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“Nice food, shame about the wine!”
Review of Matthew's Bistro

Matthew's Bistro
Ranked #8 of 125 Restaurants in Ambleside
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 16 October 2013 via mobile

We regularly visit Ambleside but hadn't been here before so wanted to give it a try having read some pretty good reviews on TripAdvisor. It was mid week but it was full so always a good sign - we had booked a table earlier that day. We managed two courses - no chance of a dessert as the portions were really good. Starters & mains for both of us were really lovely. I had the lamb which was as good as the reviews said. My partner had a lovely fish course. Our only criticism was we ordered a nice bottle of wine - £20+ - but it wasn't good at all. It tasted like a cheaper wine. Maybe we will taste before we buy next time. Notwithstanding the dodgy drink we'll certainly go back for the food!

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Reviewed 16 October 2013

busy centrally located restaurant,great atmosphere,fresh food cooked to perfection....staff could not do enough for you,pay a visit,you won't be disappointed.

Thank JPR32
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

The interior of this restaurant needs an upgrade. It's too sober and not cosy. The meals are reasonable, so is the price. The staff is friendly but could be more professional.

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Thank Marcel v
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Reviewed 11 October 2013 via mobile

Loved this place. The food was freshly cooked, the atmosphere friendly and efficient. The menu sufficiently varied and reasonably priced. Say no more.

Thank Yorfel
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

We ate here on a Monday evening and although the restaurant wasn't very busy it still had a good atmosphere. Three in the party opted for an old favourite of lamb shoulder whilst I went for Matthew's Chicken. All dishes were delicious and suitably filling that we didn't need a pudding.

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Thank Erica J
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