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“over priced, a bit grubby, poor value for money.”
Review of Lucy's on a plate

Lucy's on a plate
Ranked #15 of 122 Restaurants in Ambleside
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$42
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, 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 17 July 2010

Used to be a Decent quality place, but our last two visits have been grim. Sticky tables and £3.95 for a microwaved scone a small piece of cheese and a tiny pot of chutney, can`t see how this can be justified. Staff ok, bar a miserable man taking payment, most unfriendly chap very unhelpfull when bill was queried.
We will not be making another visit.

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Reviewed 17 July 2010

Outwardly Lucys looks like a nice restaurant. However we found this not to be the case on entering. After being pointedly ignored at reception we were eventually shown to a table once the manager had taken us all around the various dining rooms to end back up where we started! Glasses were dirty and had to be replaced, whilst staff had little knowledge of the food they were serving. Everything was bland and overpriced. This is the first time when paying a bill that no one could be bothered to ask whether everything had been okay, I think that they realised it had not.

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Reviewed 16 July 2010

Food not as we ordered, staff very unfriendly, expensive and all in all leaves far more to be desired.......just surprised with all the courses offered by Lucy how she can offer such a showcase in the heart of a tourist place....act fast!!!!!!

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Reviewed 9 July 2010

Really dont know what to say, just really bad. Food bland,greasy and overpriced, coffee awful Staff dont care ,owner doesnt seem to care as she seems to be a legend in her own lunch time, i am sure at one time this place was good once, it had to be to be here so long. Whatever they had in the past has been lost.

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Reviewed 8 July 2010

We went here after being advised by our hotel that it was not to their taste. The menu did look interesting if a bit pretentious in the descriptions but we gave it a chance anyway. They managed to squeeze us in right beside the till where we were subjected to various staff being told off by the more experienced ones for making mistakes, not delivering orders on time etc.

At least two orders of Duck were sent back for being "nearly raw".; having been there for a while we notices that everyone else had bread on their table except for us; the food was average at best; appalling at worst; after finishing the main course we forlornly waited to be asked about desert - in vain, so we asked for the bill and were told to pay at the door on the way out.

Oh and Lucy herself appeared about mid way through to ask if all was well; hmmm. She then deposited herself at the desk, like a widow spider, to receive payments; was this system to prevent diners leaving tips to the staff directly? I think we should be told

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