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Castle Dairy

26 Wildman Street, Kendal LA9 6EN, England
+44 1539 814756
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (26 reviews)
“pudding” (6 reviews)
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26 Wildman Street, Kendal LA9 6EN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our favourite restaurant in South Lakeland and we have really missed it after it was flooded and closed in Storm Desmond. It opened again in May and we were delighted to attend its opening event. We took two parties of 6 to ensure...More

1  Thank Cumpston
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the oldest buildings in Kendal full of history and character. The staff very welcoming friendly and professional. Tables well set out and comfortably placed. Fire a bit smokey but lovely. We went for the tasting menu which was reasonably priced at £55. I...More

2  Thank cheaven
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was very well prepared, plating is also very good as well as the taste, highly recommended, will come again

2  Thank Gloria L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband booked the restaurant after researching Kendal restaurants for my birthday. We were absolutely delighted with the meal, it was delicious, well presented and table service excellent - thank you so much. We will return.

2  Thank Linda F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time I’ve been since it reopened after the floods. I didn’t think it was possible, but the food is even better than before! We all had the taster menu and it was outstanding, one of the best meals I’ve ever eaten. I can’t wait...More

3  Thank Summer728
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky to be able to book the chef's table and spent a fabulous evening eating exceptional food while watching a very efficient team at work. The chef was very welcoming and gave us a good insight into the running of a high quality...More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us at the chef's table for a brilliant evening. Chris (Chef/Manager) and his motley crew demonstrated how a good team can work together to produce amazing results. Had the 10 course taster menu with wine flite. Food was superb and the wine matched...More

4  Thank Eltelrowe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have wanted to try this restaurant for a while. It was certainly worth the wait. Beautiful old building with a lovely cosy atmospheric interior. Service by a lovely knowledgeable young lady was efficient and just the right speed for a lunch time visit. We...More

3  Thank elvisaaron
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A return visit following the reopening after the floods 18 months ago A training ground for Kendal college students but truly fine dining. set in one of the oldest buildings In Kendal that has been sympathetically restored. Food was excellent and imaginative well worth a...More

2  Thank JGraham12
Reviewed 10 June 2017

If ever a restaurant was misnamed this is it. I popped in for what I thought would be some sort of ice cream/dairy parlour to find myself in a fully fledged restaurant with not a snack in sight. The printed menu was in a very...More

1  Thank Carole U
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Questions & Answers
Graham B
17 November 2016|
Response from Darryn V | Property representative |
Yes there is car parking off Beezon road.
Patricia F
29 August 2015|
Response from Darryn V | Property representative |
Hi Patricia, You can use your taste card for the bar menu subject to availability, booking with a taste card is essential. Thank you Darryn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 12 - USD 98
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Wildman Street, Kendal LA9 6EN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: +44 1539 814756
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The Castle Dairy Restaurant and Art Gallery offers a unique dining experience in Kendal’s oldest inhabited building. Staffed by Kendal College apprentices and watched over by chef Chris O’Callaghan, the restaurant provides exceptional food, surrounded by local art work, in a truly unusual setting.
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