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Rattle Gill Cafe

2 Bridge Street, Ambleside LA22 9DU, England
+44 7975 912990
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  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, British, Healthy, Soups, Gluten Free Options
2 Bridge Street, Ambleside LA22 9DU, England
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

Visited and had coffee and vegan cake. Lots of options for vegans. Lots of handmade cards and bags on sale in the cafe.

1  Thank chez09
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Just nipped in here for a quick drink But stayed for the lovely cakes and friendly staff They are a very nice little cafe serving some great vegetarian / vegan food

1  Thank Timboonline
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Don't just drive though Ambleside without stopping! We have done this so many times and this time decided to stop. This is a gorgeous little town and has little gems like the Rattle Gill Cafe. Stop, park and find it

1  Thank PhilnSal
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Simply delicious salad, so much so that young T managed to eat some! Do you know, is come again, just for the salad. Staff are quite nice too!! Actually wouldn't consider any other cafe in Ambleside.

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Having visited in February I was looking forward to eating here again, if we could get a table, the cafe is very small but it's worth the wait if there isn't a table free. Food is fresh, tasty and homemade, we couldn't fit in a...More

Thank Ev O
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Great produce and actually really good portion sizes. All made to order and quality. Only quirk is that it's VERY small inside!! You either have to time your arrival to perfection or be prepared to hang around outside. If you're in no rush though it's...More

Thank appreciatingeffort
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Rattle Gill is hidden away up an alley off the main street in Ambleside. We only called in for a cuppa, but were made very welcome by the lovely lady owner. Even though we only had a cuppa, the food been served looked amazing and...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The Rattle Gill is one of a multitude of cafes in Ambleside and the lakes, so why this one? It's sooo good. That's why. It is a little hidden away cafe with not much seating room inside, the cafe is owned and run by a...More

Thank Hnuuufubakur
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Another great coffee and cake stop here, chuffed to arrive at 4pm and find there was just enough space for us! We enjoyed brownie, tiffin and banana cake with hot choc and tea. Just the thing to warm us up after a rainy walk. Thanks!

Thank Alice C
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We went for brunch and had some really delicious food, great portion sizes and everything tasted really fresh. Lovely lemon and ginger flapjack, great atmosphere and welcoming owners!

Thank SXG287
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Hi Do you have dairy free soups and cakes available? Thank you
24 March 2017|
Response from Athena002 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I remember they had both vegetarian and vegan food on offer
I have friends who are getting married and honeymooning in the lakes... I would like to get them a gift voucher for lunch/ cakes at your cafe... Is this possible and could they reserve a table as they only have a couple of days there?
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
Do they allow dogs?
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
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
  • E-mail
We open our doors at 10am and serve homemade food. We stop serving savoury hot food at 4pm to allow us time to prep for the following day. We do still serve teas, coffees and cakes until 4.30pm. Please do come and visit and fill your hungry tummies!
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