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The Old Mill North Road, Ambleside LA22 9DT, England
+44 15394 33370
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came across this lovely cafe. As it was a nice day we sat outside. Orders are taken inside and then food is delivered to you when ready. Great friendly service, the outside of the cafe is beautiful with a little river running next to it and lovely seating area. Definitely recommended

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Thank reynoldshmp
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A decent cafe in the centre of Ambleside by the river. Had tasty carrot and red pepper soup, sausage bap, two rolls and a gluten free toastie. Great selection of gluten free sandwiches and cakes but felt the 'regular' bread was a bit lacking - the bread with the soup and filled rolls were soft white baps, the same as... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This cafe is by the side of the stream in the centre of Ambleside. We were fortunate as the sun came out and we were able to sit outside. There is a good choice for a light lunch we had the homemade soup which was really tasty. The selection of cakes were really good and so were the portions! A... More 

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Thank Gaff_11
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went in the summer and sat outside, the atmosphere was lovely. The outdoor space is very pretty, lots of flowers and a stream flowing down the side. Good range of food and drinks. And good service.

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Thank roseeb93
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely place to grab a coffee and a cake whilst enjoying the gurgling stream that runs past the cafe. The service is prompt, drinks are very good and that location perfect.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had quiche, soup, and chocolate cake. All delicious. Super charming decor as well, and dog friendly. Highly recommend.

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Thank emilyenix
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

7 of use ate here over the Easter period, lovely quirky café but very overpriced. When we arrived the tables were littered with the previous occupants crockery and cutlery and when it still hadn't been cleared up 10 minutes after we sat down I had to ask someone to remove them. I ordered the childrens hamper at £5.95, it was... More 

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Thank Helen N
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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256 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

After getting soaked on our return from Wray Castle, we got a great welcome from a very friendly team who reheated my order following my return to the car park. All food was well-presented and used good ingredients. Salmon in the quiche, ham and mature cheddar in the panini, strong coffee and the home-made toffee sponge. Star of the show... More 

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Thank coh8
Manchester
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71 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Want somewhere that is very different this is for you. What an interesting place eat or drink inside or outside near the river. We had coffee and scones inside which I think must be the old watermill building. We had the Jumbo cup of coffee bet you have never had bigger!

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Thank Carol157
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116 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a lovey day thus is a gem. You can sit by the river enjoying a drink and something to eat and watch and listen to the river. During our visit I had a toastie and then had a piece of carrot cake which was lovely. Dogs are also made very welcome.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Old Mill North Road, Ambleside LA22 9DT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 33370

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?