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Lucy4 Wine Bar & Bistro

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2 St. Marys Lane, Ambleside LA22 9DG, England
+44 15394 34666
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

After previous visits, we had high expectations at Lucys'. The vegetarian options sounded interesting and the avocado starter was very simple but fine. However both main courses very hugely disappointing and reminded us of how vegetarian food was years ago lacking imagination and, in this case, seasoning too. Disappointing too to find that although we left most of the food... More 

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Thank shieldslinda
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

The ambience in this restaurant is the best in Ambleside in our opinion. It was cozy, and if you are celebrating a special event, you will be made to feel special indeed. It looked like they wrote up your event at the top of the menu! The menu is interesting and varied. We had the salmon and a chicken dish--chicken... More 

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Thank Burgesskpc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We went to Lucy's at 6.30pm and was told by the Blonde lady who seemed to be the hostess that there were no tables until 8.15pm, so me and my partner decided to take that booking. We went back at 8.10pm where we queued patiently, the gentleman behind the bar informed the Hostess lady that we were here and she... More 

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3 Thank Nicola C
Lucyonaplate, General Manager at Lucy4 Wine Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

well, well, Nicola C - there you are - my front of house supervisor (together with other members of the team who were working that night) thought that you would post a review and would that we, as hospitality providers, could post reviews of guests (I've tried that but you're not allowed to ... apparently we have to take it... More 

Warrington, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

cool place - friendly staff and great cocktails - good atmosphere, will definitely call back next time in Ambleside

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Thank Andrew B
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed lovely cocktails one rainy afternoon, really knowledgeable barman who knew his stuff and would highly recommend the Porn Star Martini. A few more cushions, candles etc would have added to the comfort and most wine bars do put a few little salty nibbles out with your drinks which would have been nice....a win for the bar too as you... More 

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Thank Angie0108
Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Great wine and cocktail bar with a small outside seating area and the most helpful barman. He was so polite and made suggestions as to what we could try next. Management should be very proud of the customer service he provides, he was the reason we returned three nights running. Wish I'd got his name so you could give him... More 

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Thank Jeanlee2014
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

We picked Lucy4 as my girlfriend had visited previously for tapas. They have stopped serving food at this location and have moved food over the main restaurant across the street, Lucy's On A Plate (please see our other review). We were the only people in at 5pm on a Thursday night, never the less, the barman Nico (Polish fella from... More 

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Thank Route66-2012
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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893 reviews
625 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 453 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Went in for a glass of wine but we decided to stay and down 2 bottles between 4 of us. Lovely staff giving excellent reviews and recommendations on wine. Definately worth a visit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

we were going to the cinema and wanted a drink before hand.The local pubs were very busy but this is a lovely little place with very knowledgeable staff and excellent selection of wines

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Thank Pat M
Preston, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

The barman could have sold us anything at any price but instead recommended a £15 bottle of Grillo that we had never tried before, it was excellent, well done!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 32
Cuisine
International, Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 St. Marys Lane, Ambleside LA22 9DG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 34666
Description
Lucy4 Wine Bar & Bistro is tucked away in the backstreets of Ambleside and is a combination of cockt4ils, wines, continental and local bottled beers, soft drinks, together with a wide range of mix and match style food ... it's not exactly tapas in that the portions are bigger than tapas and a little more interesting in variety. It's a fun and fiendish place 4 everyone ... Ideal 4 Individuals, Perfect 4 Parties, Cosy 4 Couples and Fun 4 Families. Live Acoustic guitar most Sundays from 9pm. Open daily from 5pm and last food orders at 10.30pm. Set on two levels, with entrances at both - outside decking area as well as small, compact bar area. Friendly staff, all in all an interestingly, different dining experience - if you do anything ... do a chocolate fondue - be a Devil and try Lucy4!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?