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Zeffirellis

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Address: Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9DJ, England
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Small, comfortable cinema

My wife & I went to the Zeffirellis by the Park cinema on a Tuesday evening to see Hidden Figures. The cinema is situated in an old school and is small & cosy without being... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
Nick O
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

My wife & I went to the Zeffirellis by the Park cinema on a Tuesday evening to see Hidden Figures. The cinema is situated in an old school and is small & cosy without being cramped. There was plenty of choice for cold drinks but no hot drinks, which we would have preferred. The price of entry is very good... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We both had a fab meal after watching a movie at one of the screens. Such a good deal. We especially loved the aubergine parmigiana and the spinach and ricotta ravioli with butternut squash sauce. The waiters were so friendly, attentive and efficient. We had a lovely evening.

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London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We visited this lovely privately run cinema in Ambleside which is attached to the restaurant. You have to eat to guarantee cinema tickets if you choose not to eat you can only buy tickets 20 mins prior to the showing. This is fine as it is a good size cinema well maintained cosy with comfortable bar, there are no technical... More 

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Thank Bee H
London, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Went here with children (6&9) to watch Swallows and Amazons after having been boating on Coniston Water, so they could see the story/film that was inspired in the area Nice change to go to an older style, cozy cinema, with far more comfortable seating. The capacity of the screen we were in, could not have been more than 75-100 people,... More 

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Thank upper_deck_fan
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that you cannot book tickets in advance so if it's half term etc you may want to queue early. You also cannot order hot food at the concession stand.

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Thank nenfield
Halifax, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Visited Tuesday of October half term, glad we booked in advance as was very busy. A very smart restaurant serving lovely food. I eat gluten free and was impressed by the choices. We had the two course cinema deal which was extremely good value, seats were reserved in the cinema upstairs. Would definitely go again.

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Thank janetourist
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Recently visited on the dinner and cinema offer, fabulous food and loved the decor of the restaurant. Would definitely recommend the nut roast. It's a must try restaurant even if you aren't vegetarian!

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Thank Duttski
Durham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I have been visiting the lakes since a child with my parents. I remember visiting Zeffirellis for evening meals (probably 20 years ago) and it was fantastic back then. We called in for lunch, this probably wouldn't be your first port of call with young children, however they are very accommodating. Also as you will probably know this is a... More 

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Thank Nick T
Southport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Zeffirellis has a fantastic location An Italian restaurant/Cinema In the heart of Ambelside. The restaurant is (Veggie Only) Which isn't apparent until you have time to read the the full menu! I was seated and had a drink when I realised... But that said as a meat eater I found it a very nice experience! I settled on the Arriabetta...really... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

Went to watch " Finding Dory" with my 6 year old daughter who loved this cinema. She finds the massive cinemas to much and too crowded but this place is perfect. Good picture and sound quality but in a small venue.

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