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Chesters - Café by the River

Skelwith Bridge, Ambleside (Nr.), Cumbria, LA22 9NN
An excellent café/restaurant/tea room under the same ownership as the nearby Drunken Duck (q.v.). It occupies a stunning location alongside the River Brathay and the outside terrace is a marvellous place to eat in sunny weather.

They offer a menu pleasantly-heavy with local seasonal produce. These are divided into 'starters/lighter dishes' and 'main meals' + afternoon Tea type items.

The former might include the likes of ' Risotto of Beetroot, Goats' Cheese and fresh Herbs'; 'Fresh Linguini with Smoked Bacon, Mushrooms and Tarragon Cream' and 'Home-made Soup with Granary Bread'.

The latter perhaps 'Wild Boar and Apple Sausages with Crushed New Potatoes and a Calvados Cream Sauce'; 'Salad of Cumbrian Air-Dried Ham with Celeriac Rémoulade, Fine Beans and Herbs' and 'Braised Shin of Galloway Beef with Creamed Potatoes and Red Wine Gravy'.

As well as a few desserts, such as 'Treacle Tart' and 'Lemon Cream Pie' they offer a delicious selection of home-made cakes & biscuits - all made usingop-quality local ingredients such as free-range eggs, high-quality chocolate and fresh fruit. All the jam's and curd's on offer are made in-house.
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Other Details

  • Food Style: Budget Restaurants - the best
  • Lunch: all week, 10.00-16.30; mains around £9 to £14
  • Dinner: Closed
  • Wine: a concise, but carefully chosen list is offered
  • Children's portions: Yes, when possible
  • Wheelchair access: please enquire
  • Nearest station: Windermere Rail
  • Directions: See the map on this page
  • Closed: D all week; some Bank Holidays, enquire about Christmas openings
  • Outside eating

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Contact Details

Tel: 015394-32553
Address: Skelwith Bridge, Ambleside (Nr.), Cumbria, LA22 9NN
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