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Sawadee Thai Restaurant

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54 Stramongate, Kendal, England
01539722944
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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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
Early dinner

Popped in for an early dinner when visiting Kendal for the day. Had a lovely meal. Soup to start, satay chicken, Penang, and pad Thai to share. Portions good! Food very tasty and well presented. Staff very friendly and service good and the decor is lovely (including Molton Brown in the bathrooms... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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English first
County Durham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The Sawadee was recommended to us in preference to other Thai restaurants in or around Kendal. Unfortunately my meal was unedible. The "crispy" chicken cooked in a rather dry chilli and ginger sauce was as hard as pork scratchings. The accompany side dish of Broccoli in Soy sauce was exactly that. I had expected the broccoli to have been cooked... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Popped in for an early dinner when visiting Kendal for the day. Had a lovely meal. Soup to start, satay chicken, Penang, and pad Thai to share. Portions good! Food very tasty and well presented. Staff very friendly and service good and the decor is lovely (including Molton Brown in the bathrooms). Didn't think it was pricey as other reviewers... More 

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Sydney
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We ordered takeaway instead of dining there. I must say that for a Michelin recognised restaurent, the quality and taste were quite uninspiring. Daughter ordered a chicken curry dish. The gravy looked and tasted like scrambled egg with lots of onion to make up the bulk of the dish. The Pad Thai tasted bland, just like any Pad Thai dishes... More 

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Had a lovely meal here last week. cannot remember what it was called but it was mild and creamy with coconut, pineapple and chicken, plus sticky rice.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Although this restaurant is on the more pricey side it is worth every penny. Staff were so friendly and welcoming and the food is delicious. Would definitely go again.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

As always we arrived to a warm Thai welcome. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable, advising our group on alternative options on the specials board. Having worked in Thailand I find the food authentic and delicious. An excellent food experience for our friends and family

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Lovely decor, friendly staff and fantastic food. I have eaten here often and it is consistently good!

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Lanarkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This was taken as an alternative to Jintana - and I'm glad I did, I nearly gave up on this one due to the rudeness of the desk manager. Her rudeness is unbelieveable! I walked in off the street to book a table for two for the following night, on her desk diary both pages were full, so she turns... More 

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UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I last ate here years ago and the place has had a face lift since and is twice the size. From the street the restaurant looks very attractive and in keeping with the style of a small English market town rather than being garish and out of place as many Asian style eateries often are. Also on the inside the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We visited the restaurant on a Friday night. We didn't have to wait long to be seated. The staff were very friendly and helped us to choose the meals. It was the first time my mum and dad had Thai food, but I must say they absolutely loved it. It was an enjoyable dinner and if we're ever back in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 54 Stramongate, Kendal, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: 01539722944

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

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