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Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9AD, England
+44 15394 33845
10:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 21:30
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the reasons we chose to be in this particular area of Lake District is because of the two vegetarian restaurants. Amazing food, right up there with the among the best vegan food I've eaten.

Thank veganrr
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stumbled across Zefferellis online, thought it sounded a bit different came here on Saturday 26th November. We started off with a drink upstairs in the jazz cafe and then headed down to the restaurant, being a vegetarian it was great for me to have so much choice! The food was excellent, piping hot and delicious. Service was quick considering it... More 

Thank Zoe T
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Zefferellis is a great place to spend the evening. The vegetarian menu is diverse and tasty- although very expensive. There's a cinema and 2 course meal deal for £20 which is really good value for money. Food is always delicious and service is great.

Thank appletree281
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101 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We called in for a drink to check out the Jazz - the music was good but it wasn't Jazz (Sinead o Connor' nothing compares to you) so they must have different events on Nice atmosphere and barman was lovely will be back on our next visit

Thank curlyPreston
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Eat here on a saturday night, glad we booked as it was very busy. Really good choice, the pizzas looked good, my spinach roulade was very tasty. Staff were very helpful but were not at all pushy and we were able to sit over our meal without feeling rushed.

Thank Lesvrech
Thirsk, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We always eat at Zeffirellis when in Ambleside as you know you're going to get a great meal. You need to book at busy times as it's very popular at the weekends in particular. Service is fantastic, just the right attention given at the right pace and always with a smile. Ambience is good too with a mix of big... More 

1 Thank Adela S
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am not a fan of vegetarian food and was reluctant to step in Zeffrellis. I changed my mind completely when pizzas were served. They were simply the best. I loved the mushroom pizza and got to order twice. It tasted just wonderful. I have to tell you one more thing: service here is probably one of the best in... More 

Thank Viet T
Manchester, United Kingdom
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270 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This vegetarian restaurant is a firm favourite and the food is always excellent, even for a non-vegetarian. The is a really good scheme with the cinema in the same building so there is a meal-film deal for about £20, two courses and a reserved seat for the cinema. The service is impeccable, the food tasty and the films up to... More 

Thank Nick T
Workington, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a 3 course meal for my birthday It was my first time at a vegetarian restaurant and the food was all delicious Nice ambience and quick service The only reason I didn't score a 5 was because we were charged £5.25 for a pint of lager which I thought was way too expensive

Thank Michael W
FellinisManager, General Manager at Zeffirellis, responded to this review

Hi. Thanks for your feedback. Glad you enjoyed your visit. Just one point, the lager was Peroni which, as i am sure you know, a premium lager and thus more expensive. Regards Stan More 

Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As frequent visitors to the lake district over the last 25 years zeffs is a traditional evening out especially when there is the promise of good music to follow good food.however on a night out last night we were distinctly unimpressed:to the point of not even going to listen to the band. Zeffs pizzas are legendary, beautiful wholemeal base and... More 

2 Thank sueandbillsmithson
FellinisManager, General Manager at Zeffirellis, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for your feedback. I really sorry you didnt enjoy your visit the other night. It is very disappointing to read your comments. If you could contact us and let us know what went wrong for you then i will do my best to put things right. We are always focused upon serving quality, value for money food, with... More 

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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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups
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?