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Matthew's Bistro

Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9DJ, England
+44 15394 31234
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb henry” (55 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9DJ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We ate here after being advised they do great steak by the guys at the Waterwheel Guesthouse and we were not disappointed. The service was polite, but lacked a little warmth, though i think they were busy serving a large table next to us. The...More

Thank Christian K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic food and very good value. Enormous portions!!! The staff were really friendly and welcoming. Definitely recommend.

Thank Pam L
Reviewed 5 days ago

we have eaten here on occasions when we have visited the lakes. the food is always excellent the staff are always helpful, if you are planning to visit Matthews I would suggest you book ,it is always busy

Thank richard j
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

About 15 of us book a table here and every meal perfect. I had the Thai curry and I was very happy with my choice. Great service and all of the staff was happy

Thank Paulandtracey75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited Matthews Bistro on many occasions over the years the quality of the food and service never disappoints. The ingredients are locally sourced and prepared on the premises and are aways excellent quality. Early evening deals can be had before 7pm (booking is recommended),...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Busy Bistro style restaurant with great value early bird menu with choices and an excellent a la carte selection.There are well chosen reasonably priced wines.Service is excellent from friendly staff .

Thank malcolm41
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small bistro that we have eaten at a few years ago and had a good meal. Booked a table and wasn’t disappointed both starters and mains was excellent very tasty and ample size. Well worth a visit.

Thank Pauly_Dents
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So pleased to finally get a table here .... tried last year but always full ....Ate here on the 23rd August with my family .... the food was amazing ,we had a starter and main but was soooooo full after it all .... thoroughly enjoyed...More

2  Thank Netty321
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I ate here last year and had an enjoyable meal with excellent service at a reasonable price. We decided to eat here again based on that experience. Sadly the food was way off the mark. The staff were pleasant and friendly enough....More

Thank Martin K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table for 3 on bank holiday Friday. Bistro was very friendly and not as busy as I thought it would be. Table service was excellent and helped with choices of starters as they were all very scrummy! Main course smoked haddock and pea...More

Thank janedavis2009
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Questions & Answers
20 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from JaneS4747 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure...best to give them a ring :-)
8 August 2017|
Response from Matthew C | Property representative |
please ring the bistro after 3pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9DJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 31234
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