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New Moon Restaurant

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129 Highgate, Kendal LA9 4EN, England
+44 1539 729254
Tue - Fri 17:30 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:15
Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Best lunch out in a long time! We stumbled on this place just before it closed after a long car trip. They made us very welcome and we were impressed, not just with the excellent food but the friendly service, which did not rush us despite our late arrival.

Thank purpleTerry
Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went here for our anniversary meal and were overwhelmed by the quality of the food which we were not expecting to be so high. I would agree with other users comments that this looks a bit like a cafe/coffee shop from the outside but inside it is a really lovely, warm, welcoming and smart restaurant. Staff were very attentive and... More 

Thank Samantha1109
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Would love to have sampled this restaurant, however, having booked for my son's milestone birthday 2 weeks ago, received a phone call last night cancelling as the restaurant will be shut. This has caused me huge difficulties, being so close to Christmas I am now struggling to find an alternative venue for family who are travelling from around the country... More 

Thank Swizzie84
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147 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When we arrived here it looks like a cafe from the outside. Inside however, it is completely different. The surroundings are really relaxing and the food is excellent. The staff are friendly and very helpful. Highly recommended.

Thank Chris W
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here after finding this gem on trip advisor. It was a 60th wedding celebration dinner, and was worthy of the occasion. We had two vegitarians with us who thoroughly enjoyed their choices. The waitress was very friendly,attentive and efficient. The food was excellent, and the whole experience was most enjoyable.

Thank Derek P
Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small but varied interesting menu (V and GF). Food was well prepared and presented. Moderately priced and good value given the excellent quality. Pleasant atmosphere. Staff all very helpful. Would eat here again.

Thank Cruicksontour
Stirling, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely staff, lovely food, lovely atmosphere. Had lunch and went back for dinner. Excellent choice of innovative and delicious veggie food on dinner menu.

Thank NicolaBurns
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Haven't been to The Moon for some time. The new owners were friendly and welcoming as were the staff. The temperature in the restaurant was perfect. The menu had a good choice. I opted for belly pork, venison and chocolate mousse. All well cooked and very tasty.

Thank kscumbria
Workington, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely lunch & service from the new owners. We have been several times before under previous ownership & always been pleased, this time was no different. The place seemed a little brighter. We had the combo deal, panini, lovely artichoke soup & little bit of dressed salad, with a pot of tea, great value at £6.95. I am sure we... More 

Thank Fussyteam
Fairfax, Virginia
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Touring the Lake District and visiting old friends, we dined at the New Moon Restaurant, across from the Shakespeare Inn in Kendal. My wife and I agree that it was the best restaurant during our 2 week holiday, driving around the north of England and into Scotland. Food is excellent, prices are reasonable, and service is understated to make for... More 

Thank Thomas K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 51
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:15
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:15
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:15
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:15
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:15
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 Highgate, Kendal LA9 4EN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: +44 1539 729254

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?