Ate here some years ago and remembered having nice plain food although did think there was an unwelcoming feel. Went in on this visit to Ambleside with my 3 year old son to book a table for early evening. The restaurant was empty and I was approached in a slightly unfriendly manner. On making my request I was told that they did not cater for children. Thinking this referred to the food I asked if there was anything suitable for children on the menu. I was then told that they had to order an adult meal. Realising they actually did not want children I asked for clarification on this. I was sharply told they had to be well behaved and that the previous night they had a badly behaved child and "oh tut tut!" Bearing in mind this is NOT the RITZ but a little back street cafe I left and we ate next door at an Italian restaurant where we were very much welcomed and had fabulous food. I am sure the Ritz would welcome families - I am still laughing!!!