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The Picnic Box

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1 Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0AD, England
+44 15394 32475
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“baguette” (24 reviews)
“sandwiches” (36 reviews)
“crisps” (8 reviews)
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British, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly
1 Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0AD, England
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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...More

Thank GerardPhillips
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Great sandwich shop if you are walking on the fells or wanting food on the go with good choice of fillings at very reasonable prices

Thank allanwhiley
Reviewed 8 August 2016

always come here when we come to the lakes, lots of fillings to choose from, fantastic value and lovely staff,highly recommend to anybody visiting the area.

Thank shay807
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Good food to order and excellent quality. good clean shop and staff pleasant. You might miss it, we only stumbled on this by chance, but glad we did.

Thank maggie_garet
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Better than home made because if you are a family or, as in our case, a group of friends, everyone can have exactly what they want. There is a wide range of fillings to choose from as well as salads and soups. pasties and pies...More

Thank walkingforfun
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Affordable, fast, delicious. My go to place for a fast (take out) bite. Definitely recommend stopping here before going up the fells.

Thank Leticiaà L
Reviewed 9 July 2016

We went here twice, they do a walkers packed lunch, which is very good value and kept us going all day. So much choice and the baguettes had lots of filling and were very tasty. Would recommend.

Thank KarenBB63
Reviewed 4 July 2016

a huge choice, all freshly prepared. excellent cake and friendly service with a smile. Perfect place to get a packed lunch for walkers.

Thank Des F
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend the Brie and cranberry sandwich. The coronation chicken baguette is tasty and huge! Great place for walking provisions.

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

I was visiting Ambleside with 19 friends and colleagues to do a walking challenge for charity. I contacted The Picnic Box to ask if they would provide us with breakfast and lunch. Nothing was too much trouble, Georgina was so helpful. We were delivered, at...More

1  Thank heathermacwalker
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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