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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” (52 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9DJ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Enjoyed a really tasty and plentiful meal. French onion to start with was very tasty with a large bowl packed with onions and flavour. The beef bourginon for main course was outstanding. Wonderful flavour with big chunks of tender beef. The puddings looked great but...More

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The main courses were the stars - fantastic food and super service. Really enjoyed our night here - definitely try it for yourself.

Thank TheHodds
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So what can i say mazing start i had mussel and other half fish cakes . Main i had beef bourginoin and other half had chicken. Then dessert i had apple pie and custard other half had strawberry eton mess. All very nice but dessert...More

Thank Danny M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

On holiday. My wife had Lasagne and I had green curry. Starters were prawns and she had liver patee Each was the best we ever had anywhere. How they excel in so many different cuisines puzzels me. Serving size generous. Loved it.

Thank David C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Five of us had booked a table as it was my husband's birthday. There was plenty of choice and the food was delicious and plentiful. The place was busy and there was a great atmosphere. The service was friendly and warm, and the host for...More

Thank racheyp04
Reviewed 1 week ago

The portion sizes are substantial, so we just had starters & mains from the £21 menu after 7pm. The "catch of the day"(sea bass) & the Lamb Henry were fantastic. The only problem foe us is that the food arrives a little quickly. There is...More

Thank Ian L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having passed this restaurant a few times during our visit we decided to give it a shot! The 3 of us all enjoyed our meal AND highly recommend the sticky toffee pudding dessert! The ambiance is just OK and the night we went a bit...More

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just returned from a 3 day stay in Ambleside and ate twice at Matthews Bistro. on our first visit we both ordered the mussels starter which was great and then the Lamb Henry which was fantastic. We had full intentions of having three...More

Thank michael b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked as reviews advised and the restaurant was buzzing at 6.45pm. Service was friendly and efficient. Food was well cooked and presented and the four of us all enjoyed our choices. The evening was thoroughly enjoyable.

Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to eat at Matthews for our anniversary after reading reviews on here and it was wonderful The service is excellent and very friendly, the food is wholesome, perfectly cooked and delicious.(portions huge) Really good value for money, 3 courses £25! We visit the lakes...More

Thank Eliz_1979
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Questions & Answers
20 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Jane S | 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
Linda K
28 June 2017|
Response from Matthew C | Property representative |
no we close on a sunday apart from bank holidays
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
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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