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Lucy's on a plate

Church Street, Ambleside LA22 0BU, England
+44 15394 31191
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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Open Now
12:00 - 21:00All hours
Bar, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Church Street, Ambleside LA22 0BU, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Ate at Lucy's using a Tastecard which allowed us 2 meals for the price of 1. The restaurant staff were very welcoming and attentive and the food was served quickly. Diners generally appeared to be happy with their meals. The menu is extensive with a...More

Thank johnsrn
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a table booked for 8pm but were kept waiting for over half an hour before we were shown to our table. When I asked the front of house lady what the delay was she was extremely rude and full of attitude. We then...More

Thank rachel b
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We’ve just had a fantastic meal at Lucy’s and would heartily recommend this lovely gastro delight. They made us feel welcome and made my birthday extra special too with some really thoughtful and unexpected touches. If you’re in Ambleside-it’s a must!

Thank Helenaburas
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Still sitting here enjoying the evening! What fabulous food. So glad we chose Lucy's for our anniversary celebration! We first came here in August for my birthday following recommendation. I would recommend Lucy's to anyone in a heart beat. Keep up the good work. Thanks....More

Thank Samantha R
Reviewed 3 days ago

I've dined here umpteen times over the past 10 years and once again this is in my pick list of 4 choices of restaurant when I am in Ambleside. I opted for the rib eye steak and it was fantastic. Nice bottle of Malbec at...More

Thank streeti
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went on a Saturday night so the place was very busy so there was a good buzz and a really nice ambience. The service was very attentive and the food was delicious (lamb and beef shin both very tasty) . You should ring to...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After several years of sporadic visits to Lucy’s it remains one of our favourites. With friendly service, relaxed atmosphere and excellent GF options what’s not to love. The only downsides to this place are: A) distance away from where we live B) trying to save...More

Thank Annabel_and_Andy
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lucy's has a cozy, friendly atmosphere with an interesting menu. We went on a busy Saturday evening, and there was a real buzz about the place, with Lucy making a point of connecting with every guest in a very professional and friendly manner. The service...More

Thank steveandkerry1
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lucy’s delivers another great evening. Excellent food, wine and service. Not overpriced for what you get.

Thank Davd G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited last night on spec, not table booked, but that didn’t matter. Chicken was fantastic, beef melt in the mouth. Pudding list to die for, choc tiramisu was a hot, but you could probably pick from a choice of 30! Service great, a bit slow,...More

Thank corsa759
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10 June 2017|
Response from Lucysonaplate | Property representative |
Hi there Neil, Jill and Bella! We'd be delighted to see you at Lucy's on a plate together with Bella ... we are open Monday to Friday from 5pm and last orders at 9.30pm ... then on Saturdays and Sunday from 11am - evening... More
Hannah Y
22 June 2016|
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Response from Lucysonaplate | Property representative |
HI Hannah, Thanks for your enquiry ... apologies for the late response, but this has only just come through to me from Trip Advisor. I decided to discontinue doing lunches/morning coffee and cakes Monday to Friday, towards... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$40
Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Street, Ambleside LA22 0BU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 31191
  • E-mail
OPENING HOURS MONDAY TO FRIDAY FROM 5PM LAST ORDERS 9.30PM SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FROM 11AM EVENING MENU FROM 5PM LAST ORDERS 9.30PM Lucy's on a plate has been operational now for over 25 years and offers a unique and quirky dining experience - everchanging but the ethos remaining the same - catering for a variety of different palates - especially popular for the range of gluten free dishes and delicious desserts ... over 30 desserts made on the premises from Borrowdale Sticky Banana Pudding through to Apple and Almond Eve's Pudding as well as innovative and inventive temptations such as Toffee Vodka Cheesecake and Sorbet Sparklers. Ensure you book for the evening menu and you could find yourself mentioned in dispatches-great for birthdays and special occasions - there's a lovely large table for bigger groups (up to 16) and special celebrations are most welcome. Exclusive use with bespoke menus for weddings and suchlike is also a possibility and parties are managed expertly, without destroying the romantic ambience in other parts of the restaurant. The menu is typed daily with a wide range of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes(gluten free again marked clearly on the menus)! Join us for Brunch and Lunch ON SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS at Lucy's from 11am MONDAY TO FRIDAY Lucy's on a plate opens from 5pm with last orders at 9.30pm (Just Desserts up until 10.30pm). Lucy's chooses local produce to cook in a global fashion. Lucy's is NOT a fast food restaurant, but allows you to enjoy the company of friends, family, loved ones or simply relish the pleasure of being on your own. Dine or drink ... or pop in for your Just Desserts ... you decide, we'll provide. Lucy's is a place that once you've discovered - you'll never forget. PLEASE NOTE THAT LUCY'S IS NOT OPEN FOR LUNCH DURING THE WEEK (Monday to Friday) But Lucy's is open for Brunch, Lunch and Afternoon Teas from 11am Saturday and Sunday - evening menu commencing at 5pm. Christmas and New Year - Open (Booking essential) Pre-booked Lunch Parties of 12 or more can be accommodated on request during the week.
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