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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” (54 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 May 2018 via mobile

We go to ambleside twice a year and always eat in mathews, food is always excellent the staff are lovely and the bistro has a lovely atmosphere

Thank jean m
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff , very helpful and attentive . Well cooked and presented food , generous portions . Would definitely call again !

Thank Driftwood54
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Having read the reviews, I was so glad that I booked at table. Excellent atmosphere, service and superb quality food. My partner and I both had lamb, which was cooked to perfection! Would definitely recommend booking a table and will be back

Thank iankSheffield
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our evening meal here. It gets busy on weekends so booking ahead advised. Good hearty food, good sized portions, reasonably priced. Give Matthew’s a try.

Thank chelletom
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Visited here with friends and this place is small but well worth booking. I love goats cheese and really enjoyed the goats cheese wrapped in Parma ham and then fried served with caramelised onion chutney as a starter. The chicken stroganoff as a main was...More

1  Thank MrsMctonks
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Delicious food, great service and great value. Highly recommended! We had a mixture of meat and vegetarian dishes (the goats cheese wrapped in Parma ham was a highlight!) All were great. Huge portions too!

Thank RGRV
Reviewed 15 April 2018

brilliant bistro meals perfect friendly staff reasonably priced good food excellent service within walking distance of most holiday homes

Thank mike t
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Dined here as a party of four on a busy Sunday evening. Useful set price menus for before and after 7PM with reasonable prices for 2 or 3 courses. Nice selection of starters which were all very tasty likewise the mains. We opted for two...More

1  Thank David F
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely meal as usual Service and food great 👍 I had Gammon my wife had lasagne, followed by Raisins soaked in rum on ice cream bang on.

1  Thank Jeffrey G
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Booked a table for 2 @ 18:30 & arrived slightly early as found a parking space almost outside. The menu had a 2 course option for £17 if ordered before 19:00. We didn’t have room for 3 courses, the portions are large. Our meals were...More

Thank Philip S
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
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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