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The Joshua Tree

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The Joshua Tree Yard 11 Stramongate, Kendal LA9 4BH, England
+44 1539 737223
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Joshua Tree is a delightful fully licensed Cafe & Bistro in one of...
The Joshua Tree is a delightful fully licensed Cafe & Bistro in one of Kendal's oldest buildings. Coffee Shop by day & our 'Famous' Starter & Pudding Club held monthly in the evening Tucked away in one of Kendal's 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 (minimum 12 people) and can design a menu to suit any occasion from finger buffets to sumptuous 3 course dinners
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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Hidden Gem in Kendal

This delightful quirky little bistro tucked away down a yard in Kendal has recently been taken over by Nick and Shelley Allen. Nick is an excellent chef and Shelley is a charming host. Excellent for light lunches and more, any day of the week. Special occasion meals are exceptional. My scoring is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Eileen K
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Kendal, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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99 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Kendal, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This delightful quirky little bistro tucked away down a yard in Kendal has recently been taken over by Nick and Shelley Allen. Nick is an excellent chef and Shelley is a charming host. Excellent for light lunches and more, any day of the week. Special occasion meals are exceptional. My scoring is for the wonderful New Year's Eve dinner we... More 

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Krefeld
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

First of all, if you are lucky enough to find the Joshua Tree in Kendal situated as it is down a yard off a quiet street only then can you start to appreciate the quaintness of the really old building. The small entrance and the century old interior bring back memories of years gone by. But don't forget you also... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We are in the process of moving house & are eating out more than usual as packing every thing in sight. We have been to the Joshua Tree any times in the past but this is the first time under new management . I had the warm goats cheese with beet root & apple purée & salad , very tasty... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Such a cosy place to eat. Hate to say this place was on my door step for 2 years and just never got round to going. Decided before i left Kendal i must go. The service was excellent, lovely and comfortable inside and the food was extremely tasty. Very nice wine too.

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st anton
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Visited on a dreary sturdy afternoon with my wife, daughter and mother in law. Lovely warm welcome, restaurant full of character. Colouring books and pens brought straight over for my little girl. Great selection of specials offering something different from the norm. Nice core menu selection aswell. Good honest home made food, great value too! It wasn't the first time... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A welcoming and quaint cafe` /restaurant with an open fire to add to the feeling of being comforted.The food is very well prepared and presented and tastes delicious. I've been several times and never been disappointed.

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Kendal
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Had lunch here with a couple of friends. I was a bit worried when I realised it was under new management but I needn't have been. There is still a cosy homely atmosphere. Nick & his wife offer a good range of food with excellent friendly service. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will return.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Thought we would give Joshua Tree a call a couple days prior to NYE and we snapped up the last two places. Didn't know that it was under new management, but we loved the whole experience!! NYE was an intimate affair, only 15 covers which was great because you felt looked after. The food was absolutely fantastic: we had soup,... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Very nice place to have a relaxing cuppa. Staff were very friendly and there was a lovey cosy atmosphere.

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We'd been recommended this by others. Had a splendid light lunch - one the chicken salad and one the pasta in rich sauce topped with roasted veg. Best garlic bread ever. We wish the new owners every success and look forward to a return visit when we holiday here again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Joshua Tree Yard 11 Stramongate, Kendal LA9 4BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: +44 1539 737223

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Description

The Joshua Tree is a delightful fully licensed Cafe & Bistro in one of Kendal's oldest buildings. Coffee Shop by day & our 'Famous' Starter & Pudding Club held monthly in the evening Tucked away in one of Kendal's 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 (minimum 12 people) and can design a menu to suit any occasion from finger buffets to sumptuous 3 course dinners
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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