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The Giggling Goose Cafe

The Old Mill North Road, Ambleside LA22 9DT, England
+44 15394 33370
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible11%
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“scones” (54 reviews)
“cake” (61 reviews)
“bread” (27 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
The Old Mill North Road, Ambleside LA22 9DT, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The location of The Giggling Goose is incredible, especially on a hot summer day. It is next to the river leading up to the waterfalls. There are outside tables and you can eat your meal while listening to the sounds of water and people walking...More

Thank Nextplorer123
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Could be a brilliant cafe. Rude staff, poor service, poor quality of food. Tables not cleared. Chef nearly knocked my wife over and didn't even say sorry. Cake had flies all over them. Over priced rubbish. Avoid.

Thank Jack A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I arrived at the cafe from the garden side, walked in and sat at one of the tables. A couple with a baby were seated at one of the other tables with coffees. A guy came out and said 'Excuse me', not the normal greeting...More

Thank Tim P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many more sophisticated places in Ambleside, but this has wholesome fare and a lovely riverside spot.

Thank PeteLucy434
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place whilst visiting Ambleside and glad we did. The cheese scones here are amazing! There is seating outside next to the river and seating inside upstairs. Served quickly and managed to get the last free table. Didn't wait too long for our food...More

Thank Sophie2327
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Passing by after a long walk and called in for a bite to eat. What a quaint place. Seating inside and outside by the bubbling river, with blankets and cushions provided if you want to sit out. The food we had was lovely and there...More

Thank jbackhouse136
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Called in after a long walk wanting a bite to eat and drinks Situated in the centre of Ambleside on the bridge You can sit outside if you like or inside the converted mill you will see the cafe All food was excellent, great choices...More

Thank ahickman6
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Visited for a cream tea, just wanted to purchase one but was forced into buying two due to a card limit issue. The scones were awfully dry, not enough jam was provided and for the price the quality just wasn't there.

Thank CoralSapphire
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Other reviewers have commented on this being a little scruffy. One man's scruffy is, I guess, another man's informal, and yet another's relaxed. The Giggling Goose is certainly informal, but sitting outside on a sunny day with the river a mere 2 metres away, enjoying...More

Thank PriceTheOrgan
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We only popped in for a drink but found the staff surly and rude to our children and another guest. Flat white coffee tasted thin and burnt and the cafe was scruffy with dirty toilets. Such a shame for this prime location. Should be much...More

Thank Susie L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Old Mill North Road, Ambleside LA22 9DT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 33370
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