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Castle Dairy

26 Wildman Street, Kendal LA9 6EN, England
+44 1539 814756
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
26 Wildman Street, Kendal LA9 6EN, England
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have now eaten here twice and on both occasions had an extremely good meal. The restaurant is staffed by Kendal College apprentices who do an absolutely superb job.

2  Thank PeterM L
Reviewed June 21, 2014

The place is just amazing. We were sitting in a room with a Roman road as the floor. Food was very very good. Not to much quantity, so If you want to fill your stomach go to another placed. The pork belly was very yummy...More

Thank D M
Reviewed June 17, 2014

Wow. Talk about quality. This must be the best restaurant in Kendal. Delicious food, very good service and great old, old building (a few hundred years). Order before 7.00pm for virtually half price. Eat here, trust me you won't be disappointed. Run by the catering...More

1  Thank Felix999
Reviewed June 17, 2014

The Castle Dairy is the oldest continuously used building in Kendal and sits on a part of the Roman Road through the town. It forms the floor of one of the rooms. My wife and I went today to celebrate our wedding anniversary. A Taster...More

1  Thank Cambridgeblue65to67
Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had a very mixed experience at Castle Dairy, with some food being excellent and some poor, and the service friendly and willing but rather hit and miss. We wondered if front of house was understaffed but couldn't tell how busy the resaurant was as...More

Thank UKLizzie
NSwaby, Public Relations Manager at Castle Dairy, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2014

It is always really disappointing to hear that our customers haven't enjoyed their experience at the Castle Dairy. We are always striving to produce the very best food and consistently high service and will take your feedback seriously in order to improve. Thank you for...More

Reviewed June 15, 2014

Thank you for making my husbands birthday lunch (13/06/14) so special, all of us considered the food outstanding,with friendly service and wonderful surroundings.We look forward to our next visit (which we hope will be soon) Well done!keep up the good work.we would recommend this restaurant...More

1  Thank Tony B
Reviewed June 9, 2014

On 6 March 2014 I made a reservation by the internet site facility for dinner for two on Saturday 10 May; this was an important occasion and early booking was essential. The restaurant was closed for alterations at this time but I received an electronic...More

2  Thank Duncan B
NSwaby, Public Relations Manager at Castle Dairy, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2014

We accept full responsibility and apologise sincerely for the problems you encountered. In May, due to the renovations at the Castle Dairy, our usual meticulous systems were not as robust as they should have been, but this is no excuse. This is not the experience...More

Reviewed May 29, 2014

As you probably know, all the staff here apart I think from the head chef and maitre d' are students, but don't let that put you off, this place is fabulous. Fine dining and a decent wine list at reasonable prices. I love the place,...More

Thank Lucy-Kendal
NSwaby, Public Relations Manager at Castle Dairy, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2014

Wow! What lovely feedback to suggest we are offer the 'best food in town'! We aim to provide a unique dining experience and a consistent service to our customers.Be sure to tell your family and friends to visit and we shall hopefully see you again...More

Reviewed May 28, 2014

Last visit was 15 years ago due to various change of hands, being closed etc, but visited in March for my wife's birthday. What a fantastic experience. Food was delicious, well presented and each course explained/described. Service was a little hit and miss but we...More

Thank Arthur S
Reviewed May 27, 2014

I visited 18 months ago and was impressed. Had the chance to visit again today, and had a fabulous lunch with my mother and her sister. Firstly, there is no big room. The restaurant is situated in a historical listed building with lots of little...More

Thank David C
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Graham B
November 17, 2016|
Response from Darryn V | Property representative |
Yes there is car parking off Beezon road.
Patricia F
August 29, 2015|
Response from Darryn V | Property representative |
Hi Patricia, You can use your taste card for the bar menu subject to availability, booking with a taste card is essential. Thank you Darryn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $101
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Wildman Street, Kendal LA9 6EN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: +44 1539 814756
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The Castle Dairy Restaurant and Art Gallery offers a unique dining experience in Kendal’s oldest inhabited building. Staffed by Kendal College apprentices and watched over by chef Chris O’Callaghan, the restaurant provides exceptional food, surrounded by local art work, in a truly unusual setting.
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