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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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Italian, Pizza, European, Healthy
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Jazz Bar, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We came up to the Lake District on our honeymoon, and as a vegan and vegetarian, it was hard to find good food. We were only on our honeymoon for a week, but we ate here twice for dinner as it was so delicious, met...and exceeded our requirements, and was good value for money!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome & delicious dishes, Vegetarian with eggs only, very popular , very friendly serving, feel at home, Mezze platter, Sweet potato soup & grilled peers were awesome. Enjoyed fully

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After lunch and a spot of shopping we popped in here for a drink and a cake. Well, tiramisu to be precise! Very nice tiramisu - moist but not soggy and nice and boozy. I would give it an 8/10! Service was friendly too. We...just sat in the front at the window so we could people watch. Nice chilled atmosphere.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My favourite place in Ambleside, myself and friends come here most mornings now for our coffee to start the day ahead after taking the kids to school, and we regularly come for lunch/tea aswell! We always know we are going to get good service with...a smile and great food & drinks ❤️ over the time of coming here I've become good friends with a few of the waitresses specially Suzanne, Elvira & Emilia they are our morning ladies most the time and we are always greated with a smile! And the rest of the staff are just as nice too! Thank you team zeffs ❤️More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just want to start of with, We are local, me personally have been coming here for over 30 years. The staff and food over these years have been wonderful and I can’t fault them until today 19th April at 4.30. First impression the lady...on reception looked like she couldn’t be bothered. She asked what we wanted, we said coffee, she asked are we ordering food or maybe a pudding. We said we would have cake, which she replied she didn’t have any. All the time she was looking at the countless empty tables then decided to send us upstairs to the bar. Don’t get me wrong the bar is nice however the section we had to sit in was let’s say , pretty depressing. The guy upstairs was very pleasant and smiley as nearly all the staff here are. The irony was I was thinking I do fancy some food now, no way was I going back downstairs to Mrs sour face, so we decided to go somewhere else for dinner. Very disappointed with it being s regular venue and I have to say, it will be some time till we venture in there again, and if I see her there we will walk straight outMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Maria Ilves, Marketing at Zeffirellis, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, We are really sorry to hear about your recent experience at Zeffirellis. We pride ourselves on our high levels of service and always wish to provide a positive experience for our customers. Could you please email us at enquiries@zeffirellis.com so that we could find...More

Reviewed April 13, 2024 via mobile

I could move to Ambleside to be able to eat here every night I absolutely love it. The staff are lovely rage food is excellent and they even have live music at weekend and a cinema … what’s not to like

Date of visit: April 2024
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Maria Ilves, Marketing at Zeffirellis, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi! Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are delighted to hear that you had a great experience and we hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, Maria

Reviewed April 12, 2024 via mobile

Had table booked by hotel which I had opportunity to confirm before arrival. Was taken straight to table and order taken prompty. We opted to share a garlic bread for starter and it was more than big enough for the two of us . We...had pasta for mains and just about had enough room for pudding and coffee. The restaurant was very busy but service wasnt affected. Would definitely return.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Maria Ilves, Marketing at Zeffirellis, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Ann, Thank you for joining us and for your review. We are glad to hear that you had a great experience despite us being very busy that night. I will make sure to share your kind feedback with the whole restaurant team. We hope...More

Reviewed March 29, 2024

We had the meal and movie deal here and couldn't fault it. Two courses were really nice and service was prompt and friendly. Can't complain.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Maria Ilves, Marketing at Zeffirellis, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi! Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your Movie Deal package and were happy with both the food and the service. We hope to see you again in the future! Kind regards, Maria

Reviewed March 27, 2024

Fantastic little gem . Pictures and a meal . Couldn't fault it food excellent. We go every year. And it just keeps getting betterMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Maria Ilves, Marketing at Zeffirellis, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Carolle, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are delighted to hear that you had a great experience once again and that you enjoy coming every year. Your kind comments are very much appreciated and we look forward to your next visit! Kind regards,...More

Reviewed March 25, 2024

Oh dear, not good at all, we were really looking forward to the jazz bar feel, music was by far the best bit, we both ordered the veggie pizza, but my wife's was cold so she had to send hers back to get it warmed...up, and it tasted like a pre-cooked frozen affair, I also don't like this adding the 10% tip and then you have to ask to get it removed if you are not happy with the service! bit cheeky i feel,,,, anyway, would i eat here again, no, but i would go and just pay the £4 to see the band...More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Maria Ilves, Marketing at Zeffirellis, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are sorry to hear that the food wasn't up to your expectations at this time. It is great to know that you enjoyed the music though, and we do hope that you will give us...More

Reviewed March 18, 2024

The place is nicely decorated and service was competent. But the pizza was definitely below par; the fromage one was way too salty, the bases were more like biscuit than dough and we thought they tasted like they were premade and frozen. I would never...go back. None of the group tried the pasta but but all bar one of us were disappointed by the pizzas. They only do pizza and pasta; I would have expected much better.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Maria Ilves, Marketing at Zeffirellis, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Clare, Thank you for sharing your review about your recent visit to Zeffirellis. We are very sorry to hear that you weren't happy with the food on this occasion. We always try to improve so your feedback is greatly appreciated and we do hope...More

Reviewed March 15, 2024

I come to zeffirellis regularly and the service and food is always 10/10 ! The staff are so friendly and a credit to the place and the food is always amazing and they have great vegan creative options!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Maria Ilves, Marketing at Zeffirellis, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi! Many thanks for your review! Your kind comments are very much appreciated - all of our team will be so happy to hear them. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back soon! Kind regards, Maria

Reviewed March 7, 2024

Did the cinema deal Food lovely and excellent service Great deal and excellent service throughout Good value deal definitely recommend

Date of visit: February 2024
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Maria Ilves, Marketing at Zeffirellis, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Ashley, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us! We are happy to hear that you had a great experience and are very grateful for your recommendation. We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Maria

Reviewed February 29, 2024 via mobile

Beautifully decorated restaurant with superb vegetarian food, the spaghetti bolognaise was excellent and one of the best I’ve ever had (veggie for 30+ yrs, the spinach and ricotta ravioli (had by the other half) was lush. Creamy mushroom starter just yum, could not fault ,...usually hate when a restaurant automatically adds on a service charge but in this case was more than happy. Just go, you’ll love it.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed February 27, 2024

I am vegan and my partner is vegetarian and this is hands down the best restaurant I have ever! been too. We did not plan to go here and just looked for vegan options and it came up. It is such a romantic and beautiful...restaurant. We were so surprised. There was no meat on the menu at all and there was sooooo many options! The staff were incredible and very friendly and accommodating. The food was so good that I had to take some home just so I could try more things! I was blown away with how good the ginger and pear sticky toffee pudding vegan style was. I could have eaten those until I was sick. We were so impressed that even though we are only here for a few days we want to eat there every night! 11/10 ⭐️More

Date of visit: February 2024
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
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