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Cafe Ambio

Old Blue Mill | Lakeland Motor Museum, Backbarrow, England
+44 15395 30448
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (41 reviews)
“burger” (21 reviews)
“cake” (16 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Old Blue Mill | Lakeland Motor Museum, Backbarrow, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is part of the Lakeland Motor Museum located next to the main building but can be accessed without going into the museum or paying for entry. Nicely designed and decorated with plenty of room it has all the usual items you'd expect from a...More

Thank Garry W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us called for Sunday lunch recently. We arrived just after noon and there where plenty of tables ( I believe it gets very busy). The food was reasonably priced, served hot and enjoyable. We would go back again.

1  Thank Cheshiretraveller062
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Motor Museum with friend and had a wonderful 3 hours there. We had coffee and scones on our arrival before going into the Motor Museum and afterwards returned for our lunch. It was very busy then but having found a table...More

Thank Geod2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great cafe serving a simple menu of cakes, sandwiches, snacks and light meals. Spacious and well set out. Lovely outdoor seating area overlooking the river. Staff were pleasant and efficient. The food and drinks we had were delicious, and well presented.

Thank Dilly4472
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Very busy café with stunning views especially as the steam train drove passed while eating ! Quite an extensive menu and nice to have refreshments en route round the museum

Thank debbieedens
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Following a visit to the motor museum we had lunch at the cafe which was enjoyed by everyone in our family. We had a main course and cake/scone for dessert with drinks. It was lunchtime so we expected a lengthy wait but this was not...More

Thank Adventurous_times
Reviewed 9 April 2018

me, my husband and 5 children went here yesterday after visiting the motor museum. absolutely beautiful food especially the sunday lunch, we got 3 large meals, 3 kids meals and 4 drinks, came to just over £60 and was well worth the money. lovely staff...More

Thank Amy R
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We all enjoyed our lunch. Would come again, and thinking of trying the cafe at Ings after such a good lunch here.

Thank happyvisitor45
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Always good scones and cake. Good cup of tea too! When weather permits lovely to sit out the back by the river. Good value for money on all food. Plenty of car parking too! Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Helvellyn2009
Reviewed 5 April 2018

We are now considered 'retailer's as this place is hard to beat! The setting by the river is pretty stunning too. The steam railway running through the woodlands added to the atmosphere and even in winter, there are canoe enthusiasts ready to brave the elements.

Thank apprentices4
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Blue Mill | Lakeland Motor Museum, Backbarrow, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Backbarrow
  • Phone Number: +44 15395 30448
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