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Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9AD, England
+44 15394 33845
10:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 21:30
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Washington Tyne & Wear
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first visit to Zeffirellis but most certainly won t be our last. Neither myself or my husband are vegetarian and didn't expect the amount of variety that the menu offered. The staff were all very friendly and efficient. Our delicious food arrived very quickly and was piping hot (a real must for us!) We will definitely be... More 

Thank lisawallace
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Zeff's is a great restaurant for a fancy date night or meal with friends/family. Upmarket and very well decorated. This is our usual date night spot. I love the mezze to start (they offer vegan cheese on request) with the lentil ragu for main. Very saucy and filling. Staff are friendly and attentive. Lovely place. And can add a cinema... More 

Thank Hebe D
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Zeffirelli is a very nice restaurant. It doesn't look that big, but once you pop in and look, it goes back to a larger room. It's very friendly and can be busy so recommend to book. The service was very good and quick. As for the food we all had was great. Nice size portions, tasty and lots to choose... More 

Thank Lesley71warren
Kent, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We came across Zeffirellis during a stroll around Ambleside. We noted that they had a deal where you can dine and then watch a film after in the Cinema above the restaurant. We took advantage of the offer booking this a couple of days later. Although a vegetarian restaurant we had a nice meal (pizza) and enjoyed the film. My... More 

Thank MarkandKaren1
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always visit Zeffs when we are in town. The Movie and a Meal ticket is great value (you get reserved seats for the film. Saturday nights is always good for a wide variety of live music. A great place to visit.

Thank Dave M
Droitwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a vegetarian restaurant but that shouldn't stop you from enjoying a tasty meal here. We are not vegetarians but we've always enjoyed our meals. It's got a buzzy atmosphere and combine it with the cineman deal (it's linked to the cinema) and you'll have a good night out.

Thank Grippa315
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food choices could be better - menu could change seasonally to reflect time of year and produce side protions of veg could be added main courses are a tad over priced in my opinion

Thank likestotravel1963
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is buzzing and the food is top notch. Very varied vegetarian restaurant with a cinema thrown in.

Thank linda l
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

An enjoyable evening meal but slightly spoiled by being "rushed". Plates removed almost before you have finished and the next course ready straight away. All too quick and rushed which is a pity because it is a very comfortable Resturant and the food is good.

Thank Terry S
FellinisManager, General Manager at Zeffirellis, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for your review. I am sorry service was rushed for you. We try to have a well organised and paced service so i am disappointed to read your comments. I will speak to the Restaurant Manager. Hope we will see you here again in the future. Regards Stan More 

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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fabulous restaurant. Italian and vegetarian combined. Beautiful decor with the added bonus of a jazz bar and cinema attached. Although we didn't use the cinema the offers available for pre-book dinner and cinema are fantastic value. Can't wait to go again.

Thank Amanda G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 33845

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?