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“Should be doing the business, but not quite yet! (sure it will in time)”
Review of Romneys

Romneys
Ranked #4 of 150 Restaurants in Kendal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $25
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Nottingham
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Should be doing the business, but not quite yet! (sure it will in time)”
Reviewed December 14, 2012

Fantastic refurbishment, looks absolutely lovely, can remember how it was and this is great.
so me and my family book a table for the evening, soon as we walk in I'm thinking this is so good can't wait to sit down and enjoy the evening,
me and my family are seated and asked what we would like to drink by a lovely waitress who is more than helpful but looks like she is under the cosh already. (under-staffed), it takes 20mins for are drinks to be brought to us (lovely drinks that they are). we order are meals and i order the smoked salmon starter, 5-6 pounds for two slithers of smoked salmon with a bit of creamed horseradish, mmmmmmmm, (please Chef at Romney s think about this one).
Anyway on to the main course the rest of my family order carvery which is very "basic, ordinary" i order the Lamb Tagine which is Spot on.
The kids meals are also great if not a tad over priced.
The sweets were great, but where's the cheese board????
Overall disappointed as Romneys could be so good but needs a better menu, and better (more) staffing.
Shame as so much potential!

  • Visited December 2012
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Keswick, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Romneys - Chic Restaurant feeling - Pub Food and good prices!”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

I've been familiar with this establishment for many years. I even remember it when it was a private house! This visit was by far the best. Went with 2 other couples on Saturday 1st December. The menu is fairly limited and you have to remember that you are in a Pub not a classy restaurant. In a way it's a bit confusing but the management seem to know their market because it was very busy and you often need to book to get a Pub meal! We all had one main course and were very pleased with the food and the service. We were evn more pleased when the bill came as it was nothing like as much as we expected it to be - and that was including 3 bottles of wine. All round very pleased and we wish them every success.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank alethings
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Lake District
Level 4 Contributor
16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Welcoming & Good Value”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

First visit to the new Romneys - what a transformation from a few years ago! Very welcoming and attentive staff (thank you Kevin!) and very nicely decorated and laid out inside. We are not normally "carvery people" but this seemed such good value that we gave it a go. We were not disappointed - generous portions and very tasty. Nice atmosphere as well. We will definitely return.

  • Visited December 2012
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UK
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Nice food, great atmosphere and real friendly staff”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

Visited this pub/restaurant a few times whilst staying in Kendal on business. There was a warm welcome from the bar staff, and the atmosphere was very welcoming.Menu is not as extensive as some, but there was a good choice. Food was well presented and was always hot. On my final visit I was told there could be a delay due to them serving Christmas parties in the restaurant, but they were up-front about it. A nice place, good service and really nice food. Would certainly visit there again if in Kendal.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Neil_Wi
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Kendal, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“'Welcoming and cosy!'”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

Romneys has been reinvented and much improved. From the moment we stepped inside, the atmosphere felt inviting and friendly. The service was excellent, we were made to feel comfortable and relaxed. The carvery is such good value, perfectly cooked, lovely choice of meat and a mass of veg! Save some room for the giant yorkshire pudd and steaming hot gravy!

  • Visited November 2012
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