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Lucy's on a plate

Church Street, Ambleside LA22 0BU, England
+44 15394 31191
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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Bar, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Church Street, Ambleside LA22 0BU, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I had a lovely meal here. Staff very friendly and sincere. My pudding a toffee meringue mess was to die for. Definitely will be back

Thank lizziebax
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A nice find went with the husband for a romantic winter break and was not disappointed. Nice home made food and we liked it so much went back the next night too :)

Thank tabither
Reviewed 4 days ago

To be the best, you have to be consistent. Over the course of a lot of years and many visits, in my opinion Lucy's remains the best place to eat in Ambleside. Lucy takes a pride in her food, her restaurant and her staff. Whilst...More

Thank Jonofromcas
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited Lucy's on a plate my husband and I with our beagle Bentley to celebrate my birthday! What a fantastic place! The food was excellent so much choice, fabulous ambience and the staff were extremely attentive. We even met Lucy! I would recommend anyone...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Originally stumbled across Lucy's about 15 years ago & will never visit Ambleside without eating there. My husband is coeliac & loves it because he's spoiled for choice from the menu, which is an extremely refreshing change. The food is divine, the staff are amazing...More

Thank Jif61
Reviewed 5 days ago

The menu reads as if it's fine dining, although it's written with a bit of a sense of humour, but one look at the plate leaves you in no doubt this is rustic food. The portions are large, and even though we hadn't had lunch...More

Thank Businesstravelsadrag
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited Lucy's last night after completing Fairfield Horseshoe and being in need of substantial sustenance and they managed to fit us in despite not having booked. Beautiful steak followed by sticky toffee pudding to die for. Lovely night and we will definitely be back

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stumbled on this restaurant. They were accommodating, ensuring we had a lovely table for our celebrations. Fantastic food!

Thank Angela R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Lucy's on the off-chance last Friday, not having booked and looking for a quick stop for dinner having just landed in the Lake District for two weeks. The staff were helpful and consulted Lucy, the owner, to see if we could be accommodated....More

1  Thank Janina D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate there twice whilst holidaying in Ambleside as we loved it so much. The food is wonderful and plenty of it. The staff are so welcoming which adds to the friendly atmosphere. We particularity liked the way the menu is personalised welcoming by name...More

Thank Linda M
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10 June 2017|
Response from Lucysonaplate | Property representative |
Hi there Neil, Jill and Bella! We'd be delighted to see you at Lucy's on a plate together with Bella ... we are open Monday to Friday from 5pm and last orders at 9.30pm ... then on Saturdays and Sunday from 11am - evening... More
Hannah Y
23 June 2016|
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Response from Lucysonaplate | Property representative |
HI Hannah, Thanks for your enquiry ... apologies for the late response, but this has only just come through to me from Trip Advisor. I decided to discontinue doing lunches/morning coffee and cakes Monday to Friday, towards... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$39
Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Street, Ambleside LA22 0BU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 31191
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OPENING HOURS MONDAY TO FRIDAY FROM 5PM LAST ORDERS 9.30PM SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FROM 11AM EVENING MENU FROM 5PM LAST ORDERS 9.30PM Lucy's on a plate has been operational now for over 25 years and offers a unique and quirky dining experience - everchanging but the ethos remaining the same - catering for a variety of different palates - especially popular for the range of gluten free dishes and delicious desserts ... over 30 desserts made on the premises from Borrowdale Sticky Banana Pudding through to Apple and Almond Eve's Pudding as well as innovative and inventive temptations such as Toffee Vodka Cheesecake and Sorbet Sparklers. Ensure you book for the evening menu and you could find yourself mentioned in dispatches-great for birthdays and special occasions - there's a lovely large table for bigger groups (up to 16) and special celebrations are most welcome. Exclusive use with bespoke menus for weddings and suchlike is also a possibility and parties are managed expertly, without destroying the romantic ambience in other parts of the restaurant. The menu is typed daily with a wide range of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes(gluten free again marked clearly on the menus)! Join us for Brunch and Lunch ON SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS at Lucy's from 11am MONDAY TO FRIDAY Lucy's on a plate opens from 5pm with last orders at 9.30pm (Just Desserts up until 10.30pm). Lucy's chooses local produce to cook in a global fashion. Lucy's is NOT a fast food restaurant, but allows you to enjoy the company of friends, family, loved ones or simply relish the pleasure of being on your own. Dine or drink ... or pop in for your Just Desserts ... you decide, we'll provide. Lucy's is a place that once you've discovered - you'll never forget. PLEASE NOTE THAT LUCY'S IS NOT OPEN FOR LUNCH DURING THE WEEK (Monday to Friday) But Lucy's is open for Brunch, Lunch and Afternoon Teas from 11am Saturday and Sunday - evening menu commencing at 5pm. Christmas and New Year - Open (Booking essential) Pre-booked Lunch Parties of 12 or more can be accommodated on request during the week.
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