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“Just burgers and it's all good!”
Review of The Burger Bar

The Burger Bar
Ranked #96 of 122 Restaurants in Ambleside
Price range: US$5 - US$16
Good for: Child-friendly
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Good for: Child-friendly
Reviewed 18 July 2014

If you are looking for a fancy restaurant with a menu containing desserts starters text etc, go else where if you want somewhere with fantastic burgers with lots of burger choices fresh food this is the place! Food is brilliant, considering there seems to be only two people running the place service could be improved with more staff but then you would have to pay more.
The food is excellent and yummy definitely go again place! Yum

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Thank Becknseb
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Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

Pretty sure that this place has just opened to account for the slightly odd smell...
Other than that, first impressions were poor. We were largely ignored by the waitress despite being the only customers. Once we fetched ourselves a menu, it was thankfully very straightforward and had a reasonable selection of burgers.
The food arrived very promptly through the door to the adjacent Chinese restaurant. It was rapidly clear that everything in the plate (except perhaps the salad) had been deep fat fried - including the burger!! It was an interesting culinary experience but unfortunately not one that we are keen to re-visit at any time. Oh well, you get what you pay for, and it was very cheap!

2  Thank RedBlue72
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

This is a fairly new restaurant in the pleasant little Lake District village of Ambleside. As its name suggests, it's all about burgers. Lots of burgers, beef, chicken, and vegetarian, each cooked with a variety of accompaniments and sauces. The beef burgers were amazing - plump, juicy, cooked to perfection. Similarly, the chicken burgers were breast-meat, nicely grilled, and well flavoured. Each burger came with shoestring fries. These were straightforward, and certainly nothing to get excited about. Each dish also had a small portion of salad with the house dressing. There was a small range of starters, including chicken wings, which we didn't try. What we were after, though, was a nice dessert: chocolate brownies, or sundaes, or similar puddings that would go well with a tasty burger. Unfortunately, there was only ice cream. That was it. Pity, as they would have had four sales from us. A couple at the next table were also commenting about the lack of desserts.

The decor was fairly standard: modern, minimalistic chic. There were two rather bizarre highlights though. The first was a large, wall-mounted tv that was playing silent videos of cats and dogs! No idea if this was intentional, or just what happened to be on for an hour. But strange. The other thing was the presence of an elderly chinese lady, whom we presumed to be the owner, sitting at a long table right next to the entrance, playing with her mobile phone, and constantly watching the serving staff. Again, rather strange - but no impact on the food.

In summary, great burgers, forgettable fries, all at a reasonable price. But you'll need to get your dessert elsewhere :-)

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1  Thank Zarjaz
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

We were very impressed with this restaurant. The food was exceptional and the choice good. They also have a good wine/drinks menu. Staff were excellent and very helpful, and there is a lovely, quirky atmosphere - loved the cat video! I would thoroughly recommend a visit, if visiting Ambleside - great for families with kids, or teenagers. It was a very comfortable and relaxing experience, and my whole family raved about the food. Exceptional quality at an affordable price.

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Thank tinkms
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Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

The food was very nice and the decoration was colourful. The restaurant was very quiet. The atmosphere was relaxing.

Thank Thomas L
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