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Matthew's Bistro

Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9DJ, England
+44 15394 31234
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb henry” (43 reviews)
“wild boar” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9DJ, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We looked at the menu for Matthew's and decided we had to go. We got a seat in the window which was lovely as we got to each the world go by as we ate our delicious meal. Staff were excellent. Food was extremely tasty...More

Thank Lauren B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There's a phrase you've never heard before but if you pop in to Matthews for a meal you'll know what I mean! Red cabbage was served with our meals and the flavours were so delicious I had to ask for the recipe. I expected a...More

Thank Manxmo
Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked in for the early evening meal and were delighted with the main courses (smoked haddock and pea risotto, pollo Marsala, wild boar) and just had room for desert as well. The service was very friendly, the price appropiate and the restaurant is decorated...More

Thank MalcolmHowlett
Reviewed 3 days ago

We ordered from the mid-evening menu, which was great value for money ~£23 For 3 courses. The portion sizes for each course were rather large meaning we left feeling full and satisfied with what we had paid for. The food was absolutely delicious and filling,...More

Thank Christopher R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We booked table at a time when early bird offer available , lovely warm friendly welcome and we enjoyed three courses of homemade delicious food - pate was beautiful and a really generous portion , mains chicken Marsala and Cumberland sausage- not a morsel left...More

Thank TillnLil
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Classic French cooking executed brilliantly. Also had a really good Cotes du Rhone, and as a wine merchant myself I really appreciated this. Best meal we had in Ambleside.

Thank Kevin D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Having read previous reviews and seen the menu decided to book a table. Mussels to start followed by the biggest steak frites I have had. Eyes where certainly bigger than my belly but highly recomended

Thank David I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here early evening with friends and had a lovely meal. My friends had the Cumberland sausage and said it was very good and I can recommend the smoked haddock risotto. There wasn't much of an atmosphere but we did eat there very early and...More

Thank sandra0806
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner, Jackie, and I spent a week in Ambleside at the end of June 2017. We ate out every evening and visited six of the top 10 restaurants in the town. Matthews was a clear winner (with Dodds coming second). The lamb shoulder was...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time we're in Ambleside we make sure we visit Matthew's for at least one meal, usually after a really long walk because you'll need to be hungry! The food is great and good value with the early and late evening menus and the team,...More

Thank Simon P
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Questions & Answers
Linda K
28 June 2017|
Response from Matthew C | Property representative |
no we close on a sunday apart from bank holidays
Lindsay H
19 April 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
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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