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Cafe Ambio

Old Blue Mill | Lakeland Motor Museum, Backbarrow, England
+44 15395 30448
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Old Blue Mill | Lakeland Motor Museum, Backbarrow, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having enjoyed a trip around the motor museum we stopped in the Ambio not really expecting much. As it turned out, the vegetable soup was delicious and my wife, who has a sweet tooth, decided to have a cinnamon and apple pie with cream and...More

Thank PeterPietro
Reviewed 1 week ago

16 of us arrived here for lunch on our car club run. The restaurant was busy but the service was well organised, quick and friendly. The food was excellent and very good value. We ordered sandwiches but did not want the accompanying salad bowl or...More

Thank jc9my2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't usually like cafes attached to visitor attractions like this but I'm glad that I made an exception here. Staff were great - friendly and cheerful We ordered Eggs Ambio and a Ploughmans Platter. Both arrived quickly and were very tasty. The ploughmans was...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A canteen style service at restaurant prices! Basic queuing system like at school, had to retrieve cutlery cheap serviettes (1 ply), a good half hour wait for a mediocre break fast @£24 for 2. One slice of toast, tepid beans, re-heated bacon and sausage, deep...More

Thank oliver r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived just as lunch was about to be served. Lovely location, great service from friendly attentive staff. Had roast beef Sunday lunch which I really enjoyed. The cakes looked good but they were not covered up and we saw a couple of large flies...More

Thank vinniecat869
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came to the cafe on a lovely sunny day. Comfortable seating inside and out. Very bright seating area, lots of windows. Food was excellent although the service was quite slow. Friendly, competent service, would come again

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 21 April 2017

It seemed the catering here would well suit a family day out with a good selection reasonably priced. Also pleasant views across the river particularly on a day when it's comfortable to sit outside.

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We visited the museum next door and called for a coffee and a snack, a brief look at the menu and decided to have a griddled chicken burger, on arrival at the table it looked amazing, the taste was also fantastic, even though the cafe...More

Thank Terry S
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

For a cafe by a museum, this was an excellent place for coffee, cake and a breakfast bun. Service was good and the views of the river really nice (when it stopped raining!)

Thank Adam D
Reviewed 7 April 2017

The inclusion of 'ambio' in the business name would imply, for many people, an ambience of some sort and this would be a misinterpretation. In the Ings Cafe Ambio and the one at Backbarrow I experienced a kind of surreal detachment between the staff and...More

Thank JefferyRichardson
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
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