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“A Little Gem Tucked Away”
Review of The Joshua Tree

The Joshua Tree
Ranked #7 of 156 Restaurants in Kendal
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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
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.

1  Thank Sandy B
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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 GF egg mayo sandwich and said it was a treat. There was no fruit crumble or special sticky toffee pudding, but the ordinary sticky toffee pud was top quality. The lemon meringue mess was also good, too creamy for me to eat much of the large portion, and they were very happy to make a GF version for one of us. The service was excellent and the atmosphere very pleasant. The outdoor seating is at the front of the building, yet in a quite secluded courtyard-type area off the main street; I think it would be pleasant for smokers, or for anyone on a warm day. I'd happily eat here again.

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1  Thank Helen K
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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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Thank ian_fairhurst
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Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

We called in here on a stop off in Kendal on our way to the Lake District for a short break. We spotted the sign on the road as we were looking for somewhere for lunch and thought we would give it a try.

It is very well laid out and decorated with friendly and attentive staff. The menu provided a nice selection of options to suit all appetites and ages.

We both opted for one of the meals from the specials board called the Melter Belter. This was a toastie with brisket, onions cheese and mustard served with fried new potatoes. It was delicious and well portioned.

Would certainly recommend The Joshua Tree to anyone and would easily be a regular place for us to visit if we lived closer!

Thank Paul H
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Reviewed May 26, 2014

Absolutely lovely little bistro in a quirky courtyard, very relaxing and friendly with great food, much better option than the big chains if you're in Kendal.....couldn't be nicer.

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Thank Liz C
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