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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%
Travellers talk about
“lamb henry” (42 reviews)
“wild boar” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9DJ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We have never been to this Bistro,and we come to Ambleside every year,we will definitely come again. The food was delicious with lovely fresh veg.Expect large portions I had the beef bourgounon,my husband had chicken and my brother had lamb,I don't know how they managed...More

1  Thank Elaine P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely bistro in Ambleside to have a decent meal. Great service from the staff. Didn't have to wait long even though there was 8 of us. Really lovely food. Good choice on the menu too to suit most people. I would definitely recommend but also...More

Thank louistheman
Reviewed 1 week ago

tried on the off chance , very accomodating,suggest you book a table,food gorg.all 4 of our meals were very tasty

Thank 998russell
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food 'good' rather than 'excellent'. Both outfaced by the size of the main courses (but 'someone' nevertheless followed with a pud!).

Thank rennatian
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked in at 6pm to be given a table as not fully booked. They do a £15.95 2 course menu before 7pm and what a bargain. Home made pate was magnificent and plenty of it. Salad and onion marmalade too and toast. Main course of...More

Thank greglister1956
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for our first meal in Ambleside here, and it was just fantastic. Warm and comfortable atmosphere with incredibly delicious food. We had their three course meal option; my husband started with their fish cakes while I had a Caesar salad, then we...More

Thank lsw2590
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had two dinners here, mainly because our experience on the first night was so good, and the second meal was every bit as delicious as the first. The menu has excellent and unique choices and the wine selection was both varied, and covering a...More

Thank prulake
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good value for money and the food was delicious. Seemed quite busy all the time so I would recommend you book in advance.

Thank maxine G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose to eat here as we had walked all day and were really hungry. The early bird menu was a bonus and the red wine delicious. The owner was very helpful and friendly and food hearty and great value.

Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here on the 2nd night of a trip away, and luckily had booked beforehand as the place was full and people coming in without bookings were turned away. Nice atmosphere in the place, friendly service and very knowledgeable about the dishes and also about...More

Thank Rosie H
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Lindsay H
Hi, is this suitable for children? they are 3 and 5. they will eat a wide variety of food just wondered if its somewhere people bring children or not? thank you
19 April 2017|
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Response from Matthew C | Property representative |
Hi will you be open Easter Sunday? Thanks
17 March 2017|
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Response from Matthew C | Property representative |
can I book a table
9 March 2017|
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Response from Peter S | Reviewed this property |
Apologies for late reply. Yes you can book.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
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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