I don't understand how Lucy's is only 29 out of Ambleside's restaurants, I cannot rate this restaurant highly enough!!!
When I booked the table, after a recommendation from a friend who's been (and returns) many times, Lucy inquired as to the reason for my visit, I thought she was just being polite but when I arrived I understood why. The menu each day is different with a little intro at the top introducing anyone visiting or celebrating a special occasion. You instantly feel welcome and are addressed by name by friendly and attentive staff, including Lucy herself.
We were shown to our table and our orders were taken. We sampled a couple of the "fizzy" cocktails, which were both delicious, and had starters of the Haloumi skewers and Pork belly, both of which were just the right size. For mains we had the Seabass and a Rib Eye steak which was cooked to perfection, it was a really decent cut of meat, it literally melted in my mouth like butter!!! We thought puddings would be stretching it but when we saw the (two page!) menu we just had to indulge. Luckily Lucy's has the foresight to offer takeaways, which we went for, whilst ordering another one to share as it was just too difficult to choose! The menu is clearly labelled for nut and gluten allergies offering up a number of gluten free options and/or alternatives (without sacrificing taste!)
The service was a little slow on occasions but the restaurant was busy so it was to be expected and each member of staff we dealt with was as polite, helpful and friendly as you could ask for. The atmosphere is warm and relaxed and we weren't surprised to have spent as long as did in there. Lucy clearly cares very deeply about the service she provides and how she provides it and the masterminds behind the food clearly have a passion for what they do. I can't recommend Lucy's enough, even if you just have a pudding!!!
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