Places to go out & eat & drink in Ambleside
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Local Restaurants, Cafes, Pubs, Bars, etc in Ambleside

Places to eat & drink in Ambleside.

An old market town whose charter was granted in 1650, Ambleside is one of Lakeland’s tourist hotspots. It first became popular in the 19th century when new-fangled railways sparked a travelling boom.

The poet William Wordsworth worked here as the Distributor of Stamps for Westmorland. There is a Wordsworth chapel at St. Mary's Church and nearby is Rydal House where he once taught. Another literary figure, Mrs Hemans ('the boy stood on a burning deck’) lived at 'Dove Nest’ in the 19th century. The poet and critic Matthew Arnold also lived here.

A number of 17th century buildings, including a watermill, give the town an air of historic importance. The Bridge House, now a National Trust information centre, is an interesting folly spanning the beck of Stock Ghyll. The town also has a medieval rush-bearing ceremony at St. Mary's Church each July.

We cannot give a full list of all available food outlets but below is a small selection of those available in Ambleside or surrounding areas.

Places to eat & drink in Ambleside...

Lucy's On A Plate

Church St, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0BU
Tel: 015394 31191     E-mail:

Cafe and Restaurant. Lucy 4 Wine Bar and Bistro. Inside Out Outside Catering. Delicatessen. Once Discovered Not Forgotten. Specialist Grocer.

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The Jumble Room Cafe

Langdale Rd, Grasmere, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9SU
Tel: 015394 35188     E-mail:

The Jumble Room Cafe was born out of a desire to provide a high standard of comfort and service, but above all home cooked local recipes that seem to have been forgotten in our busy world! Our bread is baked daily and is organic, with such delicious flavours as Pomodoro with sun dried tomatoes and celery seed, wild mushroom, Burgundian walnut and onion or olive with fresh basil are jut a few to tempt the palate. Our menu is varied and is freshly prepared daily using only the finest produce.

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Zeffirellis Pizzeria

Compston Rd, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9DN
Tel: 015394 33845    Fax: 015394 32986

Zeffirellis is a lively and stylish Wholefood Pizzeria with Two Cinemas, Shopping Gallery and Garden Room Cafe, situated in the heart of the English Lake District.

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Cumbria Carvery

Grasmere Courtyard, Stock Lane, Grasmere, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9SJ
Tel: 015394 35005    Fax: 0870 7061696

Situated in the heart of the picturesque Lakeland village of Grasmere. Cumbria Carvery is the ideal place for lunch, dinner or just a light snack or refreshment. We can seat up to 85 guests. Daytime self-service. You can find us as part of the Grasmere Courtyard covered shopping arcade. All meats and specials home-cooked on the premises.

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Amble's Brasserie

Lake Rd, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0AD
Tel: 015394 33970

Patrons Keith, Jean and family welcome you to Amble's Brasserie. A wealth of experience as a chef instructor in far-flung outposts of the Commonwealth has ensured an enviable reputation in the preparation of good food, giving more than value for money.

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Doi Intanon Thai Restaurant

Market Place, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9BU
Tel: 015394 32119

Chris & Busara welcome you to The Lake District's only authentic Thai restaurant. We use only the best fresh ingredients to produce truly authentic Thai cuisine with all the flavours you would expect. Open Monday - Saturday 6-10pm and Sundays on Bank Holidays. If you're planning a trip to the Lakes come visit us but be sure to book first to avoid disappointment.

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Tagore Indian Restaurant

Compston Rd, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9DJ
Tel: 015394 34346

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The Rowan Tree Restaurant

Church Bridge, Stocks Lane, Grasmere, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9RS
Tel: 015394 35528

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China Cottage

7 Lake Rd, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0AD
Tel: 015394 31388

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