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Kendal Artisan Restaurant & Cafe Bar

Wainwright's Yard | Stricklandgate, Kendal LA9 4DP, England
01539 728135
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Ranked #69 of 113 restaurants in Kendal
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

Only use this cafe because we get a free drink with the Booths loyalty card. But even that deal isn't worth the hassle. The staff are not interested, took our order for one tea and one coffee plus scones, walked five paces then returned saying she had forgotten what we wanted!!!! I'd rather pay more for friendly service and where... More

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Kendal
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Very ordinary menu. Prince Charles opened Artisan when it sold local food and had a small cafe/restaurant. They gradually gave up on local food downstairs and expanded the eating area. It had a good start with interesting food reflecting the superior food store upstairs. Now it feels as if they've given up. The menu is limited and boring. Quality is... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I came here with my nan and mum for some lunch a few weeks ago, the women we were firstly served by weren't very friendly so that didn't give a good first impression, though our waitress turned out to be very friendly. The food we recieved was fairly cold, tasted good though and we'd waited a while for it so... More

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Windermere, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Always go to artisan for my lunch when I go to Kendal and I can never fault it , excellent food and service would recommend .

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London
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76 reviews 76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Had lunch here and while the food was OK. The service was poor and they were not attentive at all which was quite surprising. When we were there for Saturday lunch they were more interested in talking amongst themselves than taking our order. We waited about 15-20 minutes before anyone came to the table and there was only about 6... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Ive visited Artisan on a few occasions now, the food is very good, you won't come out hungry with healthy portions across the menu. But unfortunately the service is incredibly slow. On a couple occasions our food turned up before our drinks, which are usually only orange juice. And on a visit today with family we just called in for... More

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Louth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Had lunch here with my parents during a day visit to Kendal. Having all chosen different items off the menu, it would be fair to say we were all very happy. It would be fair to say that the service was not attentive and personally I didn't like the scrapey noise of the chairs on the floor - it made... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This really should be one of the better cafes in Kendal, almost everything is right, the place is well appointed, the food is good but the standard of service is pretty poor. As someone who works in a service industry I like to think I understand what is required & I think this is down to poor staff training.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We have visited Artisan regularly since it opened and have watched with dismay how after the recent "improvement" the menu has shrunk beyond all recognition. We visited perhaps for the final time on a Sunday morning for a late breakfast before some shopping. The place was extremely quiet at 11am and we were presented with the breakfast menu - very... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

Reading other reviews, I HAVE to agree, that the menu has shrunk somewhat. After saying that, the service was much faster (before it WAS painfully slow ! ) Personally, I feel the reduced menu, has resulted in better service and efficiency. In my opinion, the previous menu gave too much choice ...resulting in the poor service. We could not fault... More

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