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River Fortune

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1 South Road, Kendal LA9 5QH, England
+44 1539 734555
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We had a set menu for two and couldn't fault it at all. The barbecue spare ribs had plenty of meat on them. Two main courses and mixed rice. We even got little spring rolls and prawn crackers. Didn't get the fortune cookies but I didn't mind. The staff were very pleasant. Good value for money and will definitely be... More 

Thank Debsissweet
Jedburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2017

While the fast food is tasty, it's not the best Chinese food I've ever had. The reception is very bland and boring with the saddest fish tank I've ever seen. I couldn't understand why there was 3 youngsters on reception on a relatively quiet evening, but never mind. The service is fast when it's quiet and as I say, the... More 

Thank JJF-95
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Friendly front of house staff. No local beer as on the menu. No draft larger working No draft bitter working Starter and main course served at the same time. Strange. So main course got cold whilst eating starter.

Thank Lodard
Kendal, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Never had a bad meal here in the many years we have been getting takeaways from the River Fortune. Service is courteous and speedy and the food is plentiful and always hot when we get it home.

Thank Legallass
Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We called in here for an evening meal and quite enjoyed it. The waiters were very good at their job and were attentative throughout. The food when it arrived was very nice and I quite enjoyed every bit of it. Maybe in need of a redecoration but its the food that counts.

Thank frankclark683
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Its a bit tired looking on the inside and could do with a good makeover to bring it up to date. The service in the restaurant was ok and there was a fair menu to choose from. However when the food arrive it was decidedly average. Its not a place that we will return to although hubby enjoyed his meal... More 

Thank maryjane249
Kendal, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Having been to the restaurant on numerous occasions over the years, this was our worst experience. The young waitress was friendly enough but that was as far as it went. The décor hasn't changed in years, is very old and tired. Cleaning products, clearly on show, did not enhance the experience and the restaurant was cold. The set menu platter... More 

Thank Elaine H
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

As we arrived the place was cold. Mentioned it to the waiter who did nothing about it. There was cobwebs on the walls. Starters the spring rolls and prawn on toast were ok. When the mains arrived I had to get my chicken chow main replaced as the chicken was hard. Not only my main wasn't up to standards as... More 

Thank Ilona K
St Ives, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

New Year's Day Takeaway was disappointing. We rang our order through and we were given the wrong meal so we had to make a further 16 Mile round trip to collect the correct order. The staff were helpful though and very apologetic about the mistake. Our food was quite bland and insipid looking. We've been here before so could not... More 

Thank weymouthjas
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Where do I start terrible food worth half the money we paid for it a waitress that kept dropping things white wine not even chilled and flat lemonade as my 11 year old son said it was OK but I have not had worse 😂

Thank Terry A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Chinese, Asian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 South Road, Kendal LA9 5QH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: +44 1539 734555

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?