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Old Blue Mill | Lakeland Motor Museum, Backbarrow, England
+44 15395 30448
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09:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:30
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The building is new, light and clean. The food and drinks are reasonably priced and you can sit inside or out with the view of Lake Windermere. Everything from soups, sandwiches, salads and meals followed by cakes. Good value.

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Thank Ken A
Kendal, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Handy to call in after museum visit, good food and good service. Nice and clean, with good choice of menu, good for families too. Good parking too which helps , will de finely call in again when passing

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Thank Deborah D
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great location to enjoy a great meal or just a coffee. Take a window seat and enjoy the view of the river flowing from lake Windermere. Take the motor museum next door or make the most of the walks around the area. The food is good with a varied menu the service is not quick and if... More 

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Thank Anthony Barnsle... S
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97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst attached to the museum the cafe has its own style and atmosphere. A varied menu of good home cooked food served without much wait by friendly staff. An excellent lunch spot.

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Thank adysheff
Perth, United Kingdom
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241 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Normally you get substandard food at attraction cafe's but not here you don't, it was fantastic. The food was so fresh with a salad on the side. The hot chocolate had a lot of cream on it too. The place is also spotless too If I lived near hear or was in the area again I'd come back here just... More 

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Thank Jill M
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This caffe is well worth a visit if you are in the Newby Bridge area of the Lake District. The food is great and they have a really different menu and they have locally sourced meat etc. on a sunny day their veranda next to the river is lovely to sit and chill out in the sunshine while eating delicious... More 

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Thank Coz2013
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

We visit Cafe Ambio regularly when we stay in the Lakeland Village 2 mins away. Staff are friendly, food is always well cooked and presented superbly. The atmosphere is great for families, you can be as noisy or quiet as you like. Sunday lunch is very good value, and breakfasts are to die for! Afternoon tea and cakes are great... More 

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Thank Visitover
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Just had lunch here , the burger , slaw and chips were great value and worth the visit , a shame the decaff coffee was a little tasteless. Addding toasted sandwiches might earn the extra star

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Thank Harris G
Barmouth
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely hot drink with a delicious piece of cake on a recent trip to the lakeland motor museum. Situated on the waters edge, the cafe ambio was the perfect ending to a great trip

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Thank N5131JAcarolinec
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

after struggling for years to find a reasonably priced good quality eating place in kendal , grange over sands, bowness i had giving up but when i went to cafe ambio i had the best eating experience iv'e ever had in lake district. I had a ham and chutney sandwich on wholemeal bread + a pot of tea what i... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 17:30
Monday
09:30 - 17:30
Tuesday
09:30 - 17:30
Wednesday
09:30 - 17:30
Thursday
09:30 - 17:30
Friday
09:30 - 17:30
Saturday
09:30 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Blue Mill | Lakeland Motor Museum, Backbarrow, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Backbarrow
  • Phone Number: +44 15395 30448

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?