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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%
Travellers talk about
“bobotie” (50 reviews)
“lamb tagine” (35 reviews)
“pudding” (136 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 yesterday

We were in Ambleside last weekend celebrating my 50th Birthday. We booked this restaurant based on the excellent reviews on trip advisor and were not disappointed. Lucy and her staff were extremely friendly and the service was excellent. We had a nice table in the...More

Thank A P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was the first place we walked by so dropped by on spec and they managed to seat us within 20 minutes, which surprised us given how busy it looked. Menu is imaginative with lots of tantalising choices. We ended up ordering Bobotie and Gangster...More

Thank PaulR142014
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Friendly, warm service, great selection of dishes, all reasonably priced , risotto was delicious! Son loved his mussels and pasta dish.. and as for the desserts.. two pages!

Thank mandy b
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were a group of 5, looking for somewhere to eat tonight and despite having not booked we were accommodated within 20 minutes. The restaurant is very tidy and comfortable and the menu is extensive. We didn't find this off-putting or annoying at all-all part...More

Thank 172leighr
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a surprise for my wife’s birthday, what a great evening it turned out to be. Great choice of starters, mains and pudding. Staff were excellent, welcoming and helpful with suggestions to help select our meal. Pure dead brilliant.

Thank tropicalbliss
Reviewed 5 days ago

We discovered Lucy's On a Plate through the great reviews on this site. As we were reading the menu outside, a customer came out and said we must try it. We managed to book a table for later that evening and we were not disappointed!...More

Thank James O
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Loved this restaurant - imaginative menu, good quality food, efficient service & friendly staff. If you ring and book in advance you will probably get a mention in that day's menu description which is a lovely quirky touch. We will be returning here on our...More

Thank Jane882013
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lucy's was recommended to us from a friend, and we were not disappointed. Lucy's is a charming establishment that offers the personal touch like the daily printed menu which includes 'news' and 'personal mentions' that you just don't get in chain/franchise restaurants. Yes we got...More

Thank DeliaDi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They haven't had tables by the time we came to the place. It was a dinner time. But lovely lady inside offered us to sit for awhile next to the bar. She said WE will get a table in a bit. There is a comfortable...More

Thank Ariia S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were wandering the streets of Ambleside looking for a nice place to eat following a long day of travelling, and came across this quirky place with lots of flowers in the window and character, Lucy's. We didn't have a reservation but following a short...More

Thank William G
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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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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
  • 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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