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“Lunch in Ambleside”

The Giggling Goose Cafe
Ranked #59 of 117 Restaurants in Ambleside
Cuisines: Cafe
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Blyth, England, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Lunch in Ambleside”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

So- Gail and I took her parents to the lakes for a couple of days and Ambleside is a must- you cannot get a more picturesque setting than the Giggling Goose- only down side is the loo's are up stairs and not for us with dogey knee's- oh and it could do with a bit of a tidy up on the outside- the rat traps were lovely-and flower boxes needed....eh flowers, but I digress- the service was great the guys were lovely and helpful and the food- though not cheap was really nice- overall a good homely feel with real food- don't be put off buy the Veggie look- it does all meals- inside is really quaint but the pull is sitting outside beside the water wheel- give it a go.

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
Manchester
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Amble down a little path next to the river and you reach the Giggling Goose cafe. Delightful outdoor seating area all shabby chic without the shabby! Nicely done, delicious homemade cakes (tiffin and scones recommended). Local bird life abundant and location next to the stream and away from the traffic is very picturesque. It's near the NT bridge house. Lovely place for a less commercial bite to eat and a cuppa. Friendly staff too.

  • Visited May 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Simple yet wholesome food”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Quirky with an awesome location in the centre of Ambleside alongside a burbling brook...
Soup was homemade and just a tad delish ....
Recommended

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Bluesmartyboy
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“sit outside if you can”
Reviewed 23 May 2014

We had tea at this little cafe. The location was wonderful. We sat outside beside the bubbling stream and enjoyed the sunshine.

Visited May 2014
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Thank TandBNM
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Beechworth, Australia
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“friendly service”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

An enjoyable cuppa with friendly staff. The home baked goodies were very tempting. It is in a great spot. unfortunately it was too cold today to sit outside, but I imagine on a sunny day it would be very pleasant.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Lol651
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