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Matthew's Bistro

Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9DJ, England
+44 15394 31234
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9DJ, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Arrived early, very hungry, after long day walking so took advantage of the early bird menu. Everything was good, particularly enjoyed the risotto and other half still drools over memory of the chocolate cherry cheesecake. Friendly service too.

Thank Claire D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We booked a table and were seated straight away. The restaurant was very unassuming, with a nice friendly atmosphere. We both had the set menu, which was good value for money and delicious, although only managed to share a dessert. The service was a little...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wonderful food once again. When we visit Ambleside (twice a year) we visit on at least two occasions during the week. The food is excellent and always plentiful and of a good wholesome standard. Peter manages the restaurant with a certain penache Which is always...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The early evening menu, order before 7pm, at £18.95 for three courses is very good value. The meal was very tasty with good service. We booked before arriving in Ambleside after checking reviews on Trip Advisor.

Thank Brian Q
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant, nice ambience, the food was really good and service excellent and the staff were really friendly.

Thank Hazel B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Trawled around Ambleside during the day and and found quite a mixture of eating places. We dont want fine dining on holiday but good portions, food and price. After having checked tripadviser we chose Matthew's. Wow first night we couldn't manage a desert and food,...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've eaten here lots on our visits to Ambleside. The food is always lovely and the portions are really generous, one day I will manage a pudding. Service is always good and friendly, you can see why they are always so busy so reservations are...More

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food and service were excellent. Nothing was a problem. I had made a reservation for 6 and then arrived with an extra person.

Thank nicola f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best meal we had in all of Ambleside and surrounding areas! We booked a corner table for four, and we weren't disappointed. The restaurant has outstanding staff with great senses of humor. Peter, (we originally presumed he was the owner), was warm, witty and...More

Thank jane s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I read so many v.good reviews so we booked with confodence. 2 hours later we couldnt wait to get home. We had the set menu for after 7pm. I chose fried goats cheese. The outside was hard to cut and chewy..was it twice fried as...More

Thank Joy P
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Questions & Answers
8 August 2017|
Response from Matthew C | Property representative |
please ring the bistro after 3pm
Linda K
28 June 2017|
Response from Matthew C | Property representative |
no we close on a sunday apart from bank holidays
Lindsay H
19 April 2017|
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Response from Matthew C | Property representative |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9DJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 31234
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