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Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9AD, England
+44 15394 33845
10:00 - 21:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

I often have difficulty finding vegan options and if they do, options are limited. Not with Zeffirelli. It was superb, I could have what I wanted on the menu as they would change it for a vegan option. I could have pizza or pasta as they offered vegan cheese and pesto. I had the nut roast salad which was amazing,... More 

Thank pete a
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I popped into the cinema as part of a 2 night trip to Ambleside, without really realising that this was a restaurant, bar and cinema all in one type thing. We had a spare hour before the film so decided to grab a quick bite. Well we didn't realise it was a veggy restaurant and I almost... More 

Thank blackfluffy_kat
Manchester, United Kingdom
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71 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we went at lunch time very busy as always nice welcome we had soup and brown bread very tasty and nice and hot .then to finish one had coffee one had tea All very nice and we will be back

Thank Alan W
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had 48 hours of heavy rain and were looking for somewhere to spend Saturday evening. We came across the 2 course dinner and cinema ticket deal and had a lovely evening. We hadn't realised when booking that the restaurant is vegetarian as had just glanced at the pizza and pasta menu. The food was delicious, different to what we... More 

Thank Ken D
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Always visited Ambleside and never been in as it has always been booked up, which is a good sign. Never realised it was veggie and had the risotto and a mate had the pizza. Mine was really tasty and my mate said that he could not believe what great value for money it was. They had a sort of band... More 

Thank Tim B
Bath, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been to this restaurant a few times now and we always get a lovely meal and consistently good service. I would highly recommend this place if you are visiting Ambleside and the dinner and cinema combo is great value too!

Thank chloeduerdin
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had dinner here after seeing a film at the cinema and although it ended earlier than we expected, we were able to bring our booking forward and eat straight away. The starter and main course were excellent, but I was a little disappointed with the frozen yogurt dessert, which was unpleasantly similar to Mr Whippy ice cream in taste... More 

Thank Rachel S
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really clever place, an Italian restaurant with a cinema attached. We had a delicious meal and only realised at the end that it was vegetarian. The service was very friendly and they were flexible with the menu. The food was lovely, imaginative dishes, well cooked and well presented. The homemade pesto was wonderful. The decor and atmosphere... More 

Thank 38sally
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food excellent as usual and an enjoyable atmosphere.Very good and attentive service.We stay in Ambleside to enjoy Zeffirellis and Fellinis.Both outstanding vegetarian restaurants but with different atmospheres.Fellinis not an outstanding success on this visit.

Thank John L
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We regularly eat at Zefferellis (travelling from near Kendal) and always enjoy. The service is excellent and the food, particularly the Bruschetta and the Venusian red bean chilli (you can have it fairly cool or really hot if you like, all are good).

Thank Glyn D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 55
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 33845

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