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Cafe Ambio

Old Blue Mill | Lakeland Motor Museum, Backbarrow, England
+44 15395 30448
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Old Blue Mill | Lakeland Motor Museum, Backbarrow, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Dropped in for a snack lunch before visiting the motor museum. We were very pleasantly surprised - delicious home made soup and lovely artisan bread. We didn't sample the cakes etc but they looked scrumptious - the soup was so filling, we had no room...More

Thank Anne O
Reviewed 1 week ago

We don't normally eat a big breakfast bur decided to eat here today as we were walking about 8 miles. Lovely breakfast, stopped about 12.30, everything fresh and cooked to order. Exceptional black pudding, as a lover of this (either love it or hate it)...More

Thank ToniBolloni
Reviewed 1 week ago

After our excellent interesting visit you have to complete your afternoon out with tea & cake in this cafe. Staff were very friendly , tea was enjoyed with salted caramel cake & lemon poppyseed cake, both are highly recommended.

Thank alison s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As regular visitors to the lakes we know most of the decent places to eat, or so we thought! Arrived at this cafe and were pleasantly surprised by the location, beautiful views along the river and glimpses of the steam trains through the trees made...More

Thank Gchef71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice outdoor area alongside the river as well as plenty of indoor seating. Good choice for lunch. Good quality food and snacks with plenty of refreshments too.

Thank dollydelash
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Having enjoyed a trip around the motor museum we stopped in the Ambio not really expecting much. As it turned out, the vegetable soup was delicious and my wife, who has a sweet tooth, decided to have a cinnamon and apple pie with cream and...More

Thank PeterPietro
Reviewed 17 May 2017

16 of us arrived here for lunch on our car club run. The restaurant was busy but the service was well organised, quick and friendly. The food was excellent and very good value. We ordered sandwiches but did not want the accompanying salad bowl or...More

Thank jc9my2014
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I don't usually like cafes attached to visitor attractions like this but I'm glad that I made an exception here. Staff were great - friendly and cheerful We ordered Eggs Ambio and a Ploughmans Platter. Both arrived quickly and were very tasty. The ploughmans was...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

A canteen style service at restaurant prices! Basic queuing system like at school, had to retrieve cutlery cheap serviettes (1 ply), a good half hour wait for a mediocre break fast @£24 for 2. One slice of toast, tepid beans, re-heated bacon and sausage, deep...More

Thank oliver r
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We arrived just as lunch was about to be served. Lovely location, great service from friendly attentive staff. Had roast beef Sunday lunch which I really enjoyed. The cakes looked good but they were not covered up and we saw a couple of large flies...More

Thank vinniecat869
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Blue Mill | Lakeland Motor Museum, Backbarrow, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Backbarrow
  • Phone Number: +44 15395 30448
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