S
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time I have ever been here so wasnt sure what to expect as we found it by chance just trying to get in a cafe, any, as wanted some breakfast/lunch and Ambleside was so busy as it was christmas lights turn on day in...More

2  Thank ali42015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quaint little cafe with incredibly friendly staff. Good range of vegan options on the menu at a reasonable price. Lovely, welcoming atmosphere in a gorgeous location. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Highly recommended!

1  Thank danielleellis2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been really looking forward to trying this place. Unfortunately as soon as we arrived we were made to feel unwelcome. We were told immediately to go back into the corridor and hang our wet jackets. Fine in theory, but no-one else was asked to do...More

2  Thank Rach1998
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this little cafe a number of times whilst out cycling with friends. Took my wife this time and she and me weren’t disappointed. Lovely salads, so tasty, a real treat. I was a little sad that I’d filled my pudding hole with chick peas,...More

1  Thank andywhalley1
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

We always make sure we stop off at least once when we're in Ambleside for the incredible veg chilli. Whether with nachos, jacket potato or on its own you have to give it a try.

Thank Phil A
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

I always try to visit here when in Ambleside - it’s only a small place and sometimes you can’t get a table but definitely worth the try!! Such good customer service and a lovely relaxed vibe! The food is delicious and clearly home made with...More

1  Thank shexxa
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

WOW...If you are ever in Ambleside feeling peckish then Rattle Gill Bistro is the only place to go. The food is 100% awesome, very fresh full of amazing flavours that tickle your tastes buds that you just do not want it to come to an...More

1  Thank Chris F
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

It was cold and wet. We both had the tomato lentil and parsley soup with bread and cheese. It was superb. Followed by a cheese scone. Delicious 😋

1  Thank samjed
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

All veg food place. Warm, welcoming, cosy place with very friendly staff. Food is amazing and very satisfying. Price is very reasonable for the quality. A must visit place.

1  Thank Qoseen A
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Questions & Answers
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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 7975 912990
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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