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“A great second visit”
Review of Lucy's on a plate

Lucy's on a plate
Ranked #17 of 122 Restaurants in Ambleside
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$41
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: OPENING HOURS 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
Reviewed 11 November 2017

We visited for a second time with another family whilst on holiday, and we had a great time again. There's masses of choice so everybody could find something they liked (always important with kids!), and the food overall was excellent (the only thing which wasn't up to standard was my duck breast where the skin could have been crispier and the flesh a bit pinker). The restaurant has lots of different rooms, which helped us feel that we could be a bit "noisy" without annoying other customers. All staff were very friendly and welcoming - we were looked after well, and whilst you could say that the service was a bit slow at times, that suited us down to the ground as it made the evening last longer and we wouldn't have wanted it any different! The personalised menus are a nice touch as well. Will certainly return the next time we're in the area.

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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Me and my partner were having a stroll around the town. We were hungry and the twinkly lights attracted my other half. Not expecting much we gave it a go. I’m writing a review simply because we had one of the best meals in a line time. Very classical menu hard to find these days!! I had venison and Fiona had duck both fantastic as were the home made puddings. You will be spoiled for choice with such a well considered menu!!

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Visit Lucy's on a plate. Be sure to book as it gets very busy. An extensive menu with dishes from around the world.

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Thank John B
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Lucy’s on a plate ... well what can I say ... it’s just a joy to visit.
This is our 2nd visit to this lovely quirky restaurant, whilst on a whistle stop stay in the Lakes.
The staff are so friendly and the service second to none. The selection of food is outstanding and all the dishes have quirky names and descriptions. I can’t praise this restaurant enough, my husband and I just love it.
Looking forward to our next visit ..
Keep up the good work!

Thank CRAFTYCAT
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Absolutely disgusting.
The food is horrible.It tastes so good and full of flavour that it kept getting in my mouth euuuwwww.
As for the decor charming and quaint absoltuley terrible.
The owner being away for our visit.
Such ignorance we at least expected 100% attention 100% of the night from the owner.
Didn't she know the Smith duo were coming.
Certainly not going again.
Ps see you Thursday.

Thank Keith S
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