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Lucy's on a plate

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Church Street, Ambleside LA22 0BU, England
+44 15394 31191
12:00 - 21:00
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our first courses were excellent, crayfish in mornay sauce (although it was scalding hot) and mushroom risotto. Mains were a bit mixed though. The other half had the roast beef Sunday lunch. Rare roast beef on a pile of veg and roasties, topped with a Yorkshire pud and served with a big jug of gravy. He was very happy with... More 

Thank PerTheCat
Derby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

During our stay in Ambleside we popping into Lucy's on the off chance there was a table for two free. There was no sign saying it was full, or that you needed to book so was slightly put off by the young waitresses obvious amazement that we were asking for a table ! We were left waiting by the door... More 

1 Thank Jeanie_elite
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here on 20 April having read the menu whilst walking around Ambleside (where there is so much choice it's difficult to decide where to go). We called and booked a table and were glad we had as the restaurant soon filled. There's a very good range of dishes, and some you can order either a standard or smaller... More 

Thank YorkshireSparkler
Wirral, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We often stop here for lunch when in or near Ambleside. Food always good, service with a smile, good value for money.

Thank Jonathan B
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a wonderful meal at Lucys, welcoming and quirky. The meal was incredible and the menu offered unique dishes that showed "skill and taste" as advertised. Everyone welcome from families to couples dressed in their rambling gear or suitable for a fine dining experience. Added touches such as the daily personalised menu were special and the service attentive. No negative... More 

Thank Francesca L
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was great but we were let down by the service. We had to wait 45 minutes to be sat down. One of the waiters was very unhelpful did not catch his name but was a tall guy. We asked for a water couple of times never arrived. I felt they were only looked after big tables didnt care... More 

Thank Lan R
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely brilliant find, well worth a visit. Very accommodating staff, friendly. Top tip, try the shin of beef. Talk about melt in the mouth! Very reasonably priced. My first visit and will definitely be back. 10/10

Thank Mark C
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were undecided on what we wanted to eat and where to go, however we booked here last minute at 8:30pm for 9pm expecting not to get a table however they were very accommodating and the food was lovely, would definitely recommend!

Thank laurengal22
Southport, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here on a rainy Easter Sunday lunchtime. It was very cosy and welcoming, nice tasteful décor. Thought it would be heaving as most places were but was pleasantly quiet. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. Food was lovely, I had the lamb tagine and it was hearty, delicious and warming. Kids and husband were happy too.

Thank Greendenee
Southport, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came across this place by accident and had a nice lunch...wife loved her Lamb tagine. Kids liked their soup and hummus n bread. My fish n chips was good.

Thank Simon R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 38
Bar, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Street, Ambleside LA22 0BU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 31191
OPENING HOURS MONDAY TO FRIDAY FROM 5PM LAST ORDERS 9.30PM SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FROM 11AM EVENING MENU FROM 5PM LAST ORDERS 9.30PM Lucy's on a plate has been operational now for over 25 years and offers a unique and quirky dining experience - everchanging but the ethos remaining the same - catering for a variety of different palates - especially popular for the range of gluten free dishes and delicious desserts ... over 30 desserts made on the premises from Borrowdale Sticky Banana Pudding through to Apple and Almond Eve's Pudding as well as innovative and inventive temptations such as Toffee Vodka Cheesecake and Sorbet Sparklers. Ensure you book for the evening menu and you could find yourself mentioned in dispatches-great for birthdays and special occasions - there's a lovely large table for bigger groups (up to 16) and special celebrations are most welcome. Exclusive use with bespoke menus for weddings and suchlike is also a possibility and parties are managed expertly, without destroying the romantic ambience in other parts of the restaurant. The menu is typed daily with a wide range of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes(gluten free again marked clearly on the menus)! Join us for Brunch and Lunch ON SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS at Lucy's from 11am MONDAY TO FRIDAY Lucy's on a plate opens from 5pm with last orders at 9.30pm (Just Desserts up until 10.30pm). Lucy's chooses local produce to cook in a global fashion. Lucy's is NOT a fast food restaurant, but allows you to enjoy the company of friends, family, loved ones or simply relish the pleasure of being on your own. Dine or drink ... or pop in for your Just Desserts ... you decide, we'll provide. Lucy's is a place that once you've discovered - you'll never forget. PLEASE NOTE THAT LUCY'S IS NOT OPEN FOR LUNCH DURING THE WEEK (Monday to Friday) But Lucy's is open for Brunch, Lunch and Afternoon Teas from 11am Saturday and Sunday - evening menu commencing at 5pm. Christmas and New Year - Open (Booking essential) Pre-booked Lunch Parties of 12 or more can be accommodated on request during the week.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?