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Kendal Artisan Restaurant & Cafe Bar

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Wainwright's Yard | Stricklandgate, Kendal LA9 4DP, England
441539728135
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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: Lunch, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Late Night, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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    Very good
  • 28
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  • 29
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  • 32
    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
RESTAURANT IN DECLINE

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
poppypuss06
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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English first
Ulverston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited this restaurant today - the first visit for a while due to family illness. It was lunchtime and we were expecting to queue for a short while as had been the case in the past. What a surprise to us when the restaurant was empty apart from 2 tables. No one to take us to... More 

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Murfreesboro, TN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

After arriving in the area from the USA and hearing from locals about how wonderful this Artisan cafe is, we went there for a breakfast yesterday. To say we were disappointed is an understatement. It is a self-serve restaurant now with limited menu. The staff were pleasant enough but also uncomfortable when asked about the change in food quality and... More 

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Bolton
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

When in Kendal we have always headed for the Artisan , knowing we would get an excellent meal. On the 19th of June we found that things had changed for the worst . We were told it was now a cafe and to order at the counter . After looking at the very restricted menu we decided there was nothing... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

I have been coming for many years and today I took some American visitors after telling them about this fantastic restaurant/ cafe. They were treating us to breakfast. What a let down......the whole place has changed. It is now self service, the quality of the food has deteriorated enormously ( pancakes re heated and hard and cold: English breakfast was... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I have been breakfasting here for years.last week it has all changed the menu has been compressed down to bare bones.The quality ingredients have been replaced with cheaper alternatives,the price of a full breakfast has halved but my chance of ever eating there again has gone down 100%.I wonder if the quality of the food upstairs in the shop will... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Had a lovely meal. I had a crab and prawn salad and my partner had the salmon and cous cous both were lovely and presented great. Great staff Nice vibe Good selection on the menu

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crag bank, carnforth, LA5 9GX
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

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Additional Information about Kendal Artisan Restaurant & Cafe Bar

Address: Wainwright's Yard | Stricklandgate, Kendal LA9 4DP, England
Phone Number: 441539728135
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
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
Cuisine: British

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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: 441539728135

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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