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“Please, Please, STOP The Hoovering!!”
Review of Zeffirellis

Zeffirellis
Ranked #12 of 120 Restaurants in Ambleside
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$55
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
80 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Please, Please, STOP The Hoovering!!”
Reviewed 10 January 2014 via mobile

We have been visiting Zeffirelli's for years. It is an iconic part of Ambleside, and should always be on a visitor's list. We have enjoyed its growth from a very small pizzeria with a cinema upstairs, to a much more extensive provision offering a range of cinemas, a superb restaurant, a great cafe, and excellent food. However, over recent months, we have become increasingly frustrated by the apparent need to Hoover the floor. This might sound ridiculous, but, during recent visits, when we have called in for a light lunch, in the hope of simply enjoying the wonderful Zeffirelli ambience, we have had to endure the repeated intrusion of the noise of the Hoover! Obviously, we commend the staff's attention to cleanliness and order, but PLEASE give it a rest when we're eating!!!

Visited December 2013
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“Very poor”
Reviewed 8 January 2014 via mobile

Very bland food, expensive drink and dated decor. If seated next to chefs counter every time food is waiting to be collect 3 very bright heat lamps turn on and nearly blind you

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West Wales
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“Ate in the Jazz Cafe - nice venue”
Reviewed 7 January 2014

We ate here on a Friday night. A great range of veggie food that was served quickly and piping hot. Service was great, the staff were very attentive but not over the top. Sweets were great, the meringue was huge!!

Live music was good and the venue was very popular.

We will eat here again, it has everything we need from great food to good service and excellent value for money.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thirsk, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
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“Busy but worth a visit!”
Reviewed 6 January 2014 via mobile

Very large restaurant. Was busy but that's always sign of a good place to eat. Walked in and got a tables straight away should imagine in summer would need to book a table. Fast and efficient service. Choice for everyone on the menu. Really nice good quality food, would eat here again.

Visited January 2014
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Scunthorpe
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“Great live entertainment”
Reviewed 6 January 2014

We had eaten at Fellinis and visited Zefferellis for the live entertainment in the upstairs bar.
The food served up to our neighbouring tables looked, and smelld, ssuperb but we can't review it obviously
The jazz band (Turkey Circus?) were brilliant and played a selection of original and standards...Mile Davis mainly. The staff were very polite and helpful and kept our drinks topped up all night long.
A great venue that Ambleside should be proud of.

  • Visited January 2014
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