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Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9AD, England
+44 15394 33845
10:00 - 21:30
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Booked a table way back in July 2016 for the 23/04/17 so we hoped we could have guaranteed our booking as we had heard the restaurant gets very busy.. Called in a few hours early in the day to confirm booking only to be told we had no booking! As it turned out the restaurant was not so busy so... More 

Thank ray h
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing food, lovely atmosphere, fantastic music, reasonably priced....what more do you want? My partner and I are vegans and the menu was excellent for us - we went with two meat eating friends who loved the food too. We ate in the jazz bar and enjoyed wonderful live music whilst eating. About 50 quid per couple for a couple of... More 

Thank Rocko K
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Staying in Ambleside and made booking after reading reviews. Food was incredible! Garlic mushrooms in yorkie starter was lovely but the broccoli and blue cheese lasagne was absolute perfection. Others in party had mixed platter starters and pecan/cashew Wellington or ravioli mains- all non vegetarians and all thoroughly enjoyed. Service and venue both impressive. Cannot fault and highly recommend

Thank mandy d
London, United Kingdom
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280 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I recently ate here for the first time. To be honest I was put off coming before in the past as it is a vegetarian restaurant. However, I am glad we did try it, as it was one of, if not the best meal I've had whilst staying in the Lake District. For starters my wife had... More 

Thank SLeeH
Caerphilly County, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Came here as part of a hotel deal. Wasn't sure what to expect as a non-veggie, but this was really tasty - from the starters (cheese souffle was light and packed with flavour) to two of best sweets we've had out (tiramisu - wow!). Loved the atmosphere in there also. Very relaxed. Families, couples, some casual, some making a night... More 

Thank VikingHowells
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Been coming here for 30 years but first time in a while. Love the larger/redesigned dining room (like I say - not been in a while). Cracking bottle of Viognier, shared garlic pizza, Mediterranean platter and sweet potato wedges starters. 3 of us had pizzas, one broccoli and blue cheese lasagna. All food mega tasty, good portion size - none... More 

Thank Roy W
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is my favourite restaurant in the U.K! It had a huge menu with many vegan options. We ate here 3 nights of a 4 night stay in Ambleside and all 4 of my party had a perfect meal every time! My family are not vegetarian and they all loved it! One night we went to the cinema before dinner... More 

Thank VickyVanilla
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had Pasta and Potato Wedges both the dishes were yummy..... Must visit place to have Italian Food....

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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easter weekend visit with family and friends including 3 kids. Great menu. Garlic mushrooms served in a Yorkshire pudding was a new one on me. But food good, kids well catered for, service fast. Definitely visit again.

Thank itslikethiz
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited as a family in Easter hols. Was a bit concerned as the menu is veggie and my family is suspicious of anything with vegetables in it. However cheese and tomato pizzas went down very well, followed by a film in the cinema upstairs, which being small and independent had a charm to it. The only way this evening could... More 

Thank Alex T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 33845

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