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The Giggling Goose Cafe

The Old Mill North Road, Ambleside LA22 9DT, England
+44 15394 33370
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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“scones” (59 reviews)
“cake” (67 reviews)
“bread” (29 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
The Old Mill North Road, Ambleside LA22 9DT, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Out walking on a cold Monday, we stopped in Ambleside for something to eat. A couple of our usual hints were closed so we tried the Giggling Goose . It was warm, service was friendly and the food was good and very reasonable.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank UlverstonJanet
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Visited here beginning of December. Chose a Large Soup and a Turkey, Cranberry and stuffing sandwich with a cup of soup. Soup was Pea and Mint very tasty and hot. A well filled Turkey Sandwich with salad garnish Two teas. All nicely presented. Staff very...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Helen B
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Never let us down , really good service and always managed to get a seat inside.. no issue in summer. Try the cherry bakewell it’s stunning. As for prices I guess it’s not cheap but nothing is in the lakes so on par with the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 941TerryH
Reviewed 25 November 2018

Great Service by two lovely lads, but 2 cups of tea and a slice of cake £10.80! Really? Pretty sure the cake was a couple of days old. The cafe could be better, although on a spring or summers day you probably wouldnt beat the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 978lesleyc
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

We had a yummyyy after eight hot chocolate not the typical super sweet type and great cake and scone selection. A quirky cafè by the river with indoor and outdoor seating.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Marcela B
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

we were so hungry and thought we were lucky to find a table on a bustling busy October weekend. We ordered a panini, soup of the day and a teacake with 2 hot chocolates and an americano. People came ordered then received drinks, don't like...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 241siany
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Called in here for a snack after a 5 mile walk. Although its end of October, the sun was shining and we sat outside, The cafe was very busy but we only waited 5 mins for our order. Fabulous chicken tikka sandwich, tasty and fresh...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sheena B
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Four of us and our dog called in for a coffee and the cake and sandwiches were so tempting we decided to eat here. Only a really small place and due to the weather the seating area outside wasn't available (high winds) so it was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank stellaj0hns0n
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

The lady very kindly let us order just as she was closing. We had two delicious pieces of cake and refreshing tea overlooking the river with our four legged friend. It was lovely.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Turnwood2011
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Had lunch here , lovely food great services would highly recommend calling in dog friendly which always helps.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Maria D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Old Mill North Road, Ambleside LA22 9DT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 33370
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