Lucy 4

St Mary's Lane Ambleside LA22 9DG

If Lucy's main restaurant is rammed – or if you're just in the mood for a drink and a bite of tapas – then the sister wine bar, just a few steps away, usually does the trick. The menu is a mix-and-match affair of little plates from around the world – koftas to calamari, pasta to potato wedges – and there are some good wines as well. We like it later on at night, when the mood chills out, the lights are turned low and the music shifts up a gear, but it's always worth a look – and on summer nights you can pile outside onto the little deck.

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