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“Great food and lovely atmosphere”
Review of Lucy's on a plate

Lucy's on a plate
Ranked #22 of 123 Restaurants in Ambleside
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$40
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: OPENING HOURS FROM 5PM LAST ORDERS 9.30PM Lucy's on a plate has been operational now for over 25 years and offers a unique and quirky dining experience - everchanging but the ethos remaining the same - catering for a variety of different palates - especially popular for the range of gluten free dishes and delicious desserts ... over 30 desserts made on the premises from Borrowdale Sticky Banana Pudding through to Apple and Almond Eve's Pudding as well as innovative and inventive temptations such as Toffee Vodka Cheesecake and Sorbet Sparklers. Ensure you book for the evening menu and you could find yourself mentioned in dispatches-great for birthdays and special occasions - there's a lovely large table for bigger groups (up to 16) and special celebrations are most welcome. Exclusive use with bespoke menus for weddings and suchlike is also a possibility and parties are managed expertly, without destroying the romantic ambience in other parts of the restaurant. The menu is typed daily
Reviewed 15 March 2014

Be prepared to wear clothes with stretch in them! The food is excellent and you will want to try starters, mains and excellent desserts. The menu had a lovely paragraph at the start and my name was in it as a dining guest - a lovely touch. Great food, helpful staff and a fantastic atmosphere - will visit again

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Reviewed 15 March 2014 via mobile

I'm tempted to write a bad review just to elicit one of Lucy's legendary (and often needlessly vitriolic) TripAdvisor rants in response, but the truth is our experience was wholly positive.

The food was of a high standard, the service speedy and our questions were answered in a knowledgeable manner. The menu is extensive and caters for all tastes, with particular attention to detail for those requiring a gluten-free diet, something that can be sorely lacking in many restaurants.

We were somewhat concerned to be told that waiter and waitress tips were retained by the management, and the reports of bankruptcy and previous poor hygiene also caused pause for thought - Lucy must be quite the "character" - but we survived our meal without food poisoning and in fact really enjoyed our evening.

Thank Stuart R
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Reviewed 15 March 2014 via mobile

To celebrate my wife's birthday we booked Lucy's inside out catering service . A private chef arrived at our lakeside lodge (rented of course) perfectly on time then preceded to cook a 4 course meal to perfection . He served on and washed up which was simply a real treat . If you want something different the this branch of the Lucy empire is well worth a try. Thanks Tim for a great evening !

Thank Metalman1
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Reviewed 14 March 2014 via mobile

Arrived for lunch today and were greeted by a waiter who didn't speak much, lucky we followed him when he walked off as we weren't sure if he was showing us to the table or not.

Then after a long wait our food and drinks orders were taken. 2 of the 3 dishes that we ordered were dripping with fat to the point that it was off putting. Somebody buy the chef some kitchen roll.


Summary:

The decor was cooking tired, the table was dirty the staff didn't seem bothered and the food wasn't inspiring for the price.

Sorry but we won't be back.

Thank Hammer_of_the_Gods
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Reviewed 14 March 2014 via mobile

At last.....a place that does a steak to perfection. Had a fabulous evening in this gorgeous candlelit restaurant. Always a treat

Thank Jo G
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