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The Joshua Tree

The Joshua Tree Yard 11 Stramongate, Kendal LA9 4BH, England
+44 1539 737223
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Ranked #16 of 111 Restaurants in Kendal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: British
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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 & 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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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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7 reviews 7 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Called in at Kendal on the way home from a family holiday in the Lake District. Quick check of trip advisor brought us to the Joshua Tree for a mid morning breakfast. Tucked away in a quiet pretty courtyard, it is housed in a beautiful timber framed old building full of character. Genuine warm friendly welcome, a good menu and... More 

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Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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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
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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about The Joshua Tree

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

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