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Food and restaurants in Kendal

Top restaurants

French Restaurant
“great French cuisine at the bottom of the High Street. Turn left out of the alleyway and walk through town. You’ll go down the hill, past the Post Office. It’s at the road crossing. LA9 4QG.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A pub popular with families, serving traditional meals with parking, a beer garden and playground.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Serving really excellent soups and salads plus a hot dish, eat in or take away. Also does nice cake and coffee.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excellent food and service with attention to detail. The menu changes regularly and you'll be spoilt for choice. There is also an excellent vegetarian menu and vegan options as well.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Modern bistro. Book ahead for a table or enjoy the beer garden in the sunshine.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Kendal’s oldest inhabited building, now a fine dining restaurant run by Kendal College. It’s the best food at a lower price than you’d normally pay for something this upmarket. You can have a free tour of the building too. It’s 10-15minutes walk away but there are plenty of pubs to break up the journey, like Mason’s Arms! Walk down Stramongate and cross over the river. It’s on Wildman Street. LA9 6EN.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you want good food and a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, this is the place!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“You'll be given sombreros and stick on moustaches! Great fun, mexican style restaurant - a must to visit if you're in town! ”
  • 3 locals recommend

Cafes

Cinema
“Fabulous venue for an evening out various entertainment: theatre, vats bar, cinema, art gallery, cafe. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Café
“Beautiful gallery well worth a visit with a little cafe and beautiful views of the river ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Café
“Independent Cafe. Serves local coffee blends. Good for brunch/lunch. On the high street. Often busy. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
“The highest climbing wall in England, great bouldering, a fab Crazy Climb - fun for all the family, Europes only indoor Via Feratta! Book some indoor fun when the weather isn't playing ball. www.kendalwall.co.uk ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
“Vegetarian/vegan, whole food cafe. Outdoor seating available. Great scones. Interesting cakes. Occasional speciality evenings - Vegan / Middle Eastern / Thai. Play area for young children. Views of the river.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“Polish owned cafe by two sisters. Coffee, lunch, light bites. Opposite the library.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“Local gem. Independent coffee shop. Retro coffee machine. Tiny but chic. Great tunes.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“Excellent artisan bakery making and selling fresh bread daily. They also run bread making courses at least once a month where you can learn to make sourdough, wholemeal and foccacia. ”
  • 2 locals recommend