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Rattle Gill Cafe

2 Bridge Street, Ambleside LA22 9DU, England
+44 7975 912990
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  • Excellent90%
  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“quiche” (52 reviews)
“cake” (111 reviews)
“tasting plate” (20 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Healthy, Soups, Gluten Free Options
2 Bridge Street, Ambleside LA22 9DU, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

WOW...If you are ever in Ambleside feeling peckish then Rattle Gill Bistro is the only place to go. The food is 100% awesome, very fresh full of amazing flavours that tickle your tastes buds that you just do not want it to come to an...More

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was cold and wet. We both had the tomato lentil and parsley soup with bread and cheese. It was superb. Followed by a cheese scone. Delicious 😋

Thank samjed
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All veg food place. Warm, welcoming, cosy place with very friendly staff. Food is amazing and very satisfying. Price is very reasonable for the quality. A must visit place.

Thank Qoseen A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and I had lunch here. We had our dogs and were made very welcome. Table service is a nice touch and the staff are friendly and attentive. My lunch was fabulous, A generous slice of quiche and a selection of salads. Wholesome, home...More

Thank MelFor67
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

WOW WOW WOW!!!! This place is a hidden Gem! My new favourite place, gorgeous tasty food, mouthwatering cakes that taste as good as they look and the most amazing coffee (I wanted to try everything) also the staff are lovely can't wait to take my...More

Thank Metcalfe88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely small cafe tucked away from the busiest part of Ambleside with a nice view of the ghyll. Great vegetarian food, good coffee and lovely service. The black beans on toast and chilli were excellent. Best food we found in Ambleside by a mile.

Thank Steven B
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Small comfortable café, brilliant home-made food, fantastic staff, great value .... what more could you ask for! We've lived in the area for twenty years and this is, in our opinion, by far the best café in town

1  Thank Ian R
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I have to keep going back. Alec and Claire the owners are two if the most friendly faces up North. Their passion for good, honest locally sourced food shines through on every salad they prepare and every carrot cake they ice. One of the finest...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 4 September 2017

I had a good curried vegetable soup and an impressively light cheese scone. They were happy to swap the roll with the soup for a generous side salad. Service was very friendly and clearly many customers were regulars.

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Went here for lunch on a rainy day with the family as me and my sister are both vegans. The menu is entirely vegetarian with a handful of vegan options all reasonably priced - there are breakfast and lunch options along with plenty of freshly...More

1  Thank defendersarah
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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
Suhan S
1 June 2015|
Response from ckestell | Property representative |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
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 7975 912990
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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