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Lucy's on a plate

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Church Street, Ambleside LA22 0BU, England
+44 15394 31191
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12:00 - 21:00
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Chester-le-Street
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130 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came here with friends and we had a fabulous night from the daily menu with diners name checked to some delicious courses topped off by a dessert menu that's second to none. The manager works the room and ensures everyone is welcome. We came on a mid-week and the place was packed so definitely book ahead.

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Thank Geordiedaz
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic food and very friendly owner with a good sense of humour. We will be back on our next visit to Ambleside.

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Thank wey_aye_man59
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a fabulous time at Lucy's on May 20th celebrating my Hen Do! The reserved part of the restaurant was perfect for a group of 15. I was very touched with the fine details Lucy's had included such as balloons and party poppers on the table. Also, a special menu written out just for our group which was a... More 

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Thank LucySE16
Skipton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our last 3 visits to Lucy's have been some of our best. Great food, relaxed atmosphere and engaging staff that care and work hard to make your night / celebration fun. Always best when Lucy is there in person, she just seems to add that extra special something...

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Thank Davd G
Leeds, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went for dinner as a party of 8. They had run out of a starter, a main and the wine we wanted so not a good start! Food generally was okay but the veg tangine was disappointingly bland. Service good and we did get free teas and coffees as a result of the selection limitation. Overall still enjoyed it.

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Thank NRT1000
Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is fantastic, and the staff are really sweet! Shout out to Chris and his good hugs. Food selection is huge, definitely options for any taste and really good value for money. It's all about the small touches - it was a birthday meal & they had a little balloon waiting on the table! The menu even had a... More 

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Thank Yaz D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited tonight for a second helping of Lucy's great food and even better staff. All the staff are cheerful and serve great food with a South African flavour. Special thanks to Sam for her amazing service and sense of humour. Thanks guys for a thoroughly enjoyable time.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This will definitely be on the visit list each time I visit Ambleside in the future. The place is wonderfully atmospheric at nighttime, with low light and candles. The service is second to none. The menu is extensive and very interesting. But let's face it, the reason you go is really for the food.....and I can't fault it. Beautifully cooked,... More 

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Thank Richardhands
Northumberland
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229 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok, a starter: this restaurant deserves greater credit. The food is excellent. It's not always the best but it is near as dam it. The portion sizes are generous. The atmosphere is wonderful. Wouldn't miss a trip here when we visit and look forward to returning in September.

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Thank Splodge48
Chester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely meal - would recommend this restaurant to anyone especially for a special occasion. Dogs allowed too.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 39
Cuisine
Bar, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Wine and Beer
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Street, Ambleside LA22 0BU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 31191
Description
OPENING HOURS MONDAY TO FRIDAY FROM 5PM LAST ORDERS 9.30PM SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FROM 11AM EVENING MENU FROM 5PM LAST ORDERS 9.30PM Lucy's on a plate has been operational now for over 25 years and offers a unique and quirky dining experience - everchanging but the ethos remaining the same - catering for a variety of different palates - especially popular for the range of gluten free dishes and delicious desserts ... over 30 desserts made on the premises from Borrowdale Sticky Banana Pudding through to Apple and Almond Eve's Pudding as well as innovative and inventive temptations such as Toffee Vodka Cheesecake and Sorbet Sparklers. Ensure you book for the evening menu and you could find yourself mentioned in dispatches-great for birthdays and special occasions - there's a lovely large table for bigger groups (up to 16) and special celebrations are most welcome. Exclusive use with bespoke menus for weddings and suchlike is also a possibility and parties are managed expertly, without destroying the romantic ambience in other parts of the restaurant. The menu is typed daily with a wide range of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes(gluten free again marked clearly on the menus)! Join us for Brunch and Lunch ON SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS at Lucy's from 11am MONDAY TO FRIDAY Lucy's on a plate opens from 5pm with last orders at 9.30pm (Just Desserts up until 10.30pm). Lucy's chooses local produce to cook in a global fashion. Lucy's is NOT a fast food restaurant, but allows you to enjoy the company of friends, family, loved ones or simply relish the pleasure of being on your own. Dine or drink ... or pop in for your Just Desserts ... you decide, we'll provide. Lucy's is a place that once you've discovered - you'll never forget. PLEASE NOTE THAT LUCY'S IS NOT OPEN FOR LUNCH DURING THE WEEK (Monday to Friday) But Lucy's is open for Brunch, Lunch and Afternoon Teas from 11am Saturday and Sunday - evening menu commencing at 5pm. Christmas and New Year - Open (Booking essential) Pre-booked Lunch Parties of 12 or more can be accommodated on request during the week.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?