We were staying at its sister venue Ambleside Manor on a three night break, including dinner at Zefferellis one night, though we did in fact end up dining there two nights in a row.
The place was packed to the rafters on a half term weekend and has a buzzing atmosphere, is really spacious and has excellent lighting for dining. We were shown through to a table for two and served by Robin, who with other members of staff, did an excellent job looking after us.
Starter was avocado caponata, a perfect start, I adore avocado and I will copy this dish, when I get back home, it was so tasty.
I was fairly full at this point and although summer pudding was on offer, I chose a lighter option, elderflower and lemon sorbet, a perfect palate cleanser.
I was so determined to try the Nut Wellington, we went back to Zefferellis the following night and lucky for me, there were two portions left. I knew this would be a filling dish, so only had a green salad starter, choosing another cracking vegan wine, a Trentino Merlot.
The Wellington made of pecans and cashews, served with mashed potato, roast vegetables and a red wine sauce, has to be the best rendition of this dish, I have ever eaten. It had everything, it was packed with flavour, moist, rich, comforting and I nearly licked my plate clean, no wonder it sells out. Thanks Dan (:-)
I was way too full for pudding, but try to keep me away from Zefferellis in future, it is a legend in Ambleside, apparent by its popularity, at any time of the day. A wonderful experience and a must visit place, for any vegans visiting the area.