Together offering two vegetarian restaurants, six cinema screens and live entertainment

Established 40 years ago, Zeffirellis is Ambleside’s most popular venue for food and entertainment.

Unique in style, taste and atmosphere and with many awards for its cuisine, ‘Zeffs’ and its  partner Fellinis offer contemporary surroundings, live entertainment and a wide choice of current films.




The cinema at Zeffirellis is where it all began – we even chose the name in homage to one of the all time great movie directors Franco Zeffirelli.
Some 40 years later and we have 5 screens in total – 2 at our Compston Road site and 2 further screens at ‘Zeffs by the Park’,  just 100 metres away.

Zeffirellis is an independent cinema that supports new and emerging talents within the world of cinema and the arts. All screens benefit from Dolby® surround sound systems, air conditioning and induction loops.

Zeffirellis offers contemporary jazz and world music performances  Fridays and Saturdays upstairs in our Jazz Bar. Most of our live music events are free and start around 8:30pm.

Food is served in the Jazz Bar from 4pm but please note that children under 16 years of age are not permitted in the bar areas after 9pm.


Mediterranean influences using the best ingredients, preferably organic, cooked with passion and presented with more than just a hint of flair.

The restaurant surroundings complement the flavour of the dishes. Ambient lights and a glazed waterfall provide a contemporary setting for an instantly friendly atmosphere.

Coffee and light food menu also available during the day.

Fellinis is our modern ‘Vegeterranean’ restaurant catering for the most discerning vegetarian palette with a distinct Mediterranean twist.

Above the restaurant a state of the art digital cinema shows the latest arthouse and niche film productions.
We look forward to welcoming you to Fellinis.

Both Zeffirellis and Fellinis offer the popular great value Movie Deal combining a reserved cinema seat and two course meal. This costs just £22.75, if you eat at Zeffirellis, and £24.75 if you eat at Fellinis.
Your meal can include either a starter and a main course or a main course and a dessert from our restaurant menus. Drinks are not included in our Movie Deal and must be purchased separately. Advance table reservations are recommended to avoid disappointment.

For full information including current cinema and entertainment programmes,
restaurant menus and bookings  www.zeffirellis.com

Zeffirellis, Compston Road, Ambleside.
Fellinis, Church Street, Ambleside
Tel 015394 33845