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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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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9DJ, England
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

We visited this restaurant for dinner.  The price is quite reasonable, 2-course menu for £17 if you order before 19:00, and children menu for £6.9. They serve various types of cuisine, from pasta to Thai curry. We ate risotto, fried shrimp, steak, etc. Some were...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Lazy_MT
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

This review will sound like we’re related to the owners - but honestly we just walked in off the street this evening! We eat out a lot, and have always found Ambleside restaurants to be reasonable quality, but expensive - often even higher than the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Mark L
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Highly recommended,lovely food well presented,piping hot and very tasty !!!good value ! Two courses £17 befor 7pm 👍

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank janberry135
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Small cosy restaurant (like most in Ambleside), great service, lovely food, staff very attentive. Good kids menu.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank SueR2630
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We visited this restaurant at the weekend after making a reservation, the food was perfect as was the delightful company at the end of the evening chatting to the young waitress and waiter, they were very informative.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank susan m
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Book for dinner at half past 7, just missed the cheeper menu but did order one meal off the cheeper menu with no problem. People were getting a table without a booking around half 7 .Nice ambience in the small busy restaurant opposite Zefferelis. The...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Linda b
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Great food. Menu is reasonable in choice. The service for the drinks could be improved considerably.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Clive H
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Good atmosphere and nice clean restaurant. The waitresses were friendly and very lovely. My partner loved his meal and even polished off all his veg! My gammon was okay but not the best. Pudding was delicious though! Would definately return.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank lauratn859
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Hi All, Just wanted to give a quick review on Matthews Bistro in Ambleside. On entry we were greeted by friendly staff and seated accordingly. Shortly after we were offered beverages whilst we decided what we would like to eat. I asked for a recommendation...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank grady90
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Visit here every time we go to Ambleside so have been a lot. Have rated it excellent in the past and the food was again excellent. However, coffee prices are not on the menu. When we got the bill we had been charged £4.50 for...More

Date of visit: July 2018
3  Thank davidl02
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Response from DylanDogLancashire | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I only visited I’m not the website designer
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I'm not sure...best to give them a ring :-)
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Restaurant Details

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