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Cafe Olive

3 Stramongate Kendal, Kendal LA9 4BH, England
+44 1539 721444
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good9%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“lunch” (19 reviews)
“borek” (11 reviews)
“baklava” (9 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Hours
Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3 Stramongate Kendal, Kendal LA9 4BH, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a warm welcome we received as we entered. The owner and the team were very attentive and made us feel comfortable. We had the meze with a glass of wine and an extra borek. The quality of the food and the taste was outstanding....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jo W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the special 3 mezes and a wine. Everyone of the 6 we had between us was delicious Friendly service and good value

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Suzywac
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I work in a local restaurant but this place is just what Kendal needs a breath of fresh air,some diversity and great service....Great chef...well done guys!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Martin C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sorry about the unoriginal title but it really sums up our experience at lunchtime today. Service, food and ambience were absolutely faultless. This is thoroughly authentic cuisine as distinct from so many anglicised versions .A real uplifter of the spirits on a grey Lakeland day....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank pjfaw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little bistro reeally brightened up a dull Cumbrian day with its beautiful decor, relaxing atmosphere, friendly staff and unusual and exotic food. The selection of freshly prepared mezze and baklava were to die for and it made me want to return to the lovely...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Elaine D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked last minute and got the last table. Very friendly staff served a great varied tasty meal. Very good Friday feast deal at less than £20 a head for 3 courses plus drink. Perfect treat to start the weekend.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Alison C
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

Warm welcome with friendly advice on choices. There were lots of vegan and veggie choices. We shared six meze dishes, some sourdough, pitta bread and spinach borek. Absolutely delicious.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank pinkie1990
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Had lunch elsewhere but fancied cake and popped in here. Hot apple tea and baklava were both delicious and good value... and I left with take away borek for tomorrow's lunch! I'll be back :)

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Alis0n_Mark
Reviewed October 21, 2018

I saw a feature on Kendal in a magazine and it mentioned Cafe Olive. We had eaten various mezze-type dishes in other places but hadn't really had Turkish food before, so we were keen to try it. There was a bigger selection of vegetarian dishes...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank EH-in-York
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Opted for a take-away instead a sit down meal on our first night away, due to my heavy cold. The website said it closed at 6.30pm and it was now 7.10pm. However, there were still people eating inside so I decided to try my luck....More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank ohidolike
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $11
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Stramongate Kendal, Kendal LA9 4BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: +44 1539 721444
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Turkish inspired cafe serving hot and cold food,meze,cakes fabulous coffees and teas,wine,beer and soft drinks.Most meals also available for takeaway.
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