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Rattle Ghyll Cafe

2 Bridge Street, Ambleside LA22 9DU, England
+44 15394 31321
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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“quiche” (56 reviews)
“cake” (120 reviews)
“chilli” (57 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 16:00 Hours
Cafe, British, Healthy, Soups, Gluten Free Options
2 Bridge Street, Ambleside LA22 9DU, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Walked in Ambleside today just in time for lunch. Found this quirky little cafe and stopped for lunch. Very glad we did. We both had quiche and salad. It was lovely. Served to us by friendly efficient staff. Everyone’s meals coming out from the kitchen...More

Thank shirlManchester
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Popped into the cafe for lunch whilst out and about in Ambleside. Such a quirky little place in a beautiful location. Nice homemade food would definitely visit again. Only downside they don’t do a children’s selection which I would love to see.

Thank rebeccacowl
Reviewed 2 days ago

Happened across the little place without going on trip advisor and we are not surprised to read it is almost at the top for Ambleside. Perfect food, perfect service, great prices... Just brilliant. Thank you for a delicious lunch, we will return.

Thank Alix B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful quirky little cafe off the beaten track serving a freshly made choice of tempting cakes, drinks and savouries.

Thank Hayden F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely litlle cafe and worth seeking out. Had the best cheese and pickle sandwich ever! Beatiful tea and a bit of cake, what else do you need.

Thank Bretty64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cosy cafe, tucked away from the bustle of Ambleside. Wonderful food (particularly if you are veggie or vegan), great coffee (recommend the oat milk flat white and wonderfully friendly staff.

Thank NotMyRealName108
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing little place tucked away in Ambleside. Wonderful wholesome food. Managed to fit our kids in a d enjoy the food. Lovely friendly staff.

Thank Nilhar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

2 enjoyable cups of coffee, sat outside with the beautiful view of the ghyll and the sound of the water.

Thank Simon E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A day out in the lakes, brought us to Ambleside and after a little wander we found this litttle cafe, which is also dog friendly as most places seem to be. The food was fresh and the homemade chutney was delightful. The coffee was nice...More

Thank cathnsteve
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

And salad. And tea. And cake. It's right by the bridge and river, inside is very cute, and the food was great. We had the nachos and jacket, both with the black beans which were super tasty. We shared a lot of tea and had...More

Thank Dan C
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Questions & Answers
Melanie W
18 June 2018|
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Response from cathnsteve | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there was a border collie inside under a table with his owner, when we were having lunch
24 March 2017|
Response from Athena002 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I remember they had both vegetarian and vegan food on offer
10 September 2016|
Response from Jonny-Northerner | Reviewed this property |
Hi, You could try getting in touch with them via their website. Best Wishes, Jonathan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Bridge Street, Ambleside LA22 9DU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 31321
We open our doors at 10am and serve homemade food. We stop serving savoury hot food at 3.30pm to allow us time to prep for the following day. We do still serve teas, coffees and cakes until 4.00pm. Please do come and visit and fill your hungry tummies!
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