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Wainwright's Yard | Stricklandgate, Kendal LA9 4DP, England
+44 1539 728135
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 39
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
what have they done!!!

First off I doubt very much that anyone from Artisan looks at these reviews as they are not responding to them which means they don't care in my eyes. I hadn't been in for a while but decided to go for lunch today, it's now self service almost, there was a jug of cold water on the counter and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We have been visiting Artisan in Kendal for several years now. I have been with both husband and friends and it used to be wonderful. Good food, good service. Never fast as there was such a queue to get in. What on Earth has happened? An act of deliberate vandalism. It started some time ago with a reduced menu, more... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Downward spiral doesn't even remotely describe the appalling food and lack of atmosphere there is now at Booths cafe no longer artisan or a cafe just an empty self service counter

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Great find - good for stocking up. Day trips/picnic and some good meals ready to cook if self catering. We had a few good hot breakfast buns

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

What a total shock we had when visiting Booths Artisan Kendal - we have been going since it opened and have observed the downward spiral of what was once an excellent eatery. They have now changed the restaurant into a transport café - the atmosphere was total doom and gloom we felt like the place was in the process of... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I went with a friend hoping to enjoy a relaxing lunch. Noticed on entering that it was not half full, we usually have to queue. Soon found reason. A completely change of operation. Find a menu then go to another counter to queue to give order, then find table. One poor waitress was dashing up and down. Soup was only... More 

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Sedbergh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This shop has allsorts of weird and wonderful food and drink from all over the world if you can`t get what you want at the big stores you will definitely be able to get it here. Staff are also very helpful even when busy.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

First off I doubt very much that anyone from Artisan looks at these reviews as they are not responding to them which means they don't care in my eyes. I hadn't been in for a while but decided to go for lunch today, it's now self service almost, there was a jug of cold water on the counter and some... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We have been visiting this restaurant for years for Sunday breakfast, what a disappointment it was today when we found it had gone from a really good restaurant with good service to a greasy spoon type breakfast. You now have to queue at a till to place your order and pay then sit down and wait for your food. They... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We have been eating at Booths in Kendal for the last 8 years. We sometimes had to wait for a table, but the wait was always worth it. The restaurant was always full and had a good atmosphere. We were greeted and shown to our table and drinks order taken. The menu was varied and we were never spoilt for... More 

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Altrincham
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39 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We haven't visited this restaurant for about a year, but I have recommended a visit to many friends, as we had always enjoyed excellent brunches here. When we visited Kendal we always ate here. Alarm bells should have alerted me on arrival as instead of the usual lengthy queues we entered an empty cafe. This is no longer a restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Wainwright's Yard | Stricklandgate, Kendal LA9 4DP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: +44 1539 728135

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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