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Lucy's on a plate

Church Street, Ambleside LA22 0BU, England
+44 15394 32288
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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Bar, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Church Street, Ambleside LA22 0BU, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Been going for years. Seen a lot of changes. Lovely food good service just nice to re visitRecommend

Thank Travrllers
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely decor here - great barman, who really looked after us - loads of banter! The food was good, but the service wasn't that brilliant - still, a good evening was had by all.

Thank James E
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Last night in Ambleside and chose here as it looked welcoming. We hadn't booked but that was no problem so we sat near the bar where we were offered pre-drinks before being seated at our table. Pork crackling with apple sauce as an appetizer which...More

Thank ifsharpe
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Popped in before cinema without booking and was busy but the staff were friendly and helpful and found us a table. The waitress was efficient and friendly and kept her eye on everything efficiently. Food was delicious. The menus were different and all the food...More

Thank rally5
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were drawn to this restaurant by the menu, which sounded amazing! Though the starters were really disappointing and we both thought the menu was quite misleading. Our starters ranged from £8-£9 and whilst not hugely expensive, was pretty overpriced for what was served. ‘Prawn...More

Thank Zee-Manchester-Hardy
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place was by far our best meal. Delicious food. Wonderful staff, and just perfect service the personal touch to the menu is so sweet and even when I felt my steak was a little to rare (I am fussy as anything) they quickly took...More

Thank meganchad
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I came across Lucy's whilst wandering round Ambleside on Saturday afternoon. It looked very inviting from the street and the menu seemed to offer some really nice choices so we dropped in and booked for later that evening. It was busy but...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband had heard of Lucy’s before and we were delighted when we saw we could use our taste card for our mid-week meal. We arrived 15 minutes early for our 8.30 reservation, but were warmly welcomed and promptly sorted with a table in the...More

Thank Hayley A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten here at least four times now and have never been disappointed. I love the way that they adapt the menu for those who are dining that evening and the food is absolutely top class. Very reasonable as well, given the quality. Always...More

Thank timjyork
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a gem. Service friendly, even got a mention on the menu! Food very good. Thoroughly enjoyable. Don't miss this place.

Thank Nick M
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Questions & Answers
31 January 2018|
Response from Lucysonaplate | Property representative |
Hi there. Yes, we do serve a roast on our Sunday evening menu from 5pm. However, we think that the traditional British roast is such a wondeful dish that we also serve it on a Monday evening as well! Last week we served... More
10 June 2017|
Response from Lucysonaplate | Property representative |
Hi there Neil, Jill and Bella! We'd be delighted to see you at Lucy's on a plate together with Bella ... we are open Monday to Friday from 5pm and last orders at 9.30pm ... then on Saturdays and Sunday from 11am - evening... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$42
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Street, Ambleside LA22 0BU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 32288
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OPENING HOURS FROM 5PM LAST ORDERS 9.30PM Lucy's on a plate has been operational now for over 25 years and offers a unique and quirky dining experience - everchanging but the ethos remaining the same - catering for a variety of different palates - especially popular for the range of gluten free dishes and delicious desserts ... over 30 desserts made on the premises from Borrowdale Sticky Banana Pudding through to Apple and Almond Eve's Pudding as well as innovative and inventive temptations such as Toffee Vodka Cheesecake and Sorbet Sparklers. Ensure you book for the evening menu and you could find yourself mentioned in dispatches-great for birthdays and special occasions - there's a lovely large table for bigger groups (up to 16) and special celebrations are most welcome. Exclusive use with bespoke menus for weddings and suchlike is also a possibility and parties are managed expertly, without destroying the romantic ambience in other parts of the restaurant. The menu is typed daily
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