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“Brilliant meal to celebrate our 25th Anniversary”
Review of Atelier - CLOSED

Atelier
Price range: US$24 - US$31
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 26 April 2012

We booked this restaurant for our 25th anniversary on Wednesday, and it turned out to be a wonderful night. The starters were excellent; I had the mussels, and my wife had goats cheese / cucumber parcel, both of which were cooked to perfection. Again, the mains were perfect (beef fillet and duck) and the sweets were the best we've had in years (creme brulee with honeycomb biscuit and honeycomb ice cream). The service was great - didn't have to wait between courses and the waitress was really happy & helpful. We'll definitely visit Atelier again the next time we're in the lakes. Creagh & Alison A.

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ethnamarie, Owner at Atelier, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2012

A 25th Wedding Anniversary is quite something and atelier is happy to have played its part in the celebration!
Many thanks for the glowing review. Chef was chuffed, as was our friendly/cheerful Manager manning front of house.
Do return to atelier - but don't leave it another 25 years!!
Ethna

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Reviewed 25 April 2012

We booked this restaurant when we booked our stay in Ambleside due to the previous reviews on TA. I did notice just before going that there had been some negative reviews, however we decided to try for ourselves. We are so glad we did. I am not sure where the negative reviewers have eaten, but we could not fault any part of our meal. The marinated lamb main course was to die for - I even had a word with the chef to see how it was done! Would recommend Atelier to any serious foodies, but without the serious foodie price tag. Cracking all round.

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ethnamarie, Owner at Atelier, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2012

Your review was just the tonic!! All at atelier were really pleased you had a memorable birthday evening, and we thank you for the recommendations, much appreciated. Hope to see you both again.
Ethna

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Reviewed 23 April 2012

Me and my partner, visit Ambleside 3 or 4 times a year. Every time we visit we try and eat at the best eateries in the area and I must say Atelier is defiantly the best yet. We had heard such good reports for fellow holiday makers and also a couple of the locals we had spoken to as well, and their advice did not disappoint. Such a warm and friendly welcome, followed by 3 fantastic courses and a fantastic bottle of house red. We would defiantly recommend it everybody, you MUST visit you wont be disappointed. David J

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ethnamarie, Owner at Atelier, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2012

Praise indeed, and very welcome it is! At atelier we continually aim to provide the best possible experience for every customer and so we are happy you were happy. Thank you, and do eat with us again.
Ethna

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Reviewed 22 April 2012

Handy location, nice friendly and helpful staff and good tasting food. Starters good sized but main course a bit small. I had the Sea bass but it was only 1 fillet. I have paid less for similar dishes in other restaurants and got both of them. Oh well. Apart from that, nice atmosphere, didn't seem too crowded and average speed of service on our visit.

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ethnamarie, Owner at Atelier, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2012

we genuinely thank you very much for all the positives.
Please, do visit again.
Ethna

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Reviewed 21 April 2012

Looks a fairly new addition to Ambleside but once inside ohh dear it all went down hill, steeper than walking down Wansfell!!! Won't be back.

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ethnamarie, Owner at Atelier, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2012

Oh Dear! Reviews which do not constructively address whatever aspects of our food, atmosphere or service did not meet expectations are always met with puzzlement!! Criticism for the sake of criticism is rather a sad practice.

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