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Kendal Artisan Restaurant & Cafe Bar

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Wainwright's Yard | Stricklandgate, Kendal LA9 4DP, England
01539 728135
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Today
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 27
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Solo Visit

I have been going to Artisan since it first opened. It is one of the few places where you can feel perfectly comfortable sitting on your own. The staff are friendly, but service can be slow. The menu has changed, not necessarily for the better. Last time I was there I ordered soup and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Fiona B
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Kendal, England, United Kingdom
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English first
crag bank, carnforth, LA5 9GX
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Wanting a light meal in Kendal whilst using a wheelchair need not be a problem if you call in at the artisan restaurant tucked away under booths super market. Soup of the day with fresh breads, a side order of naughty chips and a delicious coffee, free coffee if you have a booths card!. What's not to like. Spotless loos... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We have been going to this restaurant since it opened - it has for us mixed reviews - sometimes the food is excellent - sometimes quite DISGUSTING. There is no continuity and it is quite expensive and the staff some are very helpful some quite rude and we find one guy who we presume is the supervisor totally obnoxious and... More 

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Whitehaven, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Took ten mins service without queing at the counter to get two cuppas, but the order was wrong, then tried to overprice me by a fiver. All tables were dirty and needed cleared . Weak tea, generally poor and overpriced. Avoid

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Kendal, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I have been going to Artisan since it first opened. It is one of the few places where you can feel perfectly comfortable sitting on your own. The staff are friendly, but service can be slow. The menu has changed, not necessarily for the better. Last time I was there I ordered soup and sandwich which was poorly presented and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I am not going to bleat on about sour, poor, slow service and rubber chips but unfortunately its all true this place has really gone OFF. The only thing I can think of is Booths have leased out the restaurant on some sort of franchise deal to some one else. If this is so booths should get there name removed... More 

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

The food is good and service excellent but I only go if the weather is good so that I can sit with my dog in the outside courtyard. Wheelchair access is good

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North East Coast
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61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I reviewed this town centre restaurant more than two years ago, commenting on both good food and brisk, cheerful service. I went again very recently, and feel compelled to revise my views. Three of us went for a late lunch, when the restaurant was almost empty but still more than adequately staffed. The food was just fine - as good... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

I had the best eggs benedict I've ever had, having had this in several other establishments across the country in recent years. The service was good and the cafe was very attractive with excellent furniture. If I had a niggle, I thought the knife was a tad heavy! In all, I enjoyed the meal and thought it was excellent value.

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We used to visit regular but had not been for quite a while and were disappointed to find they were still using the same reduced size menu with no alteration to dishes offered this being the reason I chose a veggie club sandwich which came with chips. The sandwich was huge and not really my type of food, the chips... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Have just started eating here recently and have to say the food is very good, my experience has been very positive and even when it has been busy we havn,t had to wait long for seating, last time was a Saturday lunch time which you expect to be busy and the staff member explained that it may take a while... 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: 01539 728135

Price and Cuisine

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?