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Rattle Gill Cafe

2 Bridge Street, Ambleside LA22 9DU, England
+44 7975 912990
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  • Excellent90%
  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“quiche” (51 reviews)
“cakes” (216 reviews)
“tasting plate” (19 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Healthy, Soups, Gluten Free Options
2 Bridge Street, Ambleside LA22 9DU, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went here due to good reviews and was a bit disappointed. Waited ages to be served, others who arrived after served first. Cakes on surfaces in the open with flies hanging round were a bit unappetising, but tasted nice. Tea and coffee ok but cappuccino...More

Thank iFeedback
Reviewed 4 days ago

Been a few times now an love the food. Seating is very limited but time it right and you will be treated to some lovely healthy Veggie food. I particularly like the smokey black beans on toast. Friendly folks, dog friendly and good food what...More

Thank Sign_of_the_Thymes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are very lucky to have this gem of a place in our local village. Small but perfectly formed - serving the best selection of fresh food and amazing cakes with plenty of healthy options too! Friendly staff, good service and good value for money....More

Thank Caroline C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here after a day in the hills. It was heavingly busy, was lucky to get a seat, but boy, the quality, presentation and taste of the food was worth it. Our young waitress was cheerful, polite and confident and enhanced the enjoyment of our...More

Thank Tim N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Simple food however all homemade with a smile. Small and friendly very busy serves lovley coffee with a smile. All the guys seem to love working there must be joint owners.

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this cafe. It is cosy, unique and well worth patiently coming back to gain one of the six indoor tables. The service oozes friendliness and effeciency. The food is really good and served from a tiny kitchen. And the location. 50 yards from...More

Thank StephenCKendal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was determined to experience this cafe after reading about it on Trip Advisor. It was full on Sunday afternoon so we waited at a table outside. When it started to rain a lovely couple offered space on their table so we joined them. We...More

1  Thank JaneyRob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great find, nice and cosey and got seated within 1min. Food excellent and had a great pot of Earl Gray tea.

1  Thank Peter D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I popped into Rattle Gill Cafe for a quick lunch on arrival in Ambleside. The cafe is small but very friendly, with outdoor seating for better weather. I had a cheese toastie which was very nice, followed by a chocolate brownie which...More

1  Thank BelleColada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed my cream scone, took the family the next day, really lovely location too by the ghyll, got a friendly and 'independent' vibe wth veggie options and great cakes

1  Thank fluffywhiskers
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
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 4pm to allow us time to prep for the following day. We do still serve teas, coffees and cakes until 4.30pm. Please do come and visit and fill your hungry tummies!
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