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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 22 July 2018

I had a really delicious dinner here - a vegetable risotto with pan-fried fish. They have prix fixe menus here for different evening timeframes which makes it a reasonably priced way to have a great meal.

Thank Amhejo
Reviewed 21 July 2018

We went in on Thursday night and it was packed. We had booked for 7.30 so we were fine. The menu is excellent, serving good wholesome food. I had the prawn starter off the a la carte menu. Quite simply one of the best starters...More

Thank Blackpool_boy66
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Maybe it was just Friday 13th but it was a most disappointing meal. Staff friendly, menu looked good which took us too the restaurant, but the food- oh dear. The kitchen needed one of the celebrity chef to visit and until that happens I wouldn’t...More

Thank G J S
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

What a gem of a find for us on our 4 night stay in the lakes... We ate here on our 2nd night in the lakes and we were very pleasantly surprised. Although small the service was second to none and the food was stunning...More

1  Thank Joanne S
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

We had a nice meal here. As we were arriving there was a man being extremely rude to the girls which upset them, however they recovered quickly and service was good. Food was delicious. Would definitely return.

Thank Samanthajane67
Reviewed 10 July 2018

An excellent menu catering for vegetarian and gluten free customers. Service was good with an excellent atmosphere . Wine list was comprehensive .

Thank Terry S
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We were in the lakes for the weekend and stayed in Ambleside. This was our first meal and Very nice meal it was too and lovely service 👍

Thank Nockibix
Reviewed 9 July 2018

An excellent menu complemented by welcoming and efficient staff. the food was really good, - almost too much =- a starter and main left no room for a very tempting dessert menu! Good value fine food

Thank WestSussexBirdman
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Good service, good selection bottled beers, lovely food. 3 of us different meals 1 starter Prawn cocktail, 3 meals lamb Henry, Steak. Gammon. Superb

Thank RayPEssex
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Just visited this restaurant and had a very enjoyable early evening meal. I had chicken goujon starter with pea and smoked haddock risotto. The risotto was particularly tasty. My husband had gammon steak followed by crème brulée. All food was served promptly, portion sizes were...More

Thank Elna17
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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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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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