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Rattle Ghyll Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
We open our doors at 10am and serve homemade food. We stop serving savoury hot food at 3.30pm to allow us time to prep for the following day. We do still serve teas, coffees and cakes until 4.00pm. Please do come and visit and fill your hungry tummies!
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch
Cafe, British, Healthy, Soups
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
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All reviews quiche cake chilli tasting plate salad black beans scones bread jacket potato toasties couscous rattle gill tiny cafe homemade food great little cafe home made great coffee
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Had lunch here 1 week ago... lovely food & great service. Will definitely return, it's quite compact inside but I'm led to believe they put seats outside in the better weather.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SharonA1722
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice lunch and the cakes look great. It’s not big so I guess you will be lucky to get a table during busy times. Would happily return in the future for more chilli delights! Dog friendly!

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank 339graemef
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've visited here several times now for lunch and it's amazing. The cheese scones with chutney are definitely worth a try!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank B7577ZPhelen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The title says it all......there is nothing else to say. However, the review has to be 100 characters long so give it a visit and see if you agree with my assessment; I'll bet you do.....

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Damian B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I had been meaning to visit here for a while after a personal recommendation. We were not disappointed. Great scones and veggie chillie. Simple food done well. Thank you.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Fairandsquareflair
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rattle Ghyll is a really nice cafe. Staff are friendly and welcoming Building warm and we'll maintained. The cakes are really tasty and guess homemade. Tea was hot and steamy. Good to call in.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank A3303XQpaulh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always visit this small cafe when visiting Ambleside. None of us are vegetarians but we love the homemade delicious food. We all chose something different and all looked amazing. Always busy and people waiting for tables. We also bought some handmade Christmas tree decorations...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank hazeld263
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

My wife and I popped in for a hot drink and a shared slice of carrot cake. Lovely atmosphere, excellent service and absolutely gorgeous food!!!! The staff are so friendly. I’ll be returning every time I’m in Ambleside.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Steve4photos
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Wow. Superb lunch! Highly recommended. Tiny cafe with loads of character in lovely location in Ambleside. We waited 5 minutes for a table, but so glad we did. Veggie and vegan options and outstanding cakes. We had a wonderful soup and a chilli jacket potatoes,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank andrewnO8310HM
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Heard great things about this place and we weren’t disappointed. Visited with our daughter and we all have different likes and dislikes with food. Every one of us was blown away by the sumptuous flavours and the warm, friendly welcome and service.

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank Anne H
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Melanie W
18 June 2018|
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Response from cathnsteve | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there was a border collie inside under a table with his owner, when we were having lunch
24 March 2017|
Response from Athena002 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I remember they had both vegetarian and vegan food on offer
10 September 2016|
Response from Jonny-Northerner | Reviewed this property |
Hi, You could try getting in touch with them via their website. Best Wishes, Jonathan
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