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Rattle Ghyll Cafe

2 Bridge Street, Ambleside LA22 9DU, England
+44 15394 31321
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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“quiche” (55 reviews)
“cake” (119 reviews)
“veggie chilli” (25 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Healthy, Soups, Gluten Free Options
2 Bridge Street, Ambleside LA22 9DU, England
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

This cafe is tucked away off the Main Street but worth finding. As it's quite small it was lovely to get a seat and tried the cheese scone with delicious damson chutney. Excellent. The coffee was good and hot. Took one of the free bags...More

Thank BargainQueen1952
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Visited on a Friday afternoon and were lucky to get a table. I had the chilli (as good as any meat version ive ever had), my wife had the dipping plate. Both meals were absolutely delicious, as was the Earl Grey and coffee we had...More

Thank SandyAtkinson
Reviewed 10 March 2018

Called in with family for coffee and a cake. The drinks and food were excellent and as we have found previously you get a very warm welcome and really good service.

Thank TedMore
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Visited this cafe again. Cake was almond and pear- lovely. My daughter was delighted with her free bag to stop people using plastic bags. Coffee good and strong. Will come again.

Thank margaret2710
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Didn't even realise this place was Vegetarian! I'm not vegetarian myself but glad we visited. Lovely quaint cafe. Very popular so we were lucky to walk in and get a table, even on a quiet day in Ambleside. Had the soup and panini combo for...More

Thank Sazzakablazza
Reviewed 2 March 2018

Seek and you will find.... hidden away behind the main drag in Ambleside and quaint from whichever approach you chose, Rattle Ghyll Café is not just a little gem in Ambleside, its a jewel of the British Isles. Once inside, you know its what you've...More

Thank himilaya5
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Had a great lunch here on a cold snowy day. Food excellent, quiche, panini, veg platter, chilli nachos, salads, the best coffee and wonderful cakes followed. Very friendly owners make everything except the bread. Very vegetarian and vegan friendly. Can’t wait to go back.

Thank Yvonne C
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

What a great little cafe. Coffee was one of the best in Ambleside. The cakes where the best in Ambleside. A treat to visit. Will definitely be back soon.

Thank Frenchington
Reviewed 24 February 2018

This is a superb little cafe tucked away alongside the Ghyll in Ambleside, but since we discovered it we always make a point of going there rather than the larger establishments in Ambleside. The service is always warm and friendly and the staff have always...More

Thank nelly_norman
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Came here nearly 2 years ago now when on holiday with my dad and brother. We tried to come again last year but they were closed due to an expected new arrival (I hope all is well!) but I still dream of the smokey beans...More

Thank Molly E
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25 March 2017|
Response from Athena002 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I remember they had both vegetarian and vegan food on offer
10 September 2016|
Response from Jonny-Northerner | Reviewed this property |
Hi, You could try getting in touch with them via their website. Best Wishes, Jonathan
Suhan S
2 June 2015|
Response from ckestell | Property representative |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Bridge Street, Ambleside LA22 9DU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 31321
We open our doors at 10am and serve homemade food. We stop serving savoury hot food at 3.30pm to allow us time to prep for the following day. We do still serve teas, coffees and cakes until 4.00pm. Please do come and visit and fill your hungry tummies!
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