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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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“bobotie” (53 reviews)
“tagine” (50 reviews)
“venison” (103 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:30 Hours
Bar, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Church Street, Ambleside LA22 0BU, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

We visited for a birthday dinner and it was delicious. We particularly loved the ginger sponge pudding - so light and tasty. The menu changes regularly and has a wide range of dishes. The team could pay attention to detail a bit more but overall...More

Thank MandyR112
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Eating out solo here whilst on a walking holiday with my 2 dogs. I had the vegetable tagine which was absolutely delicious. No room for dessert but the selection on offer was impressive (@40 options I think they said) might have to go back this...More

Thank houghhouse1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We loved the experience. Can't understand the small number of negative reviews. This must surely be the best restaurant on Ambleside. I'd have no hesitation in recommending this great venue to anyone looking for high quality food and an imaginative menu

Thank 122ronaldt
Reviewed 5 days ago

A group of 14 were stopping at Hard Cragg Hall in Grange over Sands and we booked Lucy to do the catering for a 50th birthday party. The food was absolutely delicious and superbly presented. The Staff (Sam and Attila) were extremely professional and polite....More

Thank KateJenn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I generally hate eating out on my tod, but always feel very relaxed about doing so here. The staff seem to have the knack of hitting the right balance if being attentive without it being intrusive, and the food is always superb. The menu is...More

1  Thank Simon C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have thoroughly enjoyed several meals at Lucy's over the last few weeks when spending time in the Lakes. Quite simply, the food is delicious and the staff are delightful. An excellent place to eat and it's not to be missed.

Thank simmondspns
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten here every time we visit Ambleside as the atmosphere is great,it’s cozy and friendly,the food is delicious every time,saw people selebrating birthdays and anniversary all very happy,I had the venison this time ,it was perfect ,Lucy’s is a lot more than a restaurant,they...More

Thank anniebee51
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were slightly concerned that Lucy's now only opens in the evenings (in her pomp we assumed Lucy was going for domination of Ambleside with the restaurant, deli, tapas bar and cookery school), but were pleased to find out from the lady herself that she...More

Thank ItinerantFoodie1966
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant had been recommended by a friend who came here several years ago, and it didn’t disappoint! We enjoyed a lovely supper in front of the log fire. I had a yummy rhubarb gin and ginger to start with. The menu choices were varied...More

Thank sallyalex
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The owner truly loves this place & really cares about her diners experience. In my opinion this makes Lucy’s the success it is! Food is exceptional, service fabulous and attention to detail wonderful. Let them know if you’re celebrating anything and they will give you...More

Thank andy269
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Questions & Answers
31 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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$13 - US$38
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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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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