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Rattle Ghyll Cafe

2 Bridge Street, Ambleside LA22 9DU, England
+44 15394 31321
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  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“quiche” (57 reviews)
“cake” (123 reviews)
“chilli” (59 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Healthy, Soups, Gluten Free Options
2 Bridge Street, Ambleside LA22 9DU, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

1  Thank Anne H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Ambleside today during our trip to the Lakes and thankfully stumbled across this quaint coffee shop. The staff were very welcoming and it's a lovely place. James loved the coffee but, as a self confessed connoisseur of a fruit scone with clotted cream...More

1  Thank connor b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came in for a quick bite to eat and a coffee and had amazing carrot cake and chocolate brownie. The staff were incredibly friendly. A great find tucked out of the way in Ambleside.

Thank mcandrews28
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came across this little place. It’s a bit out of the way but is such a find. So worth looking for. Delicious cakes, absolutely delicious coffee and all served with hugely generous smiles.

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Cheese panini, chilli jacket potato with creme fraiche, nachos and curry. We loved it all. And the chocolate milk shake the kids got as pudding was delicious. Only down side is it’s so tiny that it is first come first served and you may not...More

1  Thank 71MJane71
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Staying in Ambleside , well worth a visit food was really good ,wanted cake as well but couldn’t, manage any .

1  Thank Maria D
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Really nice little spot - off the main track but really welcoming - gluten free Brownie was ace and coffee was spot on. Really enjoyed

1  Thank bazz_t80
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Excellent food and service - amazing setting - well recommended. Brilliant value for money - will return next time in area ;-}

Thank Russell Karl M
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Thoroughly recommend this place. In the centre of Ambleside but a little off the beaten track Lovely little café with a homely, quaint feel to it. Fantastic homemade food and great value for money as the portions are huge Check it out it's well worth...More

Thank millie780
Reviewed 22 September 2018

What a lovely little cafe set off the main drag in Ambleside adjacent to the ghyll. There are tables outside beside the rumbling back, or sit inside in the small quirky cafe which is warm, cheery and very comfortable. We had the homemade soup and...More

Thank SkinnyJonny
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Bridge Street, Ambleside LA22 9DU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 31321
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!
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