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Rattle Gill Cafe

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2 Bridge Street, Ambleside LA22 9DU, England
+44 7975 912990
Wed - Sun 10:00 - 16:30
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Refuelled here after doing 40miles on the bike. Very lovely salad and a gorgeous quiche (leak, feta, sun blushed tomato). My boyfriend had the chilli and jacket potato. Very lovely, freshly made salad on both plates.

Thank MichelleA170484
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited at the end of March and we were recommended by our friends to visit here due to my wife's dietary requirements. We were warmed by the super friendly lady who we believe ran the cafe who told us she was just finishing an interesting article and if we would like to take a seat she would be with... More 

Thank Delvyndeep
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had smokey bean wraps and quiche salad. So tasty and generous portions. Worth the money. Happily provided tap water. Would definitely go again.

1 Thank traveltheworldgirl
Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has to be Ambleside 's hidden gem, off the beaten track in the town centre. It is a small vegan and vegetarian cafe that even carnivores would not complain about. You will receive a warm welcome and have a wide selection of foods. We had a feta cheese and mixed olive salad as well a hummus and roasted peppers... More 

Thank Nicholas R
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here on a very rainy day in Ambleside. Seating is limited but the staff are very friendly. We loved the menu and food, my jacket potato was a little under done but that's being very picky. Best diner for veggies in Ambleside in our opinion. Would recommend.

Thank JnJ88
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unsure where to eat in Ambleside we found this place thanks to tripadvisor. What a find! Absolutely delicious and interesting food. I had the dipping platter which includes homemade hummus and roasted veg. Gorgeous! It is only a little place so you need to time it right at busy times.

Thank Christine I
Leeds, England
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off here for some tea & cake after a long walk. Really enjoyed the cake platter & chai. Perfect way to end my day in the Lakes. The pear and almond cake was delicious. Friendly staff & will look forward to visiting here again

Thank aysha25
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cant recommend this place enough. It was an invaluable pit-stop on a wet Friday lunchtime. Fantastic hosts (good luck to the pregnant owner!) with smiles on their faces and insight on the local area and food/drinks being served. My wife and I shared a sandwich and a toasted ciabatta and were stuffed. Side-salads were a nice touch. Only complaint was... More 

Thank Robert N
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We were delighted to find this gorgeous little cafe which serves a great selection of vegetarian food. We visited one day for coffee and cake and returned the next day for lunch. I particularly recommend the mixed berry and polenta cake, which is just one of several gluten free options. I also enjoyed the carrot satay soup and thought the... More 

Thank Rachel S
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful vegetarian food. Yummy black beans in wraps. Delicious gluten free cakes too. Off a little side street next to Stock Gill and the waterwheel.

1 Thank alan3141

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
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Cafe, British, Healthy, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
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 7975 912990
We open our doors at 10am and serve homemade food. We stop serving savoury hot food at 4pm to allow us time to prep for the following day. We do still serve teas, coffees and cakes until 4.30pm. Please do come and visit and fill your hungry tummies!

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