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Rattle Gill Cafe

2 Bridge Street, Ambleside LA22 9DU, England
+44 7975 912990
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  • Excellent90%
  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“quiche” (49 reviews)
“cakes” (215 reviews)
“tasting plate” (19 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Healthy, Soups, Gluten Free Options
2 Bridge Street, Ambleside LA22 9DU, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed my cream scone, took the family the next day, really lovely location too by the ghyll, got a friendly and 'independent' vibe wth veggie options and great cakes

Thank fluffywhiskers
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We loved the food at the Rattle Gill Cafe. Good portion size with lovely side salad. The cake selection was fab too! Would definitely recommend.

Thank JennyT2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this place by its sign as it is tucked away down an alley, but well worth it. Compact and not very large. Good value and good small selection.

Thank seebee1609
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn't appreciate this is a veggie establishment, but the food was great and the coffee even better! Top stuff!

Thank Kevin D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed quiche and side salad for lunch,rather tasty.Very reasonably priced and the service was excellent.Will definitely go back.Well worth a visit.

Thank 43,416
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i was in here last week for some lunch after having a good look for some amazing crystal jewellery at some of the shops near by, i have been here before last year, and managed to get the right day that they are open. This...More

Thank ammie t
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Showed up as a family of 10. Hosts were highly accommodating, helpful, and honest. Never knew vegetarian choices can be THIS GOOD. Try the quiche, jacket potato, or chili.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been visiting Rattle Ghyll for the last 2 years whenever I'm in Ambleside and it never disappoints. Friendly, relaxed atmosphere, simple but thoughtfully prepared food, great cakes, comfortable surroundings and (importantly!) nice people. I usually ignore the green stuff on the side of my...More

1  Thank betweencloudshadows
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely, friendly cafe serving the most delicious home made cakes and great coffee. Lovely location fantastic for a sunny afternoon. Be warned it does get very busy, so pick a quiet time to ensure you can get a seat!

Thank s0phiecurran
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Great food great location, fully vegetarian without being hippy about it. Location is lovely and tucked away just enough to make it quiet.

Thank Daniel H
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Questions & Answers
24 March 2017|
Response from Athena002 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I remember they had both vegetarian and vegan food on offer
10 September 2016|
Response from Jonny-Northerner | Reviewed this property |
Hi, You could try getting in touch with them via their website. Best Wishes, Jonathan
Suhan S
1 June 2015|
Response from ckestell | Property representative |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Bridge Street, Ambleside LA22 9DU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 7975 912990
We open our doors at 10am and serve homemade food. We stop serving savoury hot food at 4pm to allow us time to prep for the following day. We do still serve teas, coffees and cakes until 4.30pm. Please do come and visit and fill your hungry tummies!
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