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“A Locals must”

The Lakeside Restaurant at YHA Ambleside
Ranked #52 of 117 Restaurants in Ambleside
Certificate of Excellence
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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“A Locals must”
Reviewed 30 August 2013 via mobile

We now go to the YHA to eat and drink as our first port of call in Ambleside area. The food is freshly prepared and great portion sizes, drink prices are much cheaper than in town and the YHA aren't trying to rip locals off like the rest of those in Ambleside. Plenty of parking but can be busy, loads of outdoor seating right by the lake. A great place to chill for the day by the lake front watching the world go by

  • Visited August 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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“Great food and excellent value”
Reviewed 28 August 2013 via mobile

It looks great from the outside and doesn't disappoint inside either. All food fresh and locally sourced. Well cooked presented nicely and good service

  • Visited August 2013
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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic food, great service, family friendly and a brilliant price!”
Reviewed 27 June 2013

We decided to pop down to the YHA for an evening meal last week when the sun was shining. Living in Ambleside, we thought we would make the most of that rare sunshine!

The YHA restaurant has been recently updated and renovated. It was clean, modern, bright and there were tables outside overlooking the lake on a decking area.

We chose to eat inside and found a table. We were skeptical of the prices (it seemed too cheap) and ordered a couple of starters, a kids meal and two adults meals. The starters came out on lovely wooden boards and were huge! I expected what they described to be 'chicken goujons' to be the usual processed thing. How delighted to discover real chicken covered with a real coating!

The main meals were served not long after the starter. I ordered a goats cheese salad for myself and though I ate all the cheese and bread, I struggled to finish the huge bowl. My other half had the double fish and chips and it was massive! I was most impressed with the childrens menu which was again focused on fresh ingredients and plenty of it! Our daughter is a good eater and sometimes the childrens menu's aren't enough even though she is only five. Again, she struggled to finish.

Afterwards, we ordered more drinks and went and sat on the decking to make the most of the good weather. The cost for three meals, two starters and three drinks was just over £20 but worth every penny. The Wateredge which is just nearby, though in a nice location, charge double and the food isn't as fresh. We are planning to return to the YHA sometime soon to try out the rest of the menu!

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