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Pumpkins Bistro

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7 Allhallows Lane, Kendal LA9 4JH, England
+44 1539 728722
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The restaurant is licensed and has an unfussy pleasant ambience enhanced...
The restaurant is licensed and has an unfussy pleasant ambience enhanced by attractive artwork, some by a local artist, which gives it a Mediterranean feel. The menus are varied and very reasonably priced, all the food is sourced locally and our meat is predominately produced in Cumbria. Opening times:Mon-Wed: 9.30am-5.00pmThurs, Fri, Saturday: 9.30am-8.30pm.
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lamb Tangine

On a recent visit to Kendal I went into this small Bistro for an evening meal. I had the most wonderful Lamb Tangine - it was pleasantly spicy and delicious. This was followed by an excellent sticky toffee pudding. The staff were considerate and helpful. A very pleasant dining experience! I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Chattan09
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Bath, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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121 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bath, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

On a recent visit to Kendal I went into this small Bistro for an evening meal. I had the most wonderful Lamb Tangine - it was pleasantly spicy and delicious. This was followed by an excellent sticky toffee pudding. The staff were considerate and helpful. A very pleasant dining experience! I will go there again on my next visit to... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Friends and I regularly have lunch in Kendal and love Pumpkins. Food good and freshly cooked, prices reasonable and my basset hound was welcome to lie quietly under the table. I've also eaten breakfast here and that's just as good. Oh yes, the staff are friendly too

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Kendal, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Called in had a couple of coffees and a pud/cake each. Pleasant enough would be happy to go again. Like the comfy chairs at the front of the cafe.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Unpretentious surroundings and lovely food. This team deserves success. Others who have reviewed this restaurant were with us on this Saturday evening and we agree absolutely with their praise. All we can say is the 28 establishments above Pumpkins Bistro must be extraordinary. Maybe it is because it has the title "Bistro" and it isn't open more often in the... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Went here only because we couldn't get a table anywhere else in central Kendal on Saturday evening, and ended up being quite pleased that everywhere else was booked! Some interesting and tasty vegetarian options alongside the meaty and fishy dishes. Hot, tasty, efficiently served and reasonably priced. We'd happily choose to eat here again.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Four of us went for a meal on Saturday evening and it was superb. Pumpkins has a really relaxed atmosphere, the owners cook all the food and it was non-stop for them that night. The waitress was very pleasant and efficient and the food was excellent. Three of us had the Moroccan lamb which was superb, we all had dessert... More 

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Sunderland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Was staying in Kendal and came across Pumpkins Bistro by accident. Enjoyed a fabulous meal, all home made and beautifully cooked, one night, decided to eat there the second night also. Chef/owner was very friendly and accommodating, taking time out to explain the content and method of some of his recipes. The puddings are to die for and both the... More 

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Haslingden, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Perfectly good soup and sandwich for my husband and I had the same soup and chips. The soup was a tasty and fresh but the chips stole the show, yummy. If you want a decent priced, simple homemade lunch, this is the place

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I try and call in at least once a week for a breakfast treat.The food is prepared there on the spot not left hanging around for ages unlike the Wetherspoon's establishment facing.I usually opt for the full English which comprises of egg, bacon,, 2 sausage, tomatoes and toast and a pot of tea with hot water for £6.80 and excellence... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Well visited again at lunch time with the child bride and sister,Good quality food good choice of menu and at a proper price,my favorite place in Kendal,try the fish and chips always scrumptious.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 Allhallows Lane, Kendal LA9 4JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: +44 1539 728722

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 22
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, British, Vegetarian, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

Description

The restaurant is licensed and has an unfussy pleasant ambience enhanced by attractive artwork, some by a local artist, which gives it a Mediterranean feel. The menus are varied and very reasonably priced, all the food is sourced locally and our meat is predominately produced in Cumbria. Opening times:Mon-Wed: 9.30am-5.00pmThurs, Fri, Saturday: 9.30am-8.30pm.

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