/ Ambleside gastro pub recommendations
Queens Head Troutbeck is better for a bit less money and very nice food.
I've always found the portions at the drunken duck OK. It's my fave place to treat myself to coffe or lunch at the end of a bike ride*
*yes that's extravagant - but if you don't look after yourself who will:)
Food at the Drunken Duck is excellant, but I'll second those who say the portions are a little on the small side - particularly if you're a veggie.
I complained about the portion size last time I was there and they admitted that they assume veggies are women who want smaller portions ! But they did apologise and do me a second larger portion free of charge. I still had room for a pudding, but then I had been out cycling all day.
Nice place to stay as well.
To the OP: In Ambleside itself several of the pubs do hearty pub grub - my favourite has always been the Unicorn - but nothing gastro. I would however highly recommend Lucy 4 or Zefferellis if you want something a little more upmarket.
Didn't know they'd gone bust - but then again not been there since last July. And I do remember my wife reckoned it wasn't quite as good as previous visits
Whats that Log cabin place like, been passing it for years but never tried it.
Zeffs is good, and the Unicorn is OK but generally I find Ambleside dissapointing for food and rarely eat there.
How about this,spend abot £4 on some wine glasses and plates in a charity shop unless you have a picnic set and spend £30 in Booths on a Gourmet picnic with Fine Beer or Wine, Some good bread, a Roast Chicken, salad, crisps and Brie de Meaux or whatever you fancy and eat it on top of Wansfell watching the sun go down, it`s only a short stiff walk to the top, then back down to finish off in the Golden Rule
We had a meal at Lucy's on a Plate a couple of weeks ago (and the food, service and ambience were all very good). Lucy was still very much on the scene, running the place. I guess it could be that she's sought some outside finance / backers, who've kept her in there in a management capacity. That's not how she tells it though.
It's still my top pick for food in Ambleside
I'm glad it's still there whoever runs it - always been good when we've been.
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