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Matthew's Bistro

Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9DJ, England
+44 15394 31234
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Restaurant Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9DJ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I went for dinner 16th Nov to celebrate my bday. Incredibly friendly and funny staff, whom made us feel very welcome and relaxed. The food was fabulous, a great choice and was very tasty - the prawns were amazing - delicious. We...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked a table before 7pm to benefit from the early evening menu. There was plenty of choice and the food we chose was tasty and well presented. The chocolate and cherry cheesecake we had for dessert deserves a special mention as it was scrumptious!...More

Thank LandK729
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited with three of us. Very friendly and efficient. Two good set menus and a la carte. Wine and beer were reasonable and the food was served hot and fresh.

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Lake District for half term week and decided to treat ourselves to a nice meal out, so checked out trip advisor to find a place to eat. Liked what we read about Mathew’s Bistro so thought we’d book a table. Glad we...More

Thank Meloxf97
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious food from an imaginative menu (which meant we had to visit twice as we were spoiled for choice), very helpful staff and an early evening discount makes this the ideal place to eat in Ambleside. Definitely child friendly as there is plenty of choice...More

Thank Clare K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked to go to Matthews with 8 family members on 2nd November. We all chose two courses for £21 which was good value. Great atmosphere fabulous food and friendly staff. Would definitely recommend this little bistro. Probably need to book in busy periods.

Thank Lorrjeff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Matthew's Bistro on 2 November 2017 with my wife, daughter and two young grandchildren- eating early with the young children, Service was friendly and prompt. There were there menus plus a children's menu - an early evening menu, a mid evening menu and a...More

Thank glenvineman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked Matthews Bistro by phone approximately ten days in advance for 8pm Saturday 28th October 2017 to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I selected it after reading good reviews on Trip. We arrived at the Bistro 12 minutes early and I introduced myself to the...More

Thank Bob B
Matthew C, Owner at Matthew's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

very sorry to hear of your negative experience in my bistro but i feel i must respond seeing as you have left a one star review and have never dined with us the Saturday night in question was during half term possibly the busiest night...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for well cooked food, just a little different, eat here. Each time we visit we never walk away unhappy. They cater for all types of people, couples, young families and all. Their French Onion soup is brilliant- love the touch of...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So our day was spent in Carlisle and then a circuitous drive into Ambleside via Hard Knot Pass and Wry Nose Pass (well worth a look) We were looking for somewhere to eat so checked TA and saw that Matthew’s reviewed quite well. We booked...More

Thank Rob C
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Questions & Answers
8 August 2017|
Response from Matthew C | Property representative |
please ring the bistro after 3pm
Linda K
28 June 2017|
Response from Matthew C | Property representative |
no we close on a sunday apart from bank holidays

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9DJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 31234
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