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“Very good but there is always a but”

Chesters By The River
Ranked #3 of 5 Dessert in Ambleside
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Probably a bit stingy only awarding three stars as the quality is excellent, surroundings superb and staff very good. They clearly have strong environmental principles and the menu reflects this, my breakfast of spicy beans, avocado a d jalepenos on toast was excellent. The coffee likewise. But and there is always a but.... this place was so much better before it was vegetarian. Sorry..

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food and great location. The lemon meringue pie is unreal! Dog friendly in the shop and the cafe

Thank jwanp
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food but it is a vegetarian/vegan menu which we didn't fully realise!
Lovely food, huge portions. Just most of it wasn't on our childrens list as the burger is also veggie, gorgeous with portobello mushrooms but not what hungry children were after.
Lovely but rather pricey

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is delicious. Great for breakfast or lunch. The Pizzas are superb. Coffee is also excellent.

Thank GRBUK
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only started visiting this fabulous café just over a year ago, but it is our very favourite place to eat, and the only place we can reliably get a better feed than at home (without any washing up, haha!) The staff are amazing- especially Clare, who I'm sure is secretly on roller skates, she moves so fast! However busy they are ( and they DO get busy at lunch in the holidays), everyone is always really friendly, helpful and pleased to see us, and they all seem to work really well as a smooth, happy team.The food is spectacular. My meat eating hubby never feels deprived and several people we know hadn't realised it was vegetarian- they just thought it was fabulous food! We always stumble out, full to the ginnels, then head off to play Poohsticks on the bridge over the waterfall. Chesters richly deserves winning the accolade of "Best cafe in Cumbria"- I only wish I could visit everyday!

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Thank Wendy E
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