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The Restaurant, Kendal College

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Milnthorpe Road, Kendal, England
0153 814700
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Description: Meals produced and served by catering students in high-quality...
Meals produced and served by catering students in high-quality surroundings at incredible prices
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Mayors Dinner

Overall an excellent meal. But let down by the main course which was a bit on the small side, the meat was also very dry. The waiters and waitresses did very well until the end which was let down when 3 people on our table never got any coffee. There was nobody about to ask, they all disappeared !

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
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Windermere, United Kingdom
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English first
Windermere, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Overall an excellent meal. But let down by the main course which was a bit on the small side, the meat was also very dry. The waiters and waitresses did very well until the end which was let down when 3 people on our table never got any coffee. There was nobody about to ask, they all disappeared !

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The college is our favourite place to eat in Kendal. We love the youthful enthusiasm of the students, steered by the gracious charm of Graeme. As a couple in advancing years, we delight in seeing the insecurity of "first years" as they mature and blossom into the self confidence of the "third year". As for the food - well sourced... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

Well done to Graeme and all the students, another very enjoyable and professionally served meal. Highly recommended.

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Milnthorpe, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

The quality of food and service is extremely good. The students and teaching staff do an excellent job.

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

okay, I may be biased as an offspring is currently one of the students...BUT....this was really lovely food at lunchtime. Three courses followed by coffee all for just under £11. The service is exceptional, the serving staff are polite, courteous and knowledgeable about the food they serve, the food itself was just so well cooked, and we were even treated... More 

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Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

My first visit to The Restaurant, and I was not disappointed. The food was excellent quality and the service was top notch. I would definitely recommend it to anyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

It's always a delight to watch the students learn their trade and the choice and quality of food on offer is always excellent quality and superb value. Almost an up-market 'Pensioners's Special' !!!

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is an exceptional restaurant as it is a training venue for all of the student staff with high expectations. You will not get finer food or service anywhere for the prices that are charged. It is not always open so look in advance for the schedule on the college website.

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North Lancashire
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120 reviews 120 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Lunch taken amidst other couples/friends/family parties and a bustling ambience under the watchful eye ot sommelier/supervisor Graeme Hedley who directs the students in his jovial relaxed manner about their service, almost like a film director!! Wonderfully presented food...starter pour moi - beetroot carpaccio with crispy Parma style ham whilst vegetarian niece had an 'egg florentine' served on a mini muffin.... More 

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kendal
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

This is such a great place to eat. Meeting the students and their tutor makes the whole experience really interesting and the food is excellent, especially considering you'd pay as much in a local cafe or tea room. Well worth a visit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Milnthorpe Road, Kendal, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: 0153 814700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 39
  • Cuisine: British

Description

Meals produced and served by catering students in high-quality surroundings at incredible prices

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