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The Union Jack

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15 Kirkland, Kendal, England
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Just good grub

To call The Union Jack a 'greasy spoon' is unfair, although the term does epitomise a family run cafe with home made food. It is certainly both of these. The business has been part of Kendals culture for generations. Home made food, friendly atmosphere and everything reasonably priced including a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Jzenithb
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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Kendal, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

To call The Union Jack a 'greasy spoon' is unfair, although the term does epitomise a family run cafe with home made food. It is certainly both of these. The business has been part of Kendals culture for generations. Home made food, friendly atmosphere and everything reasonably priced including a cracking full English. It is definitely worth a visit..

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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624 reviews 624 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
610 helpful votes 610 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is, without doubt, the best cafe in Kendal. Brunch today was excellent, as ever, coupled with delightful service and lots of smiles. You will never go hungry here, but I defy you not to return for more!

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Me and my partner came here for brunch. The atmosphere was very welcoming, as were the staff. Portion sizes were generous, and they were willing to substitute mushrooms for anything of my choice which I was very pleased by. The price was very reasonable for what we had. Very fast service. Would recommend.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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624 reviews 624 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
610 helpful votes 610 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This traditional English cafe is really excellent. Breakfasts feature tip top, local ingredients and customers are always greeted with a smile.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We go here a lot and I do rave about it but it is good honest food wether it breakfast or lunch you won't be disappointed and the staff are brill

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carlisle England
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Had the full monty (i think) breakfast, very tasty, good mug of tea, pleasant people and very reasonably priced , in this age of fast food outlets and corporate sameness the Union jack is a welcome change

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The Union Jack is truly a quintessential English café in every sense of the word! Delicious piping hot meals, beautifully prepared food - and plenty of it - and courteous friendly service. There are many cafes in Kendal, but the Union Jack will always be my café of choice. The tea is absolutely delicious: good old fashioned strong tea the... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

On a cold November day we wanted a simple hot lunch and the Union Jack met the brief very well. We both had the Cumberland sausage with chips, peas and egg which was excellent both in taste and value.Good to have a decent pot of tea to wash it down with too. Very friendly service and topped off with nice... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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624 reviews 624 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
610 helpful votes 610 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

Excellent, honest to goodness british grub is the benchmark here. The all-day breakfasts continue to excel and there is a range of daily specials and some delicious, home-baked cakes. They also take cards now and have recently upgraded the furniture.

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kendal,cumbria
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Great fry-up when you need it the most. Friendly service. Milky coffee in mug, the greasy spoon way...without the grease!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 Kirkland, Kendal, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English

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