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“Best cakes in the world!!”

Chesters By The River
Ranked #26 of 118 Restaurants in Ambleside
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, British
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Best cakes in the world!!”
Reviewed 24 May 2014

Stumbled across Chesters on a lovely walk and wow what a find! We had the biggest most delicious iced buns we've ever had! Beautiful setting, lovely staff and a gorgeous shop too stocked with wonderful goodies. We liked it so much we went back the next day for coffee, sausage roll, cheese scone and this time we shared a massive iced bun :o) The sausage roll and cheese scone were equally as delicious as the iced buns. Cannot recommend highly enough! Wish we didn't live five hours away :o(

Visited May 2014
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Hervey Bay, Australia
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“Fantastic Location, cake & coffee”
Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

After a lengthy hike we decided to drop in for a coffee. This cafe is highly recommended! The staff are extremely friendly, there is good car parking and nice outdoor seating. The coffee is spot on and the cakes (OMG) are absolutely Devine! Being Gluten Free there were plenty of delicious options to choose from. Well Done on providing great service!!

Visited May 2014
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“Great food and fantastic cakes”
Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

If you are visiting around the Ambleside/langdale area this place is not to be missed. We stumbled on it on our first day and went back again the next day! Never seen cakes like them.

  • Visited May 2014
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Amazing location,”
Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

Took some American friends for lunch. They thought the location was amazing. We had a table outside overlooking the river. A great variety food - all delicious and the cakes were spectacular. I imagine parking might be a problem as the holiday season approaches. Well worth the trip.

Visited May 2014
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West Midlands, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good food and amazing cakes!”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

We visited Chester's for lunch...very busy but the staff were very efficient.

The food was nice and the cakes were superb. Lovely setting.

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