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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 - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We found this restaurant by chance as other places were full. It was a really busy weekend as there was a rally in Kendal and an unexpected high number of customers. The lady who served us was lovely even though she was serving everyone in this small, pretty restaurant, and having to negotiate a flight of stairs with each service.... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Kendal for a motorbike rally weekend and needed something to eat on a wet Saturday evening. Without booking we wandered in and asked if they had a table for four. We were made very welcome and seated immediately. The little restaurant had a great vibe, alive with the chatter of people enjoying their food. Good selection on... More 

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended to us by a passer by as a place that welcomes dogs. So glad we ate here, food is really great. Had Hake special which was amazing .... Kids meals were good and really made to feel welcome.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Visited today for lunch and we all thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. Excellent quality, generous portions and a good menu. We felt very relaxed and enjoyed a leisurely lunch. The Joshua Tree is tucked away down a yard in Kendal. It is cosy downstairs, being an old building it is cosy with fires in cold weather and cool in hot weather,... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Lovely,quirky building. Staff are fabulous and menu is great. Food is alway tasty and well presented.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

booked only 2 hours previously , the bistro is down a short cobbled alley where it opens out to reveal tables set out to enjoy perhaps afternoon tea in the sunshine. we were seated on a table for two by the old fireplace giving full view of the old oak beams and ancient staircase. our evening menu was varied we... More 

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Kilbarchan, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Great food,service and fantastic selection of puddings. Well priced too. Would recommend it. We booked the day before and we're delighted to get a reservation for a table for 6 on a Sat night.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Called in after recommendation from a friend, can't believe haven't been here before now! Lovely sunny courtyard, and a quirky quaint building. We only had coffee and cake, well hubby had cheesy crumpets. I had Apricot flapjack, OMG. It was divine, absolutely scrumptious, I bought an extra piece to take home 😀 Lovely lady who that served us, and after... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

Came in on good Friday and ordered the milkshake and steak sandwich and chips, wow the food was amazing the steak was cooked perfectly and tasted so good p, excellent value for money and a hidden gem, will be back. P.s thanks for the Easter eggs 😀

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

We booked at the last minute and very very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food, service and lovely atmosphere at The Joshua Tree. Very good value for money. Will definitely return.

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Tuesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?