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The Joshua Tree

The Joshua Tree Yard 11 Stramongate, Kendal LA9 4BH, England
01539 737223
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Ranked #17 of 114 restaurants in Kendal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Joshua Tree is a delightful fully licensed Cafe & Bistro in one of Kendal's oldest buildings. Coffee Shop by day - Evening Bistro every Friday & Saturday Night as well as Monthly Theme nights & our 'Famous' Starter & Pudding Club. Tucked away in one of Kendals historic yards - a lovely sunny courtyard to catch those summer rays & inside a cosy open log fire for those cold chilly days. All our food is freshly prepared and locally sourced. We are available for private parties and can design a menu to suit any occasion from finger buffets to sumptuous 3 course dinners
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Joshua Tree is a delightful fully licensed Cafe & Bistro in one of Kendal's oldest buildings. Coffee Shop by day - Evening Bistro every Friday & Saturday Night as well as Monthly Theme nights & our 'Famous' Starter & Pudding Club. Tucked away in one of Kendals historic yards - a lovely sunny courtyard to catch those summer rays & inside a cosy open log fire for those cold chilly days. All our food is freshly prepared and locally sourced. We are available for private parties and can design a menu to suit any occasion from finger buffets to sumptuous 3 course dinners
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Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Any U2 fan is immediately captured by this cafe's name! We were recommended this place by our B&B host as a way of enjoying Kendal on a sunny summers morning. Tucked away in a side street, you can enjoy your filter coffee outside or inside. The building is full of character, we enjoyed our coffee and then went for a... More

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Tried the Joshua Tree after almost missing the menu board on the wall of a side alley. What a great little place to enjoy a light healthy lunch. Fresh bread, fresh salads, try the Joshua Tree Salad. A bargain at £6.50. Washed down with great local ale. Would eat here any time checkout their menu on the official website.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Fantastic lunch, they accommodated my fussy family last minute. The meal was lovely and the service excellent!

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

If you want a well priced meal in cosy surroundings then seek out the Joshua Tree. It is the opposite of fast food outlets and has pleasant atmosphere and surroundings. The food is fine and well presented.

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Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Very nice food with quite a few gluten-free options and veggie choices. I chose Morecambe Bay potted shrimps with side salad and a bowl of thick chips. The potted shrimps were excellent, and a bottle of Fentiman's Lemonade was a perfect accompaniment. One of my companions chose the all-day veggie breakfast and scored it highly, while the other chose a... More

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

James has got a quaint restaurant with bags of atmosphere . Can't beat the starter and pudding evening . Always a varied menu with superb tasty food. No hesitation in recommending , it's a must for anybody visiting Kendal

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York, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We called in here on a stop off in Kendal on our way to the Lake District for a short break. We spotted the sign on the road as we were looking for somewhere for lunch and thought we would give it a try. It is very well laid out and decorated with friendly and attentive staff. The menu provided... More

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Upholland, null, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Absolutely lovely little bistro in a quirky courtyard, very relaxing and friendly with great food, much better option than the big chains if you're in Kendal.....couldn't be nicer.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Went to starter and pudding club which is held once a month on Wednesday nice food and relaxed great

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Chester, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We had brunch here over the weekend and the food, service and coffee was all very good. The only things I would change were it was a little cold inside, and the music was more late night chill tent at a festival than Sunday morning vibes! Oh, and if you put fresh orange juice on the menu then it would... More

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