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The Picnic Box

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1 Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0AD, England
+44 15394 32475
08:15 - 15:00
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Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

As a local who has been using this shop for as long as I can remember, I cannot reccommend them highly enough. Fabulously friendly owners and staff and delicious food at a reasonable price.

1 Thank natalie p
Ambleside, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Best baguettes in town. hot fillings are especially good! always a weekend treat! I recommend chicken bacon and cheese in a roll 👍

1 Thank Erika186319
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

I went two days ago cheese roll on white with salad mayo the cheese was nice the salad fresh the mayo not nice at all very poor quality and was served on this crappy not fresh roll that you get in the chip shop the ones that most people don't buy I have never been served crap in any sandwich... More 

Thank sarah1971Cumbria
Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Freshly made sandwiches , neatly packaged , easy to carry and easy to eat with serviettes provided. Great choice of fillings and bread. We have tried sweet chilli chicken , prawns mayo , smoked salmon and cream cheese.Consistently high quality and generous portions. We have visited several times and been very satisfied.Great pork pie too! Amazingly they open seven days... More 

Thank george y
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Overheard a local recommend this place and gave it a try. What a great find, too much choice, prepared fresh for you by a very friendly couple. The sandwiches were like a meal on their own fantastic taste and brilliant value. Highly recommended.

Thank tigger100uk
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Great baguettes made as you wait plenty of choice and warm friendly couple serving looks very popular

Thank j0hn314
Kent, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Used the picnic box for lunch on Saturday as we visiting Ambleside after a lake cruise. I had the picnic box club baguette OMG nothing more to say you must try this place.

Thank Kevin H
Ambleside, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We currently get sandwiches from the picnic box, fantastic value and well packed sandwiches! made fresh and with whatever combination you choose! one of my favourites is the Turkey, stuffing and cranberry! YUM

Thank ontheroadagain647
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We always use the Picnic box for our sandwiches when visiting Ambleside. The range of sandwich fillings is quite wide and they are always willing to make sandwiches to your requirements. The flapjacks are particularly nice and very good when you are walking on the fells. The price is very reasonable.

Thank Simon H
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Small, local sandwich shop in the heart of the lakes! Wonderful choice, great selection and very, very welcoming. Every time we've visited, the queue is out the door and down the street. You can just see why its so popular. Would give more then 5 star if possible!

Thank GerardPhillips

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Fast food, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:15 - 15:00
08:15 - 15:00
08:15 - 15:00
08:15 - 15:00
08:15 - 15:00
08:15 - 15:00
08:15 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 32475

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