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The Gilded Lily

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Bar, British, Wine Bar, Contemporary, Pub
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12-14 Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0AD, England
+44 15394 33175
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very reasonably priced (what we had), especially when considering the quality of the food we received combined with the atmosphere and extremely friendly, warming staff, it made for a 5 star experience. Ps. They offer a really great discounted menu 5-630

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Thank CriticalLucy
Durham
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fab place, with good friendly staff, who do well at their job. We had the most amazing wild mushroom pasta, which came highly recommended, this certainly didn't disappoint. Thank you for making us feel very welcome. We will definitely return x

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Thank L1059SMnicolap
York, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

How often do you go back to somewhere you've previously enjoyed & wished you'd not bothered? Lots, but not at The Lily. This is our 3rd year eating there in November & it was better than ever. It's very unusual for me to get 3 courses without having a niggle about something, but we both enjoyed starters of scallops &... More 

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Thank lallyb
Derby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the road into centre of Ambleside from the Diamond Lodge where we stayed, we passed the Lily and sort of did a double-take, turning round to look through he window and take in the menu. Nice range of food and also music on the Friday and Saturday nights we were there. Open mic on the Friday, not that we... More 

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Thank robterry555
Leeds, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited the Lily for a drink and a more meal. The food was excellent and well priced. We ate around 5.00pm before most of the evening restaurants had opened. The place had a good mix of people and there was a lovely warm atmosphere. The staff were very friendly and we had very pleasant evening.

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Thank Vambo555
England
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had the early evening meal at The Gilded Lily last night. Spicy, sweet potato soup with artisan bread.....cod in perfect batter with chips and mushy peas...the best panacotta with pomegranate dressing and a bottle of Merlot.Excellent value at £48 for the two of us. The service was brilliant, especially as it was very busy......we will be back

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Thank Patrolly
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Having tried them all this is my favourite Ambleside bar. Quite a small bar and choice compared to others but always a good atmosphere and live music at weekends. Interesting food menu but at those prices I would want a restaurant experience so have not eaten here. Still can't believe the urinal only situation in the gents!

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Thank sleep007
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Had dinner there, the early bird menu was fab, great value for money, good portion sizes, nice atmosphere and good friendly service. Would recommend 😊

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

My partner and I nipped in here for a quick lunch and we were so pleasantly surprised by the food, wine and service! My beef burger was delicious (best I've had!) served on fresh ciabatta bread with Cajun wedges and home made coleslaw. My partner had a hearty chicken & bacon sandwich which was similarly yummy. Wine menu was modern... More 

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Thank FoodmeisterAli
Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Spent the last 12 months refurbishing/rebuilding our luxury Holiday Let, Hearts House in Lower Gale, and have spent a lot of time in this fabulous bar. The staff are very attentive, with great selection of Gins. Food is great and well presented. The is live music on most Fridays and Saturdays, and well worth a visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Wine Bar, Contemporary, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12-14 Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 33175

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?