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The Joshua Tree

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11 Stramongate, Kendal LA9 4BH, England
+44 1539 737223
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a wonderful late lunch with my godson and his mum. The lady who served us was absolutely fantastic. Not only did she bring the child's food first, she was incredibly friendly and helpful, even providing us with some bread to feed the ducks and directions on where we would find them. The food was delicious, especially the puddings! So... More 

Thank k11ytp
Kendal, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cosy old fashioned setting a bit cramped. Staff very friendly and quick. Cheese savoury sandwich not generous filling, eggs Benedict one no sauce one sauce on side. First one came swimming in sauce. Other Meals finished by time order arrived well cooked salmon a bit tasteless.

Thank Andrew M
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent bistro/cafe, friendly staff. yummy cakes. Although I haven't eaten main meals there members of my family have and highly recommend the place.

Thank e2cubs
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

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 

1 Thank Wendy S
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

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 

1 Thank Helen315
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 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.

1 Thank 007Ripley
Kendal, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

1 Thank Hilary B
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.

1 Thank Heather M
Kendal, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
15 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 

2 Thank ford07
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.

1 Thank BrendaTemple

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Stramongate, Kendal LA9 4BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: +44 1539 737223
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?