Monday, 31 October 2016

Fellinis Church Street Ambleside 29th October 2016

Fellinis a fine dining vegetarian restaurant, opened in 2009, right in the centre of Ambleside, incorporates a studio cinema, so you can have a full evening out, although we only dined this visit.

We were staying at its sister venue Ambleside Manor on a three night break, including dinner one night at Fellinis, not your run of the mill vegetarian restaurant, it is modern, but not minimalist, with contemporary furnishings and excellent lighting for dining.

Fellinis offers a Mediterranean menu, with a good selection of vegan and gluten free options, clearly marked, with an impressive twenty two vegan wines on the list.

My wine choice was a white Torrontes from Argentina and I loved the label and the wine, went perfectly with my food choices.

Soup of the day was cauliflower, served with sun-dried tomato bread, a waiter quickly confirmed the bread was soya free, so it was an easy choice, as I love cauliflower.   The soup was smooth, creamy and with some black pepper and the bread to soak it up, was quickly devoured.

I chose seasonal vegetables and cashews in ginger almond sauce, for a main course, as I adore this kind of dish, so light, yet packed with flavour, the whole dish was spot on perfect for my liking.

Who could resist chocolate mousse for dessert, served with caramelised pistachios and strawberries, even more amazing it was made with avocado, it was so smooth, you would swear it contained cream.   This was a cracker of a pudding, rich and lush, chocolate heaven, but light to end the meal.

Service from the front of house team was brilliant, especially William, who looked after us for most of the evening.   I would imagine a good proportion of diners were not even vegetarian, but with food this good, I doubt whether anyone would miss meat or fish, the food is so polished.   Fellinis will definitely be seeing us again very soon and should be on every vegans to visit list, when in the Lakes.

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